Investment Advice

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Investment Advice'

Any recommendation or guidance that attempts to educate, inform or guide an investor regarding a particular investment product or series of products. Investment advice can be professional; that is, the investor pays a fee in exchange for the qualified professional's guidance and expertise, as seen with financial planners; or, investment advice can be amateur in nature, as with certain internet blogs, chat rooms or even conversations.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Investment Advice'

Investment advice refers to any recommendations regarding an investor's portfolio. Many professionals, including financial planners, bankers and brokers, can provide investors with investment advice that is specific to their financial situation and short- and long-term financial goals. Due to the vast amount of investment advice available, particularly online, an investor may wish to determine the qualifications of the person dispensing the advice prior to making any investments. Ultimately, it is up to the individual investor to decide which investments are most suitable.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Financial Planner

    A qualified investment professional who helps individuals and ...
  2. Investment

    An asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will ...
  3. Investment Banker

    An individual who works in a financial institution that is in ...
  4. Registered Investment Advisor - ...

    An advisor or firm engaged in the investment advisory business ...
  5. Broker

    1. An individual or firm that charges a fee or commission for ...
  6. Robo-advisor (robo-adviser)

    Definition of Robo Financial Advisers
Related Articles
  1. Top Broker Excuses For Poor Investments
    Brokers

    Top Broker Excuses For Poor Investments

  2. The Cost And Consequences Of Bad Investment ...
    Personal Finance

    The Cost And Consequences Of Bad Investment ...

  3. Alternatives To The Cold Call
    Brokers

    Alternatives To The Cold Call

  4. Is A Career In Financial Planning In ...
    Professionals

    Is A Career In Financial Planning In ...

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Correlation

    In the world of finance, a statistical measure of how two securities move in relation to each other. Correlations are used ...
  2. Letter Of Credit

    A letter from a bank guaranteeing that a buyer's payment to a seller will be received on time and for the correct amount. ...
  3. Due Diligence - DD

    1. An investigation or audit of a potential investment. Due diligence serves to confirm all material facts in regards to ...
  4. Certificate Of Deposit - CD

    A savings certificate entitling the bearer to receive interest. A CD bears a maturity date, a specified fixed interest rate ...
  5. Days Sales Of Inventory - DSI

    A financial measure of a company's performance that gives investors an idea of how long it takes a company to turn its inventory ...
  6. Accounts Payable - AP

    An accounting entry that represents an entity's obligation to pay off a short-term debt to its creditors. The accounts payable ...
Trading Center