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Mutual Funds For Dummies, 8th Edition

Published 05-16-2022

With straightforward advice and specific, up-to-date mutual fund recommendations, personal finance expert Eric Tyson helps you avoid fund-investing pitfalls and maximize your chances of success. This newly revised and updated edition offers expanded coverage of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and a discussion of online investment managers, including "roboadvisors."

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Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies

Published 12-02-2021

<b>Become an ETF expert with this up-to-date investment guide</b> <p>Want to expand your portfolio beyond stocks and mutual funds? (Of course you do, you smart investor you.) Then take a look at exchange-traded funds (ETFs)! A cross between an index fund and a stock, they're transparent, easy to trade, and tax-efficient. They're also enticing because they consist of a bundle of assets (such as an index, sector, or commodity), so diversifying your portfolio is easy. You might have even seen them offered in your 401(k) or 529 college plan. <p><i>Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies</i> is your primer on ETFs. It gives you an insider (the legal kind!) perspective on the investment process, starting with an overview of ETFs and how they differ from stocks and mutual funds. The book also helps you measure risk and add on to your portfolio, and offers advice on how to avoid the mistakes even professionals sometimes make. Throughout, you'll also find plenty of tips, tricks, and even sample portfolios to set you up on the right path for investment success. <p>With <i>Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies,</i> you will: <ul> <li>Find out exactly what exchange-traded funds are and why they make good investments</li> <li>Mix and match stock portfolios to diversify yours</li> <li>Go beyond stocks for maximum diversification: bonds, real estate, and commodity ETFs</li> <li>Maintain your portfolio for future growth</li> </ul> <p>With the tricks of the trade in <i>Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies,</i> you can easily apply the knowledge you gain to turn good investments into great ones. Happy earning!

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Exchange-Traded Funds For Canadians For Dummies

Published 07-23-2013

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are an increasingly popular part of the investing landscape, being less volatile than individual stocks, cheaper than most mutual funds, and subject to minimal taxation. But how do you use this financial product to diversify your investments in today's ever-changing market? Exchange-Traded Funds For Canadians For Dummies shows you in plain English how to weigh your options and pick the ETF that's right for you. It tells Canadian investors everything you need to know about building a lean, mean portfolio and optimizing your profits.

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Hedge Funds For Dummies

Published 10-30-2006

If you want to diversify your portfolio and lower your risk exposure with hedge funds, here&#8217;s what you should know: <i>Hedge Funds For Dummies</i> explains all the different types of funds, explores the pros and cons of funds as an investment, shows you how to find a good broker, and much more. <p>Authored by Ann Logue, a financial writer and hedge fund specialist, this handy, friendly guide covers all the bases for investors of all levels. Whether you&#8217;re just building your first portfolio or you&#8217;ve been investing for years, you&#8217;ll find everything you need to know inside:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>What a hedge fund is and what it does</li> <li>How hedge funds are structured</li> <li>Determining whether a hedge fund is right for your portfolio</li> <li>Calculating investment risk and return</li> <li>Short- and long-term tax issues</li> <li>Developing a hedge fund investment strategy</li> <li>Monitoring and profiting on macroeconomic trends</li> <li>Evaluating fund performance</li> <li>Evaluating hedge fund management</li> </ul> <p>If you&#8217;re investing for the future, you definitely want to minimize your risk and maximize your returns. A balanced portfolio with hedge funds is one of the best ways to achieve that sort of balance. This book walks you step by step through the process of evaluating and choosing funds, incorporating them into your portfolio in the right amounts, and making sure they give you the returns you expect and deserve. You&#8217;ll learn all the ins and outs of funds, including:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>What kind of fees you should expect to pay</li> <li>Picking a hedge fund advisor or broker</li> <li>Fulfilling paperwork and purchasing requirements</li> <li>Performing technical analysis and reading the data</li> <li>How to withdraw funds and handle the taxes</li> <li>Tracking fund performance yourself or through reporting services</li> <li>Hedge fund strategies for smaller portfolios</li> <li>Performing due diligence on funds that interest you</li> </ul> <p>This friendly, to-the-point resource includes information you can&#8217;t do without, including sample portfolios that show you how to invest wisely. Hedge funds are an important part of every balanced portfolio, and this friendly guide tells how to use them to your best advantage. With important resources, vital information, and commonsense advice, <i>Hedge Funds For Dummies</i> is the perfect resource for every investor interested in hedge funds.</p>

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