Newly revised and updated, Mutual Funds For Dummies, 7th Edition provides readers with insight on how to find the best-managed funds that match their financial goals. With straightforward advice and a plethora of specific and up-to-date fund recommendations, Eric Tyson helps readers avoid fund-investing pitfalls and maximize their chances of success.
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!
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
It seems like every week Wall Street comes up with some new, exotic investment idea that puts your money at risk. Thankfully, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are less volatile than individual stocks, cheaper than most mutual funds, and subject to minimal taxation. But how do you use this wonderful product to diversify your investments in today’s fast-growing and ever-changing market? Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies shows you in plain English how to weigh your options and pick the exchange-traded fund that’s right for you. It tells you everything you need to know about building a lean, mean portfolio and optimizing your profits. This hands-on guide will give you the power to use ETFs to: Create the stock (equity) side of your portfolio Handle risk control, diversification, and modern portfolio theory Manage small, large, sector, and international investments Add bonds, REITs, and other ETFs Invest smartly in precious metals Work non-ETFs into your investment mix Revamp your portfolio to fit life changes Fund your retirement years In addition, this book covers commonly asked questions about ETFs and mistakes that many investors, even the experienced ones, make. It provides forecasts of the future for ETFs and personal spending and also provides a complete list of ETFs and Web resources to assist your investment. With Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, you’ll soon discover what makes ETFs the hottest investment on the market!
Release on 2009-08-26 | by Andrew Bell,Matthew Elder
Author: Andrew Bell,Matthew Elder
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Mutual funds offer investors a diverse portfolio in a single investment, which is critical in an uncertain economy. Although ideal for buyers who don’t want to tackle the stock market alone, mutual funds can still be intimidating, with a bewildering array of options. And now that foreign content regulations for RRSPs have been lifted, Canadians have even more choices. Mutual Fund Investing For Canadians For Dummies explains it all, from the basics -- what is a mutual fund? -- to the not-so-basic -- are index funds better than managed funds? Is my MER cutting into my ROI? With information on how mutual funds can be a vital and profitable component of everyone’s retirement plans and how they can help readers build their wealth inside their tax-free savings account, this friendly guide offers the principles Canadians need to know in order to be informed and successful mutual fund investors. "This book is easy and even fun to read. ... Mutual Fund Investing For Canadians For Dummies is worth the investment if you are looking to build a fund portfolio that suits your needs and will give you healthy, long-term returns." —Jeff Dupuis, money.canoe.ca
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!
If you want to diversify your portfolio and lower your risk exposure with hedge funds, here’s what you should know: Hedge Funds For Dummies explains all the different types of funds, explores the pros and cons of funds as an investment, shows you how to find a good broker, and much more. Authored by Ann Logue, a financial writer and hedge fund specialist, this handy, friendly guide covers all the bases for investors of all levels. Whether you’re just building your first portfolio or you’ve been investing for years, you’ll find everything you need to know inside: What a hedge fund is and what it does How hedge funds are structured Determining whether a hedge fund is right for your portfolio Calculating investment risk and return Short- and long-term tax issues Developing a hedge fund investment strategy Monitoring and profiting on macroeconomic trends Evaluating fund performance Evaluating hedge fund management If you’re investing for the future, you definitely want to minimize your risk and maximize your returns. A balanced portfolio with hedge funds is one of the best ways to achieve that sort of balance. This book walks you step by step through the process of evaluating and choosing funds, incorporating them into your portfolio in the right amounts, and making sure they give you the returns you expect and deserve. You’ll learn all the ins and outs of funds, including: What kind of fees you should expect to pay Picking a hedge fund advisor or broker Fulfilling paperwork and purchasing requirements Performing technical analysis and reading the data How to withdraw funds and handle the taxes Tracking fund performance yourself or through reporting services Hedge fund strategies for smaller portfolios Performing due diligence on funds that interest you This friendly, to-the-point resource includes information you can’t do without, including sample portfolios that show you how to invest wisely. Hedge funds are an important part of every balanced portfolio, and this friendly guide tells how to use them to your best advantage. With important resources, vital information, and commonsense advice, Hedge Funds For Dummies is the perfect resource for every investor interested in hedge funds.
Invest in your financial future Featuring guidance from renowned finance expert Eric Tyson and content from other top selling For Dummies investment titles, Investing All-in-One For Dummies offers the foolproof, time-tested guidance you need to turn those hard-earned dollars into a successful and diversified portfolio. Covering everything from stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, and the latest in online investing, this hands-on resource lays out an arsenal of techniques for you to select the investment accounts that best suit your particular style, needs, and goals. Investing All-in-One For Dummies offers a succinct framework and expert advice to help readers make solid decisions and confidently invest in the marketplace Develop and manage a winning financial portfolio Find the right investments for you, no matter your age or income bracket Get the latest information on retirement planning, tax laws, investment options, and more Benefit from sound strategies brought to you by a well-recognized personal finance counselor There's no time like the present to invest in your own financial future—and this book shows you how.
Learn to: Establish your financial goals Make smart, profitable investment decisions in any economic climate Diversify your portfolio Conquer investing obstacles Become a savvy investor with this completely revised and updated guide Want to take charge of your financial future? This friendly 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 authors Eric Tyson and Tony Martin share their extensive knowledge and reveal 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 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, consider a franchise, and improve profitability Manage education and retirement savings plans — establish your goals, evaluate your investment options, and tame your taxes Investigate the best investing resources — determine which sources on the air, in print, and online offer you valuable information — and which you should avoid Open the book and find: How to develop an investment strategy that fits your goals and personality 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 index funds How to make the most of your Tax-Free Savings Account Tips for reading and analyzing financial reports How to make safe and profitable real estate investments
Diversify! Add ETFs to your investment portfolio Whether you are a seasoned investor or you're just getting into the investment game, one thing is certain: you need to diversify! Investing In ETFs For Dummies is a practical, easy-to-use resource that introduces you to the world of exchange-traded funds—and provides you with the knowledge you need to incorporate ETFs into your investment strategy. Discover commodity ETFs, style ETFs, country ETFs, and inverse ETFs, all of which play an important role in this new trading environment. Supplement your knowledge with an understanding of the risks and rewards associated with ETF investments, and consider how ETF investments can complement your current portfolio. Though not as well-known as some other investment options, ETFs are wonderful tools for filling in the gaps in your investment portfolio. These investment options have the power to give you access to markets or investment areas that, otherwise, may be restricted, too expensive, or exceedingly risky—and can open investment doors you may have not yet considered. Understand how to navigate the ETF marketplace with confidence Make informed investment decisions based upon fundamental knowledge about the ETF market Explore the latest ETF products, providers, and strategies to guide you in choosing the right ones for your needs Increase the diversity of your investment portfolio, and bring a new facet of potential to your investment strategy Investing In ETFs For Dummies is a great resource if you're looking to enhance your investment portfolio by participating in the ETF market!