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The first Demystified guide to take the mystery out of investing, Investing Demystified provides independent investors with hands-on explanations of basic investing topics without needless detours. Built around the no-nonsense model that has made Demystified one of McGraw-Hill's most popular series, this helpful and practical self-teaching guide cuts right to the chase and gives straightforward direction to anyone tired of being confused by Wall Street jargon and the investing ...

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Overview

The first Demystified guide to take the mystery out of investing, Investing Demystified provides independent investors with hands-on explanations of basic investing topics without needless detours. Built around the no-nonsense model that has made Demystified one of McGraw-Hill's most popular series, this helpful and practical self-teaching guide cuts right to the chase and gives straightforward direction to anyone tired of being confused by Wall Street jargon and the investing arena.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780071444125
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/3/2005
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Lim is senior editor and personal finance writer for U.S. News & World Report. A former staff writer for Money and personal finance columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Lim is the author of Money Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why we invest 3
Ch. 2 Before you get started 15
Ch. 3 Demystifying the language of investing 30
Ch. 4 What kind of investor are you? 58
Ch. 5 Demystifying stocks 79
Ch. 6 Demystifying bonds 109
Ch. 7 Demystifying cash 135
Ch. 8 Demystifying mutual funds I 146
Ch. 9 Demystifying funds II 163
Ch. 10 Demystifying other assets 185
Ch. 11 Demystifying stock selection 215
Ch. 12 Demystifying bond selection 242
Ch. 13 Demystifying mutual fund selection 260
Ch. 14 Demystifying asset allocation 289
Ch. 15 Demystifying asset location 309
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