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16 Essential Books For Investors To Read In 2020

Regardless of your experience with investing, these books are guaranteed to help you grow

As with many careers in business, the investing landscape changes day to day. Staying on top of new technologies, the global and local economies takes dedication and adaptability.

We believe that investors learning at all stages of their careers are destined for further success. What’s more is that we reached out to industry experts and received these recommendations, so you don’t waste time and money on advice that isn’t useful.

There are some truly amazing authors on this list, authors whose time you couldn’t buy. Thankfully, you can buy their books, so have a read of our books descriptions and see which fit your area of investment and experience level.

This contribution was made by Karen Ford from KarenFord

You can do it by Karen Ford

Do you desire a greater income stream? Have you wondered how you can create a larger income so you have a lifestyle that allows for freedom?Whether you’re a real estate investor or delving into buying your first property, this book will provide the keys to real estate investing and it will be your go to book again and again.

This contribution was made by Tim Bigknee from SightsAndSights

The Essays of Warren Buffet by Warren Buffet

If you want to invest and grow your portfolio, there are few wiser people to listen to than Warren Buffet, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. This book contains many letters which Buffet wrote to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway over the years, serving as an informal education for them and for all readers about business and investing. It talks about a vast array of topics such as stocks, accounting and taxation, and corporate finance and investing.

This contribution was made by Aaron Cambden from Fairview Estates

Buy Low Rent High by Samuel Leeds

If you’re looking to invest in property and you’re new the idea of property investment, this is an ideal book for you. It touches on the fact that almost anyone is able to become financially free by investing in property. Leeds also look at the tried and tested strategies so that you can duplicate and adapt these strategies to your own situation. It’s a great beginners guide and helps to refresh the knowledge that you might already have.

This contribution was made by Ali Ubaid Ul Hassan from Decrum

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

In this book, the author Benjamin Graham who is considered the father of Value Investing and the most excellent investment adviser taught and guided how to achieve our financial goals.

This contribution was made by Ethan Taub from Goalry, Inc

The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins

One of the best investment books I have ear read in my time is ‘The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life’. The book is very encouraging and doesn’t just target money hungry execs wanting more. JL Collins is a master at being a fantastic advisor as well as being a friend to the reader. You don’t find many people like that in this line of business.’

This contribution was made by Osama from Outfitrs

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle

What an incredible book must buy. I recommend you read it and develop your opinion of it. They are great if you want to be hands off and only want to worry about asset allocation. And as you know, their fees are also super low. And they are broadly diversified. Buy this book and save yourself thousands of dollars.

This contribution was made by Majid Fareed from James Bond Suits

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

This book has a lot to offer. Most important the lesson I learned from this book was the identification of Assets and Liabilities.

This contribution was made by M. Ammar Shahid from SuperHeroCorp

Investing All-in-One For Dummies by Eric Tyson

This is a right choice for starters who have no prior investing experience. This well-written piece of knowledge first familiarizes you with basic concepts of investing and then gives you tips and suggestions that ultimately strengthen your foundation for investing.

This contribution was made by Wesley R. Gray from Alpha Architect

Smarter Investing by Elisabetta Basilico

I believe that rigorous academic research is the foundation for understanding and implementing successful investing strategies. At the core, I firmly subscribe to the idea of turning academic insights into investment performance. But as many readers know, it is almost impossible to keep up do date on the latest peer-reviewed journal articles and working papers coming out of the financial economics research community. Elisabetta and Tommi solve this problem in their book: Smart(er) Investing: How Academic Insights Propel the Savvy Investor.

This contribution was made by Deepak Shukla from Pearl Lemon

The essays of Warren Buffet by Lawrence Cunningham

At the end of each financial year Warren Buffet creates reports for investors. These reports have been compiled into this book in a way that is easy to digest. These have many pearls of wisdom with regard to investing. Buffet discusses the best strategies for investing and evaluates various valuation methods as well as Buffets famous value investing strategy.

This contribution was made by Joe Flanagan from Tacuna Systems

The Four Pillars of Investing by William J Bernstein

In this book, the author shines a beam on what really goes on in the financial industry today as he outlines an intuitive program for simultaneously building wealth and controlling risk. This book masterfully covers four essential topics that every investor must master: The relationship between risk and reward, the history of the market so as to predict its future, how psychology affects the market, and the disadvantage of taking advice from investment sales persons.

This contribution was made by Stacy Caprio from Deals Scoop

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

Principles by Ray Dalio is one of the best foundational books to read if you are interested in learning more about investing. It lays out basic terminology and principles of how you can invest for long-term success, and is one of Warren Buffet’s must-read books, so you know it’s a good one.

This contribution was made by Katie Holmes from OutwitTrade

Straight Talk on Investing by Jack Brennan

This book helped me more than any other. While other books on investing are needlessly complicated, this one is straight to the point and got me on the right track to invest the income I have wisely. I totally recommend it to people in their 20’s who are just getting started.

This contribution was made by Francesca De Franco from ADVFN

101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners by Clem Chambers

This really accessible book provides exactly what the title suggests and is suitable for novices and more experienced traders and investors alike. The author clearly writes from first hand experience and gives a primer on his five golden investing rules before explaining each of his 101 ‘down to brass tacks’ ways. It gives a brilliant grounding in what to look out for with stocks (and the markets) and highlights some of the attributes that characterize potentially successful stocks; it provides a fantastic toolbox of ideas, which can be developed further.

This contribution was made by Melanie Musson from

Generational Wealth By LaFoy Orlando Thomas III Esq.

This book is truly an all-inclusive guide to business investing. Not only does the author have all the necessary head knowledge of investing through several business degrees, he has used that knowledge to actualize his own success story. For how deep this book is, it manages to be easy and enjoyable to read.

This contribution was made by Noman Asghar from Fan Jackets

Investing QuickStart Guide by Ted D. Snow CFP MBA

The Investing QuickStart Guide introduces newbies to investing world. Ted Snow the author, much experience and a successful man who describes the in-depth knowledge of stocks, treasuries, mutual funds, and many other investing techniques. If you willing to become an entrepreneur then this book is great for you.

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Written by Zak Parker

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