5 Books for Beginner Investors

If you’re ready to start investing and are looking for a guide, here are some of the best investing books for beginners.

It’s important to do your own research before you start investing. I will have more on how to research before investing in the coming weeks.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing – Burton G. Malkiel

 A Random Walk Down Wall Street has long been established as the first book to purchase when starting a portfolio. This new edition features fresh material on exchange-traded funds and investment opportunities in emerging markets; a brand-new chapter on “smart beta” funds, the newest marketing gimmick of the investment management industry; and a new supplement that tackles the increasingly complex world of derivatives.

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The Little Book That Still Beats the Market – Joel Greenblatt

In The Little Book, Joel Greenblatt, Founder and Managing Partner at Gotham Capital (with average annualized returns of 40% for over 20 years), does more than simply set out the basic principles for successful stock market investing. He provides a “magic formula” that is easy to use and makes buying good companies at bargain prices automatic. Though the formula has been extensively tested and is a breakthrough in the academic and professional world, Greenblatt explains it using 6th grade math, plain language and humor. You’ll learn how to use this low risk method to beat the market and professional managers by a wide margin. You’ll also learn how to view the stock market, why success eludes almost all individual and professional investors, and why the formula will continue to work even after everyone “knows” it.

Purchase on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3tvYEjH

Beating the Street – Peter Lynch

In Beating the Street, Lynch for the first time explains how to devise a mutual fund strategy, shows his step-by-step strategies for picking stock, and describes how the individual investor can improve his or her investment performance to rival that of the experts.

Purchase on Amazon: https://amzn.to/36SqI6V

The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money – Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage

The Financial Diet will teach you:
• how to get good with money in a year.
• the ingredients everyone needs to have a budget-friendly kitchen.
• how to talk about awkward money stuff with your friends.
• the best way to make (and stick to!) a budget.
• how to take care of your house like a grown-up.
• what the hell it means to invest (and how you can do it).

Purchase on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rwIF2M

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success – William N. Thorndike

In this refreshing, counterintuitive book, author Will Thorndike brings to bear the analytical wisdom of a successful career in investing, closely evaluating the performance of companies and their leaders. You will meet eight individualistic CEOs whose firms’ average returns outperformed the S&P 500 by a factor of twenty—in other words, an investment of $10,000 with each of these CEOs, on average, would have been worth over $1.5 million twenty-five years later. You may not know all their names, but you will recognize their companies: General Cinema, Ralston Purina, The Washington Post Company, Berkshire Hathaway, General Dynamics, Capital Cities Broadcasting, TCI, and Teledyne. In The Outsiders, you’ll learn the traits and methods—striking for their consistency and relentless rationality—that helped these unique leaders achieve such exceptional performance.

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