Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds : Your Money, Your Choice ... Take Control Now and Build Wealth Wisely

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Mutual Funds: Your Money, Your Choice gives you an unvarnished look at both the positives and the negatives of mutual fund investing: the real risks, the real costs, the real tax issues, and the real returns. Simply and clearly, without complicated charts or equations, top investment researcher Charles P. Jones helps you pick the right funds, and introduces brand-new alternatives - including folios, ETFs, and managed accounts - that can help you meet your goals when mutual funds won't.
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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 163.1 x 235.2 x 27.2mm | 607.82g
  • FINANCIAL TIMES PRENTICE HALL
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131004425
  • 9780131004429

Table of contents

Preface. I. BACKGROUND. 1. Evaluating Your Investment Situation. 2. Direct versus Indirect Investing. 3. Understanding Mutual Funds:the Nitty-gritty Details. 4. Mutual Funds Are Popular! 5. Why Do Investors Own Mutual Funds? 6. Why Should I Be Concerned About My Mutual Funds? II. WHY INVESTORS CAN HAVE PROBLEMS WITH MUTUAL FUNDS. 7. Seduced by the Dark Side. 8. Mutual Funds Are Sold, Not Bought. 9. Name That Fund. 10. Conflicts of Interest. 11. The Devil Is in the Details, and Other Disconnects. 12. Are You in Style? 13. The Watchdogs Are Cocker Spaniels, Not Dobermans. III. YOUR CHOICE: IF MUTUAL FUNDS, THEN? 14. Be Aware of the Important Issues. 15. Think Carefully About Managed Bond Funds. 16. Ask Yourself: Can My Equity Fund Manager Really Beat Your Equity Fund Manager? 17. Determine How You Will Know Who the Winner Is. 18. You Should Be Concerned About the Costs of Owning Mutual Funds. 19. Remember, the Tax Man Cometh. IV. YOUR CHOICE: ALTERNATIVES TO MUTUAL FUNDS. 20. Decisions, Decisions: Alternatives to Mutual Funds. 21. Exchange-Traded Funds. 22. Comparing ETFs and Mutual Funds. 23. Folios. 24. Comparing Mutual Funds With Folios. 25. Managed Accounts. Investor Alternatives With Separately Managed Accounts. 26. Comparing Mutual Funds. V. BUILDING WEALTH: CHOOSING THE RIGHT ASSET. 27. What Really Determines Your. 28. Why Mutual Funds Can Be the Right Asset. 29. How to Use Mutual Funds Effectively. 30. If You Choose an Actively Managed Mutual Fund. 31. When to Choose an Alternative to Mutual Funds. 32. Lessons to Remember. Glossary of Terms. Index.
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About Charles Edwin Jones

CHARLES P. JONES is Edwin Gill Professor of Finance at North Carolina State University and author of Investments: Analysis and Management, Eighth Edition, one of the world's leading investment textbooks. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Jones's research interests include rates of return on financial assets, asset allocation decisions, and earnings surprises.

More than 50 of Jones's papers have been published in the world's leading journals on finance and investing; he speaks and consults widely on topics of managerial finance, investment, and capital markets. In 1998-99, he was honored with a North Carolina State University Board of Governors Teaching Award, having previously been the recipient of one of the university's Outstanding Teaching Awards.
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