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15 Best Investment Books for Money-hungry Souls

Guides on investing help to learn how to manage personal finances and successfully put your money to work. Our article reviews both contemporary and classic literature about investing.

In this article, we are introducing you with the best and most recognized investment books by the highest positive readership’s rating and the number of copies sold globally. Make hot beverage and get ready to read the reviews of these books dedicated to every money-hungry soul.

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Ch. Merchant “On Investing Well: The Elements of Good Investing”

Ch. Merchant “On Investing Well: The Elements of Good Investing”

Rating: 5 out of 5


Year: 2019


Price: $12.99 (£9.86)

In his latest book, Ch. Merchant introduces the readers to a simpler good investing process, its principles, and methods. He pays a lot of attention to financial security in the context of the 21st century.

According to Ch. Merchant, “many people face bigger or smaller problems while investing because they are focusing primarily on the methods of investing while disregarding its principles. They think that they can find the best way to invest, but there isn’t any magic formula to invest successfully. The secret of successful investments lies in their principles instead of their methods.”


R. Ramsey “Personal Finance: Learn How Budgeting, Investing, Self Discipline, and Passive Income Can Help You Save Money”

R. Ramsey “Personal Finance: Learn How Budgeting, Investing, Self Discipline, and Passive Income Can Help You Save Money”

Rating: 4,8 out of 5


Year: 2018


Price: $17.64 (£17.42)

The book of R. Ramsey is both the guide of personal finances and investing for people dreaming about more financial freedom. It will help develop your mindset and get rid of debts, as well as teach you to plan your budget.

The author presents strategies used by the rich in order to safeguard their finances in the event of accidents. One of the most useful chapters is about investments, it contains the main principles of where to invest for the better and what is to be avoided in the process.


E. Tyson “Investing for Dummies”

E. Tyson “Investing for Dummies”

Rating: 4,4 out of 5


Year: 2017


Price: $11.59 (£12.99)

“Investing for Dummies” is regarded as one of the best books of 2019 about investing, so if you didn’t manage to read it last year, you can do it in the year 2020. The author shares tried-and-tested advice on how to establish a successful investment strategy that matches the abilities and expectations of each investor and at the same time ensures slow but stable growth of his/her portfolio.


B. G. Malkiel, C. D. Ellis “The Elements of Investing: Easy Lessons for Every Investor”

B. G. Malkiel, C. D. Ellis “The Elements of Investing: Easy Lessons for Every Investor”

Rating: 5 out of 5


Year: 2013


Price: $17.73 (£12.61)


This popular book clearly presents the main recommendations and strategies in the field of investments. Both the legal basis that influences investing and the impact of the political environment are analyzed here as well.

The book introduces lots of valuable advice from celebrated investors B. Malkiel and C. Ellis. They try to reveal the way each investor should battle their worst enemies, i.e., fear and greed. The authors disclose their disciplined view toward investing.

Disciplined investing and confidence, according to the authors of the book, are all that is needed for a successful investor.


J. Kay „The Long & The Short of It“

J. Kay „The Long & The Short of It“

Rating: 4,4 out of 5


Year: 2016


Price: $13.40 (£8.62)

In his book, John Kay reveals various hardships that exist in the sector of contemporary finances. Complicated innovations of the contemporary financial system and the basics of investing are described and presented at the same time. The work contains plenty of information on the “economic bubble” and the impact of economic crises on the stability of the international economy.

This book explains how to gather the finances into the only hands that can be deemed secure – your own:

  • every person reading this book will learn about what is required for an investment manager;
  • the readers will find out about the possibilities of investing;
  • they will understand the principles of reliable investing and will get to know the research that is the basis of such principles.

The author teaches to separate fact from fiction. He pays a lot of attention in the book to risk, practical investing strategy, and its implementation.


M. Minervini “Trade Like A Stock Market Wizard”

M. Minervini “Trade Like A Stock Market Wizard”

Rating: 4,7 out of 5


Year: 2013


Price: $19.18 (£14.90)

M. Minervini is one of the most successful traders and investors of the USA, with 30 years of experience in speculative markets. This book written by him is a great practical manual on how to implement technical analysis in real life. While being useful it is also an easy read. The author presents interesting insight and strategies.

M. Minervini introduces his method of brand securities market called SEPA, which provides great returns in almost any market while coordinating market management, self-analysis, and perseverance. The author explains at length:

  • what actions to take and how to not only uphold the capital but how to secure consistent three-digit returns as well;
  • how to find the best stocks before their prices rise;
  • how to avoid the expensive mistakes made by a lot of investors;
  • how to manage losses and preserve income;
  • how to avoid situations of great risk;
  • when to buy exactly and when to sell.

A. Hallam “Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School”

A. Hallam “Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School”

Rating: 4,7 out of 5


Year: 2016


Price: $14.99 (£11.77)

By coordinating funds of cheap indexes and the so-called philosophy of value investing, this book reveals how a simple teacher created a portfolio worth a million US dollars.

The writer A. Hallam presents his thoughts consistently and with humor but at the same time with the clarity of a talented teacher. He demonstrates how people of exceptional talents can accumulate a fortune in stock markets. The most important condition is to avoid investment products offered by financial advisors and not to pursue quick enrichment.

The author explains why stock market crises are actually advantageous for an investment portfolio and how you can surmount many professionals in next to no time.


R. Dalio “Principles: Life and Work”

R. Dalio “Principles: Life and Work”

Rating: 4,6 out of 5


Year: 2017


Price: $18.00 (£15.69)

This “New York Times” bestseller is written by one of the 100 most influential people in the business world according to “Time” magazine. “Principles: Life and Work” is in part an autobiography and an educational book. R. Dalio shares secrets and insight, explains how business, private persons and organizations can apply them in real life, in business, personal finances and, of course, in investments.

“New York Times” calls the book of R. Dalio knygą “surprisingly moving” and Bill Gates stated that he found “invaluable advice” in it. And even though the book was published in 2017, it still raises heated arguments even this year.


S. Spicer „Stop Investing Like They Tell You“

S. Spicer „Stop Investing Like They Tell You“

Rating: 4,1 out of 5


Year: 2018


Price: $9.95 (£7.74)

The book “Stop Investing Like They Tell You” is a practical manual that will introduce you to eliminating potentially ruining flaws of the investment portfolio. S. Spicer, who worked more than 5 years in a company of financial brokers, realized that his personal investing strategy differentiates significantly from the advice he often receives. The author challenges the traditional paradigms of investing and helps investors to:

  • grasp the 4 essential problems related to the investment portfolio;
  • acquire more self-confidence;
  • protect yourself better from market fluctuations;
  • increase savings whatever happens.

T. D. Snow “Investing QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Successfully Navigating the Stock Market, Growing Your Wealth & Creating a Secure Financial Future”

T. D. Snow “Investing QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Successfully Navigating the Stock Market, Growing Your Wealth & Creating a Secure Financial Future”

Rating: 4,1 out of 5


Year: 2018


Price: $17.99 (£15.55)

This book will be useful to both beginners and the more experienced investors looking for new strategies and who want to acquire “fresh” knowledge. The author of the book, T. D. Snow, has the investing experience of more than 30 years.

In this book, you will find valuable insight into investing from other gurus of investments, that being W. Buffet, P. Lynch, B. Malkiel, and J. Altucher.

The book is different from a lot of contemporary investing manuals because of its clarity and completeness and the author does not shun from presenting personal stories and insights.

If you wanted to get acquainted with the stock market but you didn’t know how and where to start, this book will provide you with key answers to essential questions. The author himself states that the book can dramatically change the financial future of every reader.


Classic Investment Books

John C. Bogle “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns”

John C. Bogle “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns”

Rating: 4,1 out of 5


Year: 2018


Price: $16.49 (£15.46)

John C. Bogle (USA) is one of the most well-known investors of all time, celebrated as the creator of the first index strategy. He founded “Vanguard Group”, a company for consulting investors that manages a capital of 5,3 trillion US dollars.

The author of one of the most famous books on finances holds a rather surprising view that most of the investors lose in the stock exchange. But then J. C. Bogle explains how he learned to turn the events to his favor.

C. Bogle describes the truths and techniques of investing in a concise and understandable manner. He states that the smartest thing to do while investing is to acquire the funds of cheap indexes, covering in this way as many companies as possible. The investor receives returns when the economy goes up and the sector grows.


B. G. Malkiel “A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing”

B. G. Malkiel “A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing”

Rating: 4,6 out of 5


Year: 2016


Price: $14.59 (£13.57)

This book by B. G. Malkiel confidently took its place among the TOP 10 best books on investing of all time. It is meant both for the people interested in investments and for the professionals. You will find plenty of advice in this book about what works well and what doesn’t. More than 1,5 million copies of this book have been sold around the world. “Forbes” wrote:

“Not more than half a dozen really good books about investing have been written in the past fifty years. This one may well belong in the classic category.”

The author develops a thought that investing is not necessarily time and energy-consuming management of a large investment portfolio. In the book, you will find not only helpful investment terms but various investing strategies easily applied in lots of different situations as well. B. G. Malkiel orientates towards long-term investing instead of swift enrichment schemes, at the same time teaching how to avoid the most frequently made mistakes.


N. Hill “Think and Grow Rich” (editor of the 2015 release Ross Cornwell)

N. Hill “Think and Grow Rich” (2015 release

Rating: 4,6 out of 5


Year: 1937/2015


Price: $13.80 (£10.31)

N. Hill is a US writer and journalist, pioneer of the positive mental attitude theory, and this work of his is one of the most sold books of all time. It was written during the years of the Great Depression and since then more than 100 million copies of this book were sold.

N. Hill knew and interacted with lots of rich people. The author described at length the 13 principles, important to overcome obstacles and achieve personal success. He also provides valuable insight into the philosophy of success and abundance.


B. Graham “The Intelligent Investor”

B. Graham “The Intelligent Investor”

Rating: 4,5 out of 5


Year: 2003


Price: $13.39 (£11.98)

This book is the most certain investing elementary, first published in 1949. People interested in both the investment theory and practice will love this work. B. Graham wrote about how to create long-term investment strategies and how to avoid substantial investment mistakes.

Inspired by this author, a lot of people started investing. Truth be told, the newest edition of this book is complemented by the commentary of a US financial expert J. Zweig, relating the thoughts of B. Graham to contemporary currents.


P. Lynch “One Up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in The Market”

P. Lynch “One Up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in The Market”

Rating: 4,5 out of 5


Year: 2000


Price: $13.59 (£9.30)

The book of P. Lynch is another essential read for everyone interested in investing. P. Lynch, a known investing expert, states that anyone can invest in the stock market successfully. He underlines the 3 factors of success: information, patience, and cleverness.

The content of this book is easily comprehensive, it contains advice on identifying if the stocks of a company are worth investing in, what numbers and data have significance and which have no influence on the worth of a company. It is useful for people with aims to create a productive investment portfolio.


Investing is both an art and a science and in order to become a successful investor, one has to put in the effort. The majority of the books mentioned in this article accentuate that one does not become a great investor in one night: you need to refine your skills, examine the market and practice over a long time.

Please note: Books’ prices can differentiate depending on the decisions of the Amazon platform which are not coordinated with our website. The prices mentioned in the article were active on January 28th, 2020.

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