Alexander Barbara of WealthJunkie recently discovered a way to read the first three chapters of Benjamin Graham’s “Intelligent Investor” for free. If you have not gotten a change to read this classic investment book, I highly recommend you read at least these first three chapters for free. I’m not the only one recommending it. Warren Buffett wrote, “I read the first edition of this book in 1950, when I was nineteen. I thought then that it was by far the best book about investing ever written. I still think it is.”
I have another tip about investment books to share with you today. Did you know that you can search many investment books online? Using Amazon.com you can search many books and read the pages that contain your search term! The only limitation is that you must be logged into Amazon using an account that has made a recent purchase. However, everyone can preview the cover, table of contents, index, and an excerpt from the book.
I often reference the following investment books:
- The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
- Security Analysis: 1934 Edition by Benjamin Graham, David Dodd
- Security Analysis: 1940 Edition by Benjamin Graham, David Dodd
- Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher
- Value Investing by Bruce C. N. Greenwald
- Investment Valuation by Aswath Damodaran (You can even read the whole manuscript of Investment Valuation here.)
- You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt
- The Warren Buffett Way by Robert G. Hagstrom
- Damn Right! by Janet Lowe
- Yes, You Can Time the Market! by Ben Stein
I hope you find these links a useful reference. Let me know if I missed any important books on this list that you reference often. I’ll add them to the list.