Recommended reading

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The following books have been found useful by finiki editors. Some of them may be out of print but still available at used bookstores or garage sales. In other cases, updated versions may have been released.


Financial history

When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long Term Capital Management, Roger Lowenstein. ISBN 978-0375758256
The Big Short, Michael Lewis. ISBN 978-0393338829
Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis. ISBN 978-0393338690
Devil Take the Hindmost, Edward Chancellor. ISBN 978-0452281806
Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco, Bryan Burrough and John Helyar. ISBN 978-0061655555

Financial planning

The Wealthy Barber Returns, David Chilton. ISBN 978-0968394748
Your Money or Your Life, Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. ISBN 978-0143115762
you can't take it with you, Common-Sense Estate Planning for Canadians, Sandra E. Foster. ISBN 978-0470838464
The Richest Man in Babylon, George S. Clason. ISBN 978-0451205360

Financial reference

Security Analysis, Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd. ISBN 978-0071592536
This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff. ISBN 978-0691142166


Insurance Logic, Moshe Milevsky. ISBN 978-1-55322-088-6



The Four Pillars of Investing, William Bernstein. ISBN 978-0071747059
If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly, Willim Bernstein., Free download
The Intelligent Asset Allocator, William Bernstein. ISBN 978-0071362368
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, John C. Bogle. ISBN 978-0470102107
Winning the Loser's Game, Charles D. Ellis. ISBN 978-0071545495
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings, Philip A. Fisher. ISBN 978-0471445500
Risk is Still a Four Letter Word, George Hartman. ISBN 978-0773761100
One Up on Wall Street, Peter Lynch. ISBN 978-0743200400
Beating the Street, Peter Lynch. ISBN 978-0671891633
A Random Walk Down Wall Street, Burton Malkiel. ISBN 978-0393340747
Where Are The Customers' Yachts?, Or, A Good Hard Look At Wall Street, Fred Schwed. ISBN 978-0471770893
Money Masters of Our Time, John Train. ISBN 978-0887309700

Behaviour and investing

Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman. ISBN 978-0374533557
The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: How not to be your own worst enemy, James Montier, ISBN 978-0470686027

Contrarian investing

Contrarian Investment Strategies:The Psychological Edge, David Dreman. ISBN 978-0743297967

Dividend investing

The Single Best Investment, Lowell Miller. ISBN 978-0965175081
The Dividend Connection: How Dividends Create Value in the Stock Market, Geraldine Weiss and Gregory Weiss. ISBN 978-0793110223

Value investing

The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham. ISBN 978-0060555665


The Pension Puzzle, Bruce Cohen and Brian Fitzgerald. ISBN 978-0470839539
Pensionize Your Nest Egg, Moshe A. Milevsky and Alexandra C. Macqueen. ISBN 978-0470680995


Tax Guide for Investment Advisors, John R. Mott. ISBN 978-0779828876
101 Tax Secrets For Canadians, Tim Cestnick. ISBN 978-0470676561

External links

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