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Index Mutual Funds: Lower Cost-Risk & High Return Investing!

Investing in Index Mutual Funds And ETF Provide Low Risk and Low Cost Investing Plus Great Returns For Your Investment.
Instructor:
Steve Ballinger, MBA
8,526 students enrolled
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Describe and evaluate the differences between an Actively Managed Fund and an Index Fund
Choose Index Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) that are right for you.
Evaluate Funds based on expenses.
Evaluate Funds based on Risk.
Identify and understand a Target Date Fund.
Describe what is a Fund of Funds (FOF).
Grasp the #1 Risk for both an Actively Managed Fund and an Index Fund.
How to research and choose an Index Fund that's right for them using a couple of free online tools.

“Great explanations in comparing different kinds of muntual funds. Provide first hand experiences on different financial websites, making it much easier to start.” Yufei H

INVESTING IN INDEX FUNDS CAN BE A CORE LOW RISK AND LOW EXPENSE STRATEGY THAT CAN GENERATE BETTER INVESTMENT RETURNS THAN MOST ACTIVELY MANGED MUTUAL FUNDS.

HOWEVER, IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THESE INVESTMENTS AND HOW TO CHOOSE WISELY WHICH YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE.

Investing can be mastered by anyone and for those who really learn the key concepts and best practices they will be able to reach their most challenging financial goals and lead the life they dream about.

Unfortunately, many people do not receive the key educational information and best practices that make the difference between success and failure from a successful investor.

THIS COURSE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL INVESTOR.

Not boring theory. You will learn practical tips and best practices from an instructor who started with nothing (Actually $10,000 in student loans living in a 1-bedroom apartment above the garbage cans) to building a million dollar investment portfolio. No inheritance or luck just good sound actions and one of the core strategies is the use of Index Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) that you will learn about in the course and can replicate for your own personal situation.

Top Udemy quality Instructor who has a corporate training and university teaching background and continues to be an active investor who will show you the way to success.

In addition you get:

  • Lifetime access to the course so you get updates and new bonus lessons for FREE.
  • Quizzes that will test and confirm your knowledge.
  • Ability to participate in online discussions to share ideas with other students and get answers to your questions from the instructor who will answer every question.
  • Ask questions directly of the instructor and every one of those will also be answered.
  • 30 day money back guarantee-love the course or return it with Udemy easy no questions asked policy.

Disclaimer Note: This course is for educational and informational purposes only. There will be no recommending of any particular investments such as a particular stock or mutual fund as only you know what is right for your portfolio and your comfort with risk and volatility. Consult with a Professional for specific advice. Course is for education purposes only and instructor will have no liability related directly or indirectly to any loss or damage.

Investing can be fun and really fun when you do it well!

No risk to sign up and impact could be life-changing. Learn from my experience and rapidly move ahead faster with the knowledge I will share with you. Don’t delay.

Please click the TAKE THIS COURSE button in the upper right corner and let’s get started!

Many thanks and I appreciate your interest and hope to see you in the course!

-Steve Ballinger

Introduction

1
Introduction

Welcome and a brief course overview.

2
What Is An Index Mutual Fund?

How do Index Funds compare and contrast to other funds.

3
Index Fund Types

Index Mutual Funds Vs. Actively Managed Funds

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Key Differences Between Index Vs. Active Mutual Funds

What are the dfieernces and why it is imprtant when evaluting Index and Actively Managed Mutual Funds.

2
Actively Managed Funds: Advantages and Disadvantages

The key considerations for Actively Managed Funds.

3
Index Funds: Advantages and Disadvantages

The key considerations for Index Funds.

4
Quiz

Quiz

Specialty Index Funds + ETF: Exchange Traded Funds

1
Exchange Traded Funds (ETF): Similar Yet Different than Index Funds

ETF's are rapidly growing in popularity and this lesson shows you why and how they compare to traditional Index Mutual Funds.

2
Target Date Funds

Learn how these funds pick a date and then do everything for you.

3
Fund Of Funds (FOF)

Sort of like a Mutual Fund Mash Up.

4
Fund Of Funds (FOF) Advantages And Disadvantages

There are some real critical things to consider when looking at a FOF.

5
Fund Of Funds (FOF) Example

Screencast as we look at a real life FOF you could buy and what to look for when evaluting funds online.

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Quiz

Quiz

Mutual Fund Expenses: The Index Advantage

1
Load Vs. No Load

Big thing to consider (Watch out for) particularly as a goal of Index Funds is to redeuce your cost.

2
Mutual Fund Expenses

Overview of expenses to be aware of when comapring Index funds or any mutual fund.

3
Quiz

Quiz

Mutual Fund Risk

1
Overview Of Investment Risk

Learn all about the differnt types of risk that you face as an investor.

2
#1 Risk For Index Funds Vs. #1 Risk For Actively Managed Funds Comparison

Lots of risk for any investment but it is vitally important to understand what is #1 for both an active fund and an index fund.

3
Quiz

Quiz

Selecting An Index Mutual Fund

1
How Do You Choose The Right Index Fund

Now that you know more lets look at what goes into choosing an Index Fund.

2
Let's Buy A Stock Index Mutual Fund Together (Demo)

Screencast Demo using Yahoo Finance to screen and select an index Stock Fund.

3
Let's Buy A Bond Index Mutual Fund Together (Demo)
Screencast Demo using Reuters to screen and select a Bond Index Fund.
4
Why Funds That Track The Same Index...Have Different Performances?

Surprising common occurrence that is important to understand that your Index Fund may not be all it says it is.

5
Quiz

Quiz

Next Steps

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Top 5 Steps To Take Now With Index Funds + Bonus Step

Congratulations on completing the course and this final lesson will help get you started on your Index Investment Journey.

Bonus: Audio Versions Of The Lessons (Download And Great When On The Go)

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Active_Advantatage-Disadvantage.mp3
2
Active_Index_Compare.mp3
3
Fund_Of_Fund_Advantage_Disadvantage
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Fund_Of_Fund_Example.mp3
5
Fund_Of_Fund_Intro.mp3
6
How_Choose_Index_Fund.mp3
7
Index_Advantage_Disadvantage.mp3
8
Index_Bond_Screener_Reuters.mp3
9
Index_Fund_Types.mp3
10
Index_Stock_Screener_Yahoo.mp3
11
Load_No_Load.mp3
12
Mutual_Fund_Expenses.mp3
13
Risk_Number_One.mp3
14
Risk_Types.mp3
15
Target_Date_Funds.mp3
16
What_Is_Index_Fund.mp3
17
Why_Funds_Same_Name_Different_Results.mp3
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