by Fred Fuld III
There are only several more days until Christmas, and you are probably looking for that last minute gift for a relative or a friend. Why not give a present of an investment or business book?
Here are some examples that you may want to consider, broken down by category.
Stock Trading & Investing Books
These books are all about either day trading, swing trading, or investing in stocks.
Beat The Crowd: How You Can Out-Invest The Herd By Thinking Differently by Ken Fisher
Investment Guide by Gary Charles Palmer
Unleash Your Investments by John Hagensen
Stock Traders Almanac by Jeffrey A. Hirsch(every stock trader should have this book)
Day Trading Journal Wall Street News Network
Stock Trading Journal Wall Street News Network
How to Day Trade for a Living: A Beginners Guide to Trading Tools and Tactics, Money Management by Andrew Aziz
How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad by William J. O’Neil
Stock Trading: THE BIBLE This Book Includes: The beginners Guide + The Crash Course + The Best Techniques + Tips and Tricks + The Advanced Guide Immediate Cash With Stock Trading by Samuel Rees
A Beginner’s Guide To Day Trading Online 2nd Edition by Toni Turner
The 1 Hour Trade: Make Money With One Simple Strategy, One Hour Daily by Brian P Anderson
Investment Trivia by Fred Fuld III
Trade Like Warren Buffett by James Altucher. Most people don’t realize that not only is Warren Buffett an investor, but he is also a trader, and a successful one at that.
High-Probability Trade Setups: A Chartists Guide to Real-Time Trading by Timothy Knight. How to use technical approaches to find the best stock trade setups.
Think & Trade Like a Champion: The Secrets, Rules & Blunt Truths of a Stock Market Wizard by Mark Minervini. The book covers personal trading rules and the secret techniques that made the author one of America’s most successful stock traders.
Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline, and a Winning Attitude by Mark Douglas. Learn the reasons for lack of consistency and how to overcome the ingrained mental habits that cost money.
Wall Street News Network Day Trading Journal: Notebook Diary Log for your Stock, ETF, and Option Trades by Wall Street News Network. A journal with over 100 pages of specially designed fill-in-the-blank pages to track all your stock, ETF, and option trades, whether they are long or short trades. Fields include: Date, Symbol, Company, Transaction Recommended By, Why decision was made to do this transaction, Buy or Short, # of Shares, Price/share, Commission, Subtotal of opening transactions, Total opening transaction, and much more.
Wall Street News Network Stock Trading Journal: Notebook Diary Log for tracking your stocks, options, and ETFs trades by Wall Street News Network. A logbook for tracking your stock trades and investments, priced at less than $7.
Option Volatility and Pricing: Advanced Trading Strategies and Techniques, 2nd Edition by Sheldon Natenberg. An extensive guide to trading stock options.
Swing Trading with Options: How to Trade Big Trends for Big Profits by Ivaylo Ivanov. Using stock momentum to generate profits on options over a three to six month time period.
Penny Stock Trading Journal: Notebook Diary Tracker of Your Penny Stock Transactions by Borsa Valori. A five star rated book designed for you to keep track of your penny stock trades and transactions.
Warren Buffett Books
Here are his recommended books about himself.
Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values
Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders
50 Years of Berkshire Hathaway Wall PrintThis is actually a wall print poster.
Buffet: The Making of an American Capitalist
Buffett’s Bites: The Essential Investor’s Guide to Warren Buffett’s Shareholder Letters
Historical Books About Wall Street
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator – first published in 1923 by Edwin Lefevre. This is the classic book on investing, trading, market timing, and crowd psychology, just as true today as it was almost a century ago. It is based on the life of top notorious trader, Jesse Livermore.
My Adventures with Your Money – first published in 1911 by George Graham Rice. About a conman who make money off the early gold mining stock boom.
The PLUNGERS and the PEACOCKS. 150 years of Wall Street – published in 1967 by Dana L. Thomas. Written during the bull market of the 1960s, it provides an entertaining history of the stock market.
Den of Thieves – published in 1991 by James B. Stewart. The “newest” of these old books, it covers the insider trading scandals involving Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, and other Wall Street financiers during the 1980s.
Storming The Magic Kingdom – published in 1987 by John Taylor. A must read book about the fight for control of one of America’s most famous companies.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841) by Charles Mackay included as part of Stock Market Trivia Volume 2 (2014) The Extraordinary Popular Delusions book was written in the mid-1800s. It has many chapters, but most are unrelated to investing, such as alchemy, witches, haunted houses, etc. However, three of the chapters have extensive and entertaining information about three of the largest investment bubbles in history: the Mississippi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and the Tulip Mania. These three chapters are included as the last half of the Stock Market Trivia Volume 2 book. (In interest of full disclosure, I wrote the Stock Market Trivia 2 book.) In addition, the trivia book includes such things as the chocolate chip cookie/stock market correlation, celebrity stock indices, weird stock certificates, and more.
Books About Investment Scams
Wolf of Wall Street Books
The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort. This is the autobiographical story about the guy who made hundreds of millions of dollars by pumping and dumping low priced and penny stocks. The book is filled with sex and drugs and every other kind of decadence. A Martin Scorsese movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio was made from this story. Be forewarned: the chapter that took place in the hospital gave me nightmares for a couple weeks.
Catching the Wolf of Wall Street: More Incredible True Stories of Fortunes, Schemes, Parties, and Prison by Jordan Belfort. This is the followup to the previous book. What happens when Belfort is arrested, how a case was built against him, and what happens after prison.
Bernie Madoff Books
No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller by Harry Markopolos. A New York Times bestseller about how Markopolos uncovered Madoff’s scam.
The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust by Diana B. Henriques. All about how Madoff pulled off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Over 130 five star ratings on Amazon.
The End of Normal: A Wife’s Anguish, A Widow’s New Life by Stephanie Madoff Mack. An inside look at the Madoff family written by the widow of Mark Madoff and the daughter-in-law of Bernard Madoff.Over 200 five star ratings.
Betrayal: The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff by Andrew Kirtzman. An in-depth look at Madoff and his victims.
Elizabeth Holmes & Theranos Books
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. An in-depth look at Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. Over 2,600 five star ratings.
Billion Dollar Facade: The Rise And Fall Of Theranos And Elizabeth Holmes by Phil C. Senior. Short 140 page summary of the Theranos scam.
Other Books about Scams
Scam Me If You Can: Simple Strategies to Outsmart Today’s Rip-off Artists by Frank W. Abagnale. Abagnale was the guy who wrote the book on scamming, Catch Me If You Can, which was made into a major motion picture.
How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud by Ken Fisher. How investment fraudsters operate and how to avoid them. Written my billionaire money manager and former long time Forbes columnist Ken Fisher.
Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope. Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, it is about the man who swindles $5 billion with the help of Goldman Sachs.
Real Estate Investing
The following are some recent top selling books on real estate investing, shown by category.
Rental Property Investing by Charles Pennyfeather
Real Estate Investment by Lee Strong
Preparing for a Property Upturn: Trends and Pitfalls in Real Estate Investments by Ku Swee Yong
Keep Claiming It!: A Guide To Property Depreciation by Tyron Hyde
Real Estate Investment 101: Learn The Passive Income That Everyone Is Talking About by Meir Zaslavskiy
Real Estate Investing UNCENSORED: Real Answers From The Flipping Coach by Delinda Harrelson
Success Secrets of Real Estate Investorsby Peter Crisp
How To Jump Into Property Investing: Without Being Eaten By Sharks by Mike Harvey
Real Estate Trivia by Fred Fuld III
Strategize to Win By Carla A. Harris. A Wall Street veteran offers proven strategies for success.
The Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide to Building Your Business By Kevin Devine. Each step of the entrepreneur’s journey.
Boost Your Career By Sander Flaum and Mechele Flaum. How to climb the corporate ladder.
The Serving Mindset By Farnoosh Brock. Practical guide to making sales pitches.
The 7 Principles of Public Speaking By Richard Zeoli. Improve your communication skills.
10-Minute Focus By Daniel Walter. Guide to maintaining your focus and maximizing productivity.
Chasing the High By Michael G. Dash. How to manage the highs and lows of business.
Getting to Yes By Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton. Master the art of win-win agreements.
Your Living Trust & Estate Plan By Harvey J. Platt. Tips on creating a living trust, will, and estate plan.
Happy Reading! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!
Disclosure: A few of the above books were written by me. This page contains Amazon Affiliate links