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Mark LaMonica's summer reading list

His favourite investing books.


Mark has put together a book list that has influenced the way that he invests.

Some of Mark’s favourite investing books:

Book: The Future for Investors by Jeremy Siegel—this had a huge influence on my own investing approach. Makes some great points about how high expectations and the concept of a perfect scenarios being priced into the market can play out.

Book: The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham—hard to be an investor and not read this book at some point.

Book: Common stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher—another classic and probably the book that influenced my investing approach the most (I am in no way arguing that is something good to follow).

Book: Snowball by Alice Schroeder—There is a lot in here about his life (which I think makes it interesting) but it was a great book on Buffett

Book: The Warren Buffet Way by Robert Hagstrom—a classic on him. More directly related to investing than Snowball but also less interesting. Similar points to the intelligent investor but more approachable

Book: Contrarian Investment Strategies by David Dreman—Good foundational basis for investing.

Book: The Outsiders by William Thorndike—really can’t recommend this one enough. Focusing on how to deliver long term value as a CEO but obviously it helps with trying to identify these companies to buy.

Book: Against the Gods by Peter Bernstein—talks about risk which is obviously a pretty important topic for investing

Book: The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson—talks about the history of money, but really walks through financial history

 

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