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Best Investing Books

Investing books talk about a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to: the different types of investments available, how to choose an investment strategy, how to develop and monitor a portfolio, and how to stay informed about changes in the market.

There are many reasons to read a book on investing. Perhaps you are looking to become more informed about the subject, or you are looking for guidance on how to best grow your money. Regardless of your reasons, a book on investing can provide valuable insights and information.

Here are Clever Banker’s curated list of our 18 favorite investing books, starting with our top one:

  1. The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham
  2. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, Philip A. Fisher
  3. The Outsiders, William N. Thorndike, Jr.
  4. The Essays of Warren Buffett, Lawrence A. Cunningham
  5. Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, Roger Lowenstein
  6. Thinking Fast And Slow, Daniel Kahneman
  7. Tap Dancing to Work, Carol Loomis
  8. The Little Book That Beats the Market, Joel Greenblatt
  9. The Warren Buffett Way, Robert G. Hagstrom
  10. The Most Important Thing, Howard Marks
  11. One Up On Wall Street, Peter Lynch
  12. Security Analysis, Benjamin Graham
  13. Beating the Street, Peter Lynch
  14. The Alchemy of Finance, George Soros
  15. Stocks for the Long Run, Jeremy Siegel
  16. Richer, Wiser, Happier, William Green
  17. You Can Be a Stock Market Genius, Joel Greenblatt
  18. The Snowball, Alice Schroeder

Warning: these books are overwhelmingly focused on the stock market, stock valuation, the general principles of investing and the behaviors inherent to financial markets. Although most of them are well written and some of them can be enjoyed by non-investors, the vast majority address a business audience.