FINRA Investors Podcasts
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is dedicated to protecting investors. As the non-governmental regulator of U.S. securities firms, we know that the best protection is education. FINRA’s Alert Investor will discuss the timely financial issues and information you’ll need to save smarter and weather today's turbulent stock markets. Alert Investor will also help you protect your portfolio by reporting trends in investment fraud and other traps investors at all wealth and experience levels should avoid.
||5 Things You Should Know about Securities Professionals||Maybe you use the services of a securities professional, like a broker or investment adviser, or are thinking about contacting one. Maybe you’ve wondered what it takes to become a securities professional. We’ve put together a list of five things you||24 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||5 Things You Need to Know about Mutual Funds||Mutual funds are a popular way to invest in securities. Some people find they offer certain advantages over buying individual stocks and bonds. But not all mutual funds are the same. And—as with any security—mutual fund investments involve risks, lik||21 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How to Protect Your Money from Cyber Thieves||Computer security experts point out that economic cyber-crime continues to surge. Phishing attacks have increased significantly since they were first discovered in 2005. These scams typically use bogus emails to lure you into giving the scammers your per||8 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Here’s What Happens When You Invest in Stocks||After sitting on the sidelines for several years, more and more individual investors are gradually returning to the stock market. Now may be a good time to figure out how stocks work if you’re interested in investing. Keep in mind that past performance||7 10 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||5 Tips for Keeping Track of Your Investments||Markets move every day, and your investment priorities can change over time. So it’s important to stay on top of how your portfolio is performing. It’s also crucial to keep track of your investments, so minor mistakes don’t turn into bigger problem||5 8 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Compare When Shopping for Financial Products||You wouldn’t buy laundry detergent without comparing features and prices among brands. Or a smart phone. Or a car. Yet most Americans either don’t comparison shop for financial products—like credit cards, car loans and mortgages—or conduct only l||1 7 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Asset Allocation||Turn on any financial news channel and you’ll likely see money managers discussing their recommendations for asset allocation. They usually point out what percentage of the financial assets they manage is invested in stocks, bonds and cash or cash equi||28 5 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||What You Need to Know About Mutual Fund Fees||All mutual funds charge fees. The higher the fees you pay while owning a mutual fund, the lower the return you can make from your fund shares. Even a small percentage difference in the fees among funds can add up to a big difference in the dollars you ca||16 4 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Five Tips to Achieve Greater Financial Stability||With the unemployment rate slowly falling, many Americans are seeing a healthier job market and trying to get their financial lives back on track. To help, we've come up with five tips for building a brighter financial future. They're based on th||12 3 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Private Placements: Consider the Risks Before Investing||Every year, companies raise billions of dollars in non-public securities offerings, known as private placements, which are exempt from registration under federal securities laws. Private placements are an important source of capital for American business||22 1 2014||Free||View In iTunes|