The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website Investor.gov says the laws and rules governing the U.S. securities industry derive from a simple and straightforward concept, that all investors should have access to certain basic facts about an investment prior to buying it and as long as they hold it.
To ensure that investors have the facts, the SEC requires public companies to provide financial and other information to the public that can help investors make the best decisions for them on whether to buy, sell, or hold a particular security. Investor.gov says that information is easy to obtain, and the website will show current and potential investors how to get it.
To make it user friendly, Investor.gov is divided into different sections such as “Introduction to the Markets;” “Why Invest;” and “How Markets Work.” In addition, Investor.gov provides information on investment products, such as bonds and mutual funds, brokerage and investment advisory firms, as well as the individuals working there.
For providing investors with information and resources that can help them decide where and how to invest their money, Investor.gov is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Click here to access the website.