SIFMA Foundation

Path to Investing

An online search for “investing basics” will return exhaustive results that are too time consuming to sift through, if all you want is a little guidance on getting started.

Whether you are looking for a starting point, already have a saving and investment plan in place, or working with a financial advisor, Path to Investing will help you build practical knowledge about the world of investing at your own pace.

Visit the sites below to get started:

Bookmark the glossary and visit for explanations of new market terms.

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Learn the fundamentals of a market economy by tapping into local resources and reading to your neighbors' stories. Project Invested provides you with a deeper understanding of the role the capital markets play in the US economy.

Industry Basics
From the role of the capital markets in the US economy to an explanation of the global marketplace, SIFMA's Industry Basics website introduces you to the fundamental components of the financial markets and securities industry.

Proxy Video Playlist
When you invest in stock, you become a partial owner in the company issuing the stock. As a part owner you are entitled to vote in company elections and issues.

It's Your Company Too
In this recorded webinar, Sharyn Bilenker, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., and Vincent Young, AVP of Curriculum Initiatives, SIFMA Foundation, discuss corporate governance, proxy voting, and the Company-Investor dynamic.

Invest It Forward
Do you teach in a classroom or afterschool setting? The SIFMA Foundation's Invest It Forward program connects your classroom with financial industry volunteers to introduce your students to investment fundamentals.

Want additional assistance or information about workshop and other educational opportunities? Send an email message to or


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Go Back to School with Invest It Forward.

Skills-based volunteerism is the perfect back to school companion. Support teachers in your community this new school year.

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InvestWrite Judges & Firms Special Thank You!
To our highest performing partner firms for bringing the real world of finance into the real learning of our Spring 2015 essay competition judging.


Capital Markets Curriculum

Invest it Forward - St Louis Fed Video

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The second in a series of educational videos "Wealth Creation for All"


SIFMA Foundation & Educators

Did you know that we work with 15,000 teachers each year?

SIFMA Foundation: Increasing Financial Literacy!


Recognizing Our Partnership

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Join us in acknowledging the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for helping to Invest It Forward


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