Webcast: Mutual Fund Investing: A Working Knowledge (CAMFUND16)
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When: 12/13/2016
8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Webcast
United States
Presenter: Patrick D. Powers, CPA, PFS, CFA

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Acronym CAMFUND16
CPE 8 hours
Vendor CalCPA
Level Basic
Yellow Book No
Prerequisite None
Who should attend CPAs who invest on their own or advise on or manage mutual fund portfolios, as well as those desiring a more in-depth knowledge about how to evaluate, select and manage mutual fund investments.
Members $245
CPA Non-Members $375

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Nothing is the same in the investing world after the "lost decade" of 2000-09, the "Great Recession" and the advent of "flash crashes." Learn how to develop a working knowledge of mutual fund investing in this new age by diving into the definition and governance of mutual funds; analyzing fund investment style, performance, statistics and expenses; and understanding industry topics and trends, including passive vs. active investing, exchange traded funds and market timing.

Materials are provided as an ebook.


  • Identify tools and resources for analyzing mutual funds.
  • Determine how to increase your odds of selecting top-performing funds.
  • Recognize how to construct and manage an investment portfolio comprised of mutual funds.
  • Recall how to monitor performance and control risk.
  • Recognize and avoid costly mistakes.


  • Mutual fund fundamentals: Types, history, organization, distribution, pricing, taxation and expenses
  • Research and evaluation resources
  • Account titling
  • Style analysis
  • Statistical risk measures
  • Asset allocation and diversification
  • Household portfolio management
  • Market conditions