Diversified, affordable, and easy to buy, mutual funds are hotter than ever. This unbeatable resource contains everything investors need to make the right fund choices, whatever their level of experience or investment objectives. A nationally recognized mutual fund analyst, Kirk Kazanjian provides clear, practical guidance for putting together a winning portfolio. Investors will gain a firm understanding of how mutual funds work, their advantages and drawbacks, how to buy them, and which funds best meet their personal needs and goals.
Thoroughly updated to reflect the realities of the year 2000, this indispensable annual features:
-- Exclusive performance data for more than 8,000 funds from the Value Line Mutual Fund Survey
-- Profiles of the year's top 100 most promising fund performers
-- Reviews of 25 must-see Web sites
-- Model portfolios with specific recommendations for distinct investment goals
-- Worksheets to determine risk tolerance and optimal level of retirement savings
Timely, targeted, exhaustive, and reliable, New York Institute of Finance Guide to, Mutual Funds 2000 gives investors the facts and guidance they need to create a top-notch investment plan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Provides good overview of the mutual fund industry (basically the same material from his 1999 book). He also provides his list of '100 Powerhouse Performers for 2000' (Chpt. 5) and several recommended portfolios (Chpt. 6). In 'Guide to Mutual Funds 1999' he lists his 100 powerhouse performers for 1999. My problem with his new book is that he doesn't account for his 1999 picks. When I first saw his '2000' book, I first looked to see how well his 1999 picks performed compared to the usual suspects (e.g., S&P 500, Russell 2000). Unfortunately, he does not list this information. If his picks performed well, then WHY NOT include this critical information, especially since this would help to establish credibility and sell more books. Since he does NOT provide this basic information, the logical inference would be that his picks did not perform that well (compared to other funds and indices). Besides the overview of mutual funds, the main reason for buying this book (especially if you bought his 1999 book) is his fund recommendations. That presumes that his recommendations carry some weight. Although ¿past performance is no indication of future performance,¿ I would like to see some track record of his prior recommendations. He seems to have done a great deal of research and his suggestions maybe very good, but with no track record, it¿s hard to put much faith in his picks. Fund managers are held accountable for their picks and those that make fund recommendations should be as well. To the author (Kirk Kazanjian): 1. How did your 1999 recommendations perform (overall and individually) compared to other funds and the main indices? 2. Is there a single place (URL?) where readers can view the performance of all 100 picks from 1999? 3. Why did you not include this information in your latest book?