Synopses & Reviews
An all-you-need-to-know introduction to mutual funds—ideal for tentative beginners as well as veterans looking for a brush-up on the fundamentals of "wealth building"
Smart Definitions of blended funds, balanced funds, and closed-end funds
Smart Strategies for college savings, tax-free funds, and retirement plans
Smart Tips on how to find reliable fund families and managers, and how to ride a volatile market
Smart Advice on diversifying your investments, capitalizing on "bull" and "bear" market cycles, committing to aggressive growth funds, knowing when to "sell short," and much more
Smart Tips on calculating interest-rate risk, choosing between taxable and tax-exempt funds, analyzing a fund's performance history, and matching your fund family's goals and style with your own
Smart Insights into how mutual funds perform against CDs, individual stocks and bonds, and treasury securities
Quick reading and easy referencing with a comprehensive index and loads of sidebars and tables
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Excellent for beginners as well as veterans looking for a brush-up on the fundamentals, this easy-to-follow introduction to mutual funds provides expert strategies for finding fund families and managers to bank on as well as advice on securing college savings, tax-free funds, retirement plans, and much more. Packed with charts, tables, and solid definitions of every fund available, this is the best and quickest way to learn how to track your investments and successfully negotiate a volatile market.
About the Author
Susan Karp has written for Individual Investor, USA International, and other finance periodicals. A former employee of Charles Schwab, she lives in San Francisco.
Table of Contents
Mutual Fund Basics.
Bond and Money Market Funds.
Investing to Match Your Goals.
Choosing a Mutual Fund.
The Fine Print.
Buying a Mutual Fund.
Managing Your Investments.