Type in the keyword(s) to search for and click the SEARCH button.
• Exchange-Traded Funds: What You Need to Know
Sign up for email updates about new investor education content from AIE members.
Unsubscribe from AIE List.
UNDERSTANDING HIGH-RISK INVESTMENTS: 12 OF THE BEST RESOURCES TO INVEST AND SAVE WISELY
19-Member Alliance Highlights Top Resources for Americans to Help Differentiate Between Legitimate High Risk Investments and Performance Claims That Are Too Good To Be True
WASHINGTON, D.C.//September 14, 2011//When entering the world of investing, individuals need to understand that there is real risk involved. Sometimes an opportunity comes along that offers a high rate of return on your investment and sounds like a good prospect. How do you differentiate between a legitimate high-risk investment and a scam that may be appealing to your greed or playing on your fears?
Today, the nonprofit Alliance for Investor Education (AIE) outlined 12 of the best Web-based resources for investors to educate themselves about legitimate high risk investments and how to avoid those where performance claims are too good to be true. The Alliance's new "Understanding High Risk Investments - What Investors Need To Know To Invest Safely and Wisely" is available at http://www.investoreducation.org/highriskinvestments. AIE is the organization of the United States' leading financial-related foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations and governmental agencies.
Alliance for Investor Education President Sue Duncan, who also serves as vice president of the ICI Education Foundation (ICIEF) at the Investment Company Institute, said: "With recent market fluctuations and the overall downturn in the economy, it can be tempting to invest in something that offers a high rate of return. But investors need to make sure they are investing in a legitimate financial product and that they understand the level of risk they are undertaking. If they are offered a high return with low or no risk, it's likely a scam. The Alliance for Investor Education wants to help Americans spot bogus investments and conduct the due diligence required when it comes to legitimate high-risk investments."
The new "Understanding High Risk Investments" section of the AIE Web site features the following 12 top resources for consumers:
The Grass Isn't Always Greener-Chasing Return in a Challenging Investment Environment - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority/FINRA Foundation.
Outrageous Advertising: A Survival Guide for Investors - American Association of Individual Investors.
Foreign Currency Exchange (Forex) Trading For Individual Investors - Securities and Exchange Commission.
Investment Risks - Federal Trade Commission.
Top Investor Traps and Threats - North American Securities Administrators Association.
A Practical Guide to Risk Management - CFA Institute.
Looking at Risk vs. Reward - North American Securities Administrators Association.
Trading Forex: What Investors Need to Know - National Futures Association.
Benefits and Risks of Options - Options Industry Council.
Pyramid of Risk - Investor Protection Trust.
Asset Allocation - 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy/American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Consumer Guide To financial Self-Defense - Financial Planner Board of Standards.
Founded in 1996, the Alliance for Investor Education Web site at http://www.InvestorEducation.org provides investors with access to a full range of information they need to make wise investment decisions. The 19-member Alliance for Investor Education is dedicated to facilitating greater understanding of investing, investments and the financial markets among current and prospective investors of all ages. We pursue initiatives for education and join with others to motivate Americans to obtain objective information and increase their knowledge and understanding of investing.
Full members of the Alliance include: American Association of Individual Investors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants/360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, Council for Economic Education, CFA Institute, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., EBRI/ASEC, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Investment Company Institute Education Foundation, Investor Protection Trust, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, National Endowment for Financial Education, National Futures Association, Options Industry Council and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the North American Securities Administrators Association are the governmental and quasi-governmental advisors to the Alliance.
CONTACT: Ailis Aaron Wolf, (703) 276-3265 or .
Bond Price Tables
Bond Yield Calculator
Buying And Selling Bonds
Callable and Redeemable Bonds
Guide to Bond Basics
Reading Bond Prices
Smart Bond Investing
What Are Bonds?
Why Bond Prices Go Up and Down
401(k) Resource Center
An Investor's Checklist for Selecting a Professional Financial Advisor
Consumer Guide to financial Planning
FAQ on 529s
Free Credit Reports
Fundamentals of Saving and Investing
Get Smart About Your Money
Intro to 529 Plans
Managing The Relationship Between You and Your Advisor
MoneyTrack TV series
Roth Vs. Traditional IRAs
Social Media and Investing
Women and Pensions - What Women Need to Know and Do
An Online Learning Guide to Trading Futures
A Guide to the Language of the Futures Industry
Background Affiliation Status Information Center (BASIC)
Basics of Futures Trading
Forex Fraud Warning
Forex Online Learning Program
Forex: What Investors Need To Know
Single Stock Futures
Arbitration and Mediation
State Securities Agencies
What is a CFA Charterholder?
12 Common Investor Errors
Ahorrando para el futuro
Defining Investment Objectives
Investor 'Survival Skills' Lacking
MoneyTrack TV series
Opening a Brokerage Account
Saving for Retirement
A Guide For Investors
Closed End Funds
Figuring out Your Mutual Fund Portfolio
Mutual Fund Breakpoints
Mutual Fund Expense Analyzer
Mutual Fund Fees
Socially Responsible Mutual Funds
Avoiding Investment Fraud and Abuse
Investing Basics for Older Americans
Itís Never Too Late To Save
Planning for Stages of Retirement
Reaching Retirement Goals
Retirement Catch-up for Late Starters
Senior Investment Resources
Threats to Senior Investors
Top Ten Ways To Beat The Clock And Prepare For Retirement
What To Know About 'Senior Specialists'
Consumer Guide to Financial Self-Defense
Cross-border Online Fraud
Donít Become a Victim of Investment Fraud
Elder Investment Fraud
Know the Signs of Fraud
Opportunities & Risks
Poaching Veteransí Pensions
Protecting Online Brokerage Accounts
Scams and Swindles
Social Networking Fraud
Top 10 Scams
What You Can Do to Avoid Investment Fraud
Analyzing Analyst Recommendations
Hedge Funds: Are They Right for You?
What is a hedge fund?
What Steps You Should Take When Your Stock's Price Falls
Economic History in the U.S.
Financial Workshop Kits
Fraud Scene Investigator
NEFE High School Financial Planning Program
NYSE Teacher Workshop
Teacher CARE Package
529 Savings Plans
Avoiding Identity Theft for College Students
Fraud Scene Investigator
Just Starting Out
Kid's Savings Calculator
Kid's Savings Game