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Mutual Funds for Dummies(Dummies Series)
     

Mutual Funds for Dummies(Dummies Series)

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by Eric Tyson, James C. Collins (Foreword by)
 

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Sooner or later, we all need to plan for our financial futures. The rich can afford personal financial advisors to help them out — but what about the rest of us? Offering you instant diversification and low-cost access to some of the best money managers in the business, mutual funds are the great equalizers. The problem is, with 10,000 mutual funds to choose

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Sooner or later, we all need to plan for our financial futures. The rich can afford personal financial advisors to help them out — but what about the rest of us? Offering you instant diversification and low-cost access to some of the best money managers in the business, mutual funds are the great equalizers. The problem is, with 10,000 mutual funds to choose from, even experienced investors can suffer from information overload. To make them work for you, you need expert advice from someone who knows mutual funds inside and out and who understands how they can help you realize your unique financial goals.

Mutual Funds For Dummies, 4th Edition is just the ticket. Written by leading financial journalist and author Eric Tyson, it cuts through mutual fund confusion and shows you how to make your money work harder for you. It quickly gets you up to speed on how to:

  • Pick the best funds and avoid the losers
  • Avoid common pitfalls
  • Assemble and maintain a portfolio
  • Select the best stock funds for growth
  • Choose bond and money funds for long-term security
  • Access mutual fund information online

Mutual Funds For Dummies, 4th Edition offers you a unique opportunity to cash in on the investment savvy of a personal financial expert. Chock-full of useful examples and insider tips of the trade, it helps you navigate the mutual funds landscape and tells you what you need to know about:

  • Making sure a fund you like is managed properly
  • New tax law changes and new theories on socially responsible investing
  • Finding great funds and where to buy them
  • Establishing a solid fund portfolio
  • Knowing when to sell, buy, or hold
  • Understanding tax forms for mutual funds
  • Fixing common fund problems
  • Making sense of fund ratings
  • Investment gurus and financial newsletters
  • Money management software, investment research software, and retirement planning software
  • Getting information on the Web

Whether you’re growing a retirement nest egg or saving for your kids’ education, you can’t go wrong when you invest in Mutual Funds For Dummies, 4th Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764571916
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/04/2004
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(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, and home buying.

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Mutual Funds For Dummies 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People new to investing and finance may find it difficult to understand.
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Style-Lady1 More than 1 year ago
This book helps one to begin to understand the terminoloy so they can move on to more advanced reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good Book .. Lots of knowledge .. The book is written so that you can open up to any chapter and dig in, which is why the information becomes very repetitive if you read the book cover-to-cover. The author explains things in simple terms and gives a ton of real-world examples. I also recommend the Dummies book 'Investing for Dummies' by the same author -- just be advised, between the two books, there is only really a book and a quarter of unique info.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lots of good suggestions and pointers, but a little repetitive and long winded. I was able to make confident mutual fund choices after reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a serious investor you need this book.