Good Starting Points
Information for current investors and anyone considering investing.
Guides you through the investment process. Explains in plain language key investing concepts, different types of investments and investment professionals, and questions to ask. From the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Learn about investing and investment products, find out how to manage and protect your investments, and more. Special sections discuss investing for older adults, active military and veterans. Produced by the SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy.
Check Out Your Broker-Dealer or Investment Advisor Virginia State Corporation Commission provides registration status of broker-dealer/investment advisor firms. They also advise that before you invest, you check registration status and background in one of the links below:
Broker-Dealers and Agents
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority provides information about FINRA member broker-dealers and their agents in its BrokerCheck database.
Investment Advisors and Representatives
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission provides information about an investment advisor and its representative, its business operations and certain disciplinary events through its Investment Advisor Public Disclosure database.
If you are considering an investment opportunity involving crypto assets, you may be wondering if it is legal, if it is right for you, or even whether it might be a scam. Here are some resources to help you better understand these complex topics. Provided by Investor.gov.
What to Know About Cryptocurrency and Scams
Before you use or invest in cryptocurrency, know what makes it different from cash and other payment methods, and how to spot cryptocurrency scams. From the Federal Trade Commission.
Historical Stock Prices
The BigCharts Historical Quotes tool allows you to look up a security's exact closing price and split-adjusted stock price information as far back as January 1985. While not a substitute for an actual trade confirmation, you can use this feature to determine an approximate cost basis for your individual stock holdings. Simply type in the symbol and a historical date to view a quote and mini chart.
Search EDGAR, an SEC database, for documents filed by public companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Information is available back to 1994.
Selected Interest Rates (Daily) — H.15
Updated Monday through Friday at 4:15 p.m., publication H.15 provides current commercial paper, bank prime loan, U.S. government securities and other interest rates. From the Federal Reserve System.