Learn the pros and cons of investing in mutual funds, Exchange Traded funds (ETFs), REITs, stocks, bonds, and more. Learn how to use asset allocation and diversification to reduce risk and increase return. Other topics: tax deferred investments (IRA, 401k) vs. taxable investments, indexing vs active management, duration, how to minimize taxes, why market timing does not work and much more. Focus is on practical techniques that you can use to improve your return and decrease your risk. This course will provide you with the investment tools to enable you to manage your investment portfolio yourself, or alternatively to verify your investment adviser is providing you with the highest return possible given the level of risk you are taking.
Gary Cahn has been teaching seniors investing classes for 20+ years. He received a BA from Tufts and an MBA from Dartmouth.