You've decided to join the one out of every three American families who now has money invested in mutual funds. While you don't need to be expert in high finance, you do need to know which mutual fund is right for you. With this book in hand, it's simple to make direct comparisons among the funds available. You can develop a balanced investment portfolio, maximize profit when the stock market is up, minimize risk when it's down, and understand 401(k)s, Roth IRAs, and other financial opportunities. This new edition of the guide includes updated performance figures, tables, and charts, and adds a new section on Internet mutual funds.