Best Books On Investing
During turbulent times, these classic titles can help you emerge from the market fray a more skilled investor.
- The Intelligent Investor By Benjamin Graham
(business books, management, science)
"First published in 1949, this investment classic has sold millions of copies and is the bible for many value investors. "
- One Up On Wall Street by John Rothchild
(economics, business books)
"These gems by Peter Lynch, former manager of Fidelity's Magellan Fund (FMAGX), remain best sellers. It's easy to see why."
- Beating The Street by Peter Lynch
(economics, business books)
- Common Stocks And Uncommon Profits, by Philip A. Fisher
"Fisher's qualitative focus nicely complements nicely Graham's quantitative focus. You really need both."
- Competitive Strategy by Andrew Winston
(economics, business books, management, management / leadership)
"Those interested in learning about how to assess companies and industries, and the factors affecting the profitability of each, should read this book."
- Buffett: The Making Of An American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein
"Over 10 years old, this book is still the best biography on Buffett, one of the all-time great investors. Wall Street Journal reporter Roger Lowenstein provides a richly detailed portrayal of the legendary investor in a lively and amusing style that keeps the pages turning."
- The Money Game by Bill Robertie
"First published in 1967, Smith's classic is another that has withstood the test of time. It's set in the late 1960s, and Smith portrays an era that's darn close to today's marketplace--markets at all-time highs, gunslinger portfolio managers and a cavalier attitude toward risk. It's fast, funny and very entertaining."
- Super Money by P.G. Wodehouse
(literature and fiction)
"Smith's follow-up books, Super Money and Paper Money, are also very good and spent many months on the best-seller lists."
- Paper Money by Ken Follett
(literature and fiction, mystery and thrillers)
- Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator by Edwin LefÃ¨vre
"For pure entertainment, this book is hard to beat. It was first published in 1923 as a novel. Lefèvre follows the life and times of Larry Livingston, a fictitious name for Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street's shrewdest traders."
- Money Masters Of Our Time by John Train
"In the only compilation book on the list, financial writer Train profiles several notable investors: Warren Buffett, Paul Cabot, Phil Caret, Ben Graham, Mark Lightbrown, Peter Lynch, John Neff, Richard Rainwater, Jimmy Rogers, Julian Robertson, George Soros, Michael Steinhardt, John Templeton, Ralph Wanger and Robert Wilson."
- Strategic Bond Investor by Anthony Crescenzi
"Crescenzi, a frequent media commentator, has written a fixed-income bible that merits a place on any serious investor's bookshelf. He really understands the bond market and in plain language provides illuminating explanations of different types of bonds and how they perform in different types of markets."