These resources will show you everything from the basics of investment to advanced investment techniques. Learn about finding a qualified investment adviser, risk tolerance, fiduciary duty, understanding products and terms, avoiding fraud, and more!
Investing 101 - From the Indiana Secretary of State, an overview of investing practices. Includes links to securities and investment fraud, mortgages, investment vocabulary, and more.
What's What in the Financial Services Industry - A quick survey of investment concepts and a list of terms relating to individuals, firms, and products in the investment industry.
Articles for Young Investors - Articles about investing geared toward the under-30 crowd. Put yourself on the path to a better financial future and tune in here to find out how to get started!
Smart 401(k) Investing - Learn all about 401(k) plans and how to make them a smart investment for your financial life.
Find a Planner - The Financial Planning Association gives you all of the tools to find a planner to help make your investing life that much more assured.
FINRA Investors - A comprehensive source for investment information from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Includes FINRA's broker check, a handy online tool to find the right financial professional for you, and FINRA's fund analyzer, to help you with your investment decisions.
Morningstar Investment Research Center (MCPL library card required or see link below if you are accessing inside the library) - Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks, thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating, hundreds of exchange-traded funds with up-to-date information on returns, reports and Morningstar ratings and return information on various investment indexes, types, sectors, and styles. Includes easy-to-use portfolio tools and calculators. [Inside the library - use this link: http://library.morningstar.com]
Investopedia - A one-stop reference source for all of your investment needs. Includes a dictionary, articles, a stock market simulator, and much more.
APL QuickRef - A lengthy list of commonly used websites for investors. Includes: Yahoo! Finance and other supersites, links to publications, mutual funds, commodities, stock exchanges, and stock quote links.
FINRA Smart Bond Investing - Use this tool to get smart about your bond choices!
FINRA Investor Protection - One of FINRA's main goals is to protect the investing public. They publish information to provide you -- the investor -- with the tools you need to avoid problems in today's complex world of investing.
FINRA Retirement Calculator - Think you're too young to start thinking about saving for retirement? Think again, and let FINRA's Retirement Calculator help you see what you could save!
Investing Online Resource Center - Learn all the good and bad about online investing at the Investing Online Resource Center. Articles, tools, and forums help you get in control of your online investing presence!
Investment Education Resources
Investor Education - From the North American Securities Administration Association (NASAA), education tools for all ages, including games like the "live 'stock' adventure."