401(k)-The Path to a Prosperous Retirement: Avoid the Traps. Find the Money. presents the fundamental information that will help individuals understand the various types of retirement accounts that take their category name-the 401(k)-from the Internal Revenue Service provision that authorizes them. Widely used by people who desire to prepare for their retirement years, the 401(k) can become, as the title suggests, "the path to a prosperous retirement." In this plainly worded guide, Vivian R. McDougle covers the topics one needs to understand both to "avoid the traps" and to "find the money." 401(k)-The Path to a Prosperous Retirement covers subjects like the workings of the stock market, the characteristics of a 401(k) account, the types of retirement accounts, the management of job changes, the workable retirement plan, and the best arrangements for getting the most out of one's accounts. If you know that you plan to retire, but have felt intimidated by the prospects of setting up a 401(k) and beginning a savings plan, then 401(k)-The Path to a Prosperous Retirement will give you just the right level of detail to get you started on the path to a retirement in which you have the funds to do what you plan for those years after your work is ended.
Portfolio Performance Evaluation reviews the academic literature on evaluating portfolio performance, focusing on professionally managed investment portfolios. Recent years have witnessed an explosion of new methods for performance evaluation and new evidence on the subject. Portfolio Performance Evaluation provides a selective review of the methods for measuring portfolio performance and the evidence on the performance of professionally managed investment portfolios. There is also a discussion of hedge funds presenting unique challenges for measuring risk adjusted performance and for interpreting performance measures. Portfolio Performance Evaluation summarizes the historical evidence on the performance of mutual funds and hedge funds using actual data.