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Investment Funds Training

Original post by Cindy Quarters of Demand Media

Investors can choose to invest in many different ways, including money market funds, stocks and bonds. In order to make good investments, it is helpful to know something about the different types of funds. Investment funds training can teach both investors and investment counselors about the different investment opportunities, including potential benefits and risks. Such training is available from a variety of sources and can range anywhere from inexpensive to thousands of dollars, depending on the source and level of the training.

Online

Many companies offer online investment funds training. Private schools and organizations have programs that provide training in one or more areas of investing. Many colleges and universities also offer online courses in investing. It is important to verify that the courses you take will provide good value for the money. For those interested in career advancement, ensure that the program provides complete information as to course contents and goals prior to signing up. Those seeking a degree should verify that the program leads to the desired degree and that the school is accredited.

Face-to-Face

Investment funds training courses may be given in various locations, providing students who prefer a face-to-face setting the opportunity to learn about the different kinds of investing. In many cases such classes may be offered at a reasonable cost by community colleges, either as part of the curriculum or as community education classes. Some of these courses may lead to degrees or certificates in various areas of investing, others may not. For the person who wants to learn about investment funds to help her with personal investment, community education or entry-level classes are best.

Certification

For those who would like to become professional investment counselors, certificate programs in investment funds training can help to demonstrate both knowledge and at least a minimum level of proficiency. Such programs can be valuable both for those who would like to begin working with investors and those who already do so but would like to expand their level of knowledge or areas of expertise. It is wise to insure that certificate programs offer a chance to complete a recognized professional certification program.

Continuing Education

Many investment professionals are required to complete a certain number of continuing education credits each year in order to keep their licensing valid. Such credits may be offered periodically in major cities within the state where the person is licensed. In some cases it is also possible to complete continuing education credits online, though it is important to make sure the credits offered will fulfill the licensing requirements.

                   

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About the Author

Cindy Quarters has been writing professionally since 1984, creating both user manuals and training documentation. She also writes travel, pet and gardening articles, with work published in "Radiance Magazine" and the "AKC Gazette." Quarters earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Washington State University, as well as a master's degree in management information systems from West Coast University.

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