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Mutual Funds. Risk and Performance Analysis for Decision Making. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2217695
  • Book
  • January 2003
  • 596 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This authoritative book enables readers to evaluate the various performance and risk attributes of mutual funds, while also serving as a comprehensive resource for students, academics, and general investors alike. Avoiding the less useful descriptive approach to fund selection, this book employs a balanced approach including both technique and application. The chapters combine clear summaries of existing research with practical guidelines for mutual fund analysis.
  • Enables readers to analyze mutual funds by evaluating a fund's various performance and risk attributes.
  • Includes templates, which provide an efficient, sound approach to fund analysis, interpretation of results, buy/sell decisions, and the timing of decisions.
  • Combines clear summaries of existing research with practical guidelines for mutual fund analysis.
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Preface.

1. Understanding Mutual Funds.

2. Mutual Fund Service Advantages.

3. Mutual Fund Service Advantages: Professional Management.

4. Mutual Fund Service Disadvantages.

5. Mutual Fund Service Disadvantages: Expenses.

6. Long-Term Investing in Mutual Funds.

7. Portfolio Diversification Risk and Equity Style Allocation.

8. Mutual Fund Performance Measures and Buy/Sell Decision Criteria.

9. Mutual Fund Performance and Portfolio Investment Style Allocations.

10. Actively Managed versus Passively Managed Funds: The Search for Managers.

11. Mutual Funds: The Next Generation.

12. Economic and Market Indicators: Knowledge, Not Faith.

Index.

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John Haslem Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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