Jack D. Schwager: Stock Market Wizards : Interviews with America's Top Stock Traders
Stock Market Wizards : Interviews with America’s Top Stock Traders

Jack D. Schwager: The New Market Wizards : Conversations with America's Top Traders
The New Market Wizards : Conversations with America’s Top Traders

Charles D.  Ellis: The Investor's Anthology: Original Ideas from the Industry's Greatest Minds
The Investor’s Anthology: Original Ideas from the Industry’s Greatest Minds

Maggie Mahar: Bull: A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004
Bull: A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004

 

Historical Perspectives

 

Richard D. Wyckoff: How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds (Contrary Opinion Library)
How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds

Edwin  Lefèvre: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (A Marketplace Book)
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

 

Investor Psychology

 

Thomas Gilovich: How We Know What Isn't So
Thomas Gilovich: How We Know What Isn’t So

Gary Belsky: Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Correct Them: Lessons From The New Science Of Behavioral Economics
Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Correct Them:
Lessons From The New Science Of Behavioral Economics

Richard H. Thaler: The Winner's Curse
The Winner’s Curse

Charles Mackay: Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds

Humphrey B. Neill: Art of Contrary Thinking
Art of Contrary Thinking

Robert R. Prechter Jr.: Prechter's Perspective
Robert R. Prechter Jr.: Prechter’s Perspective

 

Wall Street

 

Fred  Schwed: Where Are the Customers' Yachts or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street (A Marketplace Book)
Where Are the Customers’ Yachts or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street

Michael Lewis: Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
Liar’s Poker

 

Economics

 

Todd G. Buchholz: New Ideas from Dead Economists : Revised Edition
New Ideas from Dead Economists

Steven D. Levitt: Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Freakonomics

Lakshman Achuthan: Beating the Business Cycle : How to Predict and Profit from Turning Points in the Economy
Beating the Business Cycle

 

Technicals

 

Jack D.  Schwager: Getting Started in Technical Analysis (Getting Started In.....)
Getting Started in Technical Analysis

John J.  Murphy: The Visual Investor : How to Spot Market Trends
The Visual Investor : How to Spot Market Trends

Michael W. Covel: Trend Following: How Great Traders Make Millions in Up or Down Markets
Trend Following: How Great Traders Make Millions in Up or Down Markets

William J. O'Neil: How To Make Money In Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad, 3rd Edition
How To Make Money In Stocks

William L. Jiler: How Charts Can Help You in the Stock Market (Fraser Contrary Opinion Library Book)
How Charts Can Help You in the Stock Market

Nicolas Darvas: How I Made 2,000,000 in the Stock Market
How I Made 2,000,000 in the Stock Market

 

Technical Reference

 

Steven B. Achelis: Technical Analysis from A to Z, 2nd Edition
Technical Analysis from A to Z

Thomas N.  Bulkowski: Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns (Wiley Trading)
Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns

Steve  Nison: Japanese Candlestick Charting - Second Edition
Japanese Candlestick Charting

John J. Murphy: Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets : A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets

Short Selling

 

Sy Harding: Riding the Bear: How to Prosper in the Coming Bear Market
Riding the Bear: How to Prosper in the Coming Bear Market

Justin Mamis: When to Sell for the '90s: Inside Strategies for Stock-Market Profits (Fraser Contrary Opinion Library Book)
When to Sell

William J.  O'Neil: How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short (Wiley Trading)
How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short

 

Fundamentals

 

Jeremy J. Siegel: Stocks for the Long Run : The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns and Long-Term Investment Strategies
Stocks for the Long Run

Benjamin Graham: The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book On Value Investing, Revised Edition
The Intelligent Investor

Janet  Lowe: Warren Buffett Speaks : Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investor
Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Investor

Warren E. Buffett: The Essays of Warren Buffett : Lessons for Corporate America
The Essays of Warren Buffett : Lessons for Corporate America

Peter Lynch: One Up On Wall Street : How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market
One Up On Wall Street

Michelle  Leder: Financial Fine Print: Uncovering a Company's True Value
Financial Fine Print

 

Everything Else

 

John  Mauldin: Bull's Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market
Bull’s Eye Investing

Robert J. Shiller: Irrational Exuberance : Second Edition
Irrational Exuberance

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Fooled by Randomness : The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Fooled by Randomness

Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point

James Surowiecki: The Wisdom of Crowds
The Wisdom of Crowds

John C.  Bogle: Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor
Common Sense on Mutual Funds

James  Gleick: Chaos: Making a New Science
Chaos: Making a New Science

Benoit Mandelbrot: The Misbehavior of Markets
The Misbehavior of Markets

Category: Books

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3 Responses to “Recommended Investment Books”

  1. alex_sebastian says:

    First off, of the books I have read on this list, Freakonomics does not compare. I was so infuriated by the book that I actually sat down and wrote a lengthy letter to the author outlining the various errors in his reasoning, some of which rendered entire chapters of his book irrelevant. I am not getting back into it, but that book should be reread and its inclusion on the list reevaluated IMO.

    Also, since everyone cares, I think to exclude Nassim Taleb’s second book: The Black Swan from this list is also an important oversight. The discussion of the global financial system is disturbingly accurate…

  2. bondjel says:

    Here’s a book i DON’T SEE MENTIONED BY YOU THAT IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST by an MIT long-time expert on the great depression and business panics: “Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises”(Wiley Investment Classics) (Paperback) by Charles P. Kindleberger. Just the chapter on Fueling the Flames: The Expansion of Credit is worth the book.

  3. lunatic fringe says:

    I’ve read a good many of those books and agree with your inclusion of many of them on the “recommended list. But as someone who threw out the “buy and hold” strategy as being a method for people who truly don’t understand markets or risk, Siegel’s book is currently acting as a doorstop.