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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
Download (direct link): mutualfundsfordummies1998.pdf
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Finding the best money market funds.....................................
Chapter 8: Bond Funds — When Boring Is Beautiful.................................
Sizing Up a Bond Fund’s Personality..........................................
Maturity: Bonds act their age...........................................
Credit quality: Would you lend them your money?.........................
Issuer: Who’s doing the borrowing?......................................
Management: Passive or active?..........................................
Investing in Bond Funds......................................................
Bond fund uses and abuses...............................................
I’m gonna make how much?................................................
Where does a bond fall on the yield curve?..............................
To muni or not to muni?.................................................
Recommended Bond Funds.......................................................
Short-term bond funds...................................................
Intermediate-term bond funds............................................
Long-term bond funds....................................................
Exploring Alternatives to Bond Funds.........................................
Certificates of deposit.................................................
Individual bonds........................................................
Guaranteed-investment contracts.........................................
Mortgages...............................................................
Chapter 9: Funds for Longer-Term Needs: Stock Funds..............................
Stock Funds: A Place to Grow Your Money......................................
Be patient..............................................................
Add regularly to your stock investments.................................
Table of Contents №
Stocks and Funds........................................................213
Stock funds reduce risk and increase returns.......................213
How stock funds make money.........................................215
Stock fund choices.................................................216
The Best Stock Funds....................................................218
Mixing it up: Recommended hybrid funds.............................218
Computers amok: Recommended index funds............................222
Recommended U.S.-focused stock funds...............................224
Recommended international funds....................................230
One of a kind: Recommended specialty funds.........................233
“Socially Responsible” Funds.......................................... 236
The problems with socially responsible funds.......................236
It’s a small world after all.......................................237
To top if off, lagging performance.................................237
Ways to express your social concerns...............................238
Chapter 10: Working It Out — Sample Portfolios..............................239
Starting Out............................................................240
Beginning at ground zero: Melinda..................................240
Silencing student loans: Stacey the student........................242
Living month to month with debt: Mobile Mark.......................244
Competing goals: Gina and George...................................246
Wanting lots and lotsa money: Pat and Chris........................249
Changing Goals and Starting Over........................................250
Funding education: The Waltons.....................................251
Rolling over (but not playing dead): Cathy.........................253
Wishing for higher interest rates: Nell, the near retiree..........254
Lovin’ retirement: Noel and Patricia...............................256
Dealing with a Mountain.................................................258
I got money, lots and lotsa money: Cash-rich Chuck.................258
Inheritances: Loaded Liz...........................................260
Chapter 11: Application, Transfer, and Other Neat Forms.....................263
Non-Retirement Accounts.................................................264
Application basics ...............................................264
Discount brokerage accounts........................................269
Retirement Account Paperwork............................................276
Retirement account applications....................................276
Stuff to do before transferring retirement accounts................279
Retirement account transfer forms..................................283
Automatic Investing Forms...............................................286
Other Safety Nets.......................................................288
Mutual Funds For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Part Ilf: Maintaining a Great Fund Portfolio 289
Chapter 12: Evaluating Your Funds: Sell, Hold, or Buy More? 291
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