Books on Investing

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Books on Investing

As with any other kind of research, a trip to the library or bookstore can be the best first step in learning about investments and investing. Thousands of titles on finance and investments are published every year.

Things To Know

  • Beginners will find basic books that introduce ground-level concepts and building an investment strategy.
  • More advanced books focus on specific investment instruments or strategies.

Basic books

Beginners will find basic books that introduce ground-level concepts and walk you through the process of building and implementing an investment strategy. Titles like Eric Tyson’s Investing for Dummies and Andrew Tobias’ The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need are just two examples of books that take a friendly and casual approach to helping new investors get off to a good start.

More specific books

Once you’re familiar with the basics, you’ll be able to take advantage of books that focus on specific investment instruments or strategies: stocks, bonds, options, futures, mutual funds, understanding markets, long-term and short-term investment strategies, and much more. These books can get as in-depth and technical as you can stand—right on up to standards and textbooks for professionals and MBA candidates. Less technical, but equally as fascinating, are books written by journalists and veteran investment professionals that reveal the inside of corporations, brokerages, business trends, and markets, and offer the insights of famous figures into the past, present, and future of investing.

If you are really starting from ground zero in your quest for information about investing, one of these books can help build your knowledge base as you prepare to investigate specific investment options.