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Investigating investing

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Students explore the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s investor.gov website to learn about some common types of financial investment products.

Big idea

Understanding different types of financial investment products can help you plan for your financial future.

Essential questions

  • What are some common financial investment products?
  • Which investment strategies might be best for my financial future?

Objectives

  • Develop a basic understanding of how some common financial investment products work
  • Consider which investments might support your long-term goals  

What students will do

  • Research four types of financial investment products on investor.gov and describe each one.
  • Reflect on which financial investment products they’d consider using to meet their long-term goals.

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