Top Investing Books You Should Read
It is difficult to find a good investment book to read. There are thousands available in the current market and they all seem to look much similar. I provide a list of books that I have read, also containing incredible reviews by TOP investment “gurus”. I consider this books to be a MUST in your book shelf, if you call yourself an investor.
The intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.
This book is an all time favorite amongst investors. Warren Buffet names it “The best book on investments ever written”. In his book, Benjamin Graham provides the mental skills and long-term strategies every investor should acquire. Benjamin Graham also introduces the term “Value Investing” to its readers, which has proved extremely high success rates of return along the years. Many of Graham methods of valuation are still used in present times.
In my personal opinion this book has been an eye opener to the world of investments. I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about reaching their desired financial goals. I found the book to be easy to read and quite addicting. It’s a “must have” in your collection if you are serious about investing.
How to Make Money in Stocks by William O’Neil
William O’Neil is famous for the development of the C.A.N.S.L.I.M. method of investment. In this book you would find many applicable strategies to use in your investments. The book contains detailed fundamental and technical strategies you can learn. I found the book to be extremely helpful in my investment strategies and gave me a good framework to build my own stock investing approach. Must have in your collection.
If you are interested in learning about stock valuations going beyond the normal P/E ratio measurements then this is the book for you. The book is a little heavy to read, meaning you can not finish it in a day or two. The book was written by a highly recognized value investor and also a professor at Columbia University carrying a PHD in his background, Prof. Greenwald. I found the valuation insights to be eye openers to tho world of value investment. The book goes back to Benjamin Graham’s era (Considered the father of Value Investing) and ends up in current times, showing provable examples of the valuation techniques used by the pros along the way. I considered it a “MUST HAVE” if you are serious about investments.
The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing by Jason Kelly
As the title of the book says, it is in fact a small guide to stock market investing. This was my first book I read when my investing career started. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has little to no experience with the stock market. The book teaches everything basic there is to know about stocks, how to pick stocks, the fundamentals, choosing your broker, reading a balance sheet and much more. I can’t stretch enough how much this book helped me answer the questions I had when starting to invest. It’s worth giving it a try.
One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch
This is an excellent Investment’s classic book to own for the individual investor. Peter Lynch teaches the individual investor to search locally to spot winning stock picks, in “Buying what you know”. You will be stunned on the associations you can uncover by essentially taking after his principles. I consider the book to be a fabulous book for the individual investor. Even though the book posses light investment strategies, it is a great book to get you started into your stock-picking career.
Security Analysis Sixth Edition: by Benjamin Graham.
This book requires prior knowledge to securities, but by far has been on the top ten books to read list on stock market valuations. Graham delivered another great book showing a unique way to find value in companies. I found the sixth edition to be more compelling than the others, basically because you might find the originals to be a little outdated. The reviewers have made an amazing job keeping Graham’s work intact and yet exciting. I consider this book a must own if you consider yourself a value investor, it’s no coincidence Warren Buffets marks it as one of the best book in investments.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Robert Kiyosaki shares his experience by growing up with a “poor dad” and a “rich dad”. Kiyosaki compares the way of thinking between the two parents and makes a remarkable distinction between their way of educating kids about money. Kiyosaki’s story is simple but may motivate you to start pursuing financial success. I know it did for me.