In Your Best Interest: The Ultimate Guide to the Canadian Bond Market

In Your Best Interest: The Ultimate Guide to the Canadian Bond Market

by W. H. (Hank) Cunningham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554888894
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

HANK CUNNINGHAM has more than forty years of experience in fixed-income markets. He has been a trader, institutional salesman, portfolio manager, and zero coupon specialist. Since 1988, he has specialized in the retail aspect of the investment business, building and managing three different retail fixed-income trading desks. He is currently the fixed-income strategist for Odlum Brown Limited. He maintains a website, , and is a frequent guest on the Business News Network and a regular contributor to the business print media.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is a Bond, What Is the Bond Market, and How Does It All Work?
Chapter 2: How Do I Get Started?
Chapter 3: Basic Math
Chapter 4: Subprime, Credit Crunch, and ABCP
Chapter 5: The Products
Chapter 6: Preferred Shares
Chapter 7: Zero Coupon Bonds
Chapter 8: Building a Ladder to Success
Chapter 9: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Chapter 10: Income Trusts, Royalty Trusts, and Real Estate Investment Trusts
Chapter 11: Attention GIC Shoppers!
Chapter 12: Forecasting Interest Rates
Appendix A: List of Websites
Appendix B: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Bond Investing
Appendix C: Using Excel for Bond Price and Yield Calculations

What People are Saying About This

Managing Director (BFS), Macquarie Private Wealth Inc. - Robert C. Caldwell

Hank Cunningham is a widely acknowledged authority on Canadian fixed-income investing. Fortunately, Hank also has a remarkable talent for writing. In this book, Hank distills complex financial topics into crisp, and sensible prose, perfectly suited for every Canadian investor. A must read!

Host, Market Call Tonight, Business News Network. - Mark Bunting

I’ve always been impressed by Hank’s knowledge of the bond market. He explains the inner workings of bonds and investment ideas in a clear and understandable way. I always learn something when he’s on the show.

From the Publisher

“Hank Cunningham is a respected fixed-income professional who has demystified the bond markets for the retail investor. His knowledge and experience provide extremely useful insights into the debt capital markets.”
— Jeremy Fleming, Managing Director, Wealth Distribution, Foreign Exchange and Investment Products, TD Securities

"Many investors lack understanding of the fixed income markets, which is unfortunate given their importance as an economic driver and as an asset class in individual portfolios. Reading Hank Cunningham’s book In Your Best Interest is a great place to build that knowledge. It’s full of excellent information and advice that’s presented in a smart and highly readable format. If you want to learn more about the fixed-income markets and how they really work, Hank’s book is a must read!"
— Debra A. Hewson, President and CEO, Odlum Brown Limited

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