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    Lets say you could only read 5 books upon which you will reach an arbitrary intermediate level of mastery of investing in the market (strictly public markets here, no real estate etc), which books would those be?

  • #2
    1. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

    I'll let others give recs for the other 4.  


    • #3

      1. Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth

      2. Stocks for the Long Run

      3. A Random Walk Down Wall Street

      Not necessarily in that order as SWIW gives practical application to the other 2.
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      • #4
        The Millionaire Next Door (not investing so much as personal wealth building)

        All About Asset Allocation

        Common Sense on Mutual Funds

        Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

        The Intelligent Investor



        • #5
          Thank you everyone. Appreciate the responses.


          • #6
            Millionaire Next Door (caveat as mentioned by soundbyte, above)

            Affluent Investor

            Intelligent Investor (revised)


            • #7
              Agree with Random Walk down Wall Street, Millionaire Next Door, and Intelligent Investor mainly for background.  Agree Millionaire Next Door more for a general mindset than specific investing advice.  The one book I have come to depend on for the long haul is Protecting Your Wealth by Richard Ferri.


              • #8
                1. The Boglehead's Guide to Investing

                2. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

                3. The Four Pillars of Investing

                4. All About Index Funds

                5. How a 2nd Grader Beat Wall Street


                • #9
                  Tough task. I could easily be talked out of this list, but that said there are no losers here.

                  Mindset- Millionaire Next Door

                  Personal Finance- The Only Investment Guide You Ever Need

                  Basic Investing- The Investor's Manifesto

                  Behavioral Investing- Your Money or Your Brain

                  Advanced Investing- Retire Secure

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                  • #10
                    The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias.

                    I'd list four more, but that would defy the title of the first recommendation.

                    If I were to list more, there would be a couple by Bogle, and after I read it (it's on the way), The White Coat Investor: A Doctor's Guide To Personal Finance And Investing by James Dahle, MD