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Mutual Funds for Dummies

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Sooner or later, we all need to plan for our financial futures. Rich people can hire 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 somebody who knows mutual funds inside and out and who understands how they can help you realize your unique financial goals.

Mutual Funds For Dummies, 3rd Edition is just the ticket. Written by leading financial journalist and author, Eric Tyson, it cuts through mutual funds 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
  • Assem ble 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, 3rd Edition offers you a unique opportunity to cash in on the investment savvy of a personal finance 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:

  • The ABCs of mutual funds
  • Fitting mutual funds into your financial future
  • 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, 3rd Edition.

Synopsis:

This new edition from trusted financial author Eric Tyson takes the confusion, jargon, and fear out of mutual fund investing today, showing you how to:
  • Understand mutual funds and their costs, as well as evaluate a fund's performance
  • Develop investment objectives and pick funds that suit your lifestyle and investing temperament
  • Use online services and financial software
  • Manage risk and maximize gains by diversifying
  • Know when to sell a fund

About the Author

Eric Tyson is a syndicated personal financial writer, lecturer, and counselor. He is dedicated to teaching people to manage their personal finances better. Eric is a former management consultant to Fortune 500 financial service firms. Over the past two decades, he has successfully invested in securities as well as in real estate and has started and managed several businesses. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics at Yale and an M.B.A. at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

An accomplished freelance personal finance writer, Eric is the author of five other national best-sellers in the...For Dummies series: Home Buying (co-author), Personal Finance, Investing, Mutual Funds, and Taxes (co-author). His work has been featured and praised in hundreds of national and local publications, including Newsweek, Kiplinger's, The Wall Street Journal, Money, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and on NBC's Today Show, PBS's Nightly Business Report, CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC, CNBC, Bloomberg Business Radio, CBS National Radio, and National Public Radio.

Eric has counseled thousands of clients on a variety of personal finance, investment, real estate, and mortgage quandaries and questions. In addition to maintaining a financial counseling practice, he is a popular speaker on important personal finance topics.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

How This Book Is Different.

Conquering Fund Confusion.

Getting the Most from This Book.

Part I: The Why and How of Mutual Funds.

Part II: Establishing a Great Fund Portfolio.

Part III: Maintaining a Great Fund Portfolio.

Part IV: Evaluating Information and Advice.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Appendix.

Icons Used in This Book.

H4>Part I: The Why and How of Mutual Funds.

Chapter 1: Investments Primer.

Chapter 2: Mutual Funds: Advantages and Disadvantages.

Chapter 3: Alternatives to Mutual Funds.

Chapter 4: Fitting Funds into Your Financial Future.

Chapter 5: How to Pick Great Funds.

Chapter 6: Where to Buy Funds.

Part II: Establishing a Great Fund Portfolio.

Chapter 7: Constructing a Portfolio.

Chapter 8: Money Market Funds: Funds That Beat the Bank.

Chapter 9: Bond Funds: When Boring Is Beautiful.

Chapter 10: Stock Funds: Funds for Longer-Term Needs.

Chapter 11: Working It Out: Sample Portfolios.

Chapter 12: Application, Transfer, and Other Useful Forms.

Part III: Maintaining a Great Fund Portfolio.

Chapter 13: Evaluating Your Funds: Sell, Hold, or Buy More?

Chapter 14: Understanding Yucky Tax Forms for Mutual Funds.

Chapter 15: Common Fund Problems and How to Fix 'Em.

Part IV: Evaluating Information and Advice.

Chapter 16: Fund Ratings, Gurus, and Still More Funds.

Chapter 17: Computers and Mutual Funds.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Developments in the Mutual Fund Business.

Chapter 19: Ten Negative Fund-Investing Thoughts to Overcome.

Chapter 20: Ten Questions More Fund Investors Should Ask.

Chapter 21: Ten Issues to Consider Before Hiring a Financial Advisor.

Appendix.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764553295
Author:
Tyson, Eric
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Personal Finance - General
Subject:
Investments & Securities - Mutual Funds
Subject:
Investments & Securities
Subject:
Mutual funds
Subject:
Investments & Securities - General
Subject:
Personal finance
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Lifestyles
Series:
For Dummies (Lifestyles)
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20010404
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.19x7.35x1.00 in. 1.57 lbs.

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Business » Accounting and Finance
Business » Investing
Business » Investing » Mutual Funds

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"Synopsis" by , This new edition from trusted financial author Eric Tyson takes the confusion, jargon, and fear out of mutual fund investing today, showing you how to:
  • Understand mutual funds and their costs, as well as evaluate a fund's performance
  • Develop investment objectives and pick funds that suit your lifestyle and investing temperament
  • Use online services and financial software
  • Manage risk and maximize gains by diversifying
  • Know when to sell a fund
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