|Administration On Aging (AoA)
||The AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns.
|American Association Of Retired Persons
||Non-profit consumer protection and education
|Better Business Bureau
||Non-profit consumer protection and education organization.
|Boston Stock Exchange
|Certified Financial Planner Board Of Standards
||This is a professional regulatory
organization, fosters professional standards in personal financial planning so that
the public values, has access to, and benefits from competent and ethical financial
|Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
||This is an international, non-profit organization
of more that 60,000 investment practitioners and educators in over 100 countries.
|Chicago Board Of Options Exchange
|Commodity Futures Trading Corporation
||This is a federal government information
||This is a community that fosters the value of financial
planning and advances the financial planning profession. FPS's strategy to
accomplish its objectives welcoming all those who advance the financial planning
process and promoting the Certified Financial Planner (CFP(R)) marks as the cornerstone
of the financial planning profession. You may also access The Financial Planning
Association of Georgia for state-specific information.
Financial Regulators Gateway
||This website provides online access to financial regulatory
agencies around the world and to relevant statutes and rules from all jurisdictions.
||The largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business
in the United States.
|Internet Crime Complaint Center
||This is a partnership between the Federal
Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center, the ICCC addresses
crimes committed over the Internet.
|Investigating Online Resource Center
||This is a national not-for-profit organization
that exclusively represents the interests of federally registered investment advisor
|Investor Protection Trust
||This trust is a non-profit consumer protection and education
|Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
||This board is a federal governmental information agency.
|National Association Of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ)
|National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
||The NW3C provides nationwide support
services for enforcement agencies involved in the prevention, investigation, and
prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.
|New York Stock Exchange
|North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
||This voluntary association
is devoted to investor protection. Entrepreneurs will find valuable information
on franchising and raising capital in the "Corporate Finance" section. Other
areas contain important information for small investment advisers and those with
an interest in state "blue sky" securities laws. This site provides a link
to each state's security regulator. NASAA Member Websites.
|Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC)
||The primary mission of the SEC is to protect
investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets. To achieve
this, the SEC requires public companies to disclose meaningful financial and other
information to the public, which provides a common pool of knowledge for all investors
to use to judge for themselves is a company's securities are a good investment.
The website also includes the EDGAR database of disclosure documents that public
companies are required to file with the Commission. In addition, the website
includes Small Business Information at www.sec.gov/smbus1.htm and the Enforcement
|Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)
||The SIPC protects customers of
broker-dealers as long as the broker/dealer is a SIPC member.
|U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
||The FTC is a federal government fraud regulatory agency.
|U.S. Postal Inspection Service
||The USPS is an agency focused on detecting and preventing
fraudulent use of mails.