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Best Investing Books: 15 Top Books on Beating Wall Street

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.
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Best Investing Books

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The 15 Best Investing Books Of All Time

Why these best investing books and not others? The best investing books below are the top picks from my master database, ranked by a combination of Goodreads rating, the number of Goodreads reviews and first publication date. The goal is to give a good balance of what’s most loved, what’s most popular and what’s delivered timelessly relevant advice.

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Books 1-5: The Top 5 Investing Books of All Time

Here are the 5 best investing books from my database…

 
Best Nonfiction Books: The Intelligent Investor
1. The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham (Summary)
Published 1949 // 623 pages // Rated 4.2 over 97,000 reviews on Goodreads
Best Nonfiction Books: Security Analysis
2. Security Analysis – Benjamin Graham
Principles and Technique
Published 1962 // 770 pages // Rated 4.3 over 8,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Nonfiction Books: One Up On Wall Street
3. One Up On Wall Street – Peter Lynch
How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market
Published 1988 // 304 pages // Rated 4.2 over 24,800 reviews on Goodreads
Best Nonfiction Books: Liar's Poker
4. Liar’s Poker – Michael Lewis
Published 1989 // 310 pages // Rated 4.2 over 76,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Nonfiction Books: A Random Walk Down Wall Street
5. A Random Walk Down Wall Street – Burton G. Malkiel
The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing
Published 1973 // 432 pages // Rated 4.1 over 28,700 reviews on Goodreads
 

Books 6-15: 10 Good Investing Books to Read Next

Here are the next 10 best investing books from my database…

 
6. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings – Philip A. Fisher (Summary)
Published 1957 // 292 pages // Rated 4.1 over 12,100 reviews on Goodreads
7. Margin of Safety – Seth A. Klarman
Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor
Published 1991 // 248 pages // Rated 4.3 over 5,700 reviews on Goodreads
8. The Big Short – Michael Lewis
Inside the Doomsday Machine
Published 2009 // 320 pages // Rated 4.3 over 130,400 reviews on Goodreads
9. The Warren Buffett Way – Robert G. Hagstrom
Investment Strategies of the World’s Greatest Investor
Published 1994 // 274 pages // Rated 4.2 over 14,000 reviews on Goodreads
10. When Genius Failed – Roger Lowenstein
The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
Published 2000 // 264 pages // Rated 4.2 over 25,100 reviews on Goodreads
11. Poor Charlie’s Almanack – Charles T. Munger
The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
Published 2005 // 512 pages // Rated 4.5 over 7,200 reviews on Goodreads
12. Buffett – Roger Lowenstein
The Making of an American Capitalist
Published 1995 // 496 pages // Rated 4.1 over 14,700 reviews on Goodreads
13. You Can Be a Stock Market Genius – Joel Greenblatt
Uncover the Secret Hiding Places of Stock Market Profits
Published 1997 // 285 pages // Rated 4.2 over 7,200 reviews on Goodreads
14. Valuation – Tim Koller
Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies
Published 1990 // 739 pages // Rated 4.2 over 1,400 reviews on Goodreads
15. The Barefoot Investor – Scott Pape (Summary)
The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need
Published 2016 // 248 pages // Rated 4.4 over 14,100 reviews on Goodreads
 

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