Recent Announcements

April 18, 2018

Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms: Do Your Homework

In the new world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, a number of service providers have emerged to assist users in managing their cryptocurrencies. An important development is the emergence of cryptocurrency online platforms that let users buy, sell, exchange, and in some cases, store cryptocurrencies.

 


April 3, 2019

Social Sentiment Investing Tools—Think Twice Before Trading Based on Social Media

FINRA and the SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy are issuing this Investor Alert to inform investors about social sentiment investing tools and highlight their risks. This Alert provides tips to consider before using tools that analyze or aggregate information from social media sources to make investment decisions or attempt to predict changes in the stock market’s direction or in the price of a security.

 


April 1, 2019

FINRA Foundation and ALA Announce 50 Public Libraries to Host Thinking Money for Kids Traveling Exhibition

To kickoff April as Financial Literacy Month, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) and the American Library Association (ALA) today announced the selection of 50 U.S. public libraries to be part of a national tour of the traveling exhibition, Thinking Money for Kids.

 


March 26, 2019

Get Credit (the Earned Income Tax Credit) Where Credit's Due

With the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), eligible workers can receive a refundable tax credit that could exceed $6,500. Learn more.

 


March 19, 2019

Broker Imposter Scams: Remember To Ask And Check

FINRA is aware of a recent scheme that involved an unregistered individual impersonating a registered investment professional to lure in potential investors. This scammer created a fake version of a public FINRA BrokerCheck® report of a legitimate broker—picking an experienced broker with a spotless regulatory record.

 


March 7, 2019

Four Questions to Ask When You're Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Since a home purchase is often the single biggest investment many people will ever make, it's important to give the question—buy or rent—serious consideration. If you are wondering what is right for you, here are four questions to ask yourself.

 


March 4, 2019

Beware of Fake Check Scams

Fake checks purported to be issued by FINRA appear to be back in circulation in 2019. The checks are counterfeit. Our updated Alert warns the public about job-search scams in which people who respond to ads or online job postings receive checks that appear to be from legitimate companies—including FINRA.

 


March 1, 2019

FINRA Foundation Seeks Applicants for Military Spouse Fellowship

Starting today, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship is accepting applications for its 2019 class of financial FINRA Fellows — a unique program designed to increase the financial capability of U.S. service members and their families.

 


February 25, 2019

Members of the Military—Save to Retire

Time for a Military Saves Week pep talk. You can do it! We're talking about saving meaningful money toward your retirement. Here are four ways to help achieve a secure retirement.