If you want to help yourself start reading, but skip the how-to-beat-the-market books and spend your time learning about financial history. Over the course of the past few years, I have read a number of books around investing and am going to provide for you a list of books you might find helpful. I believe that before you invest your money, you should invest in your education, so you are better prepared to deal with the financial markets today. If you haven’t already, invested your time in reading really smart books on investing, or if you are looking to discover a few, let me provide a few of my favorites:
· “The Four Pillars of Investing” by William Bernstein,
· “The Power of Passive Investing” by Richard A. Ferri
· “Asset Allocation” by Roger C. Gibson,
· “Worry Free Investing” by Zvi Bodie and Michael J. Clowes,
· “What Investors Really Want” by Meir Statman
· “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing” by John Bogle.
Each of these books will provide you with a sound investment perspective and reading a few great investing books is my recommendation as a first step for all perspective do-it-yourself investors. These books are written with the focus on achieving sound long-term investment objectives, as opposed to the pie in the sky investment theories that sound good but aren’t worth the paper they are written. After reading all these books, you’ll have a pretty good idea as to whether or not you can do-it-yourself, or you should consult with an investment professional.