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Index Funds: Strategies for Investment Success

Index Funds: Strategies for Investment Success

Will McClatchy, IndexFunds.com

ISBN: 978-0-471-44834-1

Dec 2002

228 pages

$19.99

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Description

A comprehensive look into the world of index funds from the top name in the business
Index funds are a growing segment of the investing world, due in part to their higher average returns and a virtual certainty of achieving target index. An Insider's Guide to Index Funds fully describes the ins and outs of this investment tool that gives investors the benefit of individual stocks and lower costs associated with mutual funds. The scope of this guide includes everything from a description of various index funds to building a sensible fortfolio to saving on taxes to the risk associated with index funds. Seasoned veterans as well as novices will benefit from the depth of knowledge and proven advice that only Indexfunds.com can provide.
Acknowledgments.

Preface.

PART I. THE PHILOSOPHY OF INDEXING.

Chapter 1. Everyone Needs a Benchmark.

Chapter 2. Commonsense Indexing.

Chapter 3. Is Wall Street on Your Side?

Chapter 4. Filtering Out the Noise.

Chapter 5. What Really Smart Money Thinks.

Chapter 6. In Theory, at Least.

Chapter 7. Clash of the Titans.

Chapter 8. A Mountain of Evidence.

Chapter 9. Tenacious Myths Debunked.

Chapter 10. Allocating Assets for Return and for Risk.

Chapter 11. Asset Classes.

Chapter 12. Fees Are Not Your Friend.

Chapter 13. Avoiding Taxing Activity.

PART II. TAKING ACTION.

Chapter 14. Financial Planning à La Carte.

Chapter 15. Know Your Indexes.

Chapter 16. Model Portfolios.

Chapter 17. Exchange-Traded Funds.

Chapter 18. Fund Picking, Not Stock Picking.

Chapter 19. Track, Rebalance, and Reassess.

Glossary.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.