All the Investment and Finance Books I have read

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Since I began my Investment and Finance self-study in 2011, I have read lots of books. And they have all helped me, and not just in making sense of the investment world, but also in becoming a better person. The truth is, those books added to my age. They gave the understanding of a much older man. The cool thing about Investment, Economics and Finance is that they show you the core of most of our decisions, because we are always making choices among limited options and resources. Everybody knows that an investment scheme that promises you too much returns, like doubling your money in a short time, is fraudulent. The trouble is that most of us don't know when a lot becomes too much and suspicious, and it's worse when we see friends and family making mouth-watering profits. Only a good grasp of Finance can enable you know when a lot is too much and when a return is unsustainable. We all face traffic jam in Lagos. And lots of us have our own theory of how to beat the traffic. But a good knowledge of Economics will help you make the most of the situation. 

Knowledge of Finance, Economics and Investment will help you to know if you should buy a land and build a house now, or later. It will help you to know what trend is safe to follow and the one that will almost wreck you. And the best part is -- you get to see your predictions, small and big, come to pass. Because there will always be some future realities that will jump at you. Just like when a man on a hill observes loggers felling trees, because of his privileged position on a hill-top, he will be able to predict a lot of things. And that's what sound knowledge of Finance and Economics does you, it places you on a privileged platform, high enough to see what others won't see.


So here are the Investment and Finance books I have read:

  1. Economics for Investment Decision Makers: Micro, Macro, and International Economics (CFA Institute Investment Series) by Christopher Piros and Jerald Pinto
  2. The Book of Investing Wisdom by Peter Krass
  3. One Up on Wall Steet by Peter Lynch
  4. Financial Modelling by Simon Benninga
  5. Finance by Ehsan Nikbakht
  6. Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders by Warren Buffett
  7. Security Analysis: The Classic 1940 Edition by Benjamin Graham
  8. The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom
  9. A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Malkiel Burton
  10. The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing by Pat Dorsey and Joe Mansueto
  11. Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin
  12. Lower Your Taxes by Deaver Brown
  13. Personal Finance by Deaver Brown
  14. Jim Cramer's Real Money by James Cramer
  15. Rule #1 by Phil Town
  16. Corporate Finance by Ivo Welch
  17. How to Build a Financial Model by Sol Hong
The funny thing is I've always thought I have read close to a hundred books on investment. I'm very sorry if I have told you that I've read close to a hundred books on investment. It was a sincere lie; one I believed myself. 

If you are just starting out, I'll advise you start with Rule #1 by Phil Town and Corporate Finance by Ivo Welch. 


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