These are all great starting points for each category of readers. One book is never enough, however, so if you’ve already read any of these, then you need to pick up some of the other books we’ve included on our list.
Top 5 Best Investing Books Reviews
No matter your age or knowledge of investing, these are some of the best books on investing that you can ever read. If you haven’t read any of them yet, get a copy of each and read them all.
When you learn from the best, you have a much higher chance of success. Many people want to know how Warren Buffett became so successful in life, which is why any book with his name on it is bound to be useful.
In this book, Roger Lowenstein explains Buffett’s thought process and describes how he approaches his investments. Strategies from the billionaire? Now that is what you need floating around in your brain.
The level of research Lowenstein invested is extensive, and you get a better feel for who Warren Buffett is as a man and human being in addition to his business experience.
We wouldn’t recommend this as the very first book you read about investing, but once you have a few titles under your belt, you absolutely need to read this book.
Those of you who want to read a more direct, straightforward guide will enjoy “A Random Walk Down Wall Street.”
It is an easy read – not as heavy on the psychology as the previous book is. Author Burton G. Malkiel gives you practical, sensible advice about investing in the stock market. Even if you’re interested in other types of investments, the ideas and suggestions are still valuable (knowledge is power).
Many who want to start a portfolio are encouraged to purchase this book, and while the original version was printed in 1973, new and updated versions have made an appearance throughout the decades with more relevant to modern investors.
We recommend this version of the book, which was released in 2016.
“The Little Book of Common Sense Investing” can’t be missing from your reading list. The title says it all.
It contains insight from a variety of successful financial geniuses, including Warren Buffett, Burton Malkiel (author of the previous book we just mentioned), and Benjamin Graham to name a few.
This book shows you how to be successful with index investing (from the man who invented the index fund) but just because his opinion is a bit biased doesn’t mean that it’s not useful. He provides readers with plenty of facts and uses basic math to help prove his points.
It’s a quicker read and also comes in an audio CD version for those of you who don’t have time to flip pages.
Our final suggestion is “The Intelligent Investor.”
This book tops many “must read” lists, so if you haven’t yet taken the time to purchase it, do so now!
It highlights what an “Intelligent Investor” does to be successful, and the author explains the stock market in a very simple way that makes it easy for new investors to understand. Even if you haven’t studied economics or finance, this book is very approachable.