This is the blog that accompanies the on-line course: Introduction to Applied Investing (offered on Canvas.net by David Krause of Marquette University). It is intended for students who want to become more informed and savvier about investing.
Let’s be honest, for many people the world of investments is viewed as extremely complex and intimidating – including its own unique lingo. We believe that the workings of the financial markets and the wide array of investment offerings won’t seem so complicated once you learn the major concepts and can speak the jargon of finance.
Whether you want to work as a professional investment analyst or just become a wiser investor, this course is designed to help you understand the basics of investing. And this blog will contain timely side stories and commentary about the financial markets.
In this introductory MOOC offered on the Canvas Network, we will cover the major investment vehicles such as: common stock, bonds, real estate, alternative investments, and the various methods of investing. You also will develop insights into the financial markets, as well as learn how to establish a sound, long-term investment strategy.
We hope you enjoy the course and the blog – and will become an active participant in the discussions surrounding the financial markets and investments. Again, welcome to the course and related content.
Dr. David S. Krause