Mutual Funds For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2011 - Business & Economics - 408 pages
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Expanded coverage of ETFs, fund alternatives, and Internet research

Cash in on the latest wealth-building techniques with America's #1 best-selling mutual fund book

Want to make the most of mutual funds? Personal finance expert Eric Tyson shares his time-tested investing advice, as well as updates to his fund recommendations and revised coverage of tax law changes, in this user-friendly resource. Sample fund portfolios and updated forms show you exactly how to accomplish your financial goals.

  • Pick the best funds and avoid losers
  • Assemble and maintain a portfolio

  • Evaluate your funds' performance

  • Track and invest in funds online

  • Fix common fund problems

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Mutual Funds Sharing Risks and Rewards
7
Mutual Funds Strengths and Weaknesses
23
Funding Your Financial Plans
39
Evaluating Alternatives to Funds
55
ExchangeTraded Funds and Other Fund Lookalikes
67
Hedge Funds and Other Managed Alternatives
77
Separating the Best from the Rest
85
Stock Funds Meeting Your LongerTerm Needs
207
Working It Out Sample Portfolios
237
Applications Transfers and Other Useful Forms
261
Keeping Current and Informed
279
The Taxing Side of Mutual Funds
299
Common Fund Problems and How to Fix Them
315
Fund Ratings and Forecasters
325
Harnessing Your Computers Power
339

Investigating the Statement of Additional Information SAI
121
Buying Funds from the Best Firms
123
Establishing a Great Fund Portfolio
141
Money Market Funds Beating the Bank
163
Bond Funds When Boring Is Beautiful
179
Ten Common FundInvesting Mistakes
349
Ten FundInvesting Fears to Conquer
353
Ten Tips on Hiring a Financial Adviser
359
Recommended Fund Companies
367
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About the author (2011)

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, a syndicated columnist, and theauthor of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, investing, real estate, and taxes.

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