Whether it’s a movie like Wolf of Wall Street or a real-life drama like the 2008 financial crisis – finance has always been a backdrop for drama. This leaves writers who focus on finance with a long list of topics to choose from. Here are five books that every finance professional should be familiar with:
1) The Intelligent Investor
Ever wonder how Warren Buffett learned everything he knows about investing? Well, this is the book he recommends.
In this book, Benjamin Graham provides readers with a map to investing success by using a long-term, value-investment approach. Published in 1949, it’s been updated and remains relevant today.
2) Common Sense on Mutual Funds
This is a book written about 20 years ago by John Bogle. The book focuses on mutual fund investing.
Who’s John Bogle? The creator of the Vanguard Group, one of the most respected mutual fund investment firms in the world. There’s no better person to learn about mutual funds from.
3) A Random Walk Down Wall Street
This is a great book to gain insight into all possible investment strategies.
The author, Burton Malkiel, takes readers through all market fundamentals – from stock investments to mutual funds. It remains a great resource for someone new to finance, and for the experienced professional.
4) Liar’s Poker
By now, everyone’s familiar with the Wolf of Wall Street. Well, that wasn’t a one of story.
In this book, Michael Lewis recalls his experience at Salomon Brothers on Wall Street in the late 1980’s. Readers won’t just get insight into basic investment fundamentals, but the wild side of Wall Street, too.
5) The Alchemy of Finance
The author, George Soros, is known to have a great eye for market trends. He’s considered one of the best of all time at hedge fund managers. This book teaches readers how to use his unique approach, and highlights reacting to the market and its trends.
The financial world provides writers with an endless amount of topics to choose from. Whether it’s basic value-investing strategy as taught by Benjamin Graham, or the inside scoop of what Wall Street was like according to Michael Lewis, the information is out there for any reader who wants to expand their knowledge.