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INVESTING IN TURBULENT TIMES: ALLIANCE FOR INVESTOR EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS EIGHT RESOURCES FOR WARY SAVERS AND INVESTORS

WASHINGTON, D.C.//APRIL 30, 2008//Some investors are losing sleep at night as a result of ongoing market volatility and recession worries. Today, the nonprofit Alliance for Investor Education (AIE) responded to those concerns by highlighting eight of the best Web-based resources for investing in uncertain times.

The Alliance's new "Tips for Turbulent Times" is available at http://www.investoreducation.org/tipsforturbulenttimes. AIE is a 21-member organization of the United States' leading financial-related foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations and governmental agencies.

Alliance for Investor Education President Michael D. Jones, who also serves as senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) , said: "Investors need to understand that there are many strategies for dealing with markets that are in flux. In general, keeping an eye on the ball – long-term return – is the best way to stay focused. The members of the Alliance for Investor Education want to make sure that Americans are armed with the best available information they need to make smart investments that will lead to a secure future."

The new "Tips for Turbulent Times" section of the AIE Web site features the following eight top resources for consumers:

  1. For Long-Term Investors, the Focus Should Be on Risk - American Association of Individual Investors.

  2. Analyzing Investment Research Can Help Investors Weather a Turbulent Market - CFA Institute.

  3. Bear Market? - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

  4. How to Survive a Slowdown - ATheStreet.com/Financial Publishers Association.

  5. For Investors Concerned About The Safety Of Their Brokerage Accounts - Securities Investor Protection Corporation and North American Securities Administrators Association.

  6. Answers to Frequently Asked Investor Questions Regarding The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. - Securities and Exchange Commission.

  7. Managing Expectations - PathToInvesting/Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

  8. Resources on Company Stock in 401(k) Plans - Employee Benefit Research Institute.

For an overview of the rest of the best investor education resources on the Web from AIE members, go to http://www.investoreducation.org.

ABOUT AIE

The Alliance for Investor Education Web site at http://www.investoreducation.org provides investors with access to a full range of information they need to make wise investment decisions. Dedicated to facilitating a greater understanding of investment basics, the Alliance for Investor Education was established in 1996 as a coalition of leading financial services industry and investor advocacy groups.

The entire investment community is represented in AIE's membership ranks. Full members of the Alliance include: American Association of Individual Investors, American Savings Education Council/Employee Benefit Research Institute, BetterInvesting, CFA Institute, Financial Planning Association, Financial Publishers Association, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Investment Company Institute Education Foundation, Investor Protection Trust, National Council on Economic Education, National Endowment for Financial Education, National Futures Association, National Investor Relations Institute, New York Stock Exchange, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.

The Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the North American Securities Administrators Association are the governmental and quasi-governmental advisors to the Alliance.

CONTACT: Ailis Aaron Wolf, (703) 276-3265 or .



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