Investing For Dummies

Investing For Dummies

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by Eric Tyson
     
 

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Get sound guidance and proven investing advice from Eric Tyson

Investing For Dummies arms novice investors with Eric Tyson's time-tested advice, recommendations, and the latest insights and strategies to wisely invest in today's market. You'll get coverage of all aspects of investing, including how to develop and manage a portfolio; invest in stocks,

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Get sound guidance and proven investing advice from Eric Tyson

Investing For Dummies arms novice investors with Eric Tyson's time-tested advice, recommendations, and the latest insights and strategies to wisely invest in today's market. You'll get coverage of all aspects of investing, including how to develop and manage a portfolio; invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate; open a small business; and understand the critical tax implications of your investing decisions.

  • Investing 101 — get a crash course on what investments are, how each type is different from the others, and what you can reasonably expect to earn from them
  • Get street smart (Wall Street, that is) — understand what the financial markets are, how you can participate in them without losing your head, and ways you can use them to start growing your fortune
  • Be your own boss — discover the benefits of starting a small business or stay behind the scenes and try your hand at investing in someone else's small venture
  • Know your sources — find out why many investment "gurus" aren't really experts and get a trusted list of resources and authorities worth listening to

Open the book and find:

  • Time-tested investment strategies
  • Help on choosing investments that match your goals
  • The 411 on investing in gold and commodities
  • What economic indicators are (and how they work)
  • How tax law changes affect your investment strategy
  • Practical tips for investing in a down market
  • Ways to overcome common psychological investment obstacles

Learn to:

  • Develop and manage a portfolio
  • Invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate
  • Open a small business

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470905456
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, syndicated columnist, and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, taxes, home buying, and mutual funds including Real Estate Investing For Dummies.

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Investing For Dummies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tyson's book on investing presents useful information and covers just about all of the basic categories. This is a good place to begin learning about various investments. However, the book does not provide sufficiently detailed information for a anyone to become an active participant in some specific investment areas, and additional education is required for them. One serious omission is the lack of coverage about stock options. As a remedy, I recommend either THE SHORT BOOK ON OPTIONS (Wolfinger) or Options as a Strategic Investment (Macmillan).
sfire448 More than 1 year ago
If you want to invest but are not sure what or how...this is a book for you. I knew what stocks, shares and bonds were but I did not know how to research them. This book goes over all the nuances of stocks and bonds. Ever wonder what all the symbols and letters mean that are next to a stock when you look at them in the business section of a newspaper? This book explains that and more. It also gives good advice on how to maximize returns. There are also sections on investing in real estate and small business. I have enough knowledge now that I can go research companies and purchase stocks that will earn returns for years. This book also goes over mutual funds, retirement funds and ETF's. Lots of knowledge to tap here to get started on building a protfolio.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Investing for Dummies' is one of the best investments you can make! I found this book VERY informative, and easy to understand and read. This is an excellent resource for beginners and probably even people with some investing experience. I loved being able to jump straight to the topics I was interested in, and how the author got right to the point! I think EVERYONE should have this book! It's definately a winner......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great advice for the beginner, very easy to understand and, more importantly, start applying right away. My only gripe is the lack of a worksheet or guide to walk through my individual finances, but there are plenty of those online.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been doing investing on and off for 8-9 years. This book has the most easy to understand manner of explaining the most complex things. This book is a must for someone who doesn't have a degree in Finance and has ANY sort of retirement plan. Whether that plan be an IRA, 401k, or any other investment account.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though this book is marketed to serve as a reference, I chose to read it cover-to-cover. It contains page after page of unbiased tips/advice and factual information that absolutely make sense. Tyson is well-educated and writes from his experience advising 'everyday, common people'. This book is written in language that anyone can understand, with all terms and concepts defined and explained very clearly. Tyson includes humor and writes in a light style that makes reading on such a dry topic as painless as possible. If you're serious about learning enough to be able to form your *own* opinion regarding your investing strategy, throw out 'Rich Dad, Richer Author' and buy this book to get your facts straight.
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I found this book very useful. Normally when I go online to monitor or change my portfolio I would have this feeling of being overwhelmed and afraid of making a serious mistake. This book has given me that "I can do this" feeling of confidence.
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