7 books about investing (from the greatest investors in history)

7 books about investing (from the greatest investors in history)

Looking for the best investment books?

Obviously, you have decided to invest your money and want to leverage your knowledge of the experiences of others.

An excellent step to learn the most important basics and rules of a huge field.

You are already a successful investor before you even start, but why?

Because only a few people want to read books about investing before starting, while the majority believe that they have enough information and do not need what is inside those books.

Therefore, I have collected for you 7 sources to learn investing from the greatest investors in history.

Advice before starting:

Investment fields are diverse, so you must determine which field you will start investing in initially and focus on what benefits you only.

If you want to invest in:   

  • Stocks: You should write books on investing in stocks.
  • Forex: You should read books in this field.
  • Real estate: You should read books about investing in real estate.
  • Thus, the more focused you are in determining the field in which you seek to invest, the better the conclusion you will get before starting.

And now with our first book, which is…

1- The Intelligent Investor book

The greatest financial advisor of the twentieth century provided us with a very distinctive encyclopedia, which is considered a huge guide for everyone who wants to invest.

Our talk now is about Benjamin Graham , the author of this book, who is considered the teacher of the greatest investors in history.

This book became famous when the most famous investor in history, Warren Buffett, talked about it, and it is the reason he reached where he is now.

Warren Buffett advises anyone to read this guide and try to understand everything in it.

Where he stated:

The best investment book ever written.

The smart investor in points:

  • The number of pages in the book is approximately 800 pages, and therefore it is the largest investment book to date.
  • The book was published in 1949, and has been updated several times since.
  • The book is now available in Arabic (after the first Arabic version was published in 2008), so you can definitely benefit from it.
  • The focus of the book is value stocks, and how to choose stocks with excellent value and those that have been evaluated at less than their real price.
  • Benjamin Graham also talks here about long-term investing and the importance of making your strategy long-term.
  • You will also find some chapters on the history of stocks, how to trade, and other necessary basics.

2- The book on investing in stocks according to the Warren Buffett method

The second best investment book on our list is The Warren Buffet Way.

We talked above about Warren Buffett, but what I did not mention to you is that his current wealth is estimated at approximately $110 billion, most of which is certainly from investing.

Therefore, reading this book and learning from Warren Buffett’s method is very important.

Here I am not telling you to completely copy his method, but just learn from what he did and develop your own investment style.

Our writer here is Robert G. Hagstrom, a principal investor who manages various investment portfolios through Equity Compass.

Summary of Warren Buffett’s method in points:

  • The first version of the book was published in 1994.
  • The book is one of the best-selling books in the world, with more than a million copies sold.
  • The focus of the book is about Warren Buffett and his method of investing.
  • The book also talks about Warren Buffett’s upbringing and education and how this influenced his development as an investor.
  • In addition to that, the writer also shares in the seventh chapter a basic topic that every investor must understand, which is the psychology of investment or the psychological impact on your trading decisions and how to avoid such a feeling.
  • Finally, you will learn how to manage your money like Warren Buffett.

All of this information will greatly help you on your way to becoming a successful trader in the stock market in particular.

Therefore, I recommend it as one of the best investment books that you should read and learn from.

3- The book How to Make Wealth in the Stock Market

William J. O’Neill is the third writer with us on this list by writing how to make money in stocks.

William is an American entrepreneur, writer, and investor. Through this book, he shares personal experience and practical secrets for success in the stock market.

Although few websites talk about this book, it is one of the distinctive investment books.

How to create wealth in the stock market in points:

  • The book is considered one of the best-selling books in the world that talks about investing in stocks.
  • It consists of 464 pages.
  • The first version of it was published in 2009.
  • Unfortunately, there is no Arabic version available yet.
  • The book revolves around a proven system consisting of 7 stages. If you apply them in your investment operations, you will reduce risks and increase profits to the maximum extent.
  • You will also find many common tips and mistakes made by other investors and thus you will be able to avoid them.
  • The basis of this book is an in-depth study of the most famous stocks in the markets.
  • You will also find within the book 100 indicators to follow the most famous market frequencies and benefit from them.
  • You will also learn how to read indicators professionally.
  • You will also find some tips on how to choose the right time to sell in case of losses.

If you want my personal opinion, this book is an important and essential guide for you before you start investing.

4- Be the Best on Wall Street book

In his book, One Up on Wall Street, the most famous writer and financial manager in history, Peter Lynch, tries to convince you of the possibility of beating professional investors in the market.

By relying on your knowledge and what you already possess.

Because opportunities exist everywhere around us, you can invest and succeed according to your experience and expertise.

For example, if you are a customer of one of the Carrefour branches and you find yourself adapting to the idea that Carrefour is a suitable and good store, all you have to do is invest in its shares.

This applies to everything around you. What you find is of good value and you can invest in it. As for what you are not convinced of or think is bad or has high prices or the product is not of sufficient quality, do not invest in it, even if the market expectations are different.

Be the best on Wall Street in points:

  • The book was published in 2000
  • The book is one of the best-selling books in the world in the field of stock investing.
  • The book consists of approximately 300 pages.
  • Unfortunately, there are no widely distributed Arabic versions.
  • The book consists of 3 main chapters.
  • Chapter One: Shows you how to prepare for investment.
  • The second: choosing winning stocks.
  • Finally: make your vision long-term.

I definitely recommend it highly.

5- Warren Buffett’s book of articles

Once again, another book mentions Warren Buffett, but this time our writer is Warren Buffett himself.

Here Lawrence A. Cunningham compiled those articles written by Warren Buffett into this book.

In this book, you will learn all the skills you need as an investor from the writings of the greatest investor in the stock market.

These educational articles will teach you things such as:

  • Investment
  • Investment alternatives.
  • Acquisition
  • Stock valuation
  • Financial Accounting.
  • Some tax basics,
  • And others…

Warren Buffett’s articles in points:

  • The book consists of 352 pages.
  • The book was published in 2019
  • There is no Arabic version available.
  • You will also find here a guide to the relationship between companies and investors.
  • The most important techniques that help you as an investor in the field to achieve what you want.

Although the book is one of the greatest books on investment, it contains a lot of additional information if you intend to invest in the Arab market.

In short, this is due to the difference in laws between Arab countries and the United States.

But in general, I recommend it as an additional resource for you.

6- A Random Walk on Wall Street book

Burton Malkiel in A Random Walk in Wall Street shares a set of the most important investment principles and different types of investments.

Even the latest version of the book talks about fairly recent investments such as digital currencies.

Therefore, this book is considered one of the good investment books that you should add to your book list.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street in Points:

  • The book consists of approximately 460 pages.
  • The current version is available in English.
  • In the first chapter of the book, the author talks in detail about stocks, their value, and how to choose them.
  • In the second chapter, you will find him talking about how to trade, invest, and analyze like a professional.
  • After that, you will find a guide to new investment sectors.
  • Finally, ways to avoid huge losses by following correct investment approaches.

7- Security Analysis Book

We conclude now with another investment book by Benjamin Graham, whose book The Intelligent Investor was shared with us at the beginning of this list.

Security analysis is considered one of the oldest investment books ever, as the first version of it was released in 1934. Despite this, its investment principles and rules are still appropriate and still in use.

Safety analysis in points:

  • Author: Benjamin Graham.
  • Number of pages: 700
  • Latest version: 2008
  • The book is considered one of the best-selling books in the world.
  • It is a huge investment encyclopedia and reference, not a small book to teach you some basics.
  • Here Graham also talks about value investing, proper evaluation and analysis.

Therefore, if you are a beginner, I definitely do not recommend this book to you. However, if you have some experience in investing or want to become a continuing professional and successful person, you can use security analysis.

This was the best book on investing ever written.

Most of these books specialize in stocks, and whenever I find other books, I will add them to this list.

Now tell me…

Did you choose your book from the list above?

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