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Choose the Essential that’s Right for You


Start with the basics. This Essential breaks down mutual funds and ETFs to help you determine which investments may meet your needs and goals.

  • See how stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs might fit your portfolio
  • Gain a better understanding of how mutual funds work
  • Learn about the benefits and risks of  ETFs


If you're ready to take more control of your mutual funds and ETFs, this Essential is for you. Learn how to find funds that meet your individual needs and make them work within your portfolio.

  • Explore how to apply Modern Portfolio Theory to your portfolio
  • Understand the importance of benchmarking and reallocating
  • Determine how to search for and select mutual funds and ETFs


Know what to do in a down market? This Essential focuses on how to hedge your portfolio and stay in the game when the market takes an unexpected turn.

  • Find out how you can potentially reduce risk by hedging your portfolio
  • Identify the differences between leveraged and inverse ETFs and the specific risks associated with them
  • Evaluate how certain option strategies may help in a declining market

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