Research Tools

Use these research tools to check your broker or brokerage firm's background, learn more about an investment professional's designations, research market data or to learn more about FINRA arbitration awards.

FINRA BrokerCheck

Look up a brokerage firm or individual broker in BrokerCheck. It’s a free tool to help investors research the backgrounds of investment professionals and firms. It should be the first resource you turn to when choosing whether to start or continue doing business with a particular individual or firm.

Understanding Investment Professional Designations

Before you start working with an investment professional, make sure you know more than just his or her name and professional designation.

Free Credit Score and Analysis Tool

We are pleased to make FICO® credit scores—and the educational information and tools in the FICO Standard product—available free of charge to eligible active duty servicemembers and their spouses.

FINRA Market Data

Find market information about corporate, municipal, treasury and agency bonds.

FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitration Awards

FINRA's arbitration awards database enables users to perform Web-based searches for FINRA and historical NASD arbitration awards free of charge, seven days a week. Also available through this site are historical awards for New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Users may search for awards by case number, document text, date of award (by date range), or a combination of document text and date of award. Awards can be viewed online, printed or downloaded as text-searchable PDF files.