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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 5 edition (Sept. 9 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470289651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470289655
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,240,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Introduction. Part I: Investing Fundamentals. Chapter 1: Exploring 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: The Workings 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: Mastering Mutual Funds. Chapter 9: Choosing a Brokerage Firm. Part III: Get ting 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: Assessing Your Appetite for Small Business. Chapter 14: Starting and Running a 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: Selecting the Best 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 You're Selling an Investment. Chapter 22: Ten T ips for Investing in a Down Market. Index.

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Become a savvy investor with this updated Wall Street Journal bestseller

Want to take charge of your financial future? This national bestselling guide has been thoroughly updated to provide you with the latest insights into smart investing, from weighing your investment options (such as stocks, real estate, and small business) to understanding risks and returns, managing your portfolio, and much more.

  • Get time-tested investment advice — expert author Eric Tyson shares his extensive knowledge and reveals how to invest in challenging markets
  • Discover all the fundamentals of investing — explore your investment choices, weigh risks and returns, choose the right investment mix, and protect your assets

  • Navigate Wall Street — understand the financial markets and the Federal Reserve, avoid problematic buying practices, and evaluate investment research

  • Build wealth with stocks, bonds, and mutual funds — use indexes, understand prices, minimize costs, and diversify your investments

  • Get rich with real estate — find the right property, evaluate the market, finance your investments, work with agents, and close the deal

  • Start, buy, or invest in a business — write a business plan, finance your business, and improve profitability

  • Manage college and retirement savings accounts — establish your goals, evaluate your investment options, and tame your taxes

Open the book and find:

  • Recommendations on the best stock, bond, and money market funds
  • The best times to buy and sell stocks and bonds

  • The scoop on exchange-traded and hedge funds

  • Tips for reading and analyzing financial reports

  • The best online brokers

  • How to make safe and profitable real estate investments

  • A wealth of information on the best investment tools and resources

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa357d450) out of 5 stars 47 reviews
149 of 153 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3559a38) out of 5 stars Excellent Investing book by Tyson. June 17 1999
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I bought this book after reading Mr Tysons first book on Personal Finance. This investing segment in the dummies serial takes the guesswork out of how to start investing. Like Personal Finance for dummies, this edition is also a easy read. I also strongly recommend "More Wealth without Risk" and "Financial Self Defense" for even more strategies on powerful investing. Read and grow rich!
61 of 65 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa34d1180) out of 5 stars Outstanding book for novices and experienced investors Aug. 28 1998
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Finally, an intelligent and honest investment book! After wasting time reading so many books that either don't give specifics or hype techniques to promote the author's own agenda, this book makes sense. It covers investing in the financial markets, real estate and small business since these are the three major ways people build wealth. In each of these areas, Tyson explains what to do and what not to do. As for saving money to invest, the reviewer above who queries what a person should do who needs 20K cash for a new car, Tyson's advice in his Personal Finance for Dummies book is don't buy such an expensive car - buy a good quality used car you can afford!
43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3825d80) out of 5 stars My new favorite investing book Feb. 11 1999
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I bought this book thinking that it would be a very basic book that would teach about the world of investing. While the book does a spectacularly wonderful job at covering the basics, I also gained a number of powerful insights that I didn't from reading more "advanced" investing books. The discussion of how the financial markets work was a real eye opener as was the insight that many people who accumulate great wealth do so not through investing in stocks but through small business. With the U.S. stock market at such nose bleed high levels, that alternative makes sense to me! The author also clearly lays out the case against following market gurus predictions.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa36e4b40) out of 5 stars Excellent, comprehensive and insightful Oct. 7 1998
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I have an MBA and a CPA and I have been underwhelmed by most investing books. This one was great. I was especially impressed at the coverage of the securities markets, real estate and small business issues, where Tyson points out that people can make really high returns (which is a pipe dream in the stock market). I also just read Tyson's Small Business for Dummies which he co-wrote and it's another must read for anyone planning to start a business or running a small business.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3d1a180) out of 5 stars Excellent soup to nuts investing book Nov. 24 1998
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This book covers all the bases and provided lots of great insights and ideas. I actually read Eric Tyson's Mutual Fund for Dummies first which I also thought was excellent.
Covers traditional investments as well as real estate and small business. Coverage of online resources and software also was strong. Highly, highly recommended