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Product Details

  • Series: --For dummies
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc (January 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568842260
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568842264
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,537,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

"Chock-full of useful examples and advice for both new and experienced investors." Christian Science Monitor Your complete guide to mutual funds! "You don't have to be a novice to like Mutual Funds For Dummies…. Eric Tyson clearly has a mastery of his subject." — Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine "Eric Tyson is far and away the best writer, most readable author, and most honest and intelligent voice in America today in the areas of personal finance and mutual fund investing." — David Diaman, Enrolled Agent, San Rafael, CA "Injects common sense into the dizzying world of mutual funds." — Oakland Tribune

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Make your money work for you — invest in funds intelligently Cash in on the advice and wisdom of personal finance expert Eric Tyson. Whether you're planning your retirement or just trying to keep your nest egg from going to the birds, you can't go wrong when you invest in Mutual Funds For Dummies®.

Discover how to: Pick the best funds and avoid losers Assemble and maintain a portfolio Select the best stock funds for growth Choose bond and money funds Access mutual fund information online

Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, syndicated columnist, and the author of bestelling For Dummies® books on personal finance, investing, taxes, and home buying. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Eric Tyson is a best-selling personal finance book author and has penned five national best sellers. He is also the only author to have four of his books simultaneously on Business Week's business book bestseller list.

His Personal Finance for Dummies, a Wall Street Journal best-seller, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Business Book of the Year. Eric's syndicated newspaper column is read by millions of readers weekly. He is a former columnist and award-winning journalist for the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle. His website, www.erictyson.com, rocketed into the top one percent of financial websites within its first year of operation.

Eric's work has been featured and quoted in hundreds of local and national publications and media outlets including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Money, Worth, Parenting, USA Today and on the NBC Today Show, ABC, Fox News, CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report, CNN, and on CBS national radio, NPR's Marketplace Money and Bloomberg Business Radio. He's also been a featured speaker at a White House conference on retirement planning.

Tired of working as a management consultant to Fortune 500 financial service firms which more interested in maximizing short-term profits than in providing sound financial products and services, Eric founded in 1990 the nation's first financial counseling firm which works exclusively on an hourly basis. He started his new company with a simple mission: to provide objective, cost-effective personal financial advice, especially to non-wealthy Americans. Through family and friends, Eric had seen many otherwise intelligent people make horrendous mistakes in managing their money, in part, because the failure of our schools and colleges to teach personal finance.

In addition to his counseling work, Eric also hoped to make an impact in the writing and media fields. Much of the personal finance writing and reporting he saw and heard was biased, jargon-laden and, in some cases, filled with bad advice. For example, rather than telling people the hard truth - that one must live within one's means as a prerequisite to building wealth - many publications offer up hyped and unrealistic "get rich without making sacrifices or taking risk" type approaches.

In addition to his writing and counseling, Eric also taught the nation's most highly attended personal financial management course at the University of California. He has spoken at many corporations and non-profits. His educational background includes having earned his bachelor's degree in economics at Yale and an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Eric is the only best-selling personal finance author who has an extensive background as an hourly-based financial planner and who does not accept speaking fees, endorsement deals or fees of any type from companies in the financial services industry or product or service providers recommended in his articles, books and his publications.

Customer Reviews

It is so well written that I asked myself many times while reading what this book had to do with the "Dummies" series.
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This book is very well-written, and provides and excellent approach for the novice to not-so-novice investor looking for explanations and advice.
yanoff@alumni.cs.uwm.edu
I do highly recommend this book for anyone who doesn't think he/she could benefit from a "dummies" book, I'm now a believer.
C. Vaughn

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170 of 173 people found the following review helpful By +++ on May 31, 2000
Format: Paperback
"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.Read more ›
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By mpozner on November 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
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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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 1998
Format: Paperback
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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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Jeffery Steele on August 23, 2002
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This book is an excellent guide to the world of mutual funds. Eric Tyson does a service to beginning investors by steering them towards the modest goal of getting the same return as the market by investing in low-fee, low turnover mutual funds (preferably index funds).
Tyson covers nearly everything in this book, from how to build a portfolio, to what returns you can reasonably expect, to where to buy the funds. He covers stock funds, bond funds, and money market funds, and shows how you can evaluate them. He does all of this in easy-to-read prose.

I have one small complaint about the book. If Tyson is not paid by Vanguard, he should be. I can understand that given its dedication to low cost and its unique corporate structure among brokerages, Vanguard might be the best place around to buy mutual funds, but Tyson should have made a point to back off just a bit on highlighting the company so egregiously to avoid the appearance of being the company's shill.
But despite this small lapse, I believe Tyson has the best interests of people who want to make a little money for retirement, their children's education, or some other modest goal, but aren't comfortable speculating. He encourages that healthy skepticism towards their ability to make a quick buck and instead teaches them to invest in a way they can have reasonable confidence -- instead of an irrational exuberance -- that they will get the expected return on their money.
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 5, 1999
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Bought this book as a gift for my son ---gives a good understanding to the novice investor on what mutual funds are and how they work. Very well written. I also highly recommend More Wealth without Risk and Financial Self Defense by Charles Givens. The chapters on Powerful Investing in MoreWealth without Risk in paticular offer more complex strategies than what Mr Tyson offers here. I highly recommend Mr Tyson's book toanyone interested in getting started in mutual fund investing...hen pick up Givens books for the real meat.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 1999
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How many people out there have no clue about mutual funds? I belonged to that mass until I read this book! My situation was what to do with the money slowing accumulating in my employee retirement fund; and if your employer is like mine, it's put by default in some lame savings account. This book explains in a clear simple manner what the big deal is about mutual funds. As such it's directed for beginning investors, probably in their 20's and 30's. It's a long book, but easily digested in just a few nights. This will help you put together a reasonable portfolio and make you the envy of your co-workers!
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