Enough Bull and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
CDN$ 14.40
  • List Price: CDN$ 19.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 5.55 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Enough Bull: How to Retire Well without the Stock Market, Mutual Funds, or Even an Investment Advisor Paperback – Aug 12 2009


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 14.40
CDN$ 11.31 CDN$ 0.01

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Frequently Bought Together

Enough Bull: How to Retire Well without the Stock Market, Mutual Funds, or Even an Investment Advisor + Cash Cows, Pigs and Jackpots: The Simplest Personal Finance Strategy Ever + Crushing Debt: Why Canadians Should Drop Everything and Pay Off Debt
Price For All Three: CDN$ 45.37

Show availability and shipping details

  • In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • Cash Cows, Pigs and Jackpots: The Simplest Personal Finance Strategy Ever CDN$ 16.57

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • Crushing Debt: Why Canadians Should Drop Everything and Pay Off Debt CDN$ 14.40

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (Aug. 12 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470161272
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470161272
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jasper Taylor on Jan. 29 2010
Format: Paperback
David Trahair has done it again. I closely followed his advice in his last book (Smoke and Mirrors) and as a result avoided the carnage of 2008. After reading Enough Bull I have to say that it's even better and more to the point than Smoke and Mirrors. Yes, it is a very conservative approach to investing but that's the whole point of this strategy - to sleep soundly at night knowing that your retirement funds are OK. No, you're not going to make some 'black-swan' - type extraordinary gains using Trahair's tactics, however, you will not have to worry whether or not your portfolio is going to blow up on the eve of your retirement (something that tens of thousands of Canadian boomers have experienced as a result of sheepishly handing over their money to the banks' 'actively' managed mutual funds). If you're a middle-class investor who's looking to stash away some funds for your golden years this is the best $20 that you'll ever spend. I've bought over 10 copies of this book already for my friends and relatives. Thank you Mr. Trahair for your contrarian insight that anyone can understand and follow. Every Canadian should have a copy of this book before investing a penny. it's the perfect counterbalance to the barrage of propaganda that's unleashed on the public every RRSP season.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By E. Lemieux on Nov. 26 2009
Format: Paperback
Full disclosure: I do not know Mr. Trahair, the publisher, nor do I work in the financial industry. However, I actually read this book.

The author has written a book that is simple enough for a worker like myself to understand, while also providing plenty of evidence to support his arguments. I actually found his arguments so clear and rational that I am applying his advice.

I would like to reply to the criticisms that this book has received:

The book makes a clear, long-term argument in support of GICs compared to the stock market during the same period of time. Trahair does not merely cherry pick 2008 and 2009. To say that GICs only look good in comparison to the recent crash is false. For readers that insist on earning massive (unrealized) gains, we will see in a year or two if they can still make those claims. Unlike GIC holders in CDIC-covered institutions, they cannot offer guarantees.

The accusation that the book ignores the implications of income tax and inflation on GICs is also false. Remember, I read the book, and the author does provide a convincing argument in support of the GIC compared to mutual funds (for example).

The concern that the book is going to convince people suffering in this recession to pull out of their stocks before they (possibly) recover is completely false. Trahair clearly states that this situation is painful, but generally recommends that people in this situation hang on to recover their money. Once that is achieved, they should move over to GICs (after clearing all of their debts, of course).

When reviewers with credentials like "CFP" make false accusations about this book, I wonder what their motivation is. You decide who is giving you bad advice; I have made my decision.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda Cottrell on Feb. 21 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book takes the mystery out of investing and helps a person to develop a simple plan to ensure a solid retirement. We have already started to use the methods described in the book and are amazed at how easy it is to do and how freeing it is to know that our money is secure. I highly recommend this book.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Connie Seward on July 21 2012
Format: Paperback
Thanks to Mr. Trahair for allowing Canadians to enjoy a cup of coffee again without feeling that they are destroying their future financial security. The best advice for sound financial management that I have read in a long time. While some mega financial experts tout mutual funds with 12% returns but considerable risk, or advise to attempt to make RRSP contributions, debt repayments, and establish emergency savings, all while paying down a mortgage, Mr. Trahair establishes a commonsense approach that any of us with depression-era parents will find comfortingly familiar and irrestibly exciting. An excellent read!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Oai Truong on Sept. 21 2009
Format: Paperback
I love to invest in equities, and have been generating an average of a 25% return this year, but I bought this book to see the other extreme. With the crash of 2008, a lot of people will think a 4-5% return is pretty decent now compared to the 40% loss last year. This book suits investors 55 and over, as it avoids the risks of the stock market in favor of safe guaranteed investments like GICs and government bonds. There is good advice on CPP and how to get the best out of that, but otherwise most younger investors like myself will find this approach too boring, too safe.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By IronM on Sept. 18 2010
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book to get your finances in order and put things into perspective. Some of the advice in this book is excellent, such as; get rid of your debt first before investing. Another pearl of wisdom is to not borrow money to invest. My only beef with this is the GIC only approach to investing. If you read this book, follow the advice, you are doing well. When you've actually paid off your debts and have money to invest, I would recommend reading Rob Carrick's "What's Good, Bad, and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments today". The combination of these two books will set you up for financial independence and give you enough information so you don't get hosed by the financial industry, and retire well.

I highly recommend this book in conjunction with Rob Carrick's book.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Search

Look for similar items by category


Feedback