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Whether you may be a finance professional looking to up your knowledge or a new investor who prefers to do hands-on investments, investing texts can help you in many areas. Here are the top investing texts from industry professionals:

Financial literacy is the knowledge necessary to investing and making money. Through “How to Make Money in Stocks,” William J. O’Neil unravels the mystery of money-making by choosing stocks, picking the best bonds, and investing money. The book even covers the profitability of picking up the current market trends. The next-door neighbor books about stocks are “The Little Book that Beats the Market” by Joel Greenblatt and Burton G. Malkiel’s “A Random Walk Down Wall Street.” The former being heavy on how aspiring investors can increase their profitability by buying stocks when they hit rock bottom. This source rules out jargon as it introduces data on financial crises and why the formula is worth recommending.


“A Random Walk Guide to Investing” gives a broader scope of investment opportunities from stocks to vehicles, real estate to tangible assets. The current 12th edition touches on how our emotions impact our financial behavior.


The book “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham is possibly one of the oldest investment books covered here. Its original wisdom on resisting emotional decision-making, the importance of loss minimization, and value investing is still selling worldwide. The updated edition has upgraded data from the current markets and commentaries from financial journalist Jason Zweig.


“The Women’s Guide to Successful Investing” by Nancy Tengler challenges women’s market analysis and wealth accumulation position. She channels her two decades of professional investing experience as an author, professor, and columnist.


Tonya Rapley’s “The Money Manual” is the ultimate guide for millennials who want to invest. The knowledge dispensed on setting financial goals, tackling student debt, simple money management techniques, and improving and building credit is vital in a world where people make a lot of money at an early age. Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” provides motivation and financial guidance on creating and investing money. Compiling ideas from Thomas Edison, Andrew Carnegie, and Henry Ford, he came up with the “Law of Success,” outlining principles to financial and personal freedom.


JL Collins “The Simple Path to Wealth” comes out as a father-daughter, father-son guide on finances covering topics on the stock market, debt, asset allocation, retirement, this book is a must-read for any young person. “How to Invest in Real Estate,” “Learn to Earn,” “The One-Week Budget” should all make way to one’s library as well.