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1907 Investing for Beginners

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Course Description

If you want to invest in stocks, bonds or mutual funds but have little or no experience, this course is for you. Whether you're working on your own or with an advisor, you'll learn basic concepts such as how to determine whether a security is fairly priced and understand how the economy affects stock and bond market cycles. The goal is to reduce your fear of investing so you can ask the right questions and get started down a profitable path.

Learning Outcomes

  • Get the best deals in savings accounts and low-risk interest-earning investments.
  • Know the bond market and the value of dividend reinvestment plans.
  • Know the stock market - including dividend-paying common stocks - and understand how investments are taxed.
  • Understand the pros and cons of owning mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.
  • Compare active and passive management, including a "sleep easy" approach to investment.


Tuition fee includes the cost of photocopied handouts.


  1907 - 011 Investing For Beginners    
  Fall - 15   Status:  Available
Section Schedule:   Thu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
10 Sep 2015 to 5 Nov 2015
Class Schedule: 9 Sessions
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $370.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Campus:   St. George Campus
Delivery Options:  LECTURE
Instructors: Ellen Roseman, B.A. (Hons.), M.A.
  Section Notes:  

This in-class course uses Blackboard (UofT Learning Portal) to post course materials. Go here for information on when you will receive your access information.

Textbooks are not required for this class.