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Morningstar.com's Investing Classroom takes you back to school with courses that'll have you building your portfolio in no time. You can either audit courses or become a free registered user and accumulate Classroom Credits. Trade in those credits for 60 days of Premium.
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Funds100
Build a solid foundation to start your mutual-fund investing off right.
Your Credits Courses
101: What Is a Mutual Fund?


102: Mutual Funds and NAVs


103: Understanding Total Return


104: Mutual Funds and Taxes


105: How to Purchase a Fund


106: Methods for Investing in Mutual Funds


107: Fund Costs


108: Important Fund Documents, Part 1


109: Important Fund Documents, Part 2


Funds200
You understand funds and are ready to invest. Learn the essentials of picking the best funds for you.
Your Credits Courses
201: Five Questions to Ask Before Buying a Mutual Fund


202: Benchmarks


203: Looking at Historical Risk, Part 1


204: Looking at Historical Risk, Part 2


205: Gauging Risk and Return Together, Part 1


206: Gauging Risk and Return Together, Part 2


207: Examining a Stock Fund's Portfolio, Part 1


208: Examining a Stock Fund's Portfolio, Part 2


209: Why Knowing Your Fund Manager Matters


210: Your First Fund


211: What to Look For in a Fund


Funds300
You know the rules of good fund picking, now tailor your fund portfolio. You'll also learn how to choose index, international, and bond funds.
Your Credits Courses
301: Why Diversify?


302: Building Your Mutual Fund Portfolio


303: Choosing an Index Fund


304: SRI Funds


305: Choosing an International Fund, Part 1


306: Choosing an International Fund, Part 2


307: Bond Funds, Part 1


308: Bond Funds, Part 2


309: Munis


Funds400
Get more sophisticated with specialized funds and with more effective strategies for buying funds.
Your Credits Courses
401: Shades of Value


402: Shades of Growth


403: Using Focused Funds


404: Style-Box-Specific versus Flexible Funds


405: Sector-Fund Investing


406: Using Quirky Bond Funds


407: Bear-Proofing Your Portfolio


408: The Plight of the Fickle Investor


409: Chasing Closing Funds


410: Buying the Unloved


411: Buying Rookie Funds


Funds500
You've chosen a great lineup of funds and combined them in the perfect mix. Don't just rest easy--find out how to keep your portfolio in good health.
Your Credits Courses
501: Avoiding Portfolio Overlap


502: Fund Warning Signs


503: Where and Why Asset Size Matters


504: When to Sell a Fund


505: Rebalancing Your Portfolio


506: Calculating Your Personal Rate of Return


507: Calculating Your Cost Basis


508: Is Your Retirement Portfolio on Track?


509: Seeking Financial Advice



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