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Mutual funds for dummies - Tyson E

Tyson E. Mutual funds for dummies - Wiley publishing , 1998. - 425 p.
ISBN 0-7645-5112-4
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Contents at a Glance
Foreword ...................................................... xxiii
Introduction ..................................................... 1
Part I: The Why and How of Mutual Funds ................................ 7
Chapter 1: Investments Primer.............................................9
Chapter 2: Mutual Funds: Smart Money Management for All of Us............29
Chapter 3: Fitting Funds into Your Financial Future......................57
Chapter 4: How to Pick Great Funds.......................................75
Chapter 5: Where to Buy Funds......................................... Ill
Part II: Establishing a Great Fund Portfolio........................... 135
Chapter 6: Constructing a Portfolio.....................................137
Chapter 7: Funds That Beat the Bank — Money Market Funds................159
Chapter 8: Bond Funds — When Boring Is Beautiful........................179
Chapter 9: Funds for Longer-Term Needs: Stock Funds.....................209
Chapter 10: Working It Out — Sample Portfolios..........................239
Chapter 11: Application, Transfer, and Other Neat Forms.................263
Part III: Maintaining a Great Fund Portfolio............................289
Chapter 12: Evaluating Your Funds: Sell, Hold, or Buy More?.............291
Chapter 13: Understanding Yucky Tax Forms for Mutual Funds..............307
Chapter 14: Common Fund Problems and How to Fix ’Em.....................325
Part W: Evaluating Information and Advice ........................... 335
Chapter 15: Fund Ratings, Gurus, and Still More Funds...................337
Chapter 16: Computers and Mutual Funds..................................353
Part V: The Part of Tens .......................................... 303
Chapter 17: Ten Developments in the Mutual Fund Business................365
Chapter 18: Ten Negative Fund-Investing Thoughts to Overcome............369
Chapter 19: Ten Questions More Fund Investors Should Ask................373
Chapter 20: Ten Issues to Consider Before Hiring a Financial Advisor....377
Appendix ............................................................ 385
Index .............................................................. 391
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Table of Contents
Introduction................................................................. I
How This Book Is Different..............................................1
Conquering Fund Confusion.............................................. 3
Using This Book Effectively.............................................3
Part I: The Why and How of Mutual Funds............................4
Part II: Establishing a Great Fund Portfolio.......................4
Part III: Maintaining a Great Fund Portfolio.......................4
Part IV: Evaluating Information and Advice.........................4
Part V: The Part of Tens ..........................................5
Appendix...........................................................5
Icons Used in This Book.................................................5
Where to Go From Here...................................................6
Part I: The Why and How of Mutual Funds .......................................7
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