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Mutual Funds for Dummies (For Dummies)

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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

Synopsis:

Following on the heels of the April 2010 publication of Personal Finance For Seniors For Dummies, Tyson's first new book in 5 years, this edition of Mutual Funds For Dummies gives readers information on the latest developments in the world of mutual fund investments.

Synopsis:

Learn to pick the best funds, assemble and maintain your portfolio, and evaluate your funds' performance. Tyson helps you avoid fund-investing pitfalls and maximize your chances of success.

Synopsis:

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!

About the Author

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.

Part I: Mutual Funds: Sharing Risks and Rewards.

Chapter 1: Making More Money, Taking Less Risk.

Chapter 2: Mutual Funds: Pros and Cons.

Chapter 3: Funding Your Financial Plans.

Part II: Evaluating Alternatives to Funds.

Chapter 4: Selecting Your Own Stocks and Bonds.

Chapter 5: Exchange-Traded Funds and Other Fund Lookalikes.

Chapter 6: Hedge Funds and Other Managed Alternatives.

Part III: Separating the Best from the Rest.

Chapter 7: Finding the Best Funds.

Chapter 8: Using Fund Publications.

Chapter 9: Buying Funds from the Best Firms.

Part IV: Crafting Your Fund Portfolio.

Chapter 10: Perfecting a Fund Portfolio.

Chapter 11: Money Market Funds: Beating the Bank.

Chapter 12: Bond Funds: When Boring Is Best.

Chapter 13: Stock Funds: Meeting Your Longer Term Needs.

Chapter 14: Specialty Funds: One of a Kind.

Chapter 15: Working It Out: Sample Portfolios.

Chapter 16: Applications, Transfers, and Other Useful Forms.

Part V: Keeping Current and Informed.

Chapter 17: Evaluating Your Funds and Adjusting Your Portfolio.

Chapter 18: The Taxing Side of Mutual Funds.

Chapter 19: Common Fund Problems and How to Fix Them.

Chapter 20: Fund Ratings and Forecasters.

Chapter 21: Harnessing Your Computer's Power.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Common Fund-Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.

Chapter 23: Ten Fund-Investing Fears to Conquer.

Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Hiring a Financial Adviser.

Appendix: Recommended Fund Companies and Discount Brokers.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470623213
Author:
Tyson, Eric
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Consumer Dummies
Subject:
Personal Finance - Investing
Subject:
Investments & Securities - Mutual Funds
Subject:
Mutual funds -- United States.
Subject:
Business - Personal Finance
Subject:
Personal finance
Subject:
mutual funds, mutual funds for dummies, mutual fund investing, how to invest in mutual funds, invest in mutual funds, ETF, ETFs, exchange-traded funds, fund alternatives, mutual fund portfolio, mutual fund performance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20100713
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.16x7.36x.85 in. 1.31 lbs.

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Product details 408 pages For Dummies - English 9780470623213 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Following on the heels of the April 2010 publication of Personal Finance For Seniors For Dummies, Tyson's first new book in 5 years, this edition of Mutual Funds For Dummies gives readers information on the latest developments in the world of mutual fund investments.
"Synopsis" by , Learn to pick the best funds, assemble and maintain your portfolio, and evaluate your funds' performance. Tyson helps you avoid fund-investing pitfalls and maximize your chances of success.
"Synopsis" by , 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!

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