The SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor. We cannot tell you what investments to make, but we can help you to invest wisely and avoid fraud.  Learn more about theOffice of Investor Education and Advocacy.

For Seniors – Protect Yourself Against Investment Fraud

Questions You Should Ask About Your Investments

Saving and Investing – A Roadmap To Your Financial Security Through Saving and Investing

Questions You Should Ask About Your Investments

SEC Staff Study Regarding Financial Literacy Among Investors

Library of Congress Report on Financial Literacy

Study and Recommendations on Improved Investor Access to Registration Information About Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers

Library of Congress Report: Behavioral Patterns of U.S. Investors

2008 Research on Individual Investors Use of SEC Disclosure Documents

Public Alert: Unregistered Soliciting Entities (PAUSE)

List of Unregistered Soliciting Entities That Have Been the Subject of Investor Complaints

Investor Alert: Beware of Claims That the SEC Has Approved Offerings

Investor Bulletin: Social Sentiment Investing Tools Think Twice Before Trading Based on Social Media