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New resource helps investors move beyond the basics

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Vancouver – To mark Financial Literacy Month, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has unveiled a new, free online toolkit to help investors become more educated about important investment topics.

The toolkit, Get Started with Investing: Deepen Your Knowledge, is an unbiased source of information featuring a series of 11 short educational videos, plus interactive tools and articles.

The videos will help guide viewers through important concepts to help them become more informed investors. Topics include:

  • Common investment products
  • Understanding investment fees
  • Diversification and asset mix
  • Investment risk and return
  • Investing trends
  • Robo-advising and self-directed investing

“We want to help demystify key investing concepts, and make the investment markets feel less daunting to people,” said Pamela McDonald, the BCSC’s Director of Communications and Education. “If you want to deepen your knowledge about investing, but are overwhelmed by all the information out there, these videos can help.”

This new resource, which is the second installment of the Get Started with Investing series, can help investors take their learning to the next level. The BCSC launched Get Started with Investing: The Basics in 2019

Both resources were created as part of the BCSC’s objective of empowering people to protect their financial interests and become better informed about investment products and services. The BCSC provides trustworthy and unbiased investing information through its investor education website,

About the British Columbia Securities Commission (

The British Columbia Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating capital markets in British Columbia through the administration of the Securities Act. Our mission is to protect and promote the public interest by fostering:

  • A securities market that is fair and warrants public confidence
  • A dynamic and competitive securities industry that provides investment opportunities and access to capital

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