Mutual Funds & Index Funds

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1 NGPF Academy Credit


Understand what mutual funds are and why they are widely popular among stock market investors so that you can prepare your students for decision-making along their own personal investing journeys.

In this module, you'll learn:

  1. Definition and purpose of mutual funds and how they help investors access stock market securities in a convenient way
  2. How traditional, actively managed mutual funds differ in cost and management style compared to index mutual funds.
  3. The similarities and differences between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds
  4. How to determine whether an investor should purchase actively managed mutual funds or passively managed mutual funds based on their specific financial situation and goals
  5. The pros and cons of owning, buying or selling mutual funds in your investment portfolio



NGPF On-Demand is asynchronous online PD you can do at any time! Each On-Demand module should take about 1 hour to complete. You can start and stop at any time and pick up where you left off. You will receive a certificate of completion after finishing the module.