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Investing Books for Beginners

As a new investor just beginning, you may not know where to start. For beginning investors, the stock market can be an intimidating place. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources out there to help beginning investors. As in many things in life, the more you know the better off you will be. The same holds for investing in the stock market.

One of the best places to begin is with a list of the best books on stock investing. Often, I am asked for a list of recommended investing books for beginners. After giving it some thought, I have come up with my top ten list of best books on investing in the stock market for beginners.

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying. Suze Orman describes the steps you can take to take you to financial independence.

Automatic Wealth for Grads... And Anyone Else Just Starting Out by Michael Masterson describes a complete program for recent college graduates and any else just starting to achieve financial independence.

If You're Clueless About the Stock Market and Want to Know More by Seth Godin.  Good way to learn about the stock market, especially if you are an investor and not interested in day trading.

Irrational Exuberance: Second Edition by Robert J. Shiller. An evaluation of market volatility and market excesses that can destabilize the economy and disrupt the stock market. In this edition he also examines the inflated real estate prices and its potential to harm markets and economies.

One Up On Wall Street : How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market.  Peter Lynch, a highly successful mutual fund manager, teaches you to use what you know and see everyday to be a successful investor.

Stock Investing for Dummies by Paul Mladjenovic.  Another good book to get you familiar with investing in the stock market.

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Second Edition. Professor Lawrence Cunningham selects and arranges Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters. Excellent tool to understand how the "world's best investor" thinks.

The Little Book That Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt.  In about 2 hours you can read one of the best books on how to beat the market.  In fact, this book is one of the foundation blocks to our portfolio recommendations.  A must read.

The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing by Jason Kelly combines friendly guidance and sound financial expertise, giving readers a solid foundation on which to build a profitable portfolio. The guide includes important tips from Wall Street masters Peter Lynch, Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, and others.

The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Text on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, the father of Value Investing. Warren Buffett studied under Mr. Graham and he became a very successful investor. An important read for every investor.


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