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What's New for Investors

FINRA Launches Educational Initiative Aimed at Newer Investors

FINRA and FINRA Foundation Issue Special Notice Soliciting Comment on Ways to Reach and Educate Novice Investors
When it comes to financial products that offer diversification, investors have no shortage of choices. Unit investment trusts are just one of those options.

June 30, 2021


Pooled Money: Understanding Unit Investment Trusts

When it comes to financial products that offer diversification, investors have no shortage of choices. Unit investment trusts are just one of those options.

June 25, 2021


Avoiding Fake Check Scams

Did you receive an unexpected check in the mail and think, "Great! Free money?" Not so fast. Cashing that unexpected "windfall" may result in losses, reveal your personal financial information to scammers, or both.

May 27, 2021


FINRA Foundation Announces 2021 Research Award Recipients

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation), in partnership with the American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI), announced today the recipients of its higher-education awards to recognize early-career researchers who are advancing the understanding of consumer financial wellness and the complex relationships among financial literacy, financial capability and financial well-being.

May 20, 2021


Large Number of Americans Reported Financial Anxiety and Stress Even Before the Pandemic

A substantial number of adults in the United States between the ages of 21 and 62 felt anxiety and stress about their personal finances well before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published today. Researchers found that financial stress and anxiety are highly linked to low levels of financial literacy, problematic financial behaviors and decreased financial security.

April 28, 2021