The Canadian Mutual Funds Handbook

 
9780075601555: The Canadian Mutual Funds Handbook

As Stephen Gadsden said in the introduction to the first edition of this book, "Mutual funds are the darlings of the Canadian financial services industry." But -- caveat emptor -- not all mutual funds are created equal. Investors face a dizzying array of possible funds on which to gamble their economic future. Which are the most secure, which are the most profitable, and which are the most appropriate for their individual portfolios?

In this completely updated edition of The Canadian Mutual Funds Handbook, certified financial planner Stephen Gadsden provides an indispensable easy-to-read guide through the complex world of mutual funds. He traces the industry's spectacular growth (in 1951 mutual fund assets in Canada were only $75 million, today they are more than $250 billion), its confusing diversification, and what it all means for today's fund investors.

Drawing from over-16 years of financial planning experience, Gadsden shares his invaluable insights on how to match mutual fund investments to your long and short-term goals, what fees and costs to expect, and how to pinpoint which types of funds are best suited to your investment portfolio. Whether managing an existing portfolio of funds or testing the mutual fund waters for the first time, The Canadian Mutual Funds Handbook guides Canadians to wise mutual fund investment decisions. Includes dozens of graphs and charts.

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Today, Canadians have invested almost $300 billion in more than 1,600 mutual funds. Why have mutual funds become so popular and how can you invest profitably-just like the pros? Canadians are investing in mutual funds at a dizzy pace. The competition for these dollars has spawned an unprecedented array of new and varied mutual fund products that offer investment opportunities stretching to every corner of the globe. As an investor today, you face the increasingly daunting task of determining which funds suit your needs and which ones you should buy. The Canadian Mutual Funds Handbook provides you with the comprehensive guide to understanding Canada's dynamic mutual fund industry. Bestselling author and Certified Financial Planner, Stephen Gadsden, cuts through today's bewildering selection of mutual funds and shows you how to build a mutual fund portfolio that is right for you, and provides you with above -average returns year after year. In the third edition of this bestseller, Gadsden explains: how today's funds work and why, what kinds of mutual funds are on the market, how to prepare for your first fund purchase, how to evaluate investment risks, how to choose the right mutual funds and how to monitor your portfolio to ensure you get the best bang for your buck. Whether you're managing an existing portfolio of funds, or investing in mutual funds for the first time, read this book. The Canadian Mutual Funds Handbook will give you the information you need to invest with confidence and maximize your returns.

About the Author:

Stephen Gadsden is a Certified Financial Planner and is recognized as one of Canada's leading financial authorities on personal finance and investment. He is the author of nine personal finance books and has been a frequent guest on radio and television across Canada.

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