List Of 40 Books That Every Serious Investor Should Read!

Investing is a science plus an art. Investing without proper training and education is like throwing your hard earned money down the flush. If you are a serious investor that you should read these 40 books over time. If not all then make sure you read at least a few of them. This list has been copied from an article published on MarketWatch. Below is the list of all the books seen in the chart, as well as a few more that I couldn’t fit. I’m sure I left out a few, but if you’re looking for books on investing, this is a good place to start…

1.“Reminiscences of a Stock Operator” — Edwin Lefevre, 1923

If you haven’t read this book then you can download the 238 page Reminiscences of a Stock Operator in PDF form here.

2.“Security Analysis” — Benjamin Graham, David Dodd, 1934

You can download Security Analysis 819 page PDF here.

3.“Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?” — Fred Schwed Jr., 1940

4.“The Intelligent Investor” — Benjamin Graham, 1949

You can download the Intelligent Investor 643 page PDF here.

6.“The Great Crash, 1929” — John Kenneth Galbraith, 1954

You can read The Great Crash, 1929 for 2 weeks on Scribd.

7.“Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits” — Philip A. Fisher, 1958

8.“The Money Game” — George Goodman, 1967

9.“A Random Walk Down Wall Street” — Burton Malkiel, 1973

10.“Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises” — Charles Kindleberger, 1978

11.“The Alchemy of Finance” — George Soros, 1987

12.“Market Wizards” — Jack Schwager, 1989

You can download Market Wizards in PDF here.

13.“Liar’s Poker” — Michael Lewis, 1989

14.“101 Years on Wall Street, an Investor’s Almanac” — John Dennis Brown, 1991

15.“Beating The Street” — Peter Lynch, 1993

16.“Stocks for the Long Run” — Jeremy Siegel, 1994

17.“What Works on Wall Street” — James O’Shaughnessy, 1997

18.“The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America” — Lawrence Cunningham, 1997

19.“Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk” — Peter Bernstein, 1998

20.“Common Sense on Mutual Funds” — Jack Bogle, 1999

21,“Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation” — Edward Chancellor, 1999

22,“When Genius Failed” — Roger Lowenstein, 2000

23.“One Up On Wall Street” — Peter Lynch, 2000

24,“Fooled By Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb, 2001

25.“Confessions of a Street Addict” — Jim Cramer, 2002

26.“The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio” — William Bernstein, 2002

27.“Winning the Loser’s Game” — Charles Ellis, 2002

28.“Bull: A History of Boom and Bust 1982-2004” — Maggie Mahar, 2004

29.“Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger” — Peter Kaufman, 2005

30.“All About Asset Allocation” — Rick Ferri, 2006

31.“Your Money and Your Brain” — Jason Zweig, 2007

32.“Bailout Nation” — Barry Ritholtz, 2009

33.“The Big Short” — Michael Lewis, 2010

34.“The Quants” — Scott Patterson, 2010

You can read Chapter 3 of The Quants here.

35.“More Money Than God” — Sebastian Mallaby, 2010

36.“The Most Important Thing” — Howard Marks, 2011

37.“Backstage Wall Street” — Josh Brown, 2012

38.“Quantitative Value” — Wesley Gray, Tobias Carlisle, 2012

39.“Millennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune” — Patrick O’Shaughnessy, 2014

40.“A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan” — Ben Carlson, 2015

We have provided the download links for some of the books. You can google these books and find out whether FREE PDF download is available or not.