Study Regarding Financial Literacy Among Investors As Required by Section 917 of the
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Highlights of the information gathered from the research include:
• Existing Level of Financial Literacy. Studies reviewed by the Library of Congress indicate that U.S. retail investors lack basic financial literacy. The studies demonstrate that investors have a weak grasp of elementary financial concepts and lack critical knowledge of ways to avoid investment fraud.