My first introduction to investing was horrendous, to say the least. It took me many years to finally take the plunge -into the stock market- and become a DIY investor. I certainly regret taking so much time to do so, as I have missed on, on one of the longest bull market in history.
When I decided to educate myself on stock investing, I bought the above-mentioned book, written by Andrew Dagys and Paul Mladjenovic. Dagys is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Mladjenovic is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). I can safely write these two know what they are talking about!
the “dummies series” REGULARLY gets updated
This is one of the reasons I bought this book. It is currently at its 5th edition so you do have up-to-date information.
the book uses plain and simple language
Another good reason to read this book is that it does not confuse you more, quite the contrary.
The book uses plain language and gives a lot of tips, examples, references and resources.
the canadian twist is nice
There aren’t that many personal finance books for Canadians. It is good to read a book that talks about the Canadian Financial landscape. Although stock markets operate the same way everywhere, the tax implications and investment vehicles vary from country to country.
if you are not a novice, this book is not for you
If you already know the basics of investing, you won’t learn anything new here.
final word: buy
I give this book a definite buy. It is the perfect and easiest way to get started with stock investing!