Friday, February 1, 2013

A List of Good Investing Books

Must-Haves for Serious Investors

Benjamin Graham. The Intelligent Investor

Peter Lynch. One Up On Wall Street

Philip Fisher, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings.

John Bogle. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.

Pat Dorsey. The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing.

Howard Marks. The Most Important Thing.

William Thorndike, The Outsiders

Other good reads

Robert F. Bruner. Deals From Hell: M&A Lessons that Rise Above the Ashes.

Aswath Damodaran. The Little Book of Valuation

Aswath Damodaran. Investment Fables: Exposing the Myths of "Can't Miss" Strategies.

Josh Peters. The Ultimate Dividend Playbook.

Jim Slater. The Zulu Principle

Don Schreiber, Jr. and Gary Stroik. All About Dividend Investing.

John Del Vecchio and Tom Jacobs. What's Behind the Numbers?

Michael Mauboussin. The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports and Investing.

Michael Mauboussin. More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places.

Stephen T. McClellan. Full of Bull.

Joel Greenblatt. The Little Book That Beats the Market.

Burton Malkeil. A Random Walk Down Wall Street.

James J. Valentine, CFA. Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts. (Great book if you want to become a professional analyst, either on the buy-side or sell-side.)

Peter Bernstein. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk.

Heather Brilliant and Elizabeth Collins. Why Moats Matter. (A little bias here -- I wrote Chapter 4 on equity stewardship)