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Dun & Bradstreet guide to $your investments$ : 1999
Dunnan, Nancy.
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Publication Information:
New York : HarperPerennial, [1999]

Physical Description:
xi, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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A reliable source for more than forty years, the Dun & Bradstreet Guide to $Your Investments$ remains an invaluable tool--for both the novice investor and the financial pro--as we approach the Millennium.

Special Features for 1999

Complete coverage of the 1997 tax act Investing on-line from your office or home How to avoid investment scams and getting ripped off Paying for college and college loans Benefiting from the new IRA rulings Understanding and taking advantage of the high-risk Asian situation Making plans for an active or working retirement

Author Notes

Nancy Dunnan is one of the nation's most respected financial advisers. In addition to her appearances on CNN and CNBC, regular column in Your Money magazine, and on-line presence with PR Newswire, Ms. Dunnan is the author of numerous books on personal finance, including How to Invest $50-$5,000 and Never Call Your Broker on Monday and 300 Other Financial Lessons You Can't Afford Not to Know.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Part 1 Getting Started Investing
1 Special Advice for 1999p. 7
2 Building Your Own Investment Pyramidp. 12
3 Finding Safe Places for Your Money: Banks, Money Market Funds, CDs, and Credit Unionsp. 20
4 Protecting Your Cash and Your Investmentsp. 31
5 Moving from Saver to Investorp. 43
6 Investing with Mutual Fundsp. 56
7 Using Closed-End Fundsp. 75
The Investor's Almanac for 1999p. 79
How to Protect Yourself at an Auctionp. 79
Going On-Linep. 83
Contemporary Photographsp. 83
Matchbox Carsp. 85
Wristwatches: A Timely Collectiblep. 86
Part 2 When the Bears Are Out of the Cave
8 Bond Basics: How to Make Money with Corporate Bondsp. 91
9 U.S. Treasuries: Bills, Notes, Bonds, and EE Savings Bondsp. 101
10 Convertibles: Income Plus Appreciationp. 112
11 Municipal Bonds: Last of the Tax Sheltersp. 117
12 Nontraditional Bonds: Maes, Junk, Zeros, and the Mae Familyp. 126
13 Stocks: Common and Preferredp. 141
14 Nasdaq and Over-the-Counter Stocksp. 158
15 Utilitiesp. 164
16 Optionsp. 170
17 Stock Rights and Warrantsp. 182
18 New Issuesp. 188
Part 4 High Risk for High Returns
19 Foreign Stocks, Bonds, CDs, and Currenciesp. 193
20 Commoditiesp. 207
21 Precious Metalsp. 213
22 Financial Futures and Market Indexesp. 216
23 Splits, Spin-Offs, Small-Caps, Spiders, and Stock Buybacksp. 223
Part 5 You and Your Account
24 Finding the Best Professional Helpp. 233
25 Managing Your Brokerage Accountp. 248
Part 6 Financing Your Lifestyle
26 Housing and Real Estate Investmentsp. 267
27 Family Financesp. 277
28 Retirement Livingp. 289
29 Social Security, Retirement, and Pension Plansp. 296
30 Insurance and Annuitiesp. 316
Part 7 Taxes and Your Investments
31 Dealing with Your Taxesp. 333
32 Alphabetical Directory of Your Investments and Their Tax Statusp. 342
Part 8 Your Customized Portfolio
33 What to Invest Inp. 355
If You're Just Out of Schoolp. 355
If You're Newly Married or Living with a Significant Otherp. 357
If You Have a Familyp. 358
If You're an Empty Nesterp. 359
If You're Retired or About to Bep. 359
If You Have or Are Starting a Small Businessp. 360
Protecting Your Portfolio If You're Firedp. 362
Appendices Investment Analysis and Information Sources
A Managing and Investing Your Money with a Computerp. 367
B Behind the Scenes: How to Read Annual Reportsp. 372
C Balance Sheets Made Simplep. 377
D Using Technical Indicatorsp. 391
E Where, What, When: Exchanges, Indexes, and Indicatorsp. 399
Glossary Wall Street Jargon Made Simplep. 406
Pull-Out Financial Record-Keeper and Personal Calendarp. 415
Indexesp. 435