Mutual Funds vs ETFs

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1 NGPF Academy Credit


A prerequisite for this module is the "Mutual Funds & Index Funds" On-Demand module. 

Differentiate between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds so that you can teach your students about the advantages and disadvantages of these two popular investment funds.

In this module, you'll learn:

  1. Definitions and characteristics of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds
  2. How actively managed funds differ from passively managed funds
  3. The similarities and differences between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds
  4. How to determine whether an investor should purchase mutual funds or exchange-traded funds based on their financial goals and starting budget
  5. The vocabulary terms associated with these two types of investment funds



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.