Mutual Funds For Dummies

Mutual Funds For Dummies

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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; and, 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; and, 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."
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 190.5 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0764571915
  • 9780764571916

Table of contents

Foreword.Introduction.Part I: Mutual Funds: Sharing Risks and Rewards.Chapter 1: Making More with Less Risk: The Goal of Investing.Chapter 2: Mutual Funds: Advantages and Disadvantages.Chapter 3: Evaluating Alternatives to Mutual Funds.Chapter 4: Fitting Funds into Your Financial Future.Chapter 5: Finding the Best Funds.Chapter 6: Buying Funds from the Best Firms.Part II: Establishing a Great Fund Portfolio.Chapter 7: Constructing a Fund Portfolio.Chapter 8: Money Market Funds: Beating the Bank.Chapter 9: Bond Funds: When Boring Is Beautiful.Chapter 10: Stock Funds: Meeting Your Longer-Term Needs.Chapter 11: Working It Out: Sample Portfolios.Chapter 12: Applications, Transfers, and Other Useful Forms.Part III: Keeping Your Fund Portfolio Current.Chapter 13: Evaluating Your Funds and Adjusting Your Portfolio.Chapter 14: The Taxing Side of Mutual Funds.Chapter 15: Common Fund Problems and How to Fix Them.Part IV: Evaluating Information and Advice.Chapter 16: Fund Ratings and Forecasters.Chapter 17: Harnessing Your Computer's Power.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 18: Ten Common Fund Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.Chapter 19: Ten Fund Investing Fears to Conquer.Chapter 20: Ten Tips On Hiring a Financial Advisor.Appendix.Index.
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About Eric Tyson

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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