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Stock, Bond and Mutual Fund Investing

A quick guide to investing, with a focus on impact/responsible/ethical/social investing.
Instructor:
William Michael Cunningham
82 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Answer all of the questions below:
What is Investing?
What is Ethical/SRI/ESG/CSR Investing?
Why Invest?
Risk and Reward
What Is a Stock?
What Is a Bond?
What Is a Mutual Fund?
What is a return?
What is screening? exclusion? shareholder activism? positive investing?

We quickly and completely cover the basics of investing in only about 40 minutes. If you want honest, objective information about investing, this is your course. It’s also geared to people who want to start investing now! We define what stocks, bonds and mutual funds are. In addition, we cover risk and return, two key investing concepts. We cover ethical/social/environmental investing, providing expert-level instruction on these topics. We show returns generated by various types of investments from 1801 to 2011. We show you how to use various techniques to invest in stocks and bonds at low or no cost. Finally, we describe some of the best mutual funds in the marketplace. Our lecture provides the rationale for both investing and for social investing.

Introduction

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Introduction

Introduction

Course outline

Background of the Instructor

What is Investing?

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What is investing?

A short video defining investing.

Why Invest

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Why Invest?

We answer the question: "Why do people invest?"

What is Ethical/Social/Environmental Investing

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What is Ethical/Social/Environmental investing?

We describe what is known as "Ethical/Environmental/Social" investing.

Risk and Return

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Risk

Risk is the probability of loss. This is a quick lecture on risk.

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Return

We define "investment's return."

What is a stock, bond and mutual fund?

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Stock

Here we define "what is a stock?"

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Bonds

Here we answer the question "what is a bond?"

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Mutual Fund

A definition of a mutual fund and net asset value.

More on social investing

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What is screening? exclusion? shareholder activism? positive investing?
  • What is Ethical/SRI/ESG/CSR Investing?

How to invest in stocks, bonds and mutual funds

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Investing in stocks

Using direct purchase programs to invest in stocks

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Investing in bonds

Using TreasuryDirect to invest in bonds.

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Investing in mutual funds

Investing in mutual funds

Vanguard FTSE Social Index Fund Investor Shares (VFTSX)

Diversification

The Diversity Fund

Summary and additional links

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Summary and additional links

Google Finance: https://www.google.com/finance

http://investor.gov/investing-basics

http://investor.gov/investing-basics/investment-products/stocks

http://investor.gov/investing-basics/investment-products/bonds

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