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Best Stock Market Books You Need To Read Now

You may wonder that world’s topmost investor Warren Buffet, world’s topmost entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder of Tesla they all read books for at least four hours a day. So, in order to get succeed in the investing world or to achieve financial freedom you also need to read books. In this column, we will offer you the top 21 stock market books in India that every investor must read right now. These books are recommended by several investment maestros like Warren buffet,

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

According to Warren Buffet and Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, this is one of the best books ever written on investing by market maestro Benjamin Graham. The author of the book Benjamin Graham is considered as the Father of investment. This book consists of following points,

  • Value Investing
  • Investment vs. Speculation
  • The margin of Safety
  • The concept of Mr. Market
  • Different types of investors namely Defensive and Enterprise or Aggressive Investor.
Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham & David Dodd

This book was written by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd. This book is the summary of the following points,

  • Present important facts while buying a stock.
  • The valuation of any stock or company.
  • The difference between investment and speculation.
  • A comparison between market value and intrinsic value.
  • Security analysis by making use of Quantitative analysis such as capital structure, earnings, dividend payment and operational efficiency.
  • Security analysis by making use of Qualitative factors such as company’s nature, market position, management etc.

If you want to buy the book Security Analysis, get it here.

Beating the Street by Peter Lynch

This book was written by Peter Lynch, Mutual fund superstar. Once, Peter Lynch was a fund manager. He delivered 29% CAGR to the investors when the average return delivered by the market was only 14% between 1977 and 1990. In this book he shares in which stocks you may invest,

  • Invest in such companies whose business model is as bright as a day.
  • Invest in small growth and cyclical stocks and conservative stocks.
  • When to sell stocks. Peter describes the 21 principles and 25 golden rules. By following these rules any investor can outperform the market.
How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times Or Bad by William O’Neil

The book was written by William O’Neil. In this book the author emphasizes the following points,

  • Guidance for novice investors who want to make smart investment.
  • Various chart graphics and research tools.
  • Picking the best sectors or industry in which any individual can invest.
  • Reading charts for stock selection which is available at attractive valuations
  • How to reduce loss and avoid mistakes.
  • CAN SLIM strategy
One up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild

The book was written by John Rothchild and Peter Lynch. In this book the authors describes the following points.

  • The specific reasons to buy a company or stock such as nature, sector, business model etc.
  • Be suspicious of companies which deliver 50-100% growth rate per year.
  • Invest in such companies that have no debt.
  • Invest in such companies which appear dull, mundane, out of favour and have not come to the radar of the street.
  • 13 points to consider while making investment.
  • Why you should invest in companies with simple business model that you can understand easily.
A random walk down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel

The book was written by Burton Malkiel. This book is the summary of the following points,

  • Various investment techniques.
  • Fundamental and technical analysis of stocks.
  • Extensive research or companies in which you are going to invest.
The little book of common sense Investing by John C. Bogle

The book was written by John C. Bogle. The author of this book emphasizes the following points,

  • What the index fund is.
  • Why you should invest in index fund.
  • Comparison between index fund, individual stocks and other funds.
  • How emotions, management fees and short term investment affect your possibility to get better returns.
  • Why you should avoid exchange-traded funds and short term market investment.
The margin of Safety by Seth Klarman

The book was written by Seth Klarman. The author of this book emphasizes the following points,

  • What value investing is i.e. strict discipline, long term investment strategy etc.
  • In order to become value investor you need to devote sufficient time, effort.
  • How to become a value investor.
  • How you or an investor can avoid loss and ensure a profitable outcome.
  • Why margin of safety is required for retail investors.
The little book that beats the market by Joel Greenblatt

The book was written by Joel Greenblatt. The author of this book explains the following points,

  • Evaluate earning results such as EPS, dividend yield and return on capital for analysis of individual stocks.
  • Analyse these factors to pick companies or stocks which can enable better returns.
  • Hold your nerves and be patient, because the above mentioned factors are unpopular but effective ones.
Alchemy of Finance by George Soros

The book was written by George Soros. The author of this book describes the following points,

  • The concept of reflexivity which enables an individual to get the sum of $23 Billion.
  • Why floating currencies are unstable.
  • How to find value commodities.
  • How to calculate the intrinsic value of the stocks around the globe.
  • Whether the return delivered by stock market in the 20th century is continued in the 21st century also.

Common Stocks and uncommon Profit by Philip A. Fisher

The book was written by Philip A. Fisher. The author tells the following points,

  • The fifteen points to consider while buying a stocks.
  • Why a hit on the earnings of a company is considered as a great investment opportunity.
  • Top 3 reasons to sell a stock.
  • Why you should not sell your stock just because they have a high P/E.
Japanese Candlestick Charting Technique by Steve Nison

The book was written by Steve Nison. The author of this book reveals the following points,

  • How to start trading.
  • How to calculate the support, Resistance, and stop loss while trading.
  • Different types of chart structure.
The Little Book of Value Investing by Christopher H. Browne

The book was written by Christopher H. Browne. The author of this book tells about some vital elements or aspects of the stock market,

  • Buy stocks when available on attractive valuations i.e. on sale.
  • The business worth of any sector or company.
  • When you should not bargain.
  • Analysis of balance sheet i.e. Debt, Current ratio, Liquidity.
  • Analysis of Income statement.
Learn to Earn by Peter Lynch & John Rothchild

The book was written by Peter Lynch & John Rothchild. The author of this reveals the following aspects.

  • Why a college student should invest in multinational companies such as PepsiCo, Nike, Reebok, McDonald’s.
  • How to analyse company annual report in order to make investment.
  • Why each and everyone should pay attention to the stock market and invest accordingly.
  • The book is not only teaching how to invest in stock market but also how to think before investment.
Stock Market Investing For Beginners

The book was written by Tycho Press. The authors of this book reveal some vital points about stock market investing, retirement planning whether you are 20 or 50 years old. The points are here under

  • What share is and different types of shares.
  • The difference between investing in stock market and other asset class.
  • The risks associated with the investment of equity asset class.
  • How anyone can diversify portfolio and perfect asset allocation.
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