Index Mutual Funds: Lower Cost-Risk & High Return Investing!
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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.
4.5 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,823 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2016
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 hours on-demand audio
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • No prior investing knowledge is required just a desire to learn.
Description

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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

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for anyone looking to add a low cost and diversified type of investment into their holdings.
  • Many use Index Funds as a core holding as a strategy and this course will help you with that.
  • If you have been investing in Index Funds for a long time then the course may be too basic for you although there may be new insights you could gain.
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
03:56:08
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Introduction
3 Lectures 15:52

Welcome and a brief course overview.

Preview 03:23

How do Index Funds compare and contrast to other funds.

Preview 05:37

Learn about the different types of funds so you can start to choose what may be right for you!

Types Of Index Mutual Funds
06:52
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Index Mutual Funds Vs. Actively Managed Funds
3 Lectures 13:41

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

Preview 03:21

The key considerations for Actively Managed Funds.

Actively Managed Funds: Advantages and Disadvantages
04:37

The key considerations for Index Funds.

Index Funds: Advantages and Disadvantages
05:43

Quiz

Quiz
2 questions
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Specialty Index Funds + ETF: Exchange Traded Funds
5 Lectures 24:01

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

Exchange Traded Funds (ETF): Similar Yet Different than Index Funds
04:55

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

Target Date Funds
05:59

Sort of like a Mutual Fund Mash Up.

Fund Of Funds (FOF)
02:30

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

Fund Of Funds (FOF) Advantages And Disadvantages
04:23

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

Fund Of Funds (FOF) Example
06:14

Quiz

Quiz
2 questions
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Mutual Fund Expenses: The Index Advantage
2 Lectures 20:18

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

Load Vs. No Load
11:25

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

Mutual Fund Expenses
08:53

Quiz

Quiz
2 questions
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Mutual Fund Risk
2 Lectures 17:37

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

Overview Of Investment Risk
12:07

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.

#1 Risk For Index Funds Vs. #1 Risk For Actively Managed Funds Comparison
05:30

Quiz

Quiz
2 questions
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Selecting An Index Mutual Fund
4 Lectures 28:25

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

How Do You Choose The Right Index Fund
05:53

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

Let's Buy A Stock Index Mutual Fund Together (Demo)
06:10

Screencast Demo using Reuters to screen and select a Bond Index Fund.
Let's Buy A Bond Index Mutual Fund Together (Demo)
08:50

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

Why Funds That Track The Same Index...Have Different Performances?
07:32

Quiz

Quiz
2 questions
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Next Steps
1 Lecture 04:38

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

Top 5 Steps To Take Now With Index Funds + Bonus Step
04:38
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Bonus: Audio Versions Of The Lessons (Download And Great When On The Go)
17 Lectures 01:51:36
Active_Advantatage-Disadvantage.mp3
04:37

Active_Index_Compare.mp3
03:21

Fund_Of_Fund_Advantage_Disadvantage
04:23

Fund_Of_Fund_Example.mp3
06:14

Fund_Of_Fund_Intro.mp3
02:30

How_Choose_Index_Fund.mp3
05:53

Index_Advantage_Disadvantage.mp3
05:43

Index_Bond_Screener_Reuters.mp3
08:50

Index_Fund_Types.mp3
06:52

Index_Stock_Screener_Yahoo.mp3
06:10

Load_No_Load.mp3
11:25

Mutual_Fund_Expenses.mp3
08:53

Risk_Number_One.mp3
05:30

Risk_Types.mp3
12:07

Target_Date_Funds.mp3
05:59

What_Is_Index_Fund.mp3
05:37

Why_Funds_Same_Name_Different_Results.mp3
07:32
About the Instructor
Steve Ballinger, MBA
4.4 Average rating
1,762 Reviews
48,481 Students
18 Courses
Millionaire Investor & Professional Skills Teaching 48,000+

Dedicated to delivering online skill based development training where people can apply what they learned to immediate use. Steve has 25 years of experience in various leadership and management positions with a focus on training and development as well as direct international sales and operations management.

Founder Skill Build Online

Website dedicated to professional skill development in areas such as business practices and investing by leveraging online learning program development.

Director of Global Training and Program Development

Responsible for all certification training delivered in person and online for IDEAlliance which is an industry association focused on standards and best practices in the field of graphic and digital communications.

Adjunct University Instructor

Teach courses in leadership, management, and sales to University students as a part time instructor.

Public Speaker

Hired to speak at large international industry conferences and events plus lead training seminars at a variety of events.

Other Experience

Provided management consulting in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, marketing plan development, vertical market analysis, niche market analysis, and sales and other training. Plus wide area management expertise managing regional and international areas where needed to lead and manage other managers.

MBA from the University of ST Thomas Opus College Management and BSB from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Professional level member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD-Formally ASTD)