Mary Farrell's Beyond the Basics: How to Invest Your Money, Now that You Know a Thing Or Two

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Simon and Schuster, 2000 - Business & Economics - 290 pages
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If you have ever worried -- and who hasn't? -- whether the investment decisions you are making are the right ones, then "Mary Farrell's Beyond the Basics" can help you cut through the clutter of conflicting advice and reach a new level of successful investing.

Mary Farrell is famous for her investment advice, not only in her work as an investment strategist and managing director of PaineWebber, but also as one of the panelists and occasional substitute host of "Wall $treet Week With Louis Rukeyser." Building on the knowledge you already have, she offers new ways of thinking about your money and tells you which investment strategies can make mega-differences in your investment results. Her book covers everything from mutual funds and fixed-income investments to important retirement -- and estate -- planning vehicles such as bypass trusts. She details the crucial process of organizing goals, developing a framework for sophisticated asset allocation, and then selecting and monitoring investments -- always deepening your level of knowledge.

Mary Farrell recognizes that few investors can anticipate short-term movements in the stock market successfully and make money by constantly buying and selling shares. Instead of wasting all your waking hours monitoring scores of economic variables and dozens of financial markets, you will learn a safer, simpler way to profit through thematic investing over the long term. Farrell reveals the major trends that will radically reshape the American economy and offer opportunities for investors who are prepared and who know where to look.

Investment risk is an area that is difficult to measure accurately, even by professionals, but one of theunique features of this book is the risk/reward ratio it provides for virtually every major type of investment. Packed with practical strategies, proven techniques, and fresh insights, "Mary Farrell's Beyond the Basics" can become the key to your investment success.

 

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Contents

Building on What You Already Know
11
Reviewing the Basics
15
Successful Investing Defined
17
Gaining the Edge
25
Diversification Asset Allocation and Risk
46
Easy to Find Hard to Evaluate
56
A Tool Not a Strategy
68
Creating the Best Financial Team
77
Why Thematic Investing Can Give You an Edge
96
The Efficient Way
128
Using Mutual Funds Strategically
143
Getting the Most Out of Your FixedIncome
163
A Discussion for Everyone
198
Managing Your Investments for Tomorrow
217
Strategies That Work
258
Where Do We Go from Here?
274

Managing Your Investments for Today
89
Finding the Right Fit
91
Acknowledgments
281
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About the author (2000)

Mary Farrell is an investment strategist, managing director, and member of the Investment Policy Committee of PaineWebber, Inc., one of the nation's leading securities firms. Ms. Farrell brings more than twenty-eight years of experience as an investment analyst to her frequent seminars across the country, and she is frequently quoted in leading business publications and seen on national television networks as a prominent stock-market expert. A regular panelist and a designated guest host of Wall $treet Week With Louis Rukeyser, she is also a trustee of New York University and serves on the Board of Overseers of its Stern School of Business. Ms. Farrell is married and has homes in Manhattan and Connecticut.

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