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Invest in your financial future with this valuable, popular, and easy-to-use guide

This latest edition of Investing For Dummies is infused with new and updated material to help you ramp up your portfolio today! This includes time-tested advice, updates to investing recommendations, and strategies that reflect changing market conditions. Investing may be an intimidating prospect, but this resource will serve as your primer on all aspects of the topic, including how to develop and...

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Overview

Invest in your financial future with this valuable, popular, and easy-to-use guide

This latest edition of Investing For Dummies is infused with new and updated material to help you ramp up your portfolio today! This includes time-tested advice, updates to investing recommendations, and strategies that reflect changing market conditions. Investing may be an intimidating prospect, but this resource will serve as your primer on all aspects of the topic, 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. Updates have been made to sections on investing resources, health insurance, retirement planning, and investment options, among others.

Investing For Dummies, 7th Edition will help ease you into investing confidently. Dive into the new content to get sage advice regardless of where you are in your investment planning stage—beginning to develop plans, investing through a company 401(k), or seeking to shore up your nest egg prior to retirement, this book covers it all.

  • Addresses all aspects of investing, including how to develop and manage a portfolio that includes various investment instruments
  • Features expanded and updated coverage on investing resources, retirement planning, tax laws, investment options, and real estate
  • Offers time-tested advice and strategies from Eric Tyson, a nationally-recognized personal finance counselor and bestselling author

If you're looking to get sound guidance and trusted investment strategies, Investing For Dummies sets you up to take control of your investment options.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118884928
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2014
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 35,063
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Tyson, MBA, is an internationally acclaimed, bestselling personal finance author, lecturer, and advisor. He is dedicated to teaching people to manage their money better, and to successfully direct their own investments.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Investing Fundamentals 5

Chapter 1: Exploring Your Investment Choices 7

Chapter 2: Weighing Risks and Returns 21

Chapter 3: Getting Your Financial House in Order before You Invest 43

Part II: Stocks, Bonds, and Wall Street 67

Chapter 4: The Workings of Stock and Bond Markets 69

Chapter 5: Building Wealth with Stocks 81

Chapter 6: Investigating and Purchasing Individual Stocks 109

Chapter 7: Exploring Bonds and Other Lending Investments 131

Chapter 8: Mastering Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds 153

Chapter 9: Choosing a Brokerage Firm 187

Part III: Growing Wealth with Real Estate 195

Chapter 10: Investing in a Home 197

Chapter 11: Investing in Real Estate 211

Chapter 12: Real Estate Financing and Deal Making 239

Part IV: Savoring Small Business 263

Chapter 13: Assessing Your Appetite for Small Business 265

Chapter 14: Starting and Running a Small Business 285

Chapter 15: Purchasing a Small Business 309

Part V: Investing Resources 327

Chapter 16: Selecting Investing Resources Wisely 329

Chapter 17: Perusing Periodicals, Radio, and Television 337

Chapter 18: Selecting the Best Investment Books 345

Chapter 19: Investigating Internet and Software Resources 353

Part VI: The Part of Tens 365

Chapter 20: Ten Investing Obstacles to Conquer 367

Chapter 21: Ten Things to Consider When Weighing an Investment Sale 375

Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Investing in a Down Market 381

Index 387

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2002

    Introduction to investing

    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).

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Good read for the "dummy"

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2000

    Im very impressed.

    '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......

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Good starter book

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2005

    Answers All The Simple Questions

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2005

    Great Book, Unbiased Factual Information

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    I found this book very useful. Normally when I go online to moni

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2003

    Smashing

    I love this book I am only 17, but I feel that the topics in this book will help me meet my financel goals.

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