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  • Paperback: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomberg Press (May 17 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576600718
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576600719
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 13.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,062,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Winning Portfolio: Choosing Your 10 Best Mutual Funds is an excellent guide to mutual find investing and ideally suited to the informational and strategic planning needs of the novice investor. Written by CBS MarketWatch's dean of funds Paul Farrell, The Winning Portfolio aptly presents how best to choose between the top 100 mutual funds and create a diversified, solid portfolio that will effectively put your money to work for you. Written in clear, easily understandable language for new investors and long-time market veterans alike, The Winning Portfolio is a must-read for everyone putting a sizeable chunk of their financial well-being into the mutual fund market.
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By A Customer on May 25 2000
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There are so many books on investing right now, that it is difficult to know where to turn. "The Winning Portfolio" is a gem that stands out from the rest of the crowd. This book is easy to understand, even for a novice, yet is not beneath those who have already been investing.
He explains how to build a winning portfolio using mutual funds with emphasis on asset allocations. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. He helps the reader determine how to build a portfolio based on their needs, then offers examples of how to meet financial goals. Yes, it takes a bit of work, but it doesn't require the diligence (and the stomach) of a day-trader to maintain. This system will work for the average person.
After reading this book, I have a solid plan in place and an idea of where I'm headed and why I'm going there. I agree with the previous reviewer... Dr. Paul's column at cbs.marketwatch.com is also required reading.
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By A Customer on Dec 26 1999
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If you have not yet read Paul Farrell's internet column on the CBS Marketwatch page, you are missing out on a lot! This book, and his daily column on SuperStar Funds, are a must for anyone planning their future.
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This book is an ideal starting point for those who are trying to figure out how to start saving. Dr. Farrell is a comforting voice to anyone who might be overwhelmed at the thousands of mutual funds on the market today and the other countless investment options avaialable these days. Dr. Farrell's message is simple - make a plan, then stick to it. Then, and this is where other columnists, writers fall down, he tells you HOW to do it. He outlines what a model portfolio would look like and gives a long list of funds that might be good choices. Dr. Farrell's other message is, it's not hard to invest - most of the gains in your portfolio come from the allocations you pick - not the individual funds. The book is simple, well-written, and interesting. This shouldn't be the last investment book you read, but if you haven't read one yet, it should be the first!
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
A Great Place to Start May 31 1999
By chris_shipman@yahoo.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is an ideal starting point for those who are trying to figure out how to start saving. Dr. Farrell is a comforting voice to anyone who might be overwhelmed at the thousands of mutual funds on the market today and the other countless investment options avaialable these days. Dr. Farrell's message is simple - make a plan, then stick to it. Then, and this is where other columnists, writers fall down, he tells you HOW to do it. He outlines what a model portfolio would look like and gives a long list of funds that might be good choices. Dr. Farrell's other message is, it's not hard to invest - most of the gains in your portfolio come from the allocations you pick - not the individual funds. The book is simple, well-written, and interesting. This shouldn't be the last investment book you read, but if you haven't read one yet, it should be the first!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
It just makes sense May 25 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There are so many books on investing right now, that it is difficult to know where to turn. "The Winning Portfolio" is a gem that stands out from the rest of the crowd. This book is easy to understand, even for a novice, yet is not beneath those who have already been investing.
He explains how to build a winning portfolio using mutual funds with emphasis on asset allocations. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. He helps the reader determine how to build a portfolio based on their needs, then offers examples of how to meet financial goals. Yes, it takes a bit of work, but it doesn't require the diligence (and the stomach) of a day-trader to maintain. This system will work for the average person.
After reading this book, I have a solid plan in place and an idea of where I'm headed and why I'm going there. I agree with the previous reviewer... Dr. Paul's column at cbs.marketwatch.com is also required reading.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The Winning Protfolio - a winning book Dec 26 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you have not yet read Paul Farrell's internet column on the CBS Marketwatch page, you are missing out on a lot! This book, and his daily column on SuperStar Funds, are a must for anyone planning their future.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
An excellent guide to mutual find investing Feb. 8 2002
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Winning Portfolio: Choosing Your 10 Best Mutual Funds is an excellent guide to mutual find investing and ideally suited to the informational and strategic planning needs of the novice investor. Written by CBS MarketWatch's dean of funds Paul Farrell, The Winning Portfolio aptly presents how best to choose between the top 100 mutual funds and create a diversified, solid portfolio that will effectively put your money to work for you. Written in clear, easily understandable language for new investors and long-time market veterans alike, The Winning Portfolio is a must-read for everyone putting a sizeable chunk of their financial well-being into the mutual fund market.

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