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Investing for dummies
Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin)
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2003]

Physical Description:
xxii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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HG4521 .T97 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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It's been said, and too often quoted, that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. To these can be added one more: being confused by investing. But remember that no one is born with financial knowledge. It's acquired over time.

If you've succeeded in accumulating some money to invest, congratulations! You've already accomplished a feat that the majority of people haven't done yet. But with the increased coverage of the investment world, you may think that investing times have changed. But to a large degree, things haven't changed all that much. Investments that were lousy years ago are still considered lousy today. But the best investments for building wealth - stocks, real estate, and small business - haven't changed.

Whether you have a modest or immodest economic means, this easy-to-use guide can help you understand how to increase your wealth by

Living within your means and systematically saving and investing money, ideally in a tax-favored manner. Buying and holding stocks, ide ally through the best mutual funds. Building your own small business or career. Investing in real estate.

Equally, if not more, important is understanding and choosing investments compatible with your personal and financial goals. Nearly every professional athlete, movie star, or business big shot that gets on the evening news by making an investment blunder and losing considerable money could have - and should have - avoided the error. With Investing For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you'll discover how to do just that. You'll also

Cut through the jargon and get to the heart of what investments are. Figure out what rate of return you can expect and how much risk you should take to get it. Explore the financial markets and how you can participate. Research stocks and how to best buy them. Uncover the best resources to use and the experts worth listening to.

You don't need a fancy college degree or a rich mom or dad to invest money. What you do need is a desire to practice simple yet powerful lessons and strategies. This book can help by showing you everything you need to start and maintain an investment program.

Author Notes

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, syndicated columnist, and author

Table of Contents

Part I Investing Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Examining Your Investment Choices
Chapter 2 Weighing Risks and Returns
Chapter 3 Getting Your House in Order Before You Invest
Part II Stocks , Bonds, and Wall Street
Chapter 4 Looking at the Mechanics of Stock and Bond Markets
Chapter 5 Building Wealth with Stocks
Chapter 6 Investigating and Purchasing Individual Stocks
Chapter 7 Exploring Bonds and Other Lending Investments
Chapter 8 Selecting Mutual Funds: Stock, Bond, and Money Market Funds
Chapter 9 Choosing a Brokerage Firm
Part III Getting Rich with Real Estate
Chapter 10 Investing in a Home
Chapter 11 Investing in Real Estate
Chapter 12 Real Estate Financing and Deal Making
Part IV Savoring Small Business
Chapter 13 Evaluating Your Entrepreneurial Ambitions
Chapter 14 Starting and Running Your Own Small Business
Chapter 15 Purchasing a Small Business
Part V Investing Resources
Chapter 16 Selecting Investing Resources
Chapter 17 Perusing Periodicals, Radio, and Television
Chapter 18 Separating the Best from the Rest: Investment Books
Chapter 19 Investigating Internet and Software Resources
Part VI The Part of Tens
Chapter 20 Ten Investing Obstacles to Conquer
Chapter 21 Ten Things to Consider When Selling an Investment
Chapter 22 Ten Tips for Investing in a Down Market