Investing

The Naperville Public Library is a Trusted Source!

The Library is one of the best places to go for unbiased investor education and research. Whether you're a novice or experienced investor, you'll find reputable, independent analysis that will help you select and monitor your investments. Click here to access NPL online investing resources, including Morningstar, Value Line, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage.

Government and Non-Profit Sponsored Investor Websites

  • Choosing Investments
    Learn the advantages, disadvantages, risks, and costs of different types of investments.
  • FINRA BrokerCheck
    Free online tool to help investors check the professional background of FINRA-registered brokers and brokerage firms.
  • Getting Ready to Invest
    Assess your current situation and create goals.
  • Google Finance
    A free site to access general financial information, featuring investment news, personal finance topics, and information about the economy.
  • How to Read a 10-K Report
    From the SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy.
  • Investopedia
    Useful articles, investor dictionary, tutorials, and free tool
  • Investor.gov
    Comprehensive investor education site created by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Yahoo Finance
    Useful free financial site featuring economic news, personal finance topics, and information about investing.