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Introduction to Investments

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There are so many choices when it comes to investments. Here is an overview of each of the major classes of investments.

What you will learn

  • Reasons to Invest
  • Types of Investments: Cash
  • Types of Investments: Bonds
  • Types of Investments: Stocks
  • Diversification and Mutual Funds
  • Asset Allocation

What do you know?

Introduction to Investments

So you’ve got some money to invest! Now, what are you going to do with it?

There are so many choices. Which ones are right for you? The key to successful investing is having an investment plan based upon your short-, intermediate-, and long-range goals. Then select suitable investments to meet those goals.

Some investments are better than others for generating income. Others are better for long-range growth. Some provide tax advantages. There are many different types of investments and each type has its own set of unique characteristics. Key characteristics and concepts we will cover in this course are:

  • Risk
  • Reward
  • Liquidity
  • Diversification
  • Strategies for investing

The more you learn about the different types of investments, the better off you will be when it comes time to make investment choices for your portfolio.