Investor Reading List

A few good books I recommend to all investors, with a focus on stocks and bonds:

The Index Card - Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack

To run a race, you must first be in good health. The Index Card is a great way to check your fundamentals and make sure you are cleared for duty. Don't ignore the lifestyle management (ie savings) aspect of investing.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton Malkiel
A great starting point for skeptics. Burton Malkiel is an academic with quick wit. His knowledge of history is as compelling as the presentation. The #1 book I recommend to new investors.

The Intelligent Asset Allocator - William J. Bernstein
Dr. Bernstein's ode to The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham. An incredible treatise on portfolio allocation, indexing, and historical trends in the market. This was the book that started it all for me. I cannot recommend this enough.

The Intelligent Investor - Benjamin Graham
The Intelligent Investor Changed My Life. Graham's book gave me a bedrock philosophy on investing that made sense... he taught me how to think about a stock and how to think about a stock market. - Warren Buffet

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free ProductivityI live and die by the power of GTD. David Allen is a master of productivity, this is a required read for everyone in any business.

The Millionaire Next Door - Tom Stanley
An amazing classic on the lives of everyday American millionaires. A guidebook on how the truly paper-rich manage to accumulate and maintain their wealth.

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