To be honest, most books that talk about invest out there have very little value to you, knowing which books are of substance and are worth reading is often among the very first noticeable traits of a born investor. Investing is as complicated as it could especially at this time and most books are written purely for ego, publicity or to get money, not to add value to the reader. I know of a number of amazing books though, if you are looking for something that will change how you do business, here are the top 3 you should start with.
Martin Zweig’s Winning on Wall Street by Martin Zweig
If you are an advanced investor, this is the right book for you. Before you can fully take advantage of the insights from Martin Zweig’s best seller, you will need to have experience in stock analysis and basically everything to do with investment. Although this book advocates for a very unorthodox approach to stock pilings, most people who testament to using this book to turn their lives around say it is effective and reliable.
Zweig expresses his enthusiasm and intricacies of the ‘technical’ approach to the stock markets and clearly details most essential elements that affect a modern investment including market momentum, the Federal Reserve policy, debt volume, interest rates, market trends and deb volume among others.
Beating the Street by Peter Lynch
Do you know who Peter Lynch is? If you don’t he is the former manager of the Fidelity Magellan mutual fund who got very famous in the bull market rally back in the 80s and best mutual fund manager to date. His book, ‘Beating the Street’ is recommended for beginner and intermediate investors as it is his life story – a story depicted from the hardship, struggle, hope, risks and investments angles.
Lynch’s easy to understand writing style makes this book one of the most widely read and used and the many strategies and growth through investment makes it a fantastic book for those who have ideas but lack a roadmap.
The Art of Short Selling by Kathryn F. Staley
The Art of Short Selling, as the name of the book implies, is turning investing into an art – and loving the thrill, the profits, the ease, the chase, the catch and the fun that they come with. This book is meant for intermediate investors as it is more of an accounting book than an investment book, it therefore seeks to perfect your skills by making handling finances the most fun part of your business.
In this book, you will get to learn and apply the concepts of accounting to investing. I would recommend this book as a guide to streamlining the accounting part of investing and the best literature on how to master financial investing for those that get inspired tomorrow by profits from today from a real expert who has worked with brokerage firms and hedge funds and other financial institutions.