Short list of Best Books for Investors - List by The Wall Street Journal™

Short list of Best Books for Investors - List by The Wall Street Journal™

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Title: Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes--and how to Correct Them

Offers advice on how to invest, spend, and save money the right way
Author(s): Gary Belsky;Thomas Gilovich
ISBN 13: 9780684844930
Pages: 220
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Title: Against the Gods

A blend of biography and history shows how famous scientists and creative amateurs developed the concepts of risk, risk management, and probability, paving the way for progress in business and technology
Author(s): Peter L. Bernstein
ISBN 13: 9780471295631
Pages: 383
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Title: Common Sense on Mutual Funds

Praise for The Original 1998 Edition

"Cogent, honest, and hard-hittinga must read-for every investor."
Warren E. Buffett

<p class="null1">Praise for Common Sense On Mutual Funds fully updated 10th anniversary edition

"The only thing better than Bogle's original book is its improved revision. Bon appetit!"
Paul A. Samuelson, Nobel Laureate, Economics

"Were I allowed to recommend only one investment volume to friends and family, the updated edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds would be itit is even better than the first edition was ten years ago."
William J. Bernstein, author of The Investor's Manifesto, A Splendid Exchange, The Birth of Plenty, and The Four Pillars of Investing

"How do you improve upon perfection? Well, with this tenth anniversary edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds, the best mutual fund primer just got better."
Don Phillips, Managing Director, Morningstar

"In this timely update of Common Sense on Mutual Funds, John Bogle improves on what was the finest book on mutual funds ever written."
Jane Bryant Quinn, financial columnist and author of Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People

"Jack Bogle cares passionately about everyday Americansand that passion is palpable in these pages. This new edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds will send you marching into the financial markets with a sense of mission."
Jonathan Clements, author of The Little Book of Main Street Money

"When the history of modern investment management is written, John Bogle will stand out as one of its towering figures."
Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Services

"A powerful no-nonsense prescription for how individual investors should structure their portfolios in the current market environment."
Martin Leibowitz, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Author(s): John C. Bogle
ISBN 13: 9780470138137
Pages: 656
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Title: Triumph of the Optimists

In the 1950s, who but the most rampant optimist would have dreamt that over the next fifty years the real return on equities would be 9% per year? Yet this is what happened in the U.S. stock market. The optimists triumphed.
Author(s): Elroy Dimson;Paul Marsh;Mike Staunton
ISBN 13: 9780691091945
Pages: 352
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Title: "Surely Youre Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

The Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist talks about his adventure-filled life in a series of transcribed taped discussions
Author(s): Richard Phillips Feynman;Ralph Leighton;Edward Hutchings
ISBN 13: 9780393316049
Pages: 350
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Title: "What Do You Care what Other People Think?"

This two-part profile of the late Nobel Prize-winning scientist reveals the influence of his father and his first wife on his life and discusses his role in the investigation of the "Challenger" explosion.
Author(s): Richard Phillips Feynman;Ralph Leighton
ISBN 13: 9780393320923
Pages: 255
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Title: The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Text on Value Investing

More than one million hardcovers sold Now available for the first time in paperback! The Classic Text Annotated to Update Graham's Timeless Wisdom for Today's Market Conditions The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" -- which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies -- has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949. Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham's strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham's original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today's market, draws parallels between Graham's examples and today's financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles. Vital and indispensable, this HarperBusiness Essentials edition of The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.
Author(s): Benjamin Graham
ISBN 13: 9780060752613
Pages: 304
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Title: How to Lie with Statistics

Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the ...
Author(s): Darrell Huff
ISBN 13: 9780393310726
Pages: 142
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Title: Thinking, Fast and Slow

In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 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&#8213;each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives&#8213;and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.
Author(s): Daniel Kahneman
ISBN 13: 9780374275631
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Title: Manias, Panics, and Crashes

Author(s): Charles P. Kindleberger;Robert Aliber
ISBN 13: 9780471467144
Pages: 355
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Title: Buffett

Chronicles Warren Buffett's childhood ambitions, Columbia Business School education, investment strategies, early investments, and affiliation with American Express, Berkshire Hathaway, and ABC.
Author(s): Roger Lowenstein
ISBN 13: 9780812979275
Pages: 482
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Title: A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Tenth Edition)

Using the dot-com crash as an object lesson in how not to manage your portfolio, this is a gimmick-free, irreverent and informative guide to navigating the turbulence of the market and managing investments with confidence.
Author(s): Burton G. Malkiel
ISBN 13: 9780393340747
Pages: 489
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Title: Sceptical Essays

'These propositions may seem mild, yet, if accepted, they would absolutely revolutionize human life.' With these words Bertrand Russell introduces what is indeed a revolutionary book.
Author(s): Bertrand Russell
ISBN 13: 9780415325080
Pages: 225
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Title: The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha." Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world's richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term "simple." When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write. Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer's questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett's legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people's lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time.
Author(s): Alice Schroeder
ISBN 13: 9780553384611
Pages: 816
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Title: Where Are the Customers Yachts

If one of them has to be disappointed, it's bound to be the former." -- John Rothchild, Author, A Fool and His Money, Financial Columnist, Time magazine Humorous and entertaining, this book exposes the folly and hypocrisy of Wall Street.
Author(s): Fred Schwed Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780471770893
Pages: 208
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Title: The Money Game

Discusses the human factor in big business and offers behavioral studies of the professionals and amateurs of Wall Street
Author(s): Adam Smith
ISBN 13: 9780394721033
Pages: 253
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