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Title:
All about index funds : the easy way to get started
Author:
Ferri, Richard A.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hil, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
What are index funds? -- Why index funds work -- A history of index funds -- Exchange traded funds -- The tax advantage of index funds -- Broad US equity index funds -- US sector index funds -- Global and international index funds -- Bond index funds -- Enhanced, leveraged, and inverse index funds --Create your own index funds -- Realistic market expectations -- Asset allocation explained -- Defining your financial goals -- Designing your index fund portfolio -- Tips on account operations.
ISBN:
9780071387057
Format :
Book

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Most books in our All About series focus on the traditional asset classes, including stocks, bonds, and options. The latest entry into our All About series, All About Index Funds focuses on the new asset class of index funds. This book expands on the series' long-standing success by providing easy-to-read, complete information, tips, and techniques on index fund investing. Now more than ever before, investors are embracing index funds to eliminate the anxiety and expense of trying to predict which individual stocks, bonds, or mutual funds will beat the market. Luminaries such as Jack Bogle have long touted index funds as the key to unlocking the potential of dependable, long-term returns. All About Index Funds shows investors how choosing index funds - funds that buy and hold all stocks or bonds within a given group of securities - ensures that they will always do as well as the market average, thus beating out more than 80 percent of actively managed funds. All About Index Funds explains how anyone, from longtime investors to novices, can use these thriving funds to create a successful investment strategy. This book provides the nuts-and-bolts details on how index funds work