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All About Mutual Funds : The Easy Way to Get Started - Bruce Jacobs

All About Mutual Funds

The Easy Way to Get Started

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Published: 1st January 2001
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This guide aims to provide objective, time-tested methods for evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of investing in mutual funds to determine the best for your needs. It covers items including the various types available, how to use the Internet for mutual fund investing and strategies for maximizing your return of investment. The second, expanded edition includes extensive changes based on the Internet as a tool for investing, from how to find the best information to how to harvest on-line. The new material also includes risk tolerance tests and risk control techniques.

Preface
Introduction
What Are Mutual Funds?p. 1
Mutual Fund Classificationsp. 10
Types of Mutual Fundsp. 17
Load Versus No-Load Mutual Fundsp. 38
Advantages of Mutual Fund Investingp. 47
Risks in Mutual Fund Investingp. 57
Investment Companiesp. 67
The Prospectusp. 76
How to Open a Mutual Fund Accountp. 85
Registering a Mutual Fund Accountp. 92
Making Subsequent Investment Purchasesp. 100
Strategies to Maximize Return on Investmentp. 107
Tracking a Fund's Performancep. 122
Services Provided by Mutual Fund Companiesp. 140
Costs of Ownershipp. 156
Tax Issuesp. 166
Developing a Model Portfoliop. 183
Is Mutual Fund Investing for Me?p. 192
Mutual Fund Investing via the Internetp. 203
Epiloguep. 208
Non-Technical Magazines and Newspapersp. 217
Mutual Fund Listings in Newspapersp. 218
Addresses and Toll-Free Telephone Numbers of Selected Fundsp. 222
The Miracle of Compoundingp. 225
Calculating Return on Investmentp. 227
Bibliographyp. 231
Glossary of Mutual Fund Termsp. 233
Indexp. 241
About the Authorp. 257
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ISBN: 9780071376785
ISBN-10: 007137678X
Series: All About Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.2 x 22.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised