Advanced Investing

Learning basic investment concepts and even choosing investments is just the beginning of your work as an investor. Over time, you will want to gain a deeper understanding of more advanced aspects of investing, like how different types of risk can impact your portfolio. From understanding margin accounts to knowing the rules of day trading, we have resources to provide more experienced investors with additional information on advanced topics.


  • Tick Size Pilot Program – What Investors Need To Know
    FINRA and the SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) issued an investor advisory to explain the pilot and how it might affect certain orders you place with your full-service or online brokerage firm. We also provide some background on the pilot and why it is being implemented.
  • The Reality of Investment Risk
    When it comes to risk, here’s a reality check: All investments carry some degree of risk. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds can lose value, even all their value, if market conditions sour. Even conservative, insured investments, such as certificates of deposit (CDs) issued by a bank or credit union, come with inflation risk. They may not earn enough over time to keep pace with the increasing cost of living.
  • Margin Statistics
    View aggregate margin account data from FINRA-registered firms.