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’, still for the beginners (and sometimes even for the matured investors), its really hard to find a decent book that can build good fundamentals in the stock market basics.

It’r 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 a brief introduction and review about the 10 must read books for stock market investors. Here it goes:

10 Must Read Books For Stock Market Investors:

  • One Up on the wall street

    This book is ranked 1 in my list of 10 must read books for stock market investors. Peter Lynch, the Author of the book, is one of the most successful mutual fund manager with an annual return of 30% on his portfolio for 13 years. This classic book explains all the important basics that a beginner should know before investing.

    In the book, Peter Lynch describes about 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, also famous as the Guru of the greatest investor of all time- Warren buffet.

    The book explains all the fundamentals of the stock market including the investing approach for a defensive investor and enterprising (aggressive) investor. Graham also introduces the concept of Mr. Market in this book for easy explanation of the market behavior.

    I will highly recommend you to read this evergreen classic book on stock market. There are many concepts that you can learn by reading this book. I have read this book 4 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 irrelevent to Indian stock market (you can ignore those chapters). However, do read this book till 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 reference to go back to when trying out investing.

    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! This book explains the investment philosophy of how Philip Fisher finds growth stocks that lead to massive gains if held forever! It also includes his other writings such as Conservative Investors Sleep Well. The book explains the 15 questions to be asked before buying a stock’. 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 about a ‘MAGIC FORMULA’. which is still 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.

  • 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. 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 falutin words that their understandable to anyone willing learn value investment.

    With the classic Warren buffet stratergies, 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 into 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 stock market world as a lot of money is on 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 about 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 in the market. In the book, basic of Investing in Stock, is being communicated in very simple an lucid terms. Its good to first read this book and than invest. The book found a definite spot in 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 – not a text for day traders and ‘flash boys’ but important for anyone wanting to invest for their long term future without going to the other extreme of ‘buy and hold’ forever. Gives the reader a deep appreciation of the historical returns on stocks and bonds.

    This book makes a convincing case, that for long-term growth stocks are the best asset class to hold. And that actively managing a portfolio or trying to time the market is counter productive, indicated by historical returns of actively managed funds versus passive indices. A Very informative book.

I hope that this post “10 must read books for stock market investors” is helpful for 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 respond back.

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Beating the Street Buy Now
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
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    • 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.

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