Investing online can be convenient, but it can also be risky. You need to be able to take on that risk, and devote the time to researching investments and following the markets.


Donít let the convenience of being able to make trades on your own time fool you into thinking you donít need to be informed and up to date on the products and the people youíre dealing with. 
Ask the same questions when buying investments online as you would off line.



The Myths of Online Investing


 

If any of these sound familiar, visit the North American Securities Administrators Associationís Investing Online Resource Centre to get the reality behind these myths and learn about margin accounts, trading after-hours and staying safe online.  

You can also talk to a financial professional to decide if investing online on your own is the right strategy for you.


 

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Online Investing Myths



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