Research Tools

Tools and Resources provided by FINRA:

RiskMeter: Use FINRA’s Risk Meter to see whether you share characteristics and behavior traits that have been shown to make some investors vulnerable to investment fraud.

Scam Meter: FINRA’s Scam Meter will help you tell if an investment you are thinking about might be a scam.

BrokerCheck: BrokerCheck is a free tool provided by FINRA to help investors research the professional backgrounds of current and former FINRA-registered brokerage firms and brokers. It should be the first resource investors turn to when choosing whether to do business or continue to do business with a particular broker or brokerage firm.

MarketData: A comprehensive tool provided by FINRA that is designed to assist investors with market and investment research, both through the market data information provided as well as through the FINRA Investor Education material and tools.

Tools and Calculators: A variety of interactive tools provided by FINRA that can help you plan your financial future, from getting background information about your broker to using financial calculators.

FINRA Arbitration Awards: FINRA’s Arbitration Awards database enables users to perform Web-based searches for FINRA and historical NASD arbitration awards free of charge, seven days a week. Also available through the site are historical awards for New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Users may search for awards by case number, document text, date of award (by date range), or a combination of document text and date of award. Awards can be viewed online, printed, or downloaded as text-searchable PDF files.

Fund Analyzer: The Fund Analyzer provided by FINRA offers information and analysis on over 18,000 mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). This tool estimates the value of the funds and impact of fees and expenses on your investment and also allows you the ability to look up applicable fees and available discounts for funds.

Identity Theft Protection Checklist: Checklist to safeguard your sensitive information and help keep identity thieves at bay

Contact FINRA: Investor contact information for FINRA


Sites offering business news and financial market coverage updated throughout the day:

Yahoo Finance

CNN Money

NY Times Market Section



Investopedia: Includes a comprehensive investing dictionary on the web as well as articles and tutorials on nearly any aspect of the market.