Best Stock Market Books for Every Level
The stock market is an incredibly overwhelming place. That is even to those who have been working with the market intimately for years. Beginners and experienced entrepreneurs and investors reach similar struggles whenever they dive into the market depths, and it can be hard to navigate back to the surface.
When I first jumped into the stock market, I felt myself floundering, barely treading the rough waters around me. Even today, I find that I still rely on the lessons I learn from my life preserver: the best stock market books around.
From asset allocation to managing risks, there is a lot to be learned about the stock market. Sure, spending years and lots of money on my own experimentation would guide me to these same lessons, but why would I skip out on the valuable information that is already out there?
The industry is teeming with experts, and many of them are ready to share their ideas, knowledge, and inspirations with willing minds. That is why plenty of stock market books have been written, covering a wide variety of topics within this massive industry. Some of them include:
- History of the stock market
- Crashes and what effects they had
- Trading advice
- How the market functions and fluctuates
- Investor secrets to looking at the market
When considered more broadly, it’s clear that there is no limit to the number of topics that can be covered. All of those topics can provide something useful to you and I. Despite having thousands of books out there about the stock market, I still cannot possibly read them all.
Today, it would be ideal for us to rely on this list of the best stock market books as recommended by valuable members of the CEO Library community. These members have shared their talent through their recommendations.
Best Stock Market Books
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
Maggie Mahar had the courage to take a look at what was behind all of this religious belief in markets. Clearly I do not understand how she was able to work as a journalist when she has the attitude and mindset of a truth-seeker. I spent some time looking at the difference between her book and Lowenstein's: not even possible to start comparing. One needs to be a trader to value her work.
Read this book now; wait a while then read it again.
I am relieved to finally find a book that deals with Black Swan Events in a new way. Ayache brings a reverse-probabilistic perspective: instead of considering that a price is the result of probabilistically derived expectation, he reverses the issues and investigates these artificial constructs as "probabilities" and "expectations" as secondary, derived, fictitious concepts that we bring about to explain prices, decisions, and other things.
This, of course, is just the beginning, so one has to be understanding about the speculative aspect of the effort --so view this as a gutsy look at the "end of probability" and how we will need to envision the world once we get rid of this artificial, antiquated tool. I am also glad to see that those of us trained in the trading of options can have views original enough to influence the philosophy of probability and the philosophical understanding of contingency.
This book is a great attempt at finding some universality based on systems in a "critical" state, with departures from such state taking place in a manner that follows power laws.
The sandpile is a great baby model for that. Some people are critical of Bak's approach, some even suggesting that we may not get power laws in these "sandpile" effects, but something less scalable in the tails. The point is :so what? The man has vision. I looked at the reviews of this book. Clearly a few narrow-minded scientists do not seem to like it (many did not like Per Bak's ego).
But the book is remarkably intuitive and the presentation is so clear that he takes you by the hand. It is even entertaining. If you are looking to find flaws in his argument his pedagogy allows it (it is immediately obvious to us who dabble with simulations of these processes that you need an infinite sandpile to get a pure power law). Another problem. I have been ordering the book on Amazon for ages.
Copernicus books does not respond to emails. I got my copy at the NYU library. Bak passed away 2 years ago and nobody seems to be pushing for his interest and that of us his readers (for used books to sell for 99 implies some demand). This convinces me NEVER to publish with Springer.
As a speculator I learned to take the best from books and ideas without arguments (many readers seem to be training to be shallow critics)--good insights are hard to come by. One does not find these in the writings of a journalist. There are some things personal to the author that might be uninteresting to some, but I take the package. The man is one of the greatest traders in history. There are a few jewels in there.
The man did it. I'd rather listen to him than read better written but hollow prose from some journalist-writer.
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