Managed Funds for Dummies (Paperback)

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Created especially for the Australian customer

Find your way through the managed fund maze and make the most of your investments

Multi-sector equities? Concentrated funds? How about index funds? If you're being deafened by the volume of investment options, this accessible and informative guide shows you the way Find the best fund for your needs with lots of insider tips. Make smart investment decisions that will pave your way to financial success

  • Understand what makes a managed fund tick -- how managed funds differ from other investments

  • Work out your investor profile -- weighing up the level of risk you're willing to take to reap your rewards

  • Appreciate class and style -- how a mix of asset class and management style can produce the results you're after

  • Identify the key players -- what makes some funds stand out and what keeps them on top of the pile

  • Calculate the costs -- deciphering fees and commissions and making sure you're not paying too much

  • Make sense of ratings -- what the ratings agencies do and how you can get your head around their research

  • Learn the tricks of the trade -- easy tips and strategies for buying, selling and monitoring your fund

  • Analyse fund performance -- how to assess returns to enhance your investment success

Open the book and find:

  • Charts and tables to illustrate how managed funds work

  • Checklists for understanding reports and filling in the forms

  • Concise descriptions of the different fund types

  • Useful websites for funds and regulators

  • Tips for managing your own investment portfolio

  • A comprehensive glossary to cut through the jargon

Learn to:

  • Understand the pros and cons of investing in Australian managed funds

  • Find the best types of managed funds to meet your financial goals

  • Implement investment strategies to maximise your money

  • Identify risks and returns

About the Author

Colin Davidson has been involved in finance for over 20 years, working in banking, managed funds and stockbroking. He currently works for one of Australia's largest stockbrokers, managing its financial planning and superannuation business.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781742169422
ISBN-10: 1742169422
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: September 19th, 2011
Pages: 376
Language: English