Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1: The Remarkable Gap Between Winners and Losers. Chapter 2: Does Your Manager Eat His Own Cooking? Chapter 3: New Trading Cost Estimates Shed Light on a Big Mystery. Chapter 4: The Power of Expense Ratios Is Greater Than You Think. Chapter 5: How to Use Total Returns Wisely. Chapter 6: Understanding Mutual Fund Strategies and Fundamental Risk. Chapter 7: How to Find Good Managers and Avoid the Dodgy Ones. Chapter 8: The Inside Scoop on No-Load Fund Companies. Chapter 9: The Inside Scoop on Broker-Sold Fund Companies. Chapter 10: Twenty Great Funds That Passed My Test. Appendix A: The Best of Eleven Years of Fund Spies. Appendix B: Vital Statistics on the 20 Funds That Passed Our Test. Glossary. About the Author. Index.
Russel Kinnel is Director of Mutual Fund Research for Morningstar and Editor of Morningstar(R) FundInvestor, a monthly newsletter for individual investors. He also oversees Morningstar's Fund Analyst Picks and Pans and writes the "Fund Spy" column for Morningstar.com. He joined the company in 1994 and holds a bachelor's degree in economics and journalism from the University of Wisconsin--Madison. Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. Morningstar provides data on more than 290,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles. The company has operations in 18 countries and minority ownership positions in companies based in three other countries.