Index Investing For Dummies

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Broaden your portfolio and your profits with this plain-English guide

Interested in index funds? Want to invest your money wisely? This plain-English guide explains a recommended, proven way to use index investments to build a well-diversified,low-cost portfolio. Whether you're a conservative or aggressive investor, you'll see how to find the right funds that provide healthy long-term returns ? and stay afloat in tough economic times.

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Overview

Broaden your portfolio and your profits with this plain-English guide

Interested in index funds? Want to invest your money wisely? This plain-English guide explains a recommended, proven way to use index investments to build a well-diversified,low-cost portfolio. Whether you're a conservative or aggressive investor, you'll see how to find the right funds that provide healthy long-term returns — and stay afloat in tough economic times.

  • What are index funds, anyway? — learn how index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds work and their advantages over other funds
  • Evaluate your index fund choices — from stocks and bonds to commodities and real estate, understand the risks and rewards
  • Make the right investing moves — discover your investing style, your connection to the market, and your long-term financial needs
  • Develop your portfolio blueprint — decide how many funds you need, where to house them, and whether to mix index funds with other investments
  • Manage your money wisely — disaster-proof your portfolio, correct your mistakes, and get help from the pros if you need it (but tread carefully!)
  • Ensure happy returns — see how to maintain a smooth-running, age-appropriate, profitable portfolio for years to come

Open the book and find:

  • Clear explanations of index funds — and why they work
  • How to avoid the temptation to beat the markets
  • Evaluations of popular index funds — the best and the worst
  • Sample portfolios, from conservative to aggressive
  • Lists of index mutual funds and ETFs
  • Web resources that help you stay up-to-date
  • A Q&A with John Bogle, founder of Vanguard
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470294062
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/31/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 279,569
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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