Download Free Investor Publications

Electronic versions of FINRA's investor education publications are available below and listed by topic—including job loss, smart investing, investor alerts and research. Some are also available free of charge as printed documents. If you do not have the Adobe® Reader to view PDF files, please download the free plug-in.


After a Job Loss


Smart Investing
These resources can help you build financial knowledge and better understand the markets and basic principles of saving and investing.



Protect Yourself


Ask and Check

  • BrokerCheck: Learn more about BrokerCheck—a free tool FINRA developed for investors and others to gain convenient access to information about individual investment professionals and firms. (PDF 436 KB)


Avoid Investment Fraud
These tools and resources can help you to better understand and avoid investment fraud.


FINRA Investor Services
FINRA plays a critical role in safeguarding investors—by enforcing high ethical standards, bringing the necessary resources and expertise to regulation, and enhancing investor safeguards and market integrity—all at no cost to taxpayers. Find out more about FINRA's investor services in this guide.


How to File a Complaint

If you believe you have been defrauded or treated unfairly by a securities professional or firm, this brochure explains how to file a complaint and what to expect when you do.


Investor Alerts

These alerts can help you avoid problems in today’s complex world of investing—and help protect you and your family from investment scams.


Annuities and Insurance




Frauds and Scams


Money Management


Mutual Funds and EFTs


Retirement Accounts


Trading Securities


Resources for Military Servicemembers and Their Families