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Mutual Funds for Dummies. (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

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
  • 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
  • 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.

Book News Annotation:

This updated edition reflects new mutual fund investment options, major changes in the industry and tax law, scandals, and regulatory issues. Tyson (MBA), a freelance personal finance writer who has written other titles on financial topics for the series, offers tips for constructing a fund portfolio while minimizing risks. He lists resources for fund companies and discount brokers.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Completely revised and updated

Covers all the new tax laws and their impact on your fund portfolio

Cash in on the investment savvy of personal finance expert Eric Tyson with this freshly updated classic. It offers the latest fund data and wealth-building techniques – including new fund recommendations and full coverage of changes in the industry. If you want to build wealth, make Mutual Funds For Dummies your first investment.

Discover how to:

  • Pick the best funds and avoid losers
  • Assemble and maintain a portfolio
  • Select the best stock funds for growth
  • Choose bond and money funds
  • Access mutual fund information online

Praise for Mutual Funds For Dummies

"You don’t have to be a novice to like Mutual Funds For Dummies . . . Eric Tyson clearly has a mastery of his subject."

– Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine

"A light touch . . . the pages fly by. A primer for those who flinch when contemplating the thousands of funds you can now buy."

– Brian Banmiller, KTVU FOX-T

"Injects common sense into the dizzying world of mutual funds."

– Oakland Tribune

Synopsis:

Expanded coverage of ETFs, fund alternatives, and Internet research

Cash in on the latest wealth-building techniques with America's #1 best-selling mutual fund book

Want to make the most of mutual funds? Personal finance expert Eric Tyson shares his time-tested investing advice, as well as updates to his fund recommendations and revised coverage of tax law changes, in this user-friendly resource. Sample fund portfolios and updated forms show you exactly how to accomplish your financial goals.

  • Pick the best funds and avoid losers
  • Assemble and maintain a portfolio

  • Evaluate your funds' performance

  • Track and invest in funds online

  • Fix common fund problems

About the Author

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, syndicated columnist, and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, taxes, and home buying.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764571916
Foreword:
Collins, James C.
Publisher:
For Dummies
Foreword:
Collins, James C.
Author:
Collins, James C.
Author:
Tyson, Eric
Author:
Tyson, Eric M. B. a.
Author:
Eric Tyson, MBA
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Investments & Securities - Mutual Funds
Subject:
Mutual funds
Subject:
Personal Finance - General
Subject:
Personal finance
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Lifestyles Paperback
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20070827
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.22x7.42x.86 in. 1.34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Completely revised and updated

Covers all the new tax laws and their impact on your fund portfolio

Cash in on the investment savvy of personal finance expert Eric Tyson with this freshly updated classic. It offers the latest fund data and wealth-building techniques – including new fund recommendations and full coverage of changes in the industry. If you want to build wealth, make Mutual Funds For Dummies your first investment.

Discover how to:

  • Pick the best funds and avoid losers
  • Assemble and maintain a portfolio
  • Select the best stock funds for growth
  • Choose bond and money funds
  • Access mutual fund information online

Praise for Mutual Funds For Dummies

"You don’t have to be a novice to like Mutual Funds For Dummies . . . Eric Tyson clearly has a mastery of his subject."

– Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine

"A light touch . . . the pages fly by. A primer for those who flinch when contemplating the thousands of funds you can now buy."

– Brian Banmiller, KTVU FOX-T

"Injects common sense into the dizzying world of mutual funds."

– Oakland Tribune

"Synopsis" by , Expanded coverage of ETFs, fund alternatives, and Internet research

Cash in on the latest wealth-building techniques with America's #1 best-selling mutual fund book

Want to make the most of mutual funds? Personal finance expert Eric Tyson shares his time-tested investing advice, as well as updates to his fund recommendations and revised coverage of tax law changes, in this user-friendly resource. Sample fund portfolios and updated forms show you exactly how to accomplish your financial goals.

  • Pick the best funds and avoid losers
  • Assemble and maintain a portfolio

  • Evaluate your funds' performance

  • Track and invest in funds online

  • Fix common fund problems

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