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.
- Choosing and Working with Investment Professionals
Information about choosing and working with investment professionals.
- Questions To Ask Before You Invest
Questions you should ask before investing.
- Investment Fraud
What you need to know about investment fraud and how to protect yourself.
- Franchises and Business Opportunities
Information about investing in business opportunities and franchises.
- Your Rights As An Investor
Know your rights as an investor.
Free Investor Education Publications
DFI has a number of investment publications available for free to Washington residents. Topics include: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and more. Order Hard Copies of These Free Publications
Investing information and resources from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- FINRA Investor Education
Information for investors from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
- Investor Alerts
Alerts from the Securities and Exchange Commission.