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Author Sheimo, Michael D., 1944-
Title Mutual fund rules : 50 essential axioms to explain and examine mutual fund investing / Michael D. Sheimo.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill, [2000]

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Subject Mutual funds -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Alt Name NetLibrary, Inc.
Description xi, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585189447 (electronic bk.) : $18.95
OCLC # 44955900
Additional Format Original (DLC) 99032835 (OCoLC)41565061.
Table of Contents
1Pay Yourself First1
2Let the Fund Do the Work5
3Look Out for Ponzi Scams11
4Follow the Yield Curve15
5Ask Questions, Get Answers23
6Mutual Funds Have Less Risk27
7Use the Rule of 72 to Double33
8All Mutual Funds Aren't the Same35
9The Highest-Performing Fund Can Be Dangerous41
10Determine the Cost of Investing47
11Invest According to Life Stage53
12Keep Accurate Records, Always57
13Watch the Consumer Price Index61
14Know the Difference between Deposits and Investments65
15Invest in What You Understand69
16If You Can't Get Complete Information, Don't Invest73
17Are Big Mutual Funds Better?77
18Invest According to Objectives81
19Past Performance Is No Guarantee87
20Check Frequently to Avoid Fraud91
21Small Stocks Make the "January Effect"95
22There's Always a Year-End Sell-Off101
23Government Bond Funds Are Not Guaranteed107
24Never Buy a Fund from a Voice111
25If a Bank Sells a Mutual Fund, It's Not Insured115
26Buy More Shares with No Commission119
27Mutual Funds Are Automatically Diversified121
28The Day's Close Is Very Important125
29Are Mutual Funds Transferable?127
30Money Market Funds Are (Not Exactly) the Same131
31A Fund of Funds Is More Diversification135
32Do Real Estate with a REIT Fund139
33It's Best to Invest in Mutual Funds Long Term145
34Select a Good Fund for You151
35Look to the Internet for Information163
36Buy Funds on the Dips169
37A Hedge Fund Is a Different Animal173
38Buy Funds Cheaper with Dollar Cost Averaging179
39Don't Try to Time the Market (Too Much)185
40There's Always a Santa Claus Rally189
41Gold Funds as a Hedge193
42Never Chase Performance199
43The First Month Determines the Year203
44Size Matters207
45Closed-End Funds Trade like Stocks211
46Compare the Fund Features215
47Index Funds Follow the Market219
48Invest in Tax-Free Funds225
49Know the Investment Theme231
50Consider a Wrap as a Fund Alternative235