Index Investing For Dummies
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Part I: The (Mostly) Nonviolent Indexing Revolution.
Chapter 1: What Indexing Is . . . and Isn’t.
Chapter 2: A Short History of the Index and Index Investing.
Chapter 3: Why Indexing Works — and Works So Darned Well.
Chapter 4: Why Everyone Isn’t Indexing.
Chapter 5: A New Era Begins: ETFs and Alternative Indexes.
Part II: Getting to Know Your Index Fund Choices.
Chapter 6: The Basic Index Investing Components.
Chapter 7: Investing in Stock Indexes: Your Gateway to Growth.
Chapter 8: Investing in Bond Indexes: Protecting Your Principal.
Chapter 9: Diversifying Your Portfolio with Commodity, REIT, and Other Indexes.
Part III: Drawing a Blueprint for Your Index Portfolio.
Chapter 10: Finding a Happy Home for Your Money.
Chapter 11: Developing Your Broad Investment Goals.
Chapter 12: Fine-Tuning Your Index Selections.
Chapter 13: Mixing and Matching Passive and Active Investing.
Chapter 14: Making Your Final Investment Decisions.
Chapter 15: A Bevy of Sample Index Portfolios.
Part IV: Ensuring Happy Returns.
Chapter 16: Buying and Holding: Boring, But It Really Works.
Chapter 17: Seeking Additional Assistance from Professionals . . . Carefully.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Deal with the Temptation to Beat the Market.
Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Screw Up a Perfectly Good Index Portfolio.
Chapter 20: Ten Q & As with John Bogle, Father of Index Investing.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: A Select List of Index Mutual Funds.
Appendix B: A Select List of Exchange-Traded Funds.
Appendix C: Helpful Web Resources for the Smart Index Investor.