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Millions of Americans and countless others around the world invest in the U.S. equities markets, some directly, others through pension plans, mutual funds and other vehicles. While some investors rely on investment professionals for advice, others choose to chart their own investment course. But regardless of exactly where they invest and whose advice they seek, FINRA believes all investors should have access to basic educational information about investing.
We have surveyed investors to get an idea of what people know—and what people may not know—about investing. This quiz includes some of the questions from our survey, and explains the correct answers. As part of FINRA’s mission of protecting investors and ensuring market integrity, we are committed to providing objective educational information for investors. You can find additional information on these quiz questions and other topics in Investor Information.