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Best Investing Books

Dive into the financial wisdom of the ages with this list of best investing books, ranked by their prevalence in expert roundups and critics' choices.

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The Intelligent Investor
The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)
Benjamin Graham - 2006-02-21 (first published in 1949)
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This classic investment guide has been updated for today's market conditions. Benjamin Graham's philosophy of "value investing" teaches how to shield investors from substantial error and develop long-term strategies. With updated commentary by financial journalist Jason Zweig, readers gain a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles. This edition is a vital and indispensable read for anyone striving to reach their financial goals.
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The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns (Little Books. Big Profits)
John C. Bogle - 2007-03-05
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Discover the key to successful investing with The Little Book of Common Sense Investing. Mutual fund expert John C. Bogle reveals the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building long-term wealth: low-cost index funds. Bogle's principles have endured through market ups and downs, and this tenth anniversary edition includes updated data and additional guidance on asset allocation and retirement investing. Supported by Warren Buffett and other financial experts, this guidebook offers a solid strategy for anyone looking to build a broadly diversified, low-cost portfolio without the risks of individual stocks or sector rotation.
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A Random Walk Down Wall Street
The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Twelfth Edition)
Burton G. Malkiel - 2019-01-01 (first published in 1973)
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Learn about the full range of investment opportunities—from 401k contributions to retirement planning—in this authoritative guide on Wall Street. The latest edition includes new insights on cryptocurrencies and tax-loss harvesting. Burton G. Malkiel will help you navigate today's financial markets and make smart investment decisions.
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One Up On Wall Street
How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market
Peter Lynch - 2000-04-03 (first published in 1988)
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Discover the secrets of successful stock investing in the nation's largest and most profitable mutual fund with this must-read book by a celebrated managing director. Learn from over a decade of experience and gain valuable insights into the world of stocks.
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Rich Dad Poor Dad
What the Rich Teach their Kids About Money
Robert T Kiyosaki - 2001-12-31 (first published in 1997)
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"Transform your views on money and investing with this global personal finance phenomenon. Discover the story of two fathers, one wealthy and entrepreneurial and the other struggling financially, and how their differing perspectives shaped the author's mindset. With over 36 million copies sold worldwide, this book will explode the myth of needing a high income to become rich, challenge traditional beliefs about assets, and show parents why relying on schools for financial education is not enough. Join the millions who have already taken the path to financial freedom with Rich Dad Poor Dad."
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The Essays of Warren Buffett
Lessons for Corporate America, Fifth Edition
Lawrence A. Cunningham - 2019-10-01
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Learn from the wisdom of one of the most successful investors of our time with The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America. This fifth edition compiles Buffett's philosophy in a comprehensive and easily digestible way for readers to gain an informal education on his best writings. The popularity and longevity of this book attest to its invaluable insights, making it a must-read for investors and non-investors alike.
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Security Analysis
Sixth Edition, Foreword by Warren Buffett (Security Analysis Prior Editions)
Benjamin Graham - 2004-12-31 (first published in 1934)
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Learn the timeless value investing philosophy and techniques of Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd with "Security Analysis," one of the most influential financial books ever written. With over one million copies sold through five editions, this book has provided generations of investors with a road map for investing. The new sixth edition, enhanced with 200 additional pages of commentary from today's leading Wall Street money managers, explains why Graham and Dodd's principles are still relevant in today's vastly different markets. Featuring a foreword by Warren E. Buffett, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in investing.
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The Psychology of Money
Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness
Morgan Housel - 2020-09-08
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Explore the fascinating and often perplexing world of money and personal finance with this insightful read. Award-winning author Morgan Housel takes readers on a journey through 19 engaging short stories that delve into the psychological factors influencing our financial decisions. In The Psychology of Money, you'll learn how to navigate the intersection of ego, personal history, marketing, and odd incentives that can make managing money a challenge. Gain a better understanding of how behavior impacts financial outcomes and how to make informed decisions about investing, business ventures, and other financial matters. Whether you're a seasoned financial professional or just starting out, this book offers valuable insights that can help you make sense of one of life's most important topics.
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2011-10-25
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Explore the inner workings of the mind in this groundbreaking book that explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, emotional, and intuitive while System 2 is slower, more analytical, and logical. Discover the benefits and drawbacks of both systems and learn how to tap into the benefits of slow thinking. With practical insights into decision-making in both our personal and professional lives, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to guard against mental pitfalls and gain a deeper understanding of the way we think.
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Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings
Philip A. Fisher - 2003-08-29 (first published in 1957)
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This influential book on investing by Philip Fisher has been regarded by many as gospel for almost forty years. Its investment philosophies are still studied and applied by financiers and investors today. The updated paperback includes the author's son's perspectives and an expanded preface and introduction. Warren Buffet himself says that a thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Fisher's techniques, enables one to make intelligent investment commitments.
I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt
The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias
Poor Charlie's Almanack by Peter D. Kaufman
Market Wizards by Jack D. Schwager
The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing by Taylor Larimore
The Essays of Warren Buffett by Lawrence A. Cunningham
Margin of Safety by Seth A. Klarman
The Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein
The Warren Buffett Way by Robert G. Hagstrom
Beating the Street by Peter Lynch
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
The Little Book That Still Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller
Buffett by Roger Lowenstein
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Value Investing by Bruce C. N. Greenwald
Against the Gods by Peter L. Bernstein
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A Beginner's Guide to the Stock Market by Matthew R. Kratter
Principles by Ray Dalio
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
If You Can by William J Bernstein
Stocks for the Long Run by Jeremy Siegel
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller
How to Make Money in Stocks by William O'Neil
Extraordinary Popular Delusions by Charles MacKay
The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
The Simple Path to Wealth by J L Collins
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein
The Snowball by Alice Schroeder
Common Sense on Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle
The ABCs of Real Estate Investing by Ken McElroy
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip A. Fisher, George Guidall, Penton Overseas
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Education of a Value Investor by Guy Spier
The Outsiders by William N. Thorndike
MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins
The Elements of Investing by Burton G. Malkiel
Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene
Broke Millennial Takes On Investing by Erin Lowry
The Little Book That Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam
Get a Financial Life by Beth Kobliner
Financial Shenanigans by Howard Schilit
Misbehaving by Richard H. Thaler
The Dhandho Investor by Mohnish Pabrai
Buffettology by Mary Buffett
The Money Game by Adam Smith
All About Asset Allocation, Second Edition by Richard Ferri
What Works on Wall Street by James O'Shaughnessy
Unconventional Success by David F. Swensen
Your Money and Your Brain by Jason Zweig
The Alchemy of Finance by George Soros
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, Robert Petkoff, Donna Dale Carnegie, Simon & Schuster Audio
Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
Rule #1 by Phil Town
The Book on Flipping Houses by J Scott
Winning the Loser's Game by Charles D. Ellis
Richer, Wiser, Happier by William Green
Competitive Strategy by Michael E. Porter
Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders by Warren Buffett
The Book on Investing In Real Estate with NoMoney Down by Brandon Turner
The Clash of the Cultures by John C. Bogle
What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow... And 36 Other Key Financial Measures by Frank Gallinelli
Manias, Panics and Crashes by C. Kindleberger
Security Analysis, Seventh Edition by Seth A. Klarman
The Lazy Person's Guide to Investing by Paul B. Farrell
Clever Girl Finance by Bola Sokunbi
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
The Misbehavior of Markets by Benoit Mandelbrot
How to Day Trade for a Living by Andrew Aziz
Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David M Greene
The Investment Checklist by Michael Shearn
Where Are the Customers' Yachts? or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street by Fred Schwed
The Investment Answer by Daniel C. Goldie
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall
Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate by Brian H Murray
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
The Four Pillars of Investing, Second Edition by William J. Bernstein