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5.0 out of 5 stars radiates common sense
This book radiates common sense. It takes investors to the natural realization that investing directly in bonds will trump funds, or complex structures like Principle Protected notes or insurance contracts. A product engineered by a financial institution will always be in the best interest of the institution, not the investor.

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Published on Sept. 10 2009 by Cameron Murphy

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3.0 out of 5 stars In your best interest
This basic guide is a good introduction to the bond market and the reasons why an investor would want to own bonds. A person that has taken the Canadian Securities course will find the book a review but Hank Cunningham does a good job of explaining the concept of duration.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars radiates common sense, Sept. 10 2009
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Cameron Murphy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This book radiates common sense. It takes investors to the natural realization that investing directly in bonds will trump funds, or complex structures like Principle Protected notes or insurance contracts. A product engineered by a financial institution will always be in the best interest of the institution, not the investor.

This book also strikes an unusually nice balance between comprehensive coverage of the subject and a style understandable to the average investor. As an Investment Advisor, I have given this book to my clients, and have got nothing but positive feedback. Keep up the good work Hank!

Cameron Murphy, Investment Advisor
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5.0 out of 5 stars bond book, April 14 2009
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Justin R. Trupp (Sidney, BC) - See all my reviews
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Alot has been added from the first edition which I also found very useful. This is the type of no-nonsense financial advice that Canadians need today. Should someone have heeded his advice they would have avoided the blowups in ABCP, and income trusts.

Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Insights, June 4 2010
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This book is very insightful into the often obscure world of the bond market. I am an experienced financial professional, and I thought it was one of the most practical books that an investor can read. Even though I am primarily an equity investor, this book has great insights and should be read by anyone that is thinking about retirement.
Don Morrison
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book will pay for itself many times over., March 15 2011
For anyone interested in Canadian market bond investing.
Well written, simple, and to the point. Very good insights from someone experienced in the field. He gives many tips and points of advice as well as good perspective on the new "products" (read ABCP) that come up from time to time in the fixed income market place and what to watch for. Very valuable is his comparison of online Canadian brokerage accounts and the typical markups on bonds (ie. the hidden commission that is never disclosed) one should expect. This alone was something I had not been able to find in any other media source except his book. For this reason alone I would buy the book.
Finding good information for "retail" (small) bond investors is tough; this book is it. I've signed it out twice from the library now, and decided I should actually purchase a copy (the 3rd edition when it comes out in 2012). The financial industry does not promote individual bond investing but the majority of the funds of the big boys is not in the equity market, it is in the bond market....this was a very interesting statistic from the book.
It was because of help from books like this one and the old Financial
Times/Globe and Mail Fixed Income guide that retail investors can begin to piece things together and we can begin to make informed decisions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well documented lesson by a well respected investment analyst, March 5 2014
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A primer for those wishing to learn the inns and outs and pitfalls of the bind market. A subject to learn if one is looking for an alternative to the stock market
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3.0 out of 5 stars In your best interest, Dec 6 2010
This basic guide is a good introduction to the bond market and the reasons why an investor would want to own bonds. A person that has taken the Canadian Securities course will find the book a review but Hank Cunningham does a good job of explaining the concept of duration.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing and frustrating, Aug. 8 2014
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not written with clarity, which is essential for this subject. Good information, if you can figure it out.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointment, Nov. 12 2011
The author expects too much background information on the part of the reader. He doesn't stay on track well enough and, worse, uses different terms that mean the same thing. He should have gotten an educator to proof read his material. A better bang for your dollar is The Bond Book by Thau. Thau is a much better writer and is more sensitive to the needs of his readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cunningham on Bonds, Nov. 26 2009
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Ken Tunstall (Greater Toronto Area) - See all my reviews
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Cunningham's book provides an excellent understanding of bonds and the Canadian bond market - a valuable reference tool.
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