What You’ll Learn
How to Get Started
Consider if investing is right for you at this time. This means understanding your financial self, and knowing the differences between saving and investing.
Active vs. Passive Investing
Learn the differences between active and passive investing to see what might work for you.
Learn about common types of investments and investment accounts, as well as how to choose investments that are right for you.
How to Choose a Professional
Understand registration and learn how to do a background check so that you can find the investment professional or service that works for you.
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.
10: Monitor Your Portfolio
Learn how to monitor your portfolio to stay on track with your financial goals.
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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.