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Low risk investing : how to get a good return on your money without losing any sleep
Williamson, Gordon K.
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Publication Information:
Holbrook, Mass. : B. Adams, [1993]

Physical Description:
ix, 309 pages ; 24 cm
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Whether you're an individual with a lot of investment money, or a small investor looking to make the most of your dollars, you have big decisions to make about where and when to invest. If you listen to the financial media or investment gurus, you're likely to find yourself a year or two behind the smart investors who are making big profits in today's volatile financial markets.

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Booklist Review

Noted financial adviser and planner Williamson specializes in compiling helpful guides that list and describe investment opportunities. He is the author of the annually revised The 100 Best Mutual Funds, and his Dearborn Investment Companion (1991) explains and compares investment vehicles and market indicators. Here he divides 26 "low-risk" investments, such as zero coupon bonds and variable annuities, into two categories (debt instruments and equity instruments), giving simple, clear definitions and evaluating each investment for its stability of income, stability of principal, protection against inflation, total return, and tax benefits. He follows with several chapters warning of the dangers of such high-risk investments as options and commodities and ends with tips on how to individualize one's investment portfolio. Williamson proves a good source for basic investment advice as well as a convenient place to turn when looking for understandable definitions of investment nomenclature. --David Rouse

Publisher's Weekly Review

A guide to low risk investments from the author of The 100 Best Mutual Funds You Can Buy . (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Williamson, an investment counselor and author of personal finance books, including 100 Best Mutual Funds To Buy (Bob Adams, 1990), has put together an outstanding guide to over 25 types of investments. While many books on investing will simply present a couple of paragraphs to most investment vehicles, Williamson provides pages of information on investments such as stocks, bonds, annuities, GNMAs, and life insurance. Each chapter tells how an investment works, what its disadvantages and advantages are, what risks and tax considerations are involved, and how to buy and sell the investments. He also ranks each type of investment by its stability of principal, stability of income, protection against inflation, total return, and tax benefits. Also included is a chapter on investments that a low-risk investor should avoid. The author's simple language and excellent examples, explaining each investment instrument, make this a great purchase for public libraries. Highly recommended.-- Joel Jones, Jefferson Cty. P.L. System, Arvada, Col. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.