The 35 Best Books on Finance and Investing

The best books on finance and investing, covering topics from personal finance to cryptocurrencies to tax strategy.

The 35 Best Books on Finance and Investing
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"If you think you can see the future and the world is going to go according to your decisions, go for winners. But if you think the world is full of randomness and uncertainty, spend your time trying to avoid losers." – Howard Marks

Personal Finance

  1. I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
  2. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson
  3. The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
  4. Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
  5. Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
  6. The DAO of Capital by Mark Spitznagel


  1. Investing: The Last Liberal Art by Robert Hagstrom
  2. The Tao of Charlie Munger by David Clark
  3. Safe Haven by Mark Spitznagel
  4. Rethinking Humanity by Tony Seba
  5. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher
  6. The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks

Digital Assets

  1. The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous
  2. The Fiat Standard by Saifedean Ammous
  3. The Truth Machine by Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna

Tax & Accounting

  1. Tax-Free Wealth by Tom Wheelwright
  2. Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports by Howard Schilit, et al. (4th Edition)


  1. The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution by Gregory Zuckerman
  2. A Man for All Markets by Edward O. Thorp
  3. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
  4. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder
  5. Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises by Timothy Geithner
  6. Business Adventures by John Brooks
  7. The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power by Max Chafkin
  8. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow
  9. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  10. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
  11. Billion Dollar Whale by Bradley Hope and Tom Wright

Economics and International Relations

  1. Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
  2. Mastering the Market Cycle by Howard Marks
  3. The Changing World Order by Ray Dalio
  4. Principles of Economics by Saifedean Ammous

White Papers and Articles

  1. What is Money, Anyway? by Lyn Alden
  2. Cryptoassets: The Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency for Investment Professionals by Matt Hougan and David Lawant
  3. A Long Run House Price Index: The Herengracht Index, 1628-1973 by Piet M.A. Eichholtz
  4. Financial Fraud Throughout History: A Forensic Approach by James S. Chanos, Yale Graduate School of Management
  5. The Man Who Moves Markets By Evan Hughes


  1. Introduction to Investing and Finance by Martin Shkreli

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