A fresh look at the ever-changing world of mutual funds Like all investment instruments, mutual funds continue to evolve. In the last decade however, there has been plenty of change, including market capitalization, the introduction of new types of funds, and the expansion of the mutual fund model to include investments in commodities. Getting Started in Mutual Funds, Second Edition offers a completely updated look at this popular investment vehicle, including everything from Morningstar's new matrix of evaluating a fund's investment style to implementing mutual funds into long-term investment strategies in retirement plans. Throughout the book, author Alvin Hall also focuses on the basics, like how to read a prospectus, how to evaluate ongoing fees and expenses, and how to gauge a fund's performance. Acquaints you with the various types of mutual funds and how they are structured Explains important mutual fund terms and concepts New chapters include information on exchange-traded funds and how they compare to mutual funds in terms of performance, risk and fees Reveals how to assess a fund manager's investment style and its impact on your returns Gain a better understanding of mutual funds and maximize your investment returns with Getting Started in Mutual Funds, Second Edition.
Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Second Edition removes the veil of secrecy surrounding hedge funds and provides investors with a complete and highly accessible introduction to the world of hedge funds. Filled with comprehensive updates and additions, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Second Edition offers readers the latest information about this continuously growing area of finance. It outlines how hedge funds operate, guidelines for choosing a hedge fund, strategies for fund managers, new investors can get in on the action, and much more. Unlike the technology bubble of the late twentieth century, which lasted a mere three years, hedge funds are here to stay and Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Second Edition has everything readers need to know to benefit from this lucrative investment vehicle.
The book on hedge fund basics, completely updated to reflect today’s post-crisis industry The hedge fund industry has been reeling in the wake of recent Ponzi schemes and insider trading scandals as well as the loss of billions of dollars in assets under management due to fund closures. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition focuses on the current state of the industry; how hedge funds did or did not survive the subprime and subsequent credit crisis; and, what the future holds for investors. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition also provides readers with a brief overview of the industry's history, and describes the inner-workings of these complex investment vehicles, including how to start a hedge fund, and what new regulations means for managers and investors. • Profiles 10 highly successful hedge fund managers • Addresses the Madoff scandal, as well as other lesser known Ponzi schemes, and analyzes the ripple effect felt throughout the industry as a result of these and other scandals Despite the performance of some of these funds in the last few years, hedge funds are here to stay. In this Third Edition, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Strachman provides an updated «how-to» guide for investors interested in hedge funds in this era of «new normal.»
AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. The hedge fund industry has been reeling in the wake of recent Ponzi schemes and insider trading scandals as well as the loss of billions of dollars in assets under management due to fund closures. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition focuses on the current state of the industry; how hedge funds did or did not survive the subprime and subsequent credit crisis; and, what the future holds for investors. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition also provides readers with a brief overview of the industry's history, and describes the inner-workings of these complex investment vehicles, including how to start a hedge fund, and what new regulations means for managers and investors. Profiles 10 highly successful hedge fund managers Addresses the Madoff scandal, as well as other lesser known Ponzi schemes, and analyzes the ripple effect felt throughout the industry as a result of these and other scandals Despite the performance of some of these funds in the last few years, hedge funds are here to stay. In this Third Edition, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Strachman provides an updated «how-to» guide for investors interested in hedge funds in this era of «new normal.»
AN ACCESSIBLE INTRODUCTION TO ETFs GETTING STARTED IN Exchange Traded Funds «Todd Lofton delivers what he promises with an approach and advice that has the footprint of an experienced trader. Instead of addressing dummies,' he's written a book for the intelligent investor who is inexperienced using ETFs. It progresses through every area, from passive positions to options, in a way that makes you comfortable trading. You can see that the way he gives experienced advice at the end puts this book on a higher plane.» – Perry Kaufman, author of New Trading Systems and Methods, Fourth Edition «Todd Lofton has helped many investors get started in futures and options trading by turning complex subjects into clearly written magazine articles and books over the last 35 years. He has done it again with this book on ETFs, one of the hottest new investment areas. Anyone who is contemplating investing in stocks or mutual funds should check out his easy-to-understand explanation of ETFs, how to use them, and how they can play a valuable role in an investment portfolio.» – Darrell Jobman, Editor in Chief, TradingEducation.com, former editor of Futures magazine «The ETF market is exploding! With so many under-performing mutual funds, investing in ETFs is truly the intelligent way to invest. This is a great primer for anyone interested in understanding this market better.» – Chris Osborne, CFP, Senior Vice President- Wealth Management, Smith Barney First Launched in 1193, exchange traded funds (ETFs) continue to attract the interest of investors around the world. ETFs low costs, tax efficiencies, and liquidity make them ideal investment vehicles. If you're interested in ETFs but don't know where to begin, Getting Started in Exchange Traded Funds is the book for you. Written in a straightforward and easy-to-read manner, this practical guide clearly explains the ins-and-outs of ETFs. With only a sprinkling of math and no complicated jargon, Getting Started in Exchange Traded Funds will help you: * Look for an ETF that best matches a particular investment objective * Evaluate a particular ETFs performance * Forecast ETF prices with basic technical and fundamental analysis * Use ETFs for hedging * Employ options and futures on ETFs in a variety of trading strategies * Use ETFs for both long-term positions and day trading * And much more Filled with practical advice and illustrative examples, Getting Started in Exchange Traded Funds shows you how ETFs can make it easier for you to achieve your personal financial goals.
Position your portfolio for growth with one of America's bestselling mutual fund books Are you looking for a trusted resource to help you add mutual funds to your investment strategy? With straightforward advice and a plethora of specific, up-to-date mutual fund recommendations, personal finance expert Eric Tyson helps you avoid fund-investing pitfalls and maximize your chances of success. Newly revised and updated, Mutual Funds For Dummies quickly and easily helps you pick the best funds, assemble and maintain your portfolio, and evaluate your funds' performance. In no time, it gets you up and running on exchange-traded funds, tax laws affecting investments in funds, how to evaluate different fund-investing strategies, and much more. Plan and implement a successful investment strategy that includes mutual funds Avoid fund-investing pitfalls Find the best-managed funds that match your financial goals Select among mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and other investing options Complemented with sample fund portfolios and updated forms that show you exactly how to accomplish your financial goals, this is your trusted resource for planning and implementing a successful investment strategy that includes mutual funds.
An authoritative, must-read guide to making more informed decisions about mutual funds Providing a balance of theory and application, this authoritative book will enable you to evaluate the various performance and risk attributes of mutual funds. It covers a broad range of topics, including understanding the advantages and disadvantages of mutual funds, evaluating stock/bond allocations within fund portfolios, assessing fund diversification risk, measuring fund returns and risk, and making fund buy/sell decisions. While informative chapters combine clear summaries of existing research with practical guidelines for mutual fund analysis, step-by-step decision checklists guide you through the selection of various mutual funds. Puts the risks and rewards of mutual fund investing in perspective Skillfully examines how to select and evaluate the best mutual funds Outlines mutual fund service advantages and disadvantages Discusses the long- and short-term effectiveness of mutual funds Covering major theoretical and management issues in mutual fund analysis and portfolio management, this book is an authoritative guide.
The seminal work on mutual funds investing is now a Wiley Investment Classic Certain books have redefined the way we view the world of finance and investing—books that should be on every investor’s shelf. Bogle On Mutual Funds—the definitive work on mutual fund investing by one of finance’s great luminaries—is just such a work, and has been added to the catalog of Wiley’s Investment Classic collection. Updated with a new introduction by expert John Bogle, this comprehensive book provides investors with the wisdom of the pioneer of mutual funds to help you identify and execute the ideal mutual fund investment choices for your portfolio. The former Vanguard Chief Executive, Bogle has long been mutual funds' most outspoken critic; in this classic book, he provides guidance on what you should and shouldn't believe when it comes to mutual funds, along with the story of persistence and perseverance that led to this seminal work. You'll learn the differences between common stock, bond, money market, and balanced funds, and why a passively managed «index» fund is a smarter investment than a fund managed by someone making weighted bets on individual securities, sectors, and the economy. Bogle reveals the truth behind the advertising, the mediocre performance, and selfishness, and highlights the common mistakes many investors make. Consider the risks and rewards of investing in mutual funds Learn how to choose between the four basic types of funds Choose the lower-cost, more reliable investment structure See through misleading advertising, and watch out for pitfalls Take a look into this timeless classic and let Bogle On Mutual Funds show you how to invest in mutual funds the right way, with the expert perspective of an industry leader.
Getting a Job in Hedge Funds offers targeted advice for those looking to break into the hedge fund business. With this book, you’ll learn where hedge funds traditionally look for new candidates, what sort of experience is needed to set yourself up for a position, and what can be done to improve your chances of getting into a hedge fund. If you’re seriously considering a career in hedge funds, this book can help you secure a position in this profitable field.
John C. Bogle shares his extensive insights on investing in mutual funds Since the first edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds was published in 1999, much has changed, and no one is more aware of this than mutual fund pioneer John Bogle. Now, in this completely updated Second Edition, Bogle returns to take another critical look at the mutual fund industry and help investors navigate their way through the staggering array of investment alternatives that are available to them. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliable resource examines the fundamentals of mutual fund investing in today's turbulent market environment and offers timeless advice in building an investment portfolio. Along the way, Bogle shows you how simplicity and common sense invariably trump costly complexity, and how a low cost, broadly diversified portfolio is virtually assured of outperforming the vast majority of Wall Street professionals over the long-term. Written by respected mutual fund industry legend John C. Bogle Discusses the timeless fundamentals of investing that apply in any type of market Reflects on the structural and regulatory changes in the mutual fund industry Other titles by Bogle: The Little Book of Common Sense Investing and Enough. Securing your financial future has never seemed more difficult, but you'll be a better investor for having read the Second Edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds.
Mutual funds offer investors a diverse portfolio in a single investment, which is critical in an uncertain economy. Although ideal for buyers who don’t want to tackle the stock market alone, mutual funds can still be intimidating, with a bewildering array of options. And now that foreign content regulations for RRSPs have been lifted, Canadians have even more choices. Mutual Fund Investing For Canadians For Dummies explains it all, from the basics – what is a mutual fund? – to the not-so-basic – are index funds better than managed funds? Is my MER cutting into my ROI? With information on how mutual funds can be a vital and profitable component of everyone’s retirement plans and how they can help readers build their wealth inside their tax-free savings account, this friendly guide offers the principles Canadians need to know in order to be informed and successful mutual fund investors. “This book is easy and even fun to read. … Mutual Fund Investing For Canadians For Dummies is worth the investment if you are looking to build a fund portfolio that suits your needs and will give you healthy, long-term returns.” Jeff Dupuis, money.canoe.ca
The essential guide to getting a 401(k) plan back on track While a majority of workers have money invested in their 401(k) plans-and are relying on these funds for retirement-few truly understand how to manage and maintain these accounts, especially during the recent economic downturn. In 2008 alone, most 401(k) holdings declined by twenty percent. These losses, compounded by plan changes, have only led to more confusion. The Second Edition of Getting Started in Rebuilding Your 401(k) Account offers up-to-date answers to frequently asked questions regarding these accounts and contains simple strategies for improving 401(k) returns-including moving money out of company stock, rolling over plans when leaving an employer, and moving some holdings to FDIC insured banks. Explains the basics of 401(k) plans from what they are to how they work Discusses new rules in the 401 (k) arena, from automatic enrollment to how plans can be taxed Includes information on setting financial goals and choosing the investments that are right for you 401(k) plans have become a significant source of retirement funds for many. Learn how to make the most of them with the Second Edition of Getting Started in Rebuilding Your 401(k) Account.
Your plain-English guide to understanding and using technical chart patterns Chart pattern analysis is not only one of the most important investing tools, but also one of the most popular. Filled with expert insights and practical advice from one of the best in the business, Getting Started in Chart Patterns, Second Edition helps new and seasoned traders alike profit by tracking and identifying specific chart patterns. Substantially revised and expanded, this new edition stay true to the original, with author Thomas Bulkowski's frank discussion of how trading behavior can affect the bottom line. Interwoven throughout the technical presentations are fascinating anecdotes drawn from the author's quarter-century as a professional trader that vividly demonstrate how one of the best in the business leverages the power of chart patterns. Includes additional charts for ETFs and mutual funds Introduces more than 40 key chart formations, as well as trading tactics that can be used in conjunction with them Supplies actual trades, with their corresponding dollar amounts If you're looking to gain a better understanding of this discipline, look no further than the Second Edition of Getting Started in Chart Patterns.
AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. While a majority of workers have money invested in their 401(k) plans-and are relying on these funds for retirement-few truly understand how to manage and maintain these accounts, especially during the recent economic downturn. In 2008 alone, most 401(k) holdings declined by twenty percent. These losses, compounded by plan changes, have only led to more confusion. The Second Edition of Getting Started in Rebuilding Your 401(k) Account offers up-to-date answers to frequently asked questions regarding these accounts and contains simple strategies for improving 401(k) returns-including moving money out of company stock, rolling over plans when leaving an employer, and moving some holdings to FDIC insured banks. Explains the basics of 401(k) plans from what they are to how they work Discusses new rules in the 401 (k) arena, from automatic enrollment to how plans can be taxed Includes information on setting financial goals and choosing the investments that are right for you 401(k) plans have become a significant source of retirement funds for many. Learn how to make the most of them with the Second Edition of Getting Started in Rebuilding Your 401(k) Account.
A Highly Visual Guide To Developing A Personal Forex Trading Strategy Getting Started In Forex Trading Strategies «A great next step to read for the beginning trader. It contains practical advice and resources on trading FOREX that only come with experience.» -Derek Ching, President, Hawaii Forex «We have members from over 125 countries on our Web site and plan to make Getting Started in ForexTrading Strategies a 'must read' for those looking to trade the FOREX market. It is good to see a book that emphasizes the importance of other elements, such as money management, which are crucial to master if one is to stay in this game. Well done!» -Jay Meisler, cofounder, Global-View.com Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Getting Started in Forex Trading Strategies is a highly visual guide to foreign exchange trading that introduces you to the Codex Method-a proven process that allows you to tailor a trading strategy to your own personal preferences. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this reliable resource opens with a brief overview of traditional FOREX strategies. From here, author Michael Duane Archer outlines his own personal codex-as he guides you through the process of developing yours-and reveals how to use this approach to make, monitor, and exit a trade. Along the way, Archer reveals the best ways to implement your strategy and discusses the importance of consistently keeping trading records. In his previous book, Getting Started in Currency Trading, Archer set a solid foundation for trading the currency market by illustrating how it operated. Now, with Getting Started in Forex Trading Strategies, Archer goes a step further by showing you how to cultivate a personal trading strategy that will allow you to succeed within this dynamic environment.