Mutual Funds for Dummies

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Overview


Expanded coverage of ETFs, fund alternatives, and Internet research

Cash in on the latest wealth-building techniques with America's #1 best-selling mutual fund book

Want to make the most of mutual funds? Personal finance expert Eric Tyson shares his time-tested investing advice, as well as updates to his fund recommendations and revised coverage of tax law changes, in this user-friendly resource. Sample fund portfolios and updated forms show you exactly how to accomplish your financial goals.



• Pick the best funds and avoid losers

• Assemble and maintain a portfolio

• Evaluate your funds' performance

• Track and invest in funds online

• Fix common fund problems


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568842264
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author


Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, a syndicated columnist, and theauthor of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, investing, real estate, and taxes.
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Table of Contents


Introduction.

Part I: Mutual Funds: Sharing Risks and Rewards.

Chapter 1: Making More Money, Taking Less Risk.

Chapter 2: Mutual Funds: Strengths and Weaknesses.

Chapter 3: Funding Your Financial Plans.

Part II: Evaluating Alternatives to Funds.

Chapter 4: Selecting Your Own Stocks and Bonds.

Chapter 5: Exchange-Traded Funds and Other Fund Lookalikes.

Chapter 6: Hedge Funds and Other Managed Alternatives.

Part III: Separating the Best From the Rest.

Chapter 7: Finding the Best Funds.

Chapter 8: Buying Funds from the Best Firms.

Part IV: Establishing a Great Fund Portfolio.

Chapter 9: Perfecting a Fund Portfolio.

Chapter 10: Money Market Funds: Beating the Bank.

Chapter 11: Bond Funds: When Boring Is Beautiful.

Chapter 12: Stock Funds: Meeting Your Longer-Term Needs.

Chapter 13: Working It Out: Sample Portfolios.

Chapter 14: Applications, Transfers, and Other Useful Forms.

Part V: Keeping Current and Informed.

Chapter 15: Evaluating Your Funds and Adjusting Your Portfolio.

Chapter 16: The Taxing Side of Mutual Funds.

Chapter 17: Common Fund Problems and How to Fix Them.

Chapter 18: Fund Ratings and Forecasters.

Chapter 19: Harnessing Your Computer’s Power.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Common Fund-Investing Mistakesand How to Avoid Them.

Chapter 21: Ten Fund-Investing Fears to Conquer.

Chapter 22: Ten Tips on Hiring a Financial Adviser.

Appendix: Recommended Fund Companies and Discount Brokers.

Index.
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