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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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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Required reading for anyone who likes money Oct. 5 2009
By The Straw Man - Published on
Format: Paperback
My brother has his MBA, pasted his Series 7 and is currently working in "finical planning" field. He knew that I was trying to make the best out of my savings and investments (IRA, money market, etc) so he bought me this book for my birthday this year. I have just completed this book and I have to say I am very impressed. "For Dummies..." books are usually pretty solid with regards to content and information, this book isn't an exception.

Eric Tyson is the author of this book and he provides very pragmatic insight on the world of investing. Tyson uses his professional experience, as well as explaining the complex world that is "investing your dollar under the U.S.A."! The fifth edition was published at the end of last year (2008), when economy in America really became crucial in the public opinion. Many people lost thousands (like me) and millions of dollars. Not to mention that the economy became a big "selling point" for the 2008 Presidential election.

This book also touches on buying/selling real estate, buying/selling a business, investing in stocks, bond, mutual funds, taxes and many other topics. Another thing that Tyson provides is "what not to do" with money and/or investments. Many times a non-example is more powerful than a basic example. Tyson also has the ability to keep the information grounded and cuts through a lot of the jargon, with sliding in bits of humor here and there.

I would recommend this book to anyone who cares about money and perhaps making more of it (who doesn't want more money?). I had several finical funds before I read this book (and still do), but after reading this book I have a better understanding how and when I will use the money I am saving/investing.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Informative book for beginners March 23 2011
By J. Pisarek - Published on
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This book is very helpful from a high-level standpoint. As a person inexperienced with investing, it helped me to understand my options. I would recommend this book for anyone starting out. However, I think more detailed books are necessary to best understand specific subject matters discussed in this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Simple, to the point July 12 2010
By J. Gonzalez - Published on
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A very straight forward book. General summary not so many specifics but exactly what it is intended for. Gives a broad explanation of all aspects of investment and a very good start up guide for people who do not plan on what to do with money. Thumbs up!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
great overview! Dec 26 2009
By J HiZ - Published on
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Investing for Dummies does it's name justice. It provides a very detailed yet elementary description that I could easily understand. If you are looking for 101 type information and are clueless as where to start, this is a great place
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A little too basic March 7 2010
By Lene - Published on
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My title says it all! The book is a little too basic but then again, I should have realized that given the title! If you have ever had even some exposure to investing, find something at the next level. It would be a better investment! :)