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Become a savvy investor with this updated Wall Street Journal bestseller
Want to take charge of your financial future? This national bestselling guide has been thoroughly updated to provide you with the latest insights into smart investing, from weighing your investment options (such as stocks, real estate, and small business) to understanding risks and returns, managing your portfolio, and much more.
- Get time-tested investment advice — expert author Eric Tyson shares his extensive knowledge and reveals how to invest in challenging markets
Discover all the fundamentals of investing — explore your investment choices, weigh risks and returns, choose the right investment mix, and protect your assets
Navigate Wall Street — understand the financial markets and the Federal Reserve, avoid problematic buying practices, and evaluate investment research
Build wealth with stocks, bonds, and mutual funds — use indexes, understand prices, minimize costs, and diversify your investments
Get rich with real estate — find the right property, evaluate the market, finance your investments, work with agents, and close the deal
Start, buy, or invest in a business — write a business plan, finance your business, and improve profitability
Manage college and retirement savings accounts — establish your goals, evaluate your investment options, and tame your taxes
Open the book and find:
- Recommendations on the best stock, bond, and money market funds
The best times to buy and sell stocks and bonds
The scoop on exchange-traded and hedge funds
Tips for reading and analyzing financial reports
The best online brokers
How to make safe and profitable real estate investments
A wealth of information on the best investment tools and resources
Revised and updated, this "Wall Street Journal" bestseller has helped tens of thousands of Americans get into stock investing without risking their shirts. This trustworthy, no-nonsense guide shows readers how to be their own investment expert--even in a down market.
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
Investing For Dummies, 5th Edition,contains 20-250pdated and revised content, including expanded and updated coverage on investing resources, tax laws, investment options (including exchange traded funds), and the real estate market.
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!
About the Author
Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized financial counselor, a syndicated columnist, and the author of bestselling For Dummiesbooks on personal finance, investing, real estate, and taxes. He has been featured in hundreds of local and national publications and media outlets.
Table of Contents
Part I: Investing Fundamentals.
Chapter 1: Examining Your Investment Choices.
Chapter 2: Weighing Risks and Returns.
Chapter 3: Getting Your House in Order Before You Invest.
Part II: Stocks, Bonds, and Wall Street.
Chapter 4: Looking at the Mechanics of Stock and Bond Markets.
Chapter 5: Building Wealth with Stocks.
Chapter 6: Investigating and Purchasing Individual Stocks.
Chapter 7: Exploring Bonds and Other Lending Investments.
Chapter 8: Selecting Mutual Funds: Stock, Bond, and Money Market Funds.
Chapter 9: Choosing a Brokerage Firm.
Part III: Getting Rich with Real Estate.
Chapter 10: Investing in a Home.
Chapter 11: Investing in Real Estate.
Chapter 12: Real Estate Financing and Deal Making.
Part IV: Savoring Small Business.
Chapter 13: Evaluating Your Entrepreneurial Ambitions.
Chapter 14: Starting and Running Your Own Small Business.
Chapter 15: Purchasing a Small Business.
Part V: Investing Resources.
Chapter 16: Selecting Investing Resources.
Chapter 17: Perusing Periodicals, Radio, and Television.
Chapter 18: Separating the Best from the Rest: Investment Books.
Chapter 19: Investigating Internet and Software Resources.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Investing Obstacles to Conquer.
Chapter 21: Ten Things to Consider When Selling an Investment.
Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Investing in a Down Market.