A Timeline of Some of The Best Investment Books

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury

Below is the list of all the books seen in the chart, as well as a few more that I just couldn’t fit. I’m sure I left a few out, but if you’re looking for some books on investing, this is a pretty good place to start.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator– Edwin LeFevre, 1923

Security Analysis– Benjamin Graham, David Dodd, 1934

Where Are the Customers Yachts?– Fred Schwed Jr., 1940

The Intelligent Investor– Benjamin Graham, 1949

The Great Crash, 1929– John Kenneth Galbraith, 1954

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits– Philip A. Fisher, 1958

The Money Game– George Goodman, 1967

A Random Walk Down Wall Street– Burton Malkiel, 1973

Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises– Charles Kindleberger, 1978

The Alchemy of Finance– George Soros, 1987

Market Wizards– Jack Schwager, 1989

Liar’s Poker– Michael Lewis, 1989

101 Years on Wall Street, An Investor’s Almanac– John Dennis Brown, 1991

Beating The Street– Peter Lynch, 1993

Stocks For the Long Run– Jeremy Siegel, 1994

What Works on Wall Street– James O’Shaughnessy, 1997

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America– Lawrence Cunningham, 1997

Common Sense on Mutual Funds– Jack Bogle, 1999

When Genius Failed– Roger Lowenstein, 2000

Against The Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk– Peter Bernstein, 1998

Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation– Edward Chancellor, 1999

Bull: A History of Boom and Bust 1982-2004– Maggie Mahar, 2000

One Up On Wall Street– Peter Lynch, 2000

Fooloed By Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets– Nassim Nicholas Taleb, 2001

Confessions of a Street Addict: Jim Cramer, 2002

The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio– William Bernstein, 2002

Winning the Loser’s Game– Charles Ellis, 2002

Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger– Peter Kaufman, 2005

All About Asset Allocation– Rick Ferri, 2006

Your Money And Your Brain– Jason Zweig, 2007

Bailout Nation– Barry Ritholtz, 2009

The Big Short– Michael Lewis, 2010

The Quants– Scott Patterson, 2010

More Money Than God– Sebastian Mallaby, 2010

The Most Important Thing– Howard Marks, 2011

Backstage Wall Street– Josh Brown, 2012

Quantitative Value– Wesley Gray, Tobias Carlisle, 2012

Milennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune– Patrick O’Shaughnessy, 2014

A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan– Ben Carlson, 2015

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  1. MIKE commented on Oct 21

    Have you read all of these?

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