What is the Essential investing reading list?

Discuss all general (i.e. non-personal) investing questions and issues, investing news, and theory.
Post Reply
Topic Author
get_g0ing
Posts: 746
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:09 am

What is the Essential investing reading list?

Post by get_g0ing »

Hi folks,

I want to make an "essential" reading list that would give someone a comprehensive understanding of investing.
Especially: how to buy and hold during bear crisis and why marketing timing must not be attempted.

I believe these three are the classic ones that would be on this list.

1. A Random Walk Down Wall Street
2. Little Book of Common Sense Investing
3. Four Pillars of Investing
4.
5.
6.

Can you help me complete it please? Or give your recommend 4-6 books (in the order your would recommend)?

Would you include these as essential reading?
Winning the Loser's Game
Stocks for the Long Run
A Wealth of Common Sense

Thanks :happy
User avatar
1789
Posts: 1867
Joined: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:31 pm

Re: What is the Essential investing reading list?

Post by 1789 »

There is a lot of good book out there. I would pick from Taylor's list and start with the latest editions.

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Taylor_ ... tment_Gems
"My conscience wants vegetarianism to win over the world. And my subconscious is yearning for a piece of juicy meat. But what do i want?" (Andrei Tarkovsky)
rudeboy
Posts: 234
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:21 pm

Re: What is the Essential investing reading list?

Post by rudeboy »

The three you mentioned are all great books, but they all say more-or-less the same thing, so I don't really think they form a good cumulative list of essential reading.

Just like successful investing itself, pick one good book about index investing and call it good enough.
jimkinny
Posts: 1468
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:51 pm

Re: What is the Essential investing reading list?

Post by jimkinny »

rudeboy wrote: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:57 am The three you mentioned are all great books, but they all say more-or-less the same thing, so I don't really think they form a good cumulative list of essential reading.

Just like successful investing itself, pick one good book about index investing and call it good enough.
+1 Bogleheads Guide to Investing
User avatar
sometimesinvestor
Posts: 1271
Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 6:54 am

Re: What is the Essential investing reading list?

Post by sometimesinvestor »

consider the only investment guide you will ever need[/b] by definition it is pretty good
Topic Author
get_g0ing
Posts: 746
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:09 am

Re: What is the Essential investing reading list?

Post by get_g0ing »

rudeboy wrote: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:57 am The three you mentioned are all great books, but they all say more-or-less the same thing, so I don't really think they form a good cumulative list of essential reading.

Just like successful investing itself, pick one good book about index investing and call it good enough.
Hi, thanks for posting. Good point.

What about the last three, are they redundant too?
Winning the Loser's Game
Stocks for the Long Run
A Wealth of Common Sense
Dominic
Posts: 424
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:36 am

Re: What is the Essential investing reading list?

Post by Dominic »

For accumulators, "If You Can" by William Bernstein is a great start. It's short, covers the essentials, and offers some more suggested reading.

The Bogleheads Guide to Investing is also an excellent starting point.

For 99% of people, just reading one of those is sufficient. Anyone who wants more can just pick anything by Bogle, Bernstein, Ferri, or Swedroe, or pick a book off of one of the Bogleheads Wiki's book lists.
Post Reply