Curious Cat Investment Books
For this page consider, Learning Investors - brand new investors to those who have invested their own money for years. Serious Investor - manage their own portfolio, can explain all investing basics (see investing terms below) and many advanced concepts. Speculator (or trader) - similar to serious investor and seek speculative and trading profits (for at least a portion of the portfolio).
- Highly Recommended Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild, 1996. An excellent book to start with. Serious Investor: Recommended. Learning Investors: Must Read.
- Highly Recommended Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd, 1997. A classic: not the easiest book to read but if you are serious about investing this is a must. Serious Investor: Must Read.
- Highly Recommended The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel by Benjamin Graham, updated by Jason Zweig. 5th, Revised Edition, 2003. This new edition includes an introduction and an introduction by one of Graham's best-known disciples, Warren Buffett. Again not an easy read but a must for serious investors. Serious Investor: Must Read.
- Highly Recommended The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America by Warren Buffett, 2001 (revised), Edited by Lawrence A. Cunningham. Serious Investor: Must Read. Learning Investor: Must Read. Speculator: Highly Recommended.
- Highly Recommended Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre, reprint Edition, ©1925, 1995. Recommended for experienced investors. Serious Investor: Highly Recommended. Speculator: Must Read.
- Highly Recommended How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas, reissued 1986. Curious Cat Darvas Review. Serious Investor: Highly Recommended. Speculator: Must Read.
- Highly Recommended How to Make Money in Stocks: a winning system in good times or bad by William O'Neil, 3rd Edition, 2002. Curious Cat O'Neil Review. Serious Investor: Highly Recommended. Speculator: Must Read
- Highly Recommended Bogle on Mutual Funds: New Perspectives for the Intelligent Investor by John C. Bogle, 1994. (hardcover). Very good for beginners. Learning Investors: Highly Recommended.
- The Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World's Greatest Investor by Robert G. Hagstrom. Reprint Edition, 1997. Learning Investor: Recommended. Serious Investor: Highly Recommended. Some book on Buffet, or his shareholder letters, are a must read for all investors.
- Investment Biker: Around the World With Jim Rogers by Jim Rogers, 1995. Serious Investor: Highly Recommended. Speculators: Recommended
- Beating the Street by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild, 1994. Serious Investor: Highly Recommended. Speculators: Recommended.
- One Up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild, Reprint Edition, 1990. Serious Investor: Highly Recommended. Speculators: Recommended.
- The Future for Investors: Why the Tried and the True Triumph Over the Bold and the New by Jeremy Siegel, 2005.
- Take on the Street by Arthur Levitt, 2002. Serious Investor: Recommended. Learning Investors: Highly Recommended. Read the Curious Cat review.
- The Money Masters by John Train, Reissue Edition, 1994. Easy to read chapters on successful investors: Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, John Templeton, Philip Fisher, Paul Cabot, Stanley Kroll, T. Rowe Price, Larry Tisch and Robert Wilson. Learning Investors: Highly Recommended.
- The New Money Masters by John Train, 1994. On Jimmy Rogers, Michael Steinhardt, Philip Carret, George Soros, George Michaelis, John Neff, Ralph Wanger, and Peter Lynch. (audio tape) Learning Investors: Highly Recommended.
- Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve by George Soros, Byron Wien and Krisztina Koenen, 1995. Only for the serious student of investing.
- The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market by George Soros, 1994. Difficult to read but if you can get through it quite enlightening.
Serious Investors and Speculators (traders) should be familiar with the ideas of: Peter Lynch, Warren Buffet, Graham and Dodd, George Soros, Jimmy Rodgers, Willaim O'Neil, Jesse Livermore, John Templeton, Nicolas Darvas, John Bogle, Charlie Munger, Philip Fisher.