FINRA provides comprehensive market data on equities, options and a wide range of bonds. It also helps investors build their financial knowledge and provides them with essential tools to better understand the markets and basic principles of saving and investing.
Includes educational content on investing and personal finance covering topics such as stocks, mutual funds, retirement planning, portfolio management, estate planning, taxes, and finding a financial advisor.
Created by the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Education and Assistance, this page has links to SEC tips and publications that will help users to "invest wisely and avoid costly mistakes and fraud." It also has suggestions on doing research, interactive tools to look at mutual funds and publicly traded companies, information on filing complaints, and links to other investor education sites.
Investopedia provides a wealth of information on investing and allows users to look at it based on where they are in their investing life: as a beginner, experienced investor, active trader or preparing for retirement. There are tutorials, an investment game, a dictionary, research material and more.
The Alliance for Investor Education’s Investor’s Clearinghouse provides information on investing and financial markets, including educational material and links to other investment websites. Alliance members include the American Association of Individual Investors, the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve, among others.
MoneyChimp provides clear explanations on topics such as how to read an annual report, valuation methods, portfolios and index analysis, among others. Find calculators here as well as a section on "How Finance Works." Use their Chimp-a-Go-Go feature to learn something random.
Created by the Bond Market Association, this site provides basic information on personal finance, economic and consumer concepts to help people learn how to save and invest. A sister site, Coping with Unwarranted Change offers advice to people facing financial decision-making related to unexpected life changes such as loss of a spouse or a job, sudden disability, etc.
Edited and updated each year, previous maintainers of this guide include: Leticia Camacho, Brigham Young University, Shikha Sharma, University of Connecticut; Celia Ross (Columbia College, Chicago; Dennis Smith, University of Pittsburgh. It was originally compiled by Jennifer Boettcher, Georgetown University.