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FINRA is your resource at every step, so you can feel confident about investing in financial markets.

FINRA is here to guide you through the investment process so you can make smart financial decisions. We offer tips to help you manage your personal finances and set sound financial goals—and we explain in plain language key investing concepts, different types of investments and investment professionals, and questions to ask.

We also provide tools and calculators to help you make informed financial decisions—and we show you the steps to safeguard those investments and where to turn if a problem occurs.

Enjoy the journey. And if you’re new to investing, or just need a tune up, our Investing Basics section is a great place to start.

Established in 2003 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation empowers underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools to make sound financial decisions throughout life.

The Foundation accomplishes this mission through educational programs and research that help consumers achieve their financial goals and that protect them in a complex and dynamic world.

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