Your different investment options, called 'products' by most brokerage firms, are the vehicles in which money can be invested. These include stocks, options, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds, certificates of deposit (CDs) and bonds.
Discover the in-depth world of stocks by starting with the basics of the types of stock available, moving into strategies like buying long and selling short, and then reading about corporate stock actions such as splits and reorganizations.
Learn more about how options work, how to trade them, some common options buying and exit strategies, how to research options, how special kinds of options work and what are the risks associated with trading options.
Familiarize yourself with exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by comparing them to stocks and mutual funds. Learn about ETF benchmarking and trading strategies, and introduce yourself to exchange-traded notes (ETNs).
Become more educated on mutual funds by learning about the different types, investment objectives and style, how to calculate value, different types of fees, how to evaluate and benchmark mutual funds, and mutual fund tax considerations.
Delve into the basics of certificates of deposit, the types of CDs available, the risks of investing in CDs and some special features that differentiate certain types of CDs.
Learn about bond basics, how to measure a bond's value, the types of bonds available, how the bond market works, some special bond variations and the risks associated with bond investing.