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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bob Brinker's Recommended Reading List

These are the best of the best books on Bob Brinker's reading list.

Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor
by John C. Bogle

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
by Charles Mackay

What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know : How You Can Build Real Wealth Investing in Index Funds
Larry E. Swedroe
(My core portfolios are all made of index funds. I've had some good discussions about my methods with Larry and he approves of my method)

The Intelligent Investor
by Benjamin Graham, Warren E. Buffett (Preface)
A MUST READ for every equity investor.

Where Are the Customer's Yachts?, Or, a Good Hard Look at Wall Street
by Fred Schwed, Peter Arno(Illustrator)
Everyone who uses a stock broker should read this NOW!

These are the others I rank as excellent

A Random Walk Down Wall Street
by Burton G. Malkiel

Against the Gods, The Remarkable Story of Risk
by Peter L. Bernstein

All About Index Funds
Richard A. Ferri

Asset Allocation: Balancing Financial Risk
by Roger C. Gibson

Bogle on Mutual Funds: New Perspectives for the Intelligent Investor
by John C. Bogle

Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst : A True Story of Inside Information and Corruption in the Stock Market
Daniel Reingold, Jennifer Reingold

David Scott's Guide to Investing in Bonds
David L. Scott

David Scott's Guide to Investing in Mutual Funds
David L. Scott

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (Barron's Financial Guides)
by John Downes (Preface), Jordan Elliot Goodman (Preface)

Die Broke
by Stephen Pollan

Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School
Gene Callahan

Estate Planning and Administration: How to Maximize Assets, Minimize Taxes, and Protect Loved Ones
by Edmund T. Flemming

Fooled by Randomness : The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

iCon Steve Jobs : The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business
Jeffrey S. Young, William L. Simon

Investors and Markets: Portfolio Choices, Asset Prices, and Investment Advice
William F. Sharpe
(I have an autographed copy of this excellent book by Bill Sharpe)

Irrational Exuberence
Robert J. Shiller
A regular on CNBC's "Kudlow and Company"

Jesse Livermore: World's Greatest Stock Trader
Richard Smitten

One Up on Wall Street : How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market
by Peter Lynch, John Rothchild (Contributor)

Rational Investing in Irrational Times : How to Avoid the Costly Mistakes Even Smart People Make Today
Larry E. Swedroe

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
by Edwin Lefevre

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
(I took the multi day Covey seminar of the same title when I an HP project leader. It is excellent.)

Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns and Long-Term Investment Strategies
by Jeremy J. Siegel & Peter L. Bernstein

The Best Way to Save for College : A Complete Guide to 529 Plans
by Joseph F. Hurley

The Black Swan
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Bond Bible
by Marilyn Cohen, Nick Watson (Contributor)

The Bond Book
by Annette Thau
(I've had this on my recommended reading list for years)

The Four Pillars of Investing
William J. Bernstein

The Intelligent Asset Allocator: How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk
by William J. Bernstein

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
John C. Bogle

The Money Game
by Adam Smith

The New Book of Trusts
by Leimberg Plotnick & Miller Plotnick

The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy You'll Ever Need
Larry E. Swedroe, Joe H. Hempen

The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need
Larry E. Swedroe

The Random Walk Guide to Investing: Ten Rules for Financial Success
Burton G. Malkiel

Unconventional Success : A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment
David F. Swensen

Wall Street Words: An Essential A to Z Guide for Today's Investor
by David Logan Scott

Wealth, War and Wisdom
Barton Biggs

Winning the Losers Game: Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing
by Charles D. Ellis

You're Fifty--Now What? Investing for the Second Half of Your Life
by Charles R. Schwab

You're Retired, Now What? Money Skills for a Comfortable Retirement
by Ronald M. Yolles, Murray Yolles

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