There are three basic asset classes, or investment types:
You can invest in just one or two of these
Investing can be more than just purchasing securities outright.
Strategies like compounding, hedging and leverage can help maximize your return, limit risk and increase your financial power, respectively. Investment techniques can be short-term or long-term and range from the conservative to the aggressive. The approach you take and what you invest in depends upon your financial objectives, time horizon and risk tolerance.
Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Detailed information on our policies and the risks associated with options can be found in Scottrade's Options Application and Agreement, Brokerage Account Agreement, and Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options (available at your local Scottrade branch office or from the Options Clearing Corporation at 1-888-OPTIONS or by visiting www.888options.com). All option accounts require prior approval by Scottrade. Market volatility, volume, and system availability may impact account access and trade execution. Supporting documentation for any claims will be supplied upon request.
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of mutual fund carefully before investing.A prospectus contains this and other information about the fund and is available through www.scottrade.com or through a Scottrade branch office. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing<