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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Book !
I have long been a fan of Carrick's Globe & Mail column. This book continues & expands upon many topics. It is written in a candid, non-jargon style without pages of charts & other filler. All the advice is succinct & well thought out. The author is not afraid to praise or criticize various investment types & companies. I enjoy his no nonsense approach to helping readers...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very ,very basic info
I purchased this in the hope of learning more about Canadian investments and techniques.Unfortunately ,for me at least, it was too basic.
I think it would be a good starter book ,but for me any way It did not turn out to be useful and it was a boring read.
Published 7 months ago by Gary Myers


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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional, Jan. 23 2010
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byethesea "Chris" (New Brunswick Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Rob Carrick's Guide to What's Good, Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today (Paperback)
Excellent and detailed...provides specific details rather than just general suggestions for investing...a must have for any investor..bought copies for all my 5 kids.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rob Carrick`s Average-Guy Perspective Is a Refreshing Contrast to the Mindset of Bay Street, Oct. 21 2011
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Gerald Parker "Gerald Parker" (Rouyn-Noranda, QC., Dominion of Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rob Carrick's Guide to What's Good, Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today (Paperback)
Rob Carrick is a prolific writer, of books as well as journalism, about personal finances, real estate, etc. His style and manner of conveying information are marvels of clarity. Some have criticised his background of studies in journalism, rather than in business, but perhaps it is his journalistic orientation that helps him to avoid the conformist mindset, and rigidly unworkable and outdated theories behind them, of Bay Street and of Wall Street.

One probably should seek out that more purely professional advice on finance and balance it with what hard-hitting, non-conforming (to the business elties) Carrick has to say about the same matters despite the mindset of the business community, which often is far from having the average individual's interests uppermost in mind, even in Canada, where regulation protects the public's interest, and most certainly does not so regard the public with any kindesss in that cynically greed- and corruption-beset, callously unregulated (or very insufficiently regulated) banana republic, the U. S. of A., or in the U.K.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calls it like it is, Feb. 8 2010
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Chris Carruthers (Ottawa, Ontario Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rob Carrick's Guide to What's Good, Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today (Paperback)
Enjoyed the book. Excellent advice on managing your investments. Up front of whose good and whose not. A good and must read for DIY investors
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very ,very basic info, Sept. 22 2013
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This review is from: Rob Carrick's Guide to What's Good, Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today (Paperback)
I purchased this in the hope of learning more about Canadian investments and techniques.Unfortunately ,for me at least, it was too basic.
I think it would be a good starter book ,but for me any way It did not turn out to be useful and it was a boring read.
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6 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Blind leading the blind, April 3 2011
This review is from: Rob Carrick's Guide to What's Good, Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today (Paperback)
Carrick is without a doubt one of the least informed 'experts' in financial advice, yet is legitimized by the fact that the Globe and Mail hasn't had anyone else to write for them for many years. The advice he gives is one-sided, without experience and without the practical implications beyond what sounds good. I would consider his advice if Rob had any actual industry experience or accreditation, but his degree in journalism isn't quite up to what makes him a self-professed expert. Talk about buyer-beware with this one...
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