Mutual Funds For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)) Reviews

Mutual Funds For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))

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Position your portfolio for growth with one of America’s bestselling mutual fund booksIndicators are pointing to a rebound in mutual funds, and investors are returning! Newly revised and updated, Mutual Funds For Dummies, 6th Edition, provides you with expert insight on how to find the best-managed funds that match your financial goals. With straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date fund recommendations, personal finance expert Eric Tyson helps you avoid fund-investing pitfall

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  1. +++ says:
    142 of 143 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    a book you cannot be disappointed with, May 31, 2000
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    +++ (OR, United States) –

    “Mutual funds for dummies” is the third book from the “Dummies” series I got my hands on. Reading the first two was a waste of time, and frankly speaking I did not expect much from this one either. However, this book was a pleasant surprise, which changed my opinion on the “Dummies” books. The first half of the book is a comprehensive study of the basics of mutual funds and of the criteria for evaluating their performance and selecting the best funds. It is so well written that I asked myself many times while reading what this book had to do with the “Dummies” series. I got the answer to this question at the end of the book, where the author offers detailed instructions which funds can be recommended to start with, how to obtain and fill out an application form, how to understand statements from the fund, and finally how to calculate your taxes at the end of the year. This book is indeed a benchmark which other books from the “Dummies” series should be compared with: a combination of sufficiently detailed information for those who want to know what they are doing, with step-by-step instructions and detailed advice for those who want to get started right away and do not have the time or the background to study the possible options and make their own independent picks of the funds. Another impressive aspect of this book is that the author makes every attempt to convince the readers not only look into the performance of individual investment vehicles, but also to take into account their individual financial situation, such as long and short term financial goals, tax brackets, availability of retirement accounts, etc. Most other books leave this important aspect completely out of the scope. Finally, Eric Tyson offers a very realistic approach: he makes an excellent job convincing the readers that one does not have to have an MBA to be a successful investor, he explains why mutual funds is possibly the best option for the most of us, he is very frank with the readers as what returns one can (and should) expect from an investment, and finally he suggests the ways how these returns can be reached by offering a choice of 30-40 decent funds. It is hard to get disappointed with this book!

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  2. mpozner says:
    52 of 54 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Practical mutual fund suggestions you can use today, November 30, 1999
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    mpozner (Atlanta, GA) –

    After having read many mutual fund books over the last 7 years, this one cuts through the complexity to give you down to earth suggestions you can use. He names funds to buy and some not to buy. He clearly explains the impact of low operating expenses on total return. He is not afraid to criticize financial newsletters and the Morningstar rating system (it has not done very well in predicting future performance). Best mutual fund book I have read.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    58 of 62 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A Good Primer For Beginning Mutual Fund Investors, October 3, 1998
    By A Customer

    Eric Tyson has put together a very good book for new Mutual Fund Investors. This book will act as a “coach” to get new investors going and growing a portfolio of mutuals. For even more powerful strategies, I strongly recommend “Mutual Fund Strategies” by J.W. Dicks and “More Wealth without Risk” by Charles Givens. These books will “turbo charge” your portfolio.

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