We have published guidance and other information for members and investors on the issue of online investing, as well as information about what to look out for when investing in general.
General Investor Information
View investor guidance on purchasing on margin and risks involved with trading in a margin account. Learn what margin and margin requirements are; also see an example of how this type of trading works and learn the risks of investing this way.
Guidance To Investors Regarding Stock Volatility And Online Trading
Before opening an online account or placing the first trade, investors should ask brokerage firms a number of questions so they can make appropriate investment decisions. Online investors need to be aware of the potential for stock market volatility, the possibility of delays due to high Internet traffic or high trading volume, and the difference between market and limit orders.
Learn about the types of conduct in the securities industry that are prohibited before you begin investing.
Working With Your Investment Professional
See a listing of steps for investors to follow in order to avoid problems when participating in the market environment.
Learn about the possibilities & pitfalls of using the Internet as an investment tool. Online investors must be aware that high Internet traffic may affect their ability to access their account or transmit their orders. Also, they should be skeptical of stock advice and tips provided in chat rooms and should do their own research before acting on these tips.