Thursday, 13 November 2008

Time to Put Readers to Work ... and There's a Reward!

There isn't only one answer or source of information when it comes to investing. A diversity of views and good ideas can come from many sources, both professional and amateur.

This blog would like your input and as a reward, two people selected randomly from those who answer, one for each category, will receive a copy of Dr. Sherry Cooper's well-regarded recent book The New Retirement. See reviews on Chapters Indigo, Amazon, CanadianFinancialDIY.

Your task: in a Comment at the bottom of this posting, either,
  1. Name either your favorite investing book and a one line summary on why it is useful to you as an investor, or
  2. Name and provide a link to your favorite online investing website, whether it's a blog, news site, data site etc and again say in one line why it is useful.
That's it.

I will use the responses to build some permanent lists and links to make this blog more useful for everyone.

Use something other than "anonymous" as your comment name so I can get in touch with the winners and mail out the book, which will require having the winners' postal address. You will not be put on a mailing list or be receiving ads, junk mail or anything else except the book. The contest closes in a week from this post on November 13th, i.e. midnight on November 20th.


Jordan said...

Favorite investment book: The Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein. It's full of practical advise and gives any average person enough knowledge to manage their own investments well.

Favorite sites:

1+2) & Together these two blogs are the single best investment resource for a DIY Canadian investor.

3) - Great financial news and information & awesome graphs.

CanadianInvestor said...

Hey Jordan, You're over the deadline but since I make the rules, your comments merit a book anyway. Drop me an email so I can have the book forwarded to you. My email: jean dot lesperance at googlemail dot com

Must finally read that Bernstein book. Praise abounds for it.

Louis-Philippe said...

My favorite book (it has to be since it's the only one I have read so far) is Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies. It is easy to read and is a great way to get a newbie interested in serious investing.

As for the internet, I get my daily dose of and (in french).

Finally, I agree with Jordan about the awesomeness of the graphs at the Yahoo Finance website although I prefer the american version (.com).