10 Must Read Books For Stock Market Investors.

10 Must Read Books For Stock Market Investors– Although there are tons of website and millions of books on the topic ‘stock market’, however for the beginners (and sometimes even for the matured investors), it’s really hard to find a decent book that can build good fundamental knowledge on the stock market basics.

It’s really important to know the basics about the stocks before entering the market as lack of knowledge in this field almost always leads to a huge financial loss. Further, loss of capital also leads to a decline in the morale of the investor.

Therefore, today I am going to give you the names of 10 must read books for the stock market investors. So, be with me for the next few minutes while I give you a brief introduction and review about the 10 must read books for stock market investors. Here it goes:

Note: Please read this article until the end as there is a bonus waiting for you in the last section.

10 Must Read Books For Stock Market Investors:

  • One Up on the wall street

    This book is ranked 1 on my list of 10 must read books for stock market investors. Peter Lynch, the Author of the book, is one of the most successful fund managers with an average annual return of 30% on his portfolio for a period of 13 years. A great record for a mutual fund manager.

    • This classic book explains all the important basics that a beginner should know before investing.
    • From preparing to invest to the long-term view, everything is covered in this book. Here, Peter Lynch describes his stock picking approach for Winning Stocks.
    • In the book, Peter Lynch also describes the 6 different types of stocks in the market and how to approach them. You can read about the Peter lynch’s stock categories in details here: Six Different Types of Stock in Indian Market according to Peter Lynch

    In short, go to Amazon and buy this book. This book needs to be in your hand if you want to learn all about stock investment basics from scratch.

  • The Intelligent Investor


    This is also known as the Bible of the stock market. A must-read book written by the legendary Benjamin Graham, a.k.a. the mentor of the greatest investor of all time- Warren Buffet.

    The book explains the fundamentals of the stock market for value investors. There are three main concepts covered in this book.

    First, the investing approach for a defensive investor and enterprising (aggressive) investor. The other two concepts introduced by Graham in this book are- Mr. Market and Margin of Safety for easy explanation of the market behavior and risk management.

    I will highly recommend you to read this evergreen classic book on the stock market. There are many concepts that you can learn by reading this book. I have already read this book 2 times.

    A little advise. This is the oldest book in my list of ’10 Must Read Books For Stock Market Investors’, compared to the publication of other books. As this book was written way back, you might feel like reading the 1930’s story. Further, it might be a little tough to maintain the momentum in the starting as few chapters are irrelevant to Indian stock market (you can ignore those chapters). However, do read this book until the end as the knowledge gained after completing the book will be worth it.

  • Beating the street

    Another classic by Peter Lynch, the star mutual fund manager of the Magellan fund at Fidelity Investments. An Excellent book for individual investors looking to tap the stock market for long-term value investment opportunities. A good reference to go back to when trying out investing on your own.

    It explains the fundamentals of picking your stock in a very simple language and hence listed in the 10 must read books for the stock market investors.

  • Common Stocks and uncommon profits


    A Must read. One of my favorite book on growth stock investment. This book was published at almost the same time as ‘The Intelligent Investor’ by Ben Graham

    • The book explains the investment philosophy of how Philip Fisher finds growth stocks that lead to massive gains if held forever.
    • The important chapters is the book- What to buy, where to buy & When to sell.
    • Philip Fisher also explains about the 15 points to look for in a common stock.
    • A great read for growth stock investors.

    I won’t go into too much detail as to spoil the book but this is a great read for any investor. This brilliant book finds forth rank in our list of the 10 must read books for stock market investors.

  • The little book that beats the market

    The book ‘The little book that beats the market’ describes a ‘MAGIC FORMULA’. which is also applicable in the Indian stock market.

    The magic formula given by the author is an efficient way of selecting the stocks. The formula consists of two key factors. They are: Earning yield & Return on Capital. If you consider these two key factors for any stock market before investing, then the result will surely be amazing.

    Note: The book is really small with just 176 pages and hence the smallest book in our list of 10 must read books for stock market investors. A good read for short vacation or a weekend.

  • The Warren Buffet Way

    This was one of the best books on Warren Buffett investing strategy! It gives a deep insight into the Warren Buffett way of investing.

    Hagstrom covers all the necessary aspects to achieve similar success like Buffett that you can apply immediately to your own portfolio. The good thing about The Warren Buffett Way is the author tends to stay away from high faulting words that its understandable to anyone willing learn value investment.

    With the classic Warren buffet strategies, the book found its way in the list of the 10 must read books for the stock market investors.

  • Stocks to Riches

    A must-read book for Indian Investors. This book is written in a very simple and understandable language. The author ‘Parag Parikh’, writes the whole truth about stock markets in this book.

    If you want to avoid the stock market beginner’s mistakes, then you should definitely read this book before entering the market.

    This book is written in such a manner that even a fifth grader can understand. Further, learning from your own mistakes is not free in the stock market world as a lot of money is at the stake. This makes this book a classic book of all time and in my list of 10 must read books for stock market investors.

  • Learn to Earn

    This book gives you a great insight into the market, economy, and capitalization. Very well written & can be easily understood by people who don’t have commerce background. A great book to read if you are starting your journey in the stock market world.

  • How to avoid loss and earn consistently in the stock market

    The author of the book Prasenjit Paul, explains the scenario of the Indian stock market and the winning strategies used by him for consistent returns from the market.

    The book explains the basic of Investing in Stock in very simple and lucid terms. It’s good to first read this book and then invest. The book found a definite spot on our list of 10 must read books for the stock market investors.

  • Stocks for the long run

    One of the best book for the practical advice on investment which includes valuable excursion into the history of markets –

    • A good read for anyone wanting to invest for their long-term future without going to the other extreme of ‘buy and hold’ forever.
    • The book gives the reader a deep appreciation of the historical returns on stocks and bonds.
    • The author, Jeremy Siegel, makes a convincing case, that for long-term growth stocks are the best asset class to hold.
    • The book also states that actively managing a portfolio or trying to time the market is counterproductive, which can be indicated by historical returns of actively managed funds versus passive indices.

    A Very informative book and the last book in my top 10 must read books for stock market investors list.

That’s all. I hope that this post is useful to the readers. If you think I missed any important book, or recommend any additional book in the list, feel free to comment below. I will be happy to read it and write a review about it.


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Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits Buy Now
The Little Book That Beats the Street Buy Now
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Stocks to Riches Buy Now
Learn to Earn Buy Now
How to Avoid Loss & Earn Consistently Buy Now
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Here are few other books for investors which are also worth checking out. (Although this post is about 10 must-read books, however, I just cannot miss mentioning these books here).

About Kritesh Abhishek 136 Articles
Hi, I am Kritesh, 23, Electrical Engineer (NIT Warangal Graduate), Investor & Blogger. I have a passion for stocks and has spent my last 3 years learning, investing and educating people about stock market investing. And so, I am delighted to share my learnings with you on this blog. #HappyInvesting


    • Yes, Warren buffet hasn’t written a single book. But if you are interested, you can read his letters to the stockholders. They are pretty informative too.

    • Hi Raj. I will recommend you to start with ‘One up on the wall street’ & ‘Common stocks and uncommon profits’ as they are simple books with great concepts. For getting a good grasp of Indian stock market, you can read ‘How to avoid loss’ by Prasenjit paul. Then, ‘The intelligent investor’ by Benjamin graham is the must read here, but I will recommend you to read it after reading the above mentioned books.

  1. I feel one has to read accounting and financial statement analysis also to understand the accounting language.
    I am personally learning investing since the past 1 year. I felt The Intelligent Investor is not a right book for beginners. Since accounting is the language of business, one can read basic accounting concepts from Indian Authors or there is free NCERT book for 11th and 12th available. Then read financial statement analysis.

    • Hi Pradeep. Thanks for your comment. I believe that it’s good to have knowledge of accounting & finance. However, one doesn’t need to read the course books to get the knowledge here. NCERT books are little boring. Moreover, having just good knowledge in finance won’t help much in stock market investing as you will need more qualities like discipline, patience and persistence.
      In additon, it’s good to learn from the great investors through their novels as they can teach you better through there experience which cannot be achieved by reading NCERT books. I hope it makes sense what I’m saying.

  2. Hi kritesh I believe you missed out a best to read book name as Five rules for successful stocks Investing by Pat Dorsey.Im reading this book and I found it to be a very good book

  3. Hi Kritesh
    You said that u spent more than 3 years in this sector right
    can you please tell me what you did in the entire 3 year period in detail
    Is there any course for this sector

    • Hi Praveen. 3 Years is a long time to cover in a single comment. However, to summarize, I read books, blogs & financial websites, watched youtube videos, followed the market, invested my money, made profits in few and lost in some. Overall, there were a lot of ups and downs. Nevertheless, I learned a lot. Further, as you are interested in courses, you can check out few here: https://courses.tradebrains.in I hope it helps. Happy Investing.

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