Before the popularity of the internet started, we learned all the things we know through books. Reading, scanning, and smelling every page of the books every time we open one. There’s nothing more inspiring and motivating way to study than opening a book.
We all start by learning, and in today’s age, we usually go through surfing the web and looking for the best articles, websites, or video lectures that can teach us how to learn and do certain things, just like learning and exploring the world of the stock market. Reading is not just about learning; it’s also about inspiring and giving you ideas on how to excel at such things. If you need those and want to explore pages, here are some books I can suggest to learn more about the stock market.
15 Helpful Books in Stock Market this 2023
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle
If you want to learn about the basics behind the two common investing options, The Little Book of Common Sense is the best pick. The book was published in 2007 and describes why Bogle, the author, is in favor of using index funds when investing.
The book mainly explains the difference between index and actively managed funds and where you should invest. However, Bogle advises investing in a broad market index fund and holding your investment for a long time. If you want to know more about it, Bogle explained the strategy in detail that will come up with above-average results.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham and Comments by Jason Zweig
The Intelligent Investor, published in 1949, is considered the stock market bible since the book is acknowledged globally and recommended by one legendary investor, Warren Buffett. He described it as “by far the best book on investing ever written,” “I suggest that all investors read those chapters and reread them every time the market has been especially strong or weak.” The book offers advice and techniques for developing strategies to help them meet their financial goals.
The Little Book that Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
Being a starter means you have to learn the basics before going into the hard part, meaning you may still need to know how everything works; even the terminologies may be alien to you. This book will help you understand everything since the book has explained investing using plain language and elementary math, which can be a huge help if you’re still learning. Greenblatt also devised specific rules to follow on what stocks to buy, how many to buy, and when to sell.
One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch
This book is best for amateur investors who want to learn how to play with the stock market without knowing the same rules as professionals. You’ll know how to identify excellent investment prospects and what kind of investment returns you should look for. Discover excellent and effective advice you can apply to your game to achieve financial success.
Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger
If you’re fond of reading biographies, testimonies, and a collection of speeches and talks related to investment, this might be for you. The book is a compilation of Munger’s wit and wisdom, which will improve your decision and thinking skills. You will take a closer look into his intellectual framework and the factors that shaped his thinking when making an investment decision.
How to Make Money in Stocks by William J. O’Neil
The book offers what exactly the title says, learning how to make money in stocks. It explains how you can choose the best stock to invest in and when to buy or sell your stocks to maximize your earnings. The book also shows the author’s favor for strong, upward-trending stocks. Learn how to analyze the stock price action and look for the patterns that increase your favor to gain.
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
Investing and taking risks in stock trading may be considered a game of luck. You’re lucky if the stock you invested in has risen, and you’re unlucky if you didn’t even gain a single profit. This book will teach you how to look at the probabilities in the world and change your perspective in terms of luck with his independent-minded and eye-opening insights.
Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules by Jeremy C. Miller
If you’re an investor, I’m sure you’ve heard who the greatest investor is. None other than Warren Buffet. Wouldn’t it be great to learn a thing or two from him? Jeremy Miller has shared a compilation of all the things an individual must learn from the letters Buffett has sent to his partners over the years due to the fund he managed. You’ll learn how to predict the right moment when to buy or sell and know why you should choose to invest in undervalued companies.
The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
If you look into my answer to the first question, I’ve discussed that managing your psychological stock market is essential. Instead of getting information on the basics and things you should know about the stock market, you will be given insights or wisdom that will teach you about critical thinking, which is an important factor when trading. Buffet also called it “that rarity, a useful book.”
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher
Looking for some insights into what to consider when buying stocks may take a lot of work. With Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, you will learn points you have to look for a high-quality stock you have to buy. A chapter in his book “What to buy” is the most important to read. There, you’ll learn his “15 points to look for a common stock,” which is an excellent need for starters.
Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein
Suppose you idolize Warren Buffet and aim to become a great investor like him one day; this one might be for you. This may not be an informative book about the tips and tricks you must have in investing, but this may be an inspirational and motivational read that you must consider. You’ll learn how Buffet crawled up from being a newspaper delivery to being the greatest investor.
The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence by Benoit Mandelbrot
Knowing and understanding the financial market will be a great step when investing in the stock market. To help you with it, this book will give you insight and teach you about the behavior of the market through a set of mathematical assumptions. It is considered “the most realistic finance book ever published.”
Why Stocks Go Up (and Down) by William Pike
This is an excellent way to start if you’re learning about the nooks and crannies of equity and bond investing. It teaches and helps you understand the fundamentals of investing in stocks and bonds. It is suitable for beginners with little to no experience in accounting, the stock market, and finance.
The Dao of Capital by Mark Spitznagel
In this book, Spitznagel focused on and introduced the Austrian method of investing. Pointing that, you have to love to lose money and hate to make it. Showing that instead of focusing and following a direct way toward gaining, you must take a path toward loss. One commented, “at last, a real book y a real risk-taking practitioner.”
Bull: A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004 by Maggie Mahar
This is the first book written regarding the remarkable bull market that began in 1982 and ended in the 2000s. It presents the period of the Bull market from a historical perspective by a journalist and financial reporter. It reminds us that blindness and euphoria are a regular part of the bull market. Something that we should learn from reading and studying history.
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