Top 10 Best Selling Investment Books All Beginners Investors NEED to Read!

Investment Books — For Absolute Beginners

5 min readMar 20, 2020

The best thing you can do for yourself is to learn how to invest better. As they say, the best investment is the one you make for yourself. If you’re new to the whole game, here’s a list of the best books on investing that will get you going.

  1. ) Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing — A Book of Practical Counsel

“By far the best book on investing ever written.” (Warren Buffett)

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced investor, the intelligent investor will take your skills to the next level. Written by Benjamin Graham, this book talks about the biggest mistakes we make while investing and how to avoid them. If you read only one book on investing, let it be this one.

2.) One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In (A Fireside book)

“ Mr. Lynch’s investment record puts him in a league by himself.” — Anise C. Wallace, The New York Times

Written by Peter Lynch, One Up On Wall Street covers everything from stocks, investing, analysing and trading. However, the book focuses more on regular investors than professional Wall Street experts. Peter believes that the best opportunities for investment can be found all around us, most of which are far more beneficial than Wall Street. The book offers practical steps to understand companies and what they stand for.

3.) A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing

“Talk to 10 money experts and you’re likely to hear 10 recommendations for Burton Malkiel’s classic investing book.— Wall Street Journal

A random walk down the Wall Street is a research based investment guide for both newbies and expert investors. The book talks about the fundamentals of investing, strategies that work and a critical analysis of two investment techniques used by most investors of Wall Street.

4.) Shares Made Simple: A beginner’s guide to the stock market

“I wish this book had been around when I was first learning about the stock market” — Daily Telegraph

Shares made simple, as the title suggests, makes it easy for the readers to understand the stock market. It explains the basic concepts, talks about the general issues investors face and the potential traps of investing in certain stocks.

5.) How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System In Good Times And Bad, Fourth Edition

“How to Make Money in Stocks is a classic. Any investor serious about making money in the market ought to read it.”
— Larry Kudlow, host, CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report”

This book written by William O’Neil reveals the best secrets of winning the stock market. He outlines a 7 step process that has helped millions of investors generate massive amounts of revenue. The book also talks about the common mistakes that you can avoid.

6.) The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders

“Market Wizards is one of the most fascinating books ever written about Wall Street. A few of the ‘Wizards’ are my friends — and Jack Schwager has nailed their modus operandi on the head.”
— Martin W. Zweig, PhD, Editor, The Zweig Forecast

The New Market Wizards contains financial strategies straight from the actual stock market wizards. The book written by Jack Schwager is an interesting and informative take on investing.

7.) Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings (Wiley Investment Classics)

“I am an eager reader of whatever Phil has to say, and I recommend him to you.”
— Warren Buffett

Written by one of the most popular investors, Philip Fisher, the book provides in-depth insights on the ins and outs of investing in an easy to understand language. If you are looking to understand the stock market in detail, this book is the best place to start.

8.) The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Investors and Managers

“Extraordinary — full of wisdom, humor, and common sense.” — Money

Every person who has learnt the art of investing knows the God of stock market — Warren Buffet. This book is a collection of the best insights from the stock market expert that will help you understand everything about stocks and companies.

9.) Smarter Investing: Simpler Decisions for Better Results (Financial Times Series)

‘Simple yet effective advice for anyone who wants their money to work harder than they do.’

‘A book of investment wisdom.’ John C Bogle, Founder, Vanguard

Smarter Investing breaks down the difficult concepts of stock investments and helps you understand how to make decisions regarding investments that drive great results. The book uses a practical approach to offer helpful advice in the field of investing.

10.) Investing Demystified: How to create the best investment portfolio whatever your risk level (Financial Times Series)

‘Lars Kroijer takes a refreshing look at how everyday people can improve their fortunes by taking some simple investing steps.’ Dr David Kuo, The Motley Fool

As the name suggests, the book aims at helping the readers understand the importance of portfolio and the risk factor involved in investing. The book provides a low cost approach to create a splendid portfolio. It also explains the concepts of tax and liquidity. If you are looking for a well-rounded understanding of the stock market, this book is for you.

Education is key when it comes to becoming an investor. These books are a starting point for you that will lead you to further learning.

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