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Beginning Investing by Danielle L. Schultz

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CHAPTER10

Investing in Mutual Funds

In This Chapter

  • What, exactly, is a mutual fund?
  • How to purchase mutual funds
  • Researching and deciding whether to buy a mutual fund
  • A few of the less-common mutual funds

Most of us don’t have the time, confidence, or research ability to pick individual stocks and bonds. Assembling a sufficiently diverse portfolio of individual stocks and bonds, then monitoring them for changes in the market and in individual businesses, can require more effort than most people have. (But if that’s what you want to do, see Chapters 11, 12, and 13 for how to build your own program.)

Investing in mutual funds is one way to ...

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