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The winning portfolio : choosing your 10 best mutual funds
Farrell, Paul B.
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Princeton, NJ : Bloomerg Press, 1999.
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237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Includes index.
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A simple, yet practical remedy to the haphazard process of picking mutual funds. It steers investors to the exact funds that match their investment requirements.

Author Notes

Paul B. Farrell, J.D., PH.D., is the creator and director of CBS MarketWatch's Mutual Fund Center where he writes the "Farrell on Funds" column and maintains the SuperStar Funds database. He is the author of three previous investment books, was Chief Operating Officer of the Financial News Network (FNN), has worked as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley and as an editor for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Ten Rules in the New Investment Formulap. 6
Section 1 Rule #1: Be a Do-It-Yourself Investorp. 12
Section 2 Rule #2: Start Auto-Pilot Savings Nowp. 17
Section 3 Rule #3: Max Out Your 401(k)--It's Your Best Investmentp. 20
Section 4 Rule #4: Focus on the Portfolio, Not the Fundsp. 24
Section 5 Rule #5: Buy and Hold--Forget Market Timingp. 30
Section 6 Rule #6: Buy Cheap Funds--Low Cost, Low Risk, Low Stressp. 33
Section 7 Rule #7: Inflation and the High Cost of Low-Risk Funds Can Kill Youp. 37
Section 8 Rule #8: Keep It (Very) Simple--Diversify Your Risksp. 39
Section 9 Rule #9: Past Performance Counts--It's the Best Tool You've Gotp. 44
Section 10 Rule #10: Trust the Power Within Yourself, the Inner Winnerp. 46
Part 2 America's Top-100 SuperStar Fundsp. 50
Section 11 Blue-Chip Stock Fundsp. 56
Section 12 Aggressive-Growth, Small-Cap, and Capital-Appreciation Fundsp. 84
Section 13 Global and International Fundsp. 94
Section 14 Sector Fundsp. 108
Section 15 America's Hybrid-Fund SuperStarsp. 119
Section 16 Index Fundsp. 131
Section 17 Fixed-Income Bond Funds: Corporate, U.S. Government Securities, and Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond Fundsp. 144
Part 3 How to Build a SuperStar Portfoliop. 164
Section 18 Discovering Your Asset Allocationsp. 170
Section 19 Real People, Real Portfoliosp. 180
Section 20 Portfolio Alternatives: Out of the Boxp. 199
Section 21 Rebalancing Rules: How to Monitor Your Portfoliop. 206
Epiloguep. 211
Resourcesp. 217
Indexp. 224