1: Have You Considered Investing?
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.
2: Saving vs. Investing
Learn the differences between saving and investing to see which option works best for you at this time.
3: Know Yourself
It’s important to know your financial self, which means understanding your financial goals, risk tolerance, time horizon, and investment knowledge.
4: Active vs. Passive Investors
Learn the differences between active and passive investors, and think about which one you want to be.
5: Investment Type Basics
Learn about five common types of investments, including mutual funds and ETFs.
6: Investment Account Basics
Learn about the different types of investment accounts, including RRSPs and TFSAs.
7: Understanding Registration
It’s important to understand registration so that you can choose an investment professional who is registered to sell the types of investment products you want to invest in.
8: Do a Background Check
In four simple steps, learn how to do a background check on anyone who claims they are registered to sell investments.
9: Choosing Investments
There are four key questions you should ask yourself when deciding on an investment.
About BC Securities Commission InvestRight
A key goal of the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is to empower investors to protect their financial interests and become better informed about investment products and services. The InvestRight website provides investors with online tools and information to help them make wise investing decisions and protect themselves against unsuitable or potentially fraudulent investments.