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CAN SLIM® Learning
The 11 Best Investing Books Of All Time For Growth Investors
Before he developed his acclaimed method for investing in growth stocks, our founder William J. O'Neil voraciously studied and researched the work of legendary traders early in his career to understand the foundations of their success. In fact, one of O'Neil's biggest pieces of advice is to read and learn from those at the top of their game. To help investors of all levels further their study of the stock market, we have compiled some of the best investing books of all time for growth investors. These include books by O'Neil's biggest trading influences and titles frequently referenced by our Analysts.
Whether you're a seasoned trader or a stock market newbie, these are the best investing books you'll turn to again and again.
"How to Make Money in Stocks" by William J. O'Neil
In this 1988 investing classic, O'Neil gives the average investor everything they need to know about the CAN SLIM investing system.
(+)The bestselling investing book also includes chapters explaining how to spot common chart patterns, as well as hundreds of chart examples for personal study. Now in its fourth edition, "How To Make Money in Stocks" has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide since its publication.(-)
"Market Wizards" by Jack D. Schwager
Schwager's highly acclaimed financial book is considered to be one of the best investing books for traders. In this national bestseller,
(+)readers can gain wisdom from top stock market pros in their own words. Schwager includes interviews from Wall Street legends such as O'Neil, Richard Dennis and Bruce Kovner.
He's since released an updated version of the book, and other works from Schwager include titles such as "Hedge Fund Market Wizards," "The New Market Wizards" and "Unknown Market Wizards."(-)
"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by Edwin Lefevre
The fictional account of a stockbroker based on Jesse Livermore is considered to be one of the best investing books for understanding
(+)market cycles and psychology. O'Neil called this 1923 work "a must-read classic for all investors."(-)
OTHERS BOOKS BY WILLIAM O'NEIL:
The William O'Neil & Co. founder also wrote these must-haves for growth investors.
In his follow-up work to "How To Make Money in Stocks," O'Neil offers lessons and techniques for the individual investor to achieve
(+)big profits and financial security. He examines long-held investing truisms such as "buy low, sell high" and why indicators like low P-E ratios aren't always the best way to spot winning stocks.(-)
"The Successful Investor" by William J. O'Neil
O'Neil's 2003 work looks at the collapse of the 1990s tech bubble and uses that moment to teach investors how to spot market tops and
(+)avoid devastating losses. "The Successful Investor" not only tells readers how to find winning stocks, but how to manage risk in volatile market cycles.(-)
BIGGEST WILLIAM O'NEIL INFLUENCES
O'Neil has often cited the works of these successful investors as some of the best investing books on the market. These books heavily influenced the IBD founder as a young stockbroker. They also served as inspiration for his landmark study of winning stocks. This research formed the basis of the CAN SLIM investing system.
"How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market" by Nicolas Darvas
From the stage to the trading floor, Darvas was one of the most unlikely success stories on Wall Street. The self-taught investor
(+)was one of O'Neil's early heroes. He exemplified that the average investor could win in the market if they had a consistent rules-based approach. In Darvas' 1939 classic, the former dancer gives readers a look into how he was able to amass a fortune using what is called the "Darvas box method" and how he learned from his successes and mistakes.(-)
"The Battle for Investment Survival" by Gerald Loeb
O'Neil considered Gerald Loeb one of his earliest mentors and a major influence in his early career. In Loeb's first book released
(+)in 1935, the renowned investment banker maps out what it takes for investors to win in the stock market.(-)
"How to Trade in Stocks" by Jesse Livermore
No one understood the ups and downs of the market more than Jesse Livermore. One of the pioneers of technical analysis, Livermore
(+)built - and lost - huge fortunes during the Roaring 20s and into the 1929 crash that induced The Great Depression. In "How To Trade Stocks," Livermore writes about his experiences trading stocks and commodities. He also outlines how to read the market and identify different patterns of stock behavior.(-)
BEST INVESTING BOOKS: LESSONS FROM TOP TRADERS
These best investing books from top traders provide accessible insights for the everyday investor.
"Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Day Trader" by Martin Schwartz
Legendary Wall Street trader Schwartz gives readers an inside look at how he became a "Champion Trader" and reveals the
(+) lessons that helped him make millions in this investing book classic from 1999.(-)
"One Up on Wall Street" by Peter Lynch
Famed money manager Peter Lynch delves into his investing psychology in this foundational work published in 2000.
(+)Much like O'Neil's philosophy of investing in what you know, Lynch outlines how individual investors can gain the advantage on the pros in the stock market.(-)
"Horse Sense. Street Smarts" by Don W. Hodges
Dallas businessman and asset manager Don Hodges released this beautifully illustrated anthology of business quotations in 2012.
(+)The collection, which is culled from more than 40 years of Hodges' personal library, includes words of wisdom from such luminaries as Bill Gates, Jerry Garcia and Ronald Reagan.(-)
TOP INVESTING BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS, BEST INVESTING BOOKS: LESSONS FROM TOP TRADERS
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
It is a widely acclaimed book by Benjamin Graham on value investing. Written by one of the greatest investment advisers of twentieth century,
(+) the book aims at preventing potential investors from substantial errors and also teaches them strategies to achieve long-term investment goals.(-)
Beating the Street by Peter Lynch
Beating The Street is a rich knowledge bank, telling about how the finance and investment works in reality. Peter Lynch and John Rothchild are
(+)known to carry a vast experience in investment decisions and their book is ideal for those looking for acquiring big level of success in the stock markets. The book explains the concept of successful investing in a very simple manner. Practicing the advices of the authors would not only benefit the tenured investors but also the novices.(-)
The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett
The fifth edition of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America continues a 25-year tradition of collating Warren Buffett's
(+) philosophy in a historic collaboration between Mr. Buffett and Prof. Lawrence Cunningham. As the book Buffett autographs most, its popularity and longevity attest to the widespread appetite for this unique compilation of Mr. Buffett's thoughts that is at once comprehensive, non-repetitive, and digestible. New and experienced readers alike will gain an invaluable informal education by perusing this classic arrangement of Mr. Buffett's best writings.(-)
Principles by Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed,
(+)refined and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.(-)
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
It's been nearly 25 years since Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena. It has since become
(+)the #1 Personal Finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world.(-)
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle
(+) reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500.(-)
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill's classic Think and Grow Rich, has made more millionaires and inspired more successes than any other book in history. For three
(+)decades Napoleon Hill collaborated with America's most creative and successful entrepreneurs, learning firsthand why they succeeded while others failed. Some of the most famous self-made multimillionaires personally revealed to Hill the secrets they had used to pull themselves out of poverty and create their own success. More than a self-improvement book, Think and Grow Rich, offers you a complete philosophy of personal achievement. It will teach you methods to create a success-consciousness within yourself and it will provide you with a detailed blueprint for achieving that success. Think and Grow Rich, is a book that will not just change what you think -it will change the way you think.(-)
A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkeil
With the prevailing wisdom changing on an almost daily basis, Burton G. Malkiel's reassuring and vastly informative volume remains the best
(+) investment guide money can buy.
Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch?
(+) Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.(-)
For over four decades, Tobias's guide has been a favorite for those looking to upgrade their knowledge of finance and overall fiscal responsibility.
(+) Don't worry about it being outdated' as it has been revised to reflect the present condition of the financial market environment.(-)
The behavior investor aims to enrich readers in the most holistic sense of the word, leaving them with tools for compounding both wealth
(+) and knowledge. Wealth, truly considered, has at least as much to do with psychological as financial wellbeing. In the behavior investor, psychologist and asset manager Daniel crosby examines the sociological, neurological and psychological factors that influence our investment decisions and sets forth practical solutions for improving both returns and behavior. (-)
In 1998, after thirteen years of providing investment advice for Smith Barney, Bill Schultheis wrote a simple book for people who felt overwhelmed
(+) by the stock market. He had discovered that when you simplify your investment decisions, you end up getting better returns. As a bonus, you gain more time for family, friends, and other pursuits.(-)
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