Investor Resources

Through the Securities Division, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is active in the area of investor education and has developed educational programs with healthcare professionals, financial institutions, senior citizens and other groups in Missouri. Additionally, the division has informational publications and many additional resources for consumers relating to investing.

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The Securities Division has publications available designed to help you find resources, watch for common traps, choose advisers to help manage money, read investment documents and deal with unexpected financial situations.


For copies of these publications or other helpful information, contact the Investor Protection Hotline at (800) 721-7996.

To schedule an investor education event or appearance, please contact the Director of Investor Education at (573) 751-1862 or [email protected].


The secretary of state's Securities Division receives questions and concerns from many Missouri investors. We appreciate all of your questions and encourage you to contact us for information. Our FAQs offer a few common questions that might help you get started on your path to wise investing. View FAQs >>

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