Best Investing Books
Looking for the best investing books for beginners? Below you’ll find a curated list of the best investing books that will show you how to make the best investments with your savings.
Whether you’re looking to get started with building wealth or learn the fundamentals of investing, you’ll enjoy this list of the best investing books of all-time.
The 10 Best Investing Books for Beginners.
1. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Synopsis: Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.
2. One Up On Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market by Peter Lynch, John Rothchild
Synopsis: In easy-to-follow terminology, Lynch offers directions for sorting out the long shots from the no shots by spending just a few minutes with a company’s financial statements. His advice for producing “tenbaggers” can turn a stock portfolio into a star performer!
3. A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel
Synopsis: Using the dot-com crash as an object lesson in how not to manage your portfolio, here is the best-selling, gimmick-free, irreverent, vastly informative guide to navigating the turbulence of the market and managing investments with confidence.
4. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America by Warren Buffett
Synopsis: The definitive work concerning Warren Buffett and intelligent investment philosophy, this is a collection of Buffett’s letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway written over the past few decades that together furnish an enormously valuable informal education.
5. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher, Kenneth L. Fisher
Synopsis: The updated paperback retains the investment wisdom of the original edition and includes the perspectives of the author’s son Ken Fisher, an investment guru in his own right in an expanded preface and introduction “I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits…A thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Phil’s techniques…enables one to make intelligent investment commitments.”
6. Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor by Seth A. Klarman
Synopsis: Taking its title from Benjamin Graham’s often-repeated admonition to invest always with a margin of safety, Klarman’s ‘Margin of Safety’ explains the philosophy of value investing, and perhaps more importantly, the logic behind it, demonstrating why it succeeds while other approaches fail.
7. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns by John C. Bogle
Synopsis: Investing is all about common sense. Owning a diversified portfolio of stocks and holding it for the long term is a winner’s game. Trying to beat the stock market is theoretically a zero-sum game (for every winner, there must be a loser), but after the substantial costs of investing are deducted, it becomes a loser’s game. Common sense tells us–and history confirms–that the simplest and most efficient investment strategy is to buy and hold all of the nation’s publicly held businesses at very low cost.
8. Beating the Street by Peter Lynch, John Rothchild
Synopsis: In Beating the Street, Lynch for the first time explains how to devise a mutual fund strategy, shows his step-by-step strategies for picking stock, and describes how the individual investor can improve his or her investment performance to rival that of the experts.
9. Security Analysis: The Classic 1940 Edition by Benjamin Graham, David L. Dodd
Synopsis: Benjamin Graham’s revolutionary theories have influenced and inspired investors for nearly 70 years. First published in 1934, his Security Analysis is still considered to be the value investing bible for investors of every ilk. Yet, it is the second edition of that book, published in 1940 and long since out of print, that many experts–including Graham prot’g’ Warren Buffet–consider to be the definitive edition. This facsimile reproduction of that seminal work makes available to investors, once again, the original thinking of “this century’s (and perhaps history’s) most important thinker on applied portfolio investment.
10. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Synopsis: A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was.
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