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It’s been said, and too often quoted, that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. To these can be added one more: being confused by investing. But remember that no one is born with financial knowledge. It's acquired over time.
If you’ve succeeded in accumulating some money to invest, congratulations! You’ve already accomplished a feat that the majority of people haven’t done yet. But with the increased coverage of the investment world, you may think that investing times have changed. But to a large degree, things haven’t changed all that much. Investments that were lousy years ago are still considered lousy today. But the best investments for building wealth – stocks, real estate, and small business – haven’t changed.
Whether you have a modest or immodest economic means, this easy-to-use guide can help you understand how to increase your wealth by
- Living within your means and systematically saving and investing money, ideally in a tax-favored manner.
- Buying and holding stocks, ide ally through the best mutual funds.
- Building your own small business or career.
- Investing in real estate.
Equally, if not more, important is understanding and choosing investments compatible with your personal and financial goals. Nearly every professional athlete, movie star, or business big shot that gets on the evening news by making an investment blunder and losing considerable money could have – and should have – avoided the error. With Investing For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you'll discover how to do just that. You'll also
- Cut through the jargon and get to the heart of what investments are.
- Figure out what rate of return you can expect and how much risk you should take to get it.
- Explore the financial markets and how you can participate.
- Research stocks and how to best buy them.
- Uncover the best resources to use and the experts worth listening to.
You don’t need a fancy college degree or a rich mom or dad to invest money. What you do need is a desire to practice simple yet powerful lessons and strategies. This book can help by showing you everything you need to start and maintain an investment program.
The Wall Street Journal bestseller updated for the new tax laws
"Tyson handily dispatches both the basic . . . and the more complicated."
Lisa M. Sodders, The Capital-Journal
Master your financial future with Eric Tyson's revised and updated guide to investing. You'll find coverage of all aspects of investing including how to develop and manage a portfolio, understand critical tax concerns, and invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, small business, and more. Begin turbo-charging your investment returns now!
Discover how to
- Choose investments that fit your goals
- Read and understand financial reports
- Balance your portfolio
- Weigh the benefits of new investments
- Manage your retirement fund
'Do you have a few investments that you would like to develop into a full investment plan? Would you like to know how to strengthen your portfolio? Perhaps you want to roll your 401(k) into a new plan? Whatever your agenda is, nowadays it’s hard to find good advice on where to invest your money.
Now you’ll have the ultimate one-stop, no-nonsense guide to investing with Investing for Dummies, Fourth Edition! This updated bestseller provides fresh data and analysis on where to put your money and how to improve returns on IRAs and 401(k)s, as well as investing fundamentals like examining your investment options and considering risks and returns. You’ll have all the tools you need to:
- Investigate and purchase individual stocks
- Buy bonds and other lending investments
- Select the right mutual fund
- Invest in the best stock, bond, and money market funds
- Choose a worthy brokerage firm
- Know when to invest in real estate
- Start and run your own small business
- Gather a collection of reliable investment resources
This handy reference is packed with tips and advice on how to conquer important investment obstacles and what to consider when selling an investment, as well as how to invest in a down market. With Investing for Dummies, Fourth Edition, you’ll soon have the power to turbo-charge your investment and maximize your returns! '
"Eric Tyson is...helping people of all income levels to take control of their own financial future." ?James C. Collins, author of Good to Great
The Wall Street Journal bestseller ? updated for today?s market
"Tyson handily dispatches both the basic...and the more complicated." ?Lisa M. Sodders, The Capital-Journal
Get back to basics with Eric Tyson?s revised and updated guide to investing. You?ll discover how to cut through the hype to find the real deals, how to evaluate securities, how to survive in a down market, how the new tax laws affect your investments, and much more. Become your own investment advisor and start building wealth now!
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, syndicated columnist, and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, taxes, home buying, and mutual funds.
Table of Contents
Part I: Investing Fundamentals.
Chapter 1: Investment Choices.
Chapter 2: Risks and Returns.
Chapter 3: Before You Invest.
Part II: Stocks, Bonds, and Wall Street.
Chapter 4: Looking at How Stock and Bond Markets Work.
Chapter 5: Building Wealth with Stocks.
Chapter 6: Investigating Individual Stocks.
Chapter 7: Bonds and Other Lending Investments.
Chapter 8: Mutual Funds: Stock, Bond, and Money Market Funds.
Chapter 9: Choosing a Brokerage Firm.
Part III: Real Estate.
Chapter 10: Investing in a Home.
Chapter 11: Investing in Real Estate.
Chapter 12: Real Estate Dilemmas and Decisions.
Part IV: There's No Business Like Small Business.
Chapter 13: Starting Your Own Business.
Chapter 14: Running Your Small Business.
Chapter 15: Purchasing a Small Business.
Part V: Investing Resources.
Chapter 16: Selecting Investing Resources.
Chapter 17: Periodical, Radio, and Television Investing Advice.
Chapter 18: Investing Books: The Best and the Rest.
Chapter 19: Internet and Software Resources.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Psychological Investing Obstacles to Conquer.
Chapter 21: Ten Things to Consider When Selling an Investment.
Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Investing in a Down Market.