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You'll learn all of the mutual fund investment topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:
- Defining major mutual fund categories
- Strategies for choosing the right mutual fund for retirement
- Calculating net assets
- How to make personal finance decisions related to buying or selling mutual funds.
- The difference between load and no-load funds
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1. What is a Mutual Fund? - Definition, Types, Advantages & Examples
This lesson will define a mutual fund, a type of investment vehicle. Also in this lesson, various types of mutual funds will be explained, and advantages and examples of mutual funds will be explored.
2. Major Mutual Funds: Definition, Types & Overview
After reading this lesson, you'll understand the different types of mutual funds and what each fund invests in. You'll also learn which type of fund is better suited for which kind of investor.
3. Mutual Fund Classifications
Did you know that you could own a portion of several companies at one time? A mutual fund invests in a variety of companies in order to lower the investment risk, in the event one company does not perform as well as expected.
4. Net Asset Value: Definition & Calculation
The use of net asset value in investing has become extremely important. Net asset value can impact your investment decision in a big way. This lesson will discuss the meaning and importance of net asset value and how to calculate it.
5. Mutual Fund Investment Costs: Overview & Comparison
In this lesson we will look at the costs associated with mutual fund operations, as well as compare the differences between investor purchase fees for load and no-load funds.
6. How to Choose a Mutual Fund for Retirement
After reading this lesson, you will be better prepared when your employer offers you a 401(k) retirement program. Learn the pros and cons of a 401(k) and how you can make a smart investment choice.
7. Buying & Selling Mutual Funds
Mutual funds may be one of the best ways to invest in the stock market. They come in all different sizes and are extremely diversified. Before investing in a mutual fund, there are several factors to consider. In this lesson, we will review how to make a decision to buy and sell mutual funds.
8. Mutual Fund Transactions: Process & Example
A mutual fund is a pool of money from a group of investors that is put into a portfolio of stocks, bonds, and government securities. Buying and selling shares in a mutual fund is different than buying and selling stocks. This lesson will illustrate the process with an example.
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Other chapters within the Focus on Personal Finance: Online Textbook Help course
- Ch. 1: Personal Finance Planning
- Ch. 2: Money Management Skills
- Ch. 3: Taxes in a Financial Plan
- Ch. 4: Financial Services
- Ch. 5: Consumer Credit
- Ch. 6: Buying Motor Vehicles
- Ch. 7: Financing Housing
- Ch. 8: Insurance
- Ch. 9: Health & Disability Insurance
- Ch. 10: Planning with Life Insurance
- Ch. 11: Investing Basics
- Ch. 12: Investing in Stocks
- Ch. 14: Retirement & Estate Planning
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