Mutual Funds for Canadians for Dummies, 2nd ed. Andrew Bell. Pub. 2002. The specific fund references are getting dated because of the way markets have changed radically since 2001, but still an excellent introduction to what mutual funds are all about. Good common sense advice for the average investor
Personal Finance for Canadians for Dummies, 4th ed. (2006) Eric Tyson & Tony Martin
Investing for Canadians for Dummies, 3rd ed. Eric Tyson & Tony Martin
For the more advanced investor, but has a chapter on mutual funds.
Stock Investing for Canadians for Dummies. Andrew Dagys & Paul Mladjenovic
Money Management for Canadians All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies, 2nd Ed. Andrew Bell, Andrew Dagys & Paul Mladjenovic; Tony Inannou w. Heather Ball; Margaret Kerr & JoAnn Kurtz; John Lawrence Reynolds; Kathleen Sindell. I haven’t read this one, seems to be a compilation of material from some of the other books.
Also "New Rules of Retirement," by Warren MacKenzie and Ken Hawkins. I have this, and while I'm not a huge fan it does have some useful information and would probably be a good guide for a beginner. It's aimed at Canadians.
"After the Crash" by Garth Turner. Read it a few weeks back and liked it quite a bit. You might want to check out "Tax Tips and Tax Shelters for Canadians", a lot of good info since taxes are often an investors worst enemy .
You might try out "Ten Good Reasons to Invest in Canada" by Michael Decter. However, unless you're looking for specific information on Canadian investment vehicles such as RRSPs, the concepts from American books easily apply to Canada.
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