Investing

Even with the volatility of the stock market, investing continues to offer one of the best means to achieve your long-term financial goals.

There is no guarantee that you’ll make money from investments you make, but if you get the facts about the investments you make and follow an intelligent financial plan, you should be on the road to financial security.

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) cannot tell you what investments to make, but below we do offer unbiased information about investing strategies, investment products, and how to protect yourself from fraud.

Always Investigate before You Invest

Before you part with your money, you should always verify that the investment is registered with the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions and the individual selling the investment is licensed to do so. To verify licenses and registration status contact the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions at 1-877-RING DFI (1-877-746-4334).

Learn About Investing

Investment Basics

Scams and Fraud

Investment Products

Investment Professionals