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Best Wall Street Books You Should Read

Our list of some of the best Wall Street books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. A Random Walk down Wall Street: The Time-tested Strategy for Successful Investing (2016)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should ReadThe best investment guide money can buy, with over 1.5 million copies sold, now fully revised and updated. In today’s daunting investment landscape, the need for Burton G. Malkiel’s reassuring, authoritative, and perennially best-selling guide to investing is stronger than ever. A Random Walk Down Wall Street has long been established as the first book to purchase when starting a portfolio. This new edition features fresh material on exchange-traded funds and investment opportunities in emerging markets; a brand-new chapter on “smart beta” funds, the newest…
Author(s): Burton G. Malkiel

2. The Missionary of Wall Street: From Managing Money to Saving Souls on the Streets of New York (2019)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should Read"Are you Catholic?" my friends and I ask. "Would you like a rosary? Would you like to go to confession here tonight?" "Are you kidding?" responds one man. "Been there, done that!" says another. "God, no!" chimes in a fast-walking atheist. "You Catholics are all pedophiles!" yells one angry woman. Another hands us a bag of dog poop. Sixty-year-old Michael even has advice: "Why don’t you evangelize out in the Middle East, where they need you?" "We’re needed here," we respond. "This city needs Jesus, too. It needs His love." Some nights the…
Author(s): Stephen Auth

3. Understanding Wall Street, Fifth Edition (Understanding Wall Street (Paperback)) (2009)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should ReadFor over 30 years this comprehensive, easy-to-read guide has served well as the definitive reference for successful investing. Now in its fifth edition and completely updated, Understanding Wall Street helps investors prosper in today’s challenging economy―whether you’re just beginning or among the millions soon to retire. Understanding Wall Street, Fifth Edition, has new sections and information on the issues most important to today’s investors, including: How to use the Internet as an investing tool The shift to exchange traded funds…
Author(s): Jeffrey B. Little

4. One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market (2000)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should ReadMore than one million copies have been sold of this seminal book on investing in which legendary mutual-fund manager Peter Lynch explains the advantages that average investors have over professionals and how they can use these advantages to achieve financial success.America’s most successful money manager tells how average investors can beat the pros by using what they know. According to Lynch, investment opportunities are everywhere. From the supermarket to the workplace, we encounter products and services all day long. By paying attention to the best ones, we can find companies in which to invest…
Author(s): Peter Lynch, John Rothchild

5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2008)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should Read•   By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort’s own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive…
Author(s): Jordan Belfort

6. The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable (2014)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should Read“Weatherall probes an epochal shift in financial strategizing with lucidity, explaining how it occurred and what it means for modern finance.”—Peter Galison, author of Einstein’s Clocks, Poincare’s MapsAfter the economic meltdown of 2008, many pundits placed the blame on “complex financial instruments” and the physicists and mathematicians who dreamed them up. But how is it that physicists came to drive Wall Street? And were their ideas really the cause of the collapse? In The Physics of Wall Street, the physicist James Weatherall answers both of these questions. He tells the story of how…
Author(s): James Owen Weatherall

7. The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook (Wall Street Journal Guidebooks) (2005)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should ReadUnravel the Mysteries of the Financial Markets—the Language, the Players, and the Strategies for Success Understanding money and investing has never been more important than it is today, as many of us are called upon to manage our own retirement planning, college savings funds, and health-care costs. Up-to-date and expertly written, The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook provides investors with a simple—but not simplistic—grounding in the world of finance. It breaks down the basics of how money and investing work,…
Author(s): Dave Kansas

8. The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don’ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures (2013)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should ReadThe definitive guide to the graphic presentation of information. In today’s data-driven world, professionals need to know how to express themselves in the language of graphics effectively and eloquently. Yet information graphics is rarely taught in schools or is the focus of on-the-job training. Now, for the first time, Dona M. Wong, a student of the information graphics pioneer Edward Tufte, makes this material available for all of us. In this book, you will learn: The book is organized in a series of mini-workshops backed up with illustrated…
Author(s): Dona M. Wong

9. Tulsa’s Black Wall Street: The Story of Greenwood (2018)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should ReadThroughout American history there are a lot of obscure stories that are hidden in clear sight. One such concealed story of guilt and shame is the story of Greenwood Oklahoma. Nicknamed the “Black Wall Street”, it was a one square-mile community on the north side of Tulsa. As one of the most prominent concentrations of black businesses in the United States during the early 20th century, segregation ironically gave rise to a nationally renowned black entrepreneurial center. Seemingly escaping the harsh racism of a nation that had deprived black people of even the most basic dignities, in the…
Author(s): David L. Payne

10. Wall Street: A History (2018)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should ReadWall Street is is a universal symbol of both the highest aspirations of economic prosperity and the basest impulses of greed and deception. Charles R. Geisst’s Wall Street is a chronicle of the street itself-from the days when the wall was merely a defensive barricade built by Peter Stuyvesant to the latest highs and lows. It is also an engaging economic history of the United States, a tale of profits and losses, enterprising spirits, and key figures that transformed America into the most powerful economy in the world. The book traces many…
Author(s): Charles R. Geisst

11. Confessions of a FORMER Wall Street Whiz Kid – Fourth Edition (2019)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should ReadUPDATED FOURTH EDITION! Confessions of a Wall Street Whiz Kid is a thought-provoking, real-life story of the ups and downs and ups again of one of Wall Street’s “half-famous” financial geniuses, Peter Grandich. In 1987, at the tender age of 31, this high school drop-out was dubbed “The Wall Street Whiz Kid” by Good Morning America after accurately predicting the Black Monday stock market crash. He has since made so many stunningly-accurate market calls and financial predictions that he may well go down as the Madam Marie of the economic world. As a result, his daily financial blog has become one of the most popular on the…
Author(s): Peter Grandich, Smith Schloeder, Jo

12. The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess (2014)

 Best Wall Street Books You Should ReadThe Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements.  A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards – and dizzying temptations – of making a living on the Street. Growing up in the 1980’s Turney Duff was your average kid from Kennebunk, Maine, eager to expand his horizons. After trying – and failing – to land a job as a journalist, he secured a trainee position at Morgan…
Author(s): Turney Duff

Best Wall Street Books You Should Read

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The End of Wall Street

Author(s): Roger Lowenstein
ID: 2302350, Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 6 April 2010, Size: 409 Kb, Format: epub

Kings Of Crypto: One Startup’s Quest To Take Cryptocurrency Out Of Silicon Valley And Onto Wall Street

Author(s): Jeff John Roberts
ID: 2867660, Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Author(s): News Corp
ID: 2896446, Publisher: Dow Jones, Year: 2021, Size: 17 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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