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Semester Course SC-8.6 Index and Mutual Funds Student Activity Packet Name: In this lesson, you will learn to: Explain what a stock market index is and how they are used to construct index funds Understand the major differences between index funds and mutual funds and how they fit into investment strategy Resources Questions 1 Discussion Prompts Discuss this question with your classmates or with a partner. Estimated time: 5 mins Do you think that investing professionals can “beat the market” by picking stocks that do better than the overall market? Why? No because they don’t know exactly what will happen in a company. 2 LeBron James Asks Warren Buffett for Investment Tips Listen closely to the advice that Warren Buffett, one of the world’s greatest investors, gives to LeBron James. Watch the video and answer the questions at right. Estimated time: 5 mins 1. List the tips that Warren provides to LeBron. Do you think these tips also apply to other investors or only wealthy athletes like LeBron? Make monthly investments, buy an index fund, leave stocks for 30-40 years, invest in America. 2. Warren Buffett is one of the world’s best at identifying stocks that will increase in value, yet he warns most investors not to “try this at home.” Why not?
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  • Spring '19
  • Brenda Paxton
  • Warren Buffett, Exchange-traded fund, Stock market index

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