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January 16, 2013

"The Most Important Finance Books Ever Written"

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds,Security Analysis, A Random Walk Down Wall Street,  The Foundations of Finance, and 23 others

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Jack

Good classic titles, but if I had to assign just one beginner's book to the average undergraduate student, I would use Michael Lewis's Moneyball. (Not the movie -- it's great but misses the most insightful points of the book.)

Moneyball conveys, very cleverly, key financial ideas on arbitrage, value, economic profit, financial vs. non-financial constraints, and ''synthetic'' assets. All that's missing is the time value of money, and you'd have all the financial intuition you need to get started.

TheBigHenry

I have read (and own) 'Against The Gods: The Remarkable Story Of Risk', 'The Intelligent Asset Allocator', 'A Random Walk Down Wall Street', and 'The Money Game'. And they are indeed, IMHO, well worth reading.

I would also remind everyone that, whereas Jesus saves, Moses invests! You're welcome.

Bernie

@TheBigHenry - The way I heard it, exegesis saves.

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