This class defines and discusses the following: advantages and disadvantages of investing in mutual funds; various different types of mutual funds; different investment and management styles and philosophies; different company sizes (as defined by market cap); briefly introduces ETFs; briefly explains margin and leverage by comparing them to gambling with someone else's money. Bonus content includes a brief introduction to other investment methods currently available. Diversification is key!
What mutual funds are and how they work.
How to profit from investing in mutual funds.
Different types of mutual funds.
How market cap connects to stock price.
Different management philosophies.
What ETFs are and how they work.
Additional investment opportunities (bonus)
None; just an interest in the subject.
Who should take this online course
For total beginners. Anyone interested in learning about investing in mutual funds, ETFs. diversification, or a general interest in investment.