What to Read Before Investing in the Stock Market
Before putting your hard earned money into any investment it pays to do some reading. Here are some cherry picked resources that will help save you time & money as you begin picking stocks.
Note: we are NOT Amazon affiliates and recommend these out of the goodness of sharing good content. The Amazon links are purely to make it easier for you if you choose to buy or read up more about one of the books on our list
The Naked Trader: How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Shares
Robbie Burns (Author)
I wish i had read this book before i bought my first stock. Robbie gives sound advise and in plain English when it comes to trading. Okay, you’re not going to be dealing index linked swap derivatives by the end of this book but if you’re looking to buy a few stocks to own on the side and want a common sense approach on how to get started, grab a copy. I’ve read it a couple of times and still have a copy for reference. Pick up one of his earlier version for next to nothing and it could be the best trade you ever make.
The Little Book That Still Beats the Market
Joel Greenblatt (Author)
Already considered one of the classics of finance literature, this little, easy to read book uncovers strategies that will let you outperform the market. Its not difficult and its not rocket science, in fact, its a simple formula (which he shares) for anyone, who can be bothered, to copy. No doubt it probably works too! Written for his children to replicate his successes, you’ll wonder where the pages went as you steam towards the final pages wishing there was more. See it on Amazon here
Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing – A Book of Practical Counsel
Benjamin Graham (Author)
Graham’s text is solid, a little heavy at times but no matter: it is the timeless lessons he teaches that matter. He is very methodical, a bit mathematical and if you follow him all the way, will leave you with a good grounding in how to approach the stock market. Ignore the hype and invest for the long term but only when the market is offering a bargain price. Warren buffet describes The Intelligent Investor as “the best book about investing ever written” and he didn’t do too bad for himself apparently. Add it to your book shelf
Investing 101: A Tutorial For Beginner Investors
Investopedia Staff (Author)
Investopedia is the wikipedia of the investment world and is an invaluable resource. Their site contains everything you will need from tutorials to definitions and covers everything you will ever need to know before investing. Check it out
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