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Recommended reading for all new traders and investors.

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

This guide to the stockmarket offers principles proven by the success of investors for over 35 years. Its main objective in its philosophy of "value investing" is to protect the investor against the areas of possible error and to develop policies which are rational. It takes account of both the defensive and enterprising investor, outlining the principles of stock selection for each, and stressing the advantages of a simple portfolio policy. It features the use of comparisons of pairs of common stocks to bring out their elements of strength and weakness, and also the construction of investment portfolios designed to meet specific requirements of quality and price attractiveness.

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel

Especially in the wake of the financial meltdown, readers will hunger for Burton G. Malkiel’s reassuring, authoritative, gimmick-free, and perennially best-selling guide to investing. With 1.5 million copies sold, A Random Walk Down Wall Street has long been established as the first book to purchase when starting a portfolio. In addition to covering the full range of investment opportunities, the book features new material on the Great Recession and the global credit crisis as well as an increased focus on the long-term potential of emerging markets. With a new supplement that tackles the increasingly complex world of derivatives, along with the book’s classic life-cycle guide to investing, A Random Walk Down Wall Street remains the best investment guide money can buy.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel

The Warren Buffett Way by Robert G. Hagstrom

Buffett is back . . . and better than before!

A decade has passed since the book that introduced the world to Warren Buffett — The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom — first appeared. That groundbreaking book spent 21 weeks on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller list and sold over 1 million copies.

Since then, Warren Buffett has solidified his reputation as the greatest investor of all time — becoming even richer and more successful, despite the wild fluctuation of the markets. How does this value investing legend continue to do it? That's where Robert Hagstrom and the Second Edition of The Warren Buffet Way come in. This edition is a completely revised and updated look at the Oracle of Omaha — comprising Buffett's numerous investments and accomplishments over the past ten years, as well as the timeless and highly successful investment strategies and techniques he has always used to come out a market winner. This edition is especially accessible as Buffett's basic tenets of investing are presented and illuminated with relevant and up to date examples.

The Warren Buffett Way by Robert G. Hagstrom

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Phillip A. Fisher

Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's financiers and investors, but are also regarded by many as gospel. This book is invaluable reading and has been since it was first published in 1958. The updated paperback retains the investment wisdom of the original edition and includes the perspectives of the author's son Ken Fisher, an investment guru in his own right in an expanded preface and introduction

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Phillip A. Fisher

How to Make Money in Stocks by William O'Neil

Through every type of market, William J. O'Neil's national bestseller, How to Make Money in Stocks, has shown over 2 million investors the secrets to building wealth. O’Neil’s powerful CAN SLIM® Investing System—a proven 7-step process for minimizing risk and maximizing gains - has influenced generations of investors.

Based on a major study of market winners from 1880 to 2009, this expanded edition gives you:

  • Proven techniques for finding winning stocks before they make big price gains
  • Tips on picking the best stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs to maximize your gains
  • 100 new charts to help you spot today's most profitable trends

PLUS strategies to help you avoid the 21 most common investor mistakes!

How to Make Money in Stocks by William O'Neil

The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing by Larimore, Lindauer, LeBoeuf

The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing is a slightly irreverent, straightforward guide to investing for everyone. The book offers sound, practical advice, no matter what your age or net worth. Bottomline, become a Boglehead and prosper! Originally just the chat-line ruminations of Boglehead founder Taylor Larimore, and Morningstar forum leading cohorts Mel Lindauer and Michael LeBoeuf, their trusted advice has been brewed and distilled into an easy-to-use, need-to-know, no frills guide to building up your own financial well-being – so you can worry less and profit more from the investments you make. Invest like a Boglehead, and let their grassroots investment wisdom guide you down the path of long-term wealth creation and happiness, without all the worries and fuss of stock pickers and day traders. If you face a financial crisis or problem, or simply want to know what is prudent to do with the money you save, the Bogleheads will have the answers you need to help you gain your financial footing and keep it.

The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing by Larimore, Lindauer, LeBoeuf