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.
- Investing For Beginners
Tips and information for beginning investors.
- Picking Short Term Investments
What you need to know about short term investments.
- Questions To Ask Before You Invest
Questions you should ask before you invest.
- Your Rights As An Investor
Know your rights as an investor.
- Investment Fraud
Steps you can take to protect yourself from investment fraud.
Types of Investment Products
- Mutual Funds
- Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
- Binary Options
- Mortgage Paper Securities
- Viatical Settlements
Working With Investment Professionals
- Questions To Ask
Questions you should ask when choosing an investment professional.
- Choosing An Investment Professional
Tips on choosing an investment professional.
- Problems With Your Investment Professional?
What to do if you have problems with your investment professional.
- Selecting Investment Brokerage Services
Information about using brokerage services.
- Securities Arbitration
The basics of securities arbitration.
Free Investment Publications
DFI has a number of investment publications available for free to Washington residents. Topics include: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and more.