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Master your financial future with Eric Tyson's revised and updated guide to investing. You'll find coverage of all aspects of investing including how to develop and manage a portfolio, understand critical tax concerns, and invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, small business, and more. Begin turbo-charging your investment returns now!

Thanks to the expert advice in Personal Finance for Dummies, readers are ready to explore ways of investing their money ...

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Overview

Master your financial future with Eric Tyson's revised and updated guide to investing. You'll find coverage of all aspects of investing including how to develop and manage a portfolio, understand critical tax concerns, and invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, small business, and more. Begin turbo-charging your investment returns now!

Thanks to the expert advice in Personal Finance for Dummies, readers are ready to explore ways of investing their money and making it grow. In this easy-to-understand, in-depth reference, Tyson takes readers to the next stage of finance management and helps them make wise decisions about their financial goals and investment opportunities. Illustrations & cartoons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568843933
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 419
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.12 (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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part I Investing Fundamentals 7
Chapter 1 Investment Options 9
Chapter 2 Risks and Returns 25
Chapter 3 Investing Prerequisites 47
Part II Stocks, Bonds, and Wall Street 71
Chapter 4 How Financial Markets Function 73
Chapter 5 The Stock Market and Valuations 89
Chapter 6 The Different Ways to Buy Stocks 109
Chapter 7 Researching Individual Stocks 127
Chapter 8 Only Bankers Get Wealthy Lending Money 149
Chapter 9 Mutual Funds 169
Chapter 10 Selecting a Brokerage Firm 201
Part III Real Estate 209
Chapter 11 Investing at Home 211
Chapter 12 Investing in Real Estate 225
Chapter 13 Real Estate Dilemmas and Decisions 253
Part IV Small Business 279
Chapter 14 Launching Your Own Business 281
Chapter 15 Running Your Small Business 305
Chapter 16 Buying a Business 329
Part V Investing Resources 355
Chapter 17 Choosing Investing Resources Wisely 357
Chapter 18 Periodicals, Radio, and Television 367
Chapter 19 Books, Glorious Books 377
Chapter 20 Internet and Software Resources 387
Part VI The Part of Tens 399
Chapter 21 Ten Psychological Investing Obstacles to Conquer 401
Chapter 22 Ten Issues to Consider When Selling an Investment 409
Index 417
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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).

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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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