All About Mutual Funds / Edition 2

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071376785
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.65 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What Are Mutual Funds? 1
Ch. 2 Mutual Fund Classifications 10
Ch. 3 Types of Mutual Funds 17
Ch. 4 Load Versus No-Load Mutual Funds 38
Ch. 5 Advantages of Mutual Fund Investing 47
Ch. 6 Risks in Mutual Fund Investing 57
Ch. 7 Investment Companies 67
Ch. 8 The Prospectus 76
Ch. 9 How to Open a Mutual Fund Account 85
Ch. 10 Registering a Mutual Fund Account 92
Ch. 11 Making Subsequent Investment Purchases 100
Ch. 12 Strategies to Maximize Return on Investment 107
Ch. 13 Tracking a Fund's Performance 122
Ch. 14 Services Provided by Mutual Fund Companies 140
Ch. 15 Costs of Ownership 156
Ch. 16 Tax Issues 166
Ch. 17 Developing a Model Portfolio 183
Ch. 18 Is Mutual Fund Investing for Me? 192
Ch. 19 Mutual Fund Investing via the Internet 203
Epilogue 208
App. A Non-Technical Magazines and Newspapers 217
App. B Mutual Fund Listings in Newspapers 218
App. C Addresses and Toll-Free Telephone Numbers of Selected Funds 222
App. D The Miracle of Compounding 225
App. E Calculating Return on Investment 227
Bibliography 231
Glossary of Mutual Fund Terms 233
Index 241
About the Author 257
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