The FINRA Investor Education Foundation offers easy-to-use resources and tools online to help you make informed decisions about saving and investing.

FINRA BrokerCheck

Use this free online tool to help you research the professional background of firms and investment professionals, including any available reports, previous penalties, and more. If an investment professional isn't listed here, ask why.

Need more assistance? Call FINRA’s BrokerCheck Hotline at (800) 289-9999 or go to Online Help. More information is available at FINRA BrokerCheck.

Fund Analyzer

FINRA’s Fund Analyzer offers information and analysis on over 18,000 mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs). Use this tool to estimate the value of funds and impact of fees and expenses on your investment.

Risk Meter

Answer 12 simple questions to help determine your risk for investment fraud. Your Risk Meter results can help you judge whether you should continue your routine or if you need to reevaluate.

Scam Meter

Is it an investment or a scam? These four simple questions will help you assess any investment offer you receive and offer a “red flag” if the warning signs point to a potential investment fraud. Use FINRA’s Scam Meter any time you’re thinking about investing your hard-earned money.

Free Investor Publications

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation offers educational publications and other materials to consumers free of charge. You can download PDFs or order printed publications—and expand your knowledge to become a smarter investor.

Other Tools

Discover even more tools to help you research market data, or learn about an investment professional's designations or about FINRA arbitration awards.