Investing For Dummies

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Wiley, Dec 3, 2008 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
30 Reviews
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

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Good overview of investing. - Goodreads
Back to basics, great intro guide. - Goodreads
Good overview of the basics. - Goodreads
Great intro into the investing world when I was 18! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kirk Bozeman - Goodreads

Good book, but pretty basic. If you're looking for good basic advice on mutual funds, financial and personal benefits of starting your own business, etc. this is a great primer. Read full review

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User Review  - torque - Goodreads

Great advice for anybody. Seemingly unbiased. Although it targets Americans I'm sure everybody will benefit from the philosophy in this book. I'm sure the advice and time spend reading will easily pay back financially. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized financial counselor, a syndicated columnist, and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, investing, real estate, and taxes. He has been featured in hundreds of local and national publications and media outlets.

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