This guide aims to provide objective, time-tested methods for evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of investing in mutual funds to determine the best for your needs. It covers items including the various types available, how to use the Internet for mutual fund investing and strategies for maximizing your return of investment. The second, expanded edition includes extensive changes based on the Internet as a tool for investing, from how to find the best information to how to harvest on-line. The new material also includes risk tolerance tests and risk control techniques.
Bruce Jacobs is a financial consultant and teaches mutual fund investing courses at Broward Community College. His seminar The ABCs of Mutual Fund Investing is presented throughout the year. He has written numerous articles on mutual fund investing for several Miami newspapers and is the author of All About Mutual Funds (first edition). He has a master's degree in education and economics from Temple University.