Everyone thinks of making investments sometime or the other in their life. It is very important to invest wisely. Here are a few books that will help you in this process.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
This book by Robert Kiyosaki hit the shelves in 1997 is a classic. Kiyosaki stresses the importance of financial literacy. He presents financial independence as the ultimate goal to avoid the rat race. He advocates investments that produce periodic cash flow for the investor while providing upside in terms of equity value. Real estate investments and stocks that provide dividends are viewed favorably.
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
This book by Burton Gordon Malkiel was published in 1973. Burton Malkiel evaluates the full range of investment opportunities, from stocks, bonds, and money markets to real estate investment trusts and insurance, homeownership, and tangible assets such as gold and collectibles.
The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns is a 2007 and 2017 book on index investing, by John C. Bogle, the founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group. Bogle shows you how to make index investing work for you and help you achieve your financial goals, and finds support from some of the world’s best financial minds.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow is a best-selling book published in 2011 by Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences laureate Daniel Kahneman. Daniel takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation―each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
The Intelligent Investor
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, first published in 1949, is a widely acclaimed book on value investing. Written by one of the greatest investment advisers of the twentieth century, the book aims at preventing potential investors from substantial errors and also teaches them strategies to achieve long-term investment goals.
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America
In his essays, Warren Buffett provides his views on a variety of topics relevant to corporate America and shareholders. Young investors can get a glimpse of the interface between a company’s management and its shareholders, as well as the thought processes involved in enhancing a company’s enterprise value. Buffett’s essays include discussions on corporate governance, finance, investing, alternatives to common stock, mergers and acquisitions, accounting and valuation, accounting policy, and tax matters.
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