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New Jersey Bureau of Securities Investor Education Booklets

The following investor education booklets are available for free from the New Jersey Bureau of Securities in partnership with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, the Investor Protection Trust and the American Library Association.

We hope this information helps you to make informed investment decisions. Good luck with your endeavors!

The documents below are provided in a PDF (Portable Document Format) file, which can be viewed or printed using your Web browser and a PDF Reader.  If you do not have a PDF Reader, please click here.

  • Five Keys to Investing Success (pdf file 167KB)
    There really aren't any investment secrets. The methods employed by successful investors are well known. This booklet presents a bird's-eye view of five keys used by successful investors.

  • The Basics for Investing in Stocks (pdf file 221KB)
    No other investment available holds as much potential as stocks over the long run. This booklet will give you the knowledge you need to begin investing in stocks.

  • A Primer for Investing in Bonds (pdf file 207KB)
    Bonds can be an important part of your investment portfolio. This booklet provides a primer for those interested in bonds. It will teach you what bonds are, how they work, the different type of bonds, and more.

  • Getting Help With Your Investments (pdf file 194KB)
    Even the most knowledgeable investor needs help from an investment professional sometimes, even if that professional just handles a stock purchase. This booklet provides the information you need to find and work with reputable brokers and financial advisers.

  • Mutual Funds: Maybe All You'll Ever Need (pdf file 217KB)
    For individual investors who don't have a lot of time or money to devote to investing, mutual funds offer advantages that simply aren't available anywhere else. This booklet provides an overview of what mutual funds are, how to choose them, the advantages of investing in them, and more.

  • Where to Invest Your College Money (pdf file 221KB)
    Once you have decided to put money aside for college, it is important to determine where to save or invest it. This booklet introduces different college investment and savings vehicles.

  • Maximize Your Retirement Investments (pdf file 266KB)
    Deciding where to invest your retirement money is one of the more difficult decisions you will make. This booklet gives you an overview of different investment options to help you maximize your retirement portfolio.

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