BCSC InvestRight is celebrating Financial Literacy Month in Canada with the launch of a new video resource Get Started with Investing: Deepen Your Knowledge. The new resource is aimed to broaden your investing horizons!
We want to help you along your investor journey, and make it feel less overwhelming to learn key investing concepts.
If you’re interested in learning more about investing but don’t know where to turn, then this resource is for you. For those who may have already started with Get Started with Investing: The Basics, this new video series can help take your learning to the next level.
Build Your Investment Knowledge
Get Started with Investing: Deepen Your Knowledge features 11 short videos and will guide you through important investment concepts that will help you become a more informed investor. You will learn about concepts such as diversifying your investment portfolio, understanding investment fees, working with an advisor, and investing trends.
Kick off your learning by understanding the relationship between risk and return, and considering the investment risk level you’re prepared to take with your money.
“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” That’s common advice for investors who are looking to diversify their portfolio. As you work through the resource, you will learn about the role diversification can play in managing the overall risk of your investment portfolio.
You may have heard of alternative investments – such as crowdfunding, crypto assets, private company investments, and others – that have become increasingly accessible to individual investors. Alternative investments can be more sophisticated and have unique characteristics. Through our new video series, we can help you understand common types of popular or alternative investment types, and key considerations you should make before investing in them.
Being an informed investor is your best defense against investment fraud. Find out how you can avoid investment pitfalls and learn to recognize, reject, and report investment scams with our new video series. Continue your investing journey today!
Why Financial Literacy Matters
Now more than ever, making informed financial decisions is important – given the dynamic nature of the financial landscape, and with emerging technologies changing the way we interact, obtain information, and manage finances. Financial Literacy Month provides a great opportunity to learn, grow, and build your financial future.
Unbiased information can be a great advantage when it comes to investing wisely – whether you’re a novice investor, or just want to refresh your knowledge. The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) strives to empower investors to become confident about their investing skills and have good investment outcomes by providing timely and unbiased investing information. Throughout November, we will be engaging with Canadians and working together with securities regulators from across Canada to raise awareness of the importance of financial education.
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) website offers more information on this year’s theme and how you can help promote it. Use the hashtag #FLM2021 to follow and share information on social media, and check out the FCAC calendar for activities in your area.
Report a Concern
If you have any concerns about a person or company offering an investment opportunity, please contact BCSC Inquiries at 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393, or through e-mail at [email protected]. You can also file a complaint or submit a tip anonymously using the BCSC’s online complaint form.
Think about your current financial position, as well as your short- and long-term goals, to see if investing is the right choice for you.