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Morningstar Complete Investor--Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition

by Christine Benz, Russel Kinnel, Pat Dorsey, Di Teresa, Peter
     
 
Today's investment environment is filled with more choices than ever before. But with so many choices and so much information available for each one, investors face an uphill battle when attempting to make important investment decisions. Now, in a single volume for the first time, Morningstar, Inc. looks to improve this situation with Morningstar Complete Investor<

Overview

Today's investment environment is filled with more choices than ever before. But with so many choices and so much information available for each one, investors face an uphill battle when attempting to make important investment decisions. Now, in a single volume for the first time, Morningstar, Inc. looks to improve this situation with Morningstar Complete Investor.

Divided into two comprehensive parts, Morningstar Complete Investor focuses on two of the most important investment vehicles currently available—mutual funds and stocks. It offers straightforward and accessible advice on understanding the essential features of these investments and illustrates how to integrate them into your own personal portfolio.

In the first part of the book, Morningstar mutual fund expert Christine Benz will put you on the right path to building a sound, satisfying, and profitable mutual fund portfolio. She walks you through the often-intimidating mutual fund selection process, helps you choose the right funds to meet your goals, and shows you how to protect your assets in any market environment. Benz also discusses how to:

  • Minimize mutual fund costs by understanding expense ratios, loads, and other fund charges
  • Keep your portfolio on the right track with quarterly and annual reviews
  • Assess the quality of a fund's manager, and next steps should a fund manager leave

In the second part of the book, Pat Dorsey, the Director of Stock Analysis for Morningstar, Inc., will help you understand how stocks operate, how to avoid the common pitfalls of stock investing, and how to build a strong portfolio of stocks. Filled with unparalleled stock research and investment strategies, this section covers a wide range of stock-related topics, including:

  • How to find great companies that will create shareholder wealth
  • How to dig into a financial statement and find hidden gold . . . and deception
  • How to recognize red flags that can cause blowups in a portfolio

You don't need an MBA to be a successful investor. What you do need is accurate information and the knowledge and self-confidence to act on that information. Brought to you by Morningstar, Inc., Morningstar Complete Investor will give you the information you need to succeed and help you build and maintain a profitable portfolio today, and for years to come.

Christine Benz is Editor of Morningstar® Mutual FundsTM, a bimonthly publication, and Morningstar® Funds 500TM, an annual book covering 500 top mutual funds. She has worked as a Morningstar analyst and editor since 1993, focusing on growth-oriented funds. Benz is widely quoted in the media and appears regularly on CNBC.

Pat Dorsey, CFA, is the Director of Stock Analysis for Morningstar, Inc. He writes regularly for morningstar.com and heads Morningstar's team of equity analysts. He was instrumental in developing the Morningstar Rating for stocks and played a key role in building Morningstar's stock coverage. Dorsey is widely quoted in the media, including USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, and CNN. He also appears weekly on the Bulls and Bears financial show on FOX News Channel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760779675
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/05/2005
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

What People are saying about this

Jeffrey R. Kossnet
Information that could make anyone a smarter investor.
—Jeffrey R. Kossnet, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine
Ted David
Successful investors know they must do their own due diligence. Morningstar has done much of that homework in this guide. Leave it to Morningstar to get it right, offering smart ways to pick, build, and monitor a portfolio. It's a commonsense guide that should grace every investor's shelf.
—Ted David, CNBC Anchor
John C. Bogle
Picking actively managed mutual funds is no mean challenge. And as the recent era underscores, past performance is of little help. The Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds helps cut through the fog with a solid volume of constructive information. The central message--'truly diversify, keep it simple, focus on costs, and stick with it'--is not only timeless, it is priceless.
—John C. Bogle, Founder and former CEO, The Vanguard Group
Christopher C. Davis
By resisting both the popular tendency to use gimmicks that oversimplify securities analysis and the academic tendency to use jargon that obfuscates common sense, Pat Dorsey has written a substantial and useful book. His methodology is sound, his examples clear, and his approach timeless.
—Christopher C. Davis, Portfolio Manager and Chairman, Davis Advisors

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