Introduction. Part I: Mutual Funds: Sharing Risks and Rewards. Chapter 1: Making More Money, Taking Less Risk. Chapter 2: Mutual Funds: Pros and Cons. Chapter 3: Funding Your Financial Plans. Part II: Evaluating Alternatives to Funds. Chapter 4: Selecting Your Own Stocks and Bonds. Chapter 5: Exchange-Traded Funds and Other Fund Lookalikes. Chapter 6: Hedge Funds and Other Managed Alternatives. Part III: Separating the Best from the Rest. Chapter 7: Finding the Best Funds. Chapter 8: Using Fund Publications. Chapter 9: Buying Funds from the Best Firms. Part IV: Crafting Your Fund Portfolio. Chapter 10: Perfecting a Fund Portfolio. Chapter 11: Money Market Funds: Beating the Bank. Chapter 12: Bond Funds: When Boring Is Best. Chapter 13: Stock Funds: Meeting Your Longer Term Needs. Chapter 14: Specialty Funds: One of a Kind. Chapter 15: Working It Out: Sample Portfolios. Chapter 16: Applications, Transfers, and Other Useful Forms. Part V: Keeping Current and Informed. Chapter 17: Evaluating Your Funds and Adjusting Your Portfolio. Chapter 18: The Taxing Side of Mutual Funds. Chapter 19: Common Fund Problems and How to Fix Them. Chapter 20: Fund Ratings and Forecasters. Chapter 21: Harnessing Your Computer's Power. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Common Fund-Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Chapter 23: Ten Fund-Investing Fears to Conquer. Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Hiring a Financial Adviser. Appendix: Recommended Fund Companies and Discount Brokers. Index.
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