Mutual Funds For Dummies

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Position your portfolio for growth with one of America's bestselling mutual fund books

Indicators are pointing to a rebound in mutual funds, and investors are returning! Newly revised and updated, Mutual Funds For Dummies, 6th Edition, provides you with expert insight on how to find the best-managed funds that match your financial goals. With straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date fund recommendations, personal finance ...

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Overview

Position your portfolio for growth with one of America's bestselling mutual fund books

Indicators are pointing to a rebound in mutual funds, and investors are returning! Newly revised and updated, Mutual Funds For Dummies, 6th Edition, provides you with expert insight on how to find the best-managed funds that match your financial goals. With straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date fund recommendations, personal finance expert Eric Tyson helps you avoid fund-investing pitfalls and maximize your chances of success.

  • This revised edition features expanded coverage of ETFs, fund alternatives, and research methods
  • Tyson provides his time-tested investing advice, as well as updates to his fund recommendations and coverage of tax law changes
  • Sample fund portfolios and updated forms show you exactly how to accomplish your financial goals

Pick the best funds, assemble and maintain your portfolio, evaluate your funds' performance, and track and invest in funds online with Mutual Funds For Dummies, 6th Edition!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470623213
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/13/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 125,797
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Tyson is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor, writer, and lecturer. He is the bestselling author of For Dummies books on personal finance and investing.

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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: Pros and Cons.

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: Using Fund Publications.

Chapter 9: Buying Funds from the Best Firms.

Part IV: Crafting Your Fund Portfolio.

Chapter 10: Perfecting a Fund Portfolio.

Chapter 11: Money Market Funds: Beating the Bank.

Chapter 12: Bond Funds: When Boring Is Best.

Chapter 13: Stock Funds: Meeting Your Longer Term Needs.

Chapter 14: Specialty Funds: One of a Kind.

Chapter 15: Working It Out: Sample Portfolios.

Chapter 16: Applications, Transfers, and Other Useful Forms.

Part V: Keeping Current and Informed.

Chapter 17: Evaluating Your Funds and Adjusting Your Portfolio.

Chapter 18: The Taxing Side of Mutual Funds.

Chapter 19: Common Fund Problems and How to Fix Them.

Chapter 20: Fund Ratings and Forecasters.

Chapter 21: Harnessing Your Computer's Power.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Common Fund-Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.

Chapter 23: Ten Fund-Investing Fears to Conquer.

Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Hiring a Financial Adviser.

Appendix: Recommended Fund Companies and Discount Brokers.

Index.

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    Posted November 25, 2010

    Very good and updated

    If you are a serious investor you need this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2005

    Great advice. Easy to read.

    This book is written in a down to earth style that makes a potentially overwhelming topic managable and even fun to read. The author explains all the details of mutual funds for those who are interested, but also just has a section of reconmendations for anyone who would prefer to skip to the good stuff. There is also a section of fictional characters and the author's subsequent financial advice for each character given their particular circumstances. The author also provides lots of general advice on what things one should look for in a mutual fund while helping steer the reader away from bad choices. All told I knew nothing of mutual funds before this book and now I feel that I can make more informed decisions about mutual funds.

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