Holiday Reading Guide: Best Books on Investing

At GoldBean, we’re always trying to find new ways to help you learn about finance. We have learning content on our site, our blog, investing and personal finance content on Lynda.com, as well as ongoing webinars. But another great way to learn is from some leaders in the field.

And what better way to do that than to read ground-breaking books. The following four books are must-reads for anybody who wants a deeper dive into finance:

(They also make great stocking stuffers)

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. Written by the man who taught (investing superstar) Warren Buffett his chops. This is the single most important book about value investing. Clear and powerful, its message is truly empowering.

Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis. Originally written as an expose on the 1980’s excesses of Wall Street, it has turned into a guidebook for those wanting to get in on the Wall Street game. The explosion (and collapse) of Wall Street since, has made the message of this book, and the need to educate and empower yourself, even more relevant.

One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch. Even though this investing expert stands head and shoulders above everyone with his mutual fund’s Wall Street-crushing 29% annual returns, he still firmly believes that anybody can be a good investor. An essential read for everyone starting his or her investing journey.

Capital in the 21st Century, by Thomas Piketty, Ok, this book is a brick. It’s huge. But it is a ground-breaking book on modern economics. It’s all about wealth and inequality. You won’t find a better argument about how the world has changed and how you need to take control of your own capital.

So treat yourself, or someone you know to one of these terrific books. All of the writers are terrifically smart and are great teachers. These books can help you feel empowered on your investment journey.

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