Full course description
Instructor Mike Walsh
Join us for this 4 week workshop designed to provide an introduction to investments and investing - no prior inventing knowledge is required. The primary focus of this workshop will be on Mutual Funds. We will discuss exactly what a Mutual Fund is, how they are bought, sold and priced. We will also discuss the different sources of information that each Mutual Fund produces for investors to review. Stock and Bond Mutual Funds, specifically, will also be discussed - including the risk characteristics of different types of Stock and Bond Mutual Funds. Individual Stocks and Bonds will be explained so that Stock and Bond Mutual Funds can be fully understood. There will also be a section on the US Economy which will explain how it can impact the value of our investments. After attending this workshop you should have a fundamental understanding of Mutual Funds.
Mike Walsh (MS Finance, Boston College) is a former Stockbroker and Bond Broker. Mike has been teaching this class since 2010 and he enjoys instilling confidence in his students that they too can learn Mutual Funds. Walsh will introduce you to the world of investing in a fun, pressure free environment.
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device.