9780470623213

Mutual Funds For Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470623213

  • ISBN10:

    0470623217

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/13/2010
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Summary

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!

Pick the best funds, assemble and maintain your portfolio, and evaluate your funds' performance

Looking for a trusted resource to help you add mutual funds to your investment strategy? 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.

-Meet mutual funds get an introduction to mutual funds and follow along financial housecleaning tips to get your personal finances in order

-Know your options discover the many fund-investing options out there and gain the know-how to decide which is right for you

-Pick a winner find out which funds and fund companies are worth investing in and get helpful advice on the best venues and avenues for buying funds

-Fine-tune your portfolio explore the basic strategies of portfolio construction and start building your portfolio to include mutual funds that match your specific financial goals

-Stay ahead of the pack maintain your portfolio, evaluate your funds' performance, and keep current with the best mutual fund information sources

Open the book and find:

-Important investing concepts

-Why you should opt for mutual funds

-Where to find the best funds

-Open-end vs. closed-end funds

-Sample portfolios

-How to avoid fund-investing pitfalls

-When to enlist the services of an advisor

-Which financial "gurus" to avoid

-Common fund problems and how to fix them

Learn to:

-Plan and implement a successful investment strategy that includes mutual funds

-Find the best-managed funds that match your financial goals

-Avoid fund-investing pitfalls

-Select among mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and other investing options

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Mutual Funds: Sharing Risks and Rewards
Making More Money, Taking Less Risk
Mutual Funds: Pros and Cons
Funding Your Financial Plans
Evaluating Alternatives to Funds
Selecting Your Own Stocks and Bonds
Exchange-Traded Funds and Other Fund Lookalikes
Hedge Funds and Other Managed Alternatives
Separating the Best from the Rest
Finding the Best Funds
Using Fund Publications
Buying Funds from the Best Firms
Crafting Your Fund Portfolio
Perfecting a Fund Portfolio
Money Market Funds: Beating the Bank
Bond Funds: When Boring Is Best
Stock Funds: Meeting Your Longer Term Needs
Specialty Funds: One of a Kind
Working It Out: Sample Portfolios
Applications, Transfers, and Other Useful Forms
Keeping Current and Informed
Evaluating Your Funds and Adjusting Your Portfolio
The Taxing Side of Mutual Funds
Common Fund Problems and How to Fix Them
Fund Ratings and Forecasters
Harnessing Your Computer's Power
The Part of Tens
Ten Common Fund-Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Ten Fund-Investing Fears to Conquer
Ten Tips for Hiring a Financial Adviser
Appendix: Recommended Fund Companies and Discount Brokers
Index
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Great information and easy to read! May 16, 2011
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After having read many mutual fund books over the last 7 years, this one cuts through the complexity to give you down to earth suggestions you can use. The first half of the textbook is a comprehensive study of the basics of mutual funds and of the criteria for evaluating their performance and selecting the best funds. This will help you put together a reasonable portfolio and make you the envy of your co-workers! I do highly recommend this cheap textbook for anyone who doesn't think he/she could benefit from a "dummies" book, I'm now a believer.
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