Finance has always been a difficult field to understand, and even more difficult to succeed in. The difficulty is compounded by the proliferation of questionable materials claiming to help anyone be successful and “get rich.” Add that to the fast development of new technologies and the ever increasing speed of information transmission that powers financial markets, and the result is the incredibly complex and data-driven world of modern finance. Nonetheless, there are still true experts and enlightening books that can be instrumental in the success of current finance students, and those at the beginning of their careers.

These books offer not only actionable insights, but perspective on where finance has been, and where it is going. Some of these books even examine the criticism and scrutiny that financial institutions have experienced with increasing intensity over the past decade. Each section of this reading list emphasizes one aspect of finance, and a well rounded finance student should dip into all of them. The books themselves are not being ranked here, simply presented as important works that any serious finance student should read.

Financial Management

Financial management is a general term covering a broad swath of financial activities undertaken by individuals and companies. At its most basic, financial management is the strategic allocation of funds to meet goals, which can be applied across many different fields of business and finance.

  1. Financial Management: Theory & Practice

    Financial Management: Theory & Practice

    Financial Management: Theory & Practice makes sure to balance between theory and practice to help managers thrive in today’s fast-changing market. The book is notable because of its modern approach to presenting topics and much more.

    • Author: Eugene F. Brigham
    • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  2. Analysis of Financial Statements

    Analysis of Financial Statements

    Analysis of Financial Statements is an important read because of how it equips analysts, investors, and managers with the insight to properly interpret financial statements. The success of a company can often depend on the course of action taken that often results from these financial statements.

    • Author: Leopold A. Bernstein, John J. Wild
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  3. Accounting in a Business Context

    Accounting in a Business Context

    Accounting in a Business Context makes a fantastic starting point for business students looking to understand the role of managerial accounting. This latest edition has all the most updated information related to recent changes and uses a situational environment to frame the concepts presented in the book.

    • Author: Aidan Berry and Robin Jarvis
    • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  4. Principles Of Corporate Finance

    Principles Of Corporate Finance

    Principles of Corporate Finance has some notable guidance for theories related to corporate practice. The book emphasizes practical application of these theories.

    • Author: Richard A. Brealey
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  5. Liquidity Modelling

    Liquidity Modelling

    Liquidity Modeling is a comprehensive read on liquidity risk and how to its various parts are broken down. The book makes it much easier to understand the smaller elements of market turmoil related to liquidity.

    • Author: Robert Fiedler
    • Publisher: Risk Books
  6. Corporate Finance

    Corporate Finance

    Corporate Finance is a must-read for those who are looking to quickly gain an understanding in corporate finance. By taking incrementally bigger steps to help one understand the various facets of each topic, it’s sure to convey a deeper understanding that is long lasting.

    • Author: Ivo Welch
    • Publisher: Ivo Welch
  7. Applied Corporate Finance, 3rd Edition

    Applied Corporate Finance, 3rd Edition

    Applied Corporate Finance avoids a specific concentration in corporate finance and instead gives worthwhile advice that students and those active in the field can use. The book’s unique perspective into corporate finance provides five companies that should be followed for the most worthwhile advice.

    • Author: Aswath Damodaran
    • Publisher: Wiley
  8. Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

    Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

    Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science is highly regarded for its ability to present economics in a way that is engaging instead of boring and dry. The contemporary tone also helps to educate individuals in a comprehensive manner that is desired.

    • Author: Charles Wheelan
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  9. The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable in Financial Risk Management: Measurement and Theory Advancing Practice

    The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable in Financial Risk Management: Measurement and Theory Advancing Practice

    The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable takes a slightly epistemological approach to managing financial risk and it’s an important read to understand which elements are risks that can be assessed and which are not. The book makes a great read for helping one conceptualize various kinds of financial risk associated with any given situation.

    • Author: Francis X. Diebold, Neil Doherty, & Richard Herring
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  10. Management Control Systems: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Incentives

    Management Control Systems: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Incentives

    Management Control Systems is designed for working professionals or those about to enter the workforce from college. It breaks down the most engaging approaches management can take for increasing their effectiveness as leaders.

    • Author: Kenneth Merchant
    • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  11. The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be

    The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be

    The End of Power is an incredibly grasping read that presents how having power has changed over recent years. It presents worthwhile information related to many different kinds of power and how much easier it is today to lose that power and how having it doesn’t mean the same thing as it has previously in history.

    • Author: Moisés Naím
    • Publisher: Basic Books
  12. The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund

    The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund

    The Billionaire’s Apprentice is an interesting book detailing how Indian-Americans came into prominence in some of the most heralded positions in American companies. Additionally, it gives important historical context to how the Galleon Group collapse played an important role in this process as well.

    • Author: Anita Raghavan
    • Publisher: Business Plus
  13. Capital Market Campaigning: The Impact of NGOs on Companies, Shareholder Value and Reputational Risk

    Capital Market Campaigning: The Impact of NGOs on Companies, Shareholder Value and Reputational Risk

    Capital Market Campaigning is a book that explains at great length how non-governmental organizations have impacted the stock market by attempting to change corporate practice. The book helps those working in the industry to assess various techniques NGOs use and see how to best approach them.

    • Author: Steve Waygood
    • Publisher: Risk Books
  14. Becoming a Better Value Creator: How to Improve the Company’s Bottom Line – And Your Own

    Becoming a Better Value Creator: How to Improve the Company's Bottom Line - And Your Own

    Becoming a Better Value Creator: How to Improve the Company’s Bottom Line and Your Own helps to foster notions of long term viability when it comes to value. Authored by Anjan Y. Thakor, professor at the Olin School of Business, the book notes five specific and practically-implementable ways to help create value in ways that promote success in the foreseeable future.

    • Author: Anjan V. Thakor
    • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  15. Accounts Demystified: The Astonishingly Simple Guide to Accounting

    Accounts Demystified: The Astonishingly Simple Guide to Accounting

    Accounts Demystified: The Astonishingly Simple Guide to Accounting is a great place to start for those who know very little or no financial background. It breaks down all the fundamental information and is an engaging guide for those who need to quickly get accounting help.

    • Author: Anthony Rice
    • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  16. Money: The Unauthorized Biography

    Money: The Unauthorised Biography

    Money: The Unauthorized Biography is a great read that shows how the concept of money was created, as well as how it’s changed over thousands of years. The book is also an integral read how the implications of money in society, making it a very worthwhile recounting.

    • Author: Felix Martin
    • Publisher: Knopf
  17. Financial Risk Manager Handbook + Test Bank: FRM Part I / Part II

    Financial Risk Manager Handbook + Test Bank: FRM Part I / Part II

    Financial Risk Manager Handbook is regarded as one of the fundamental reads for risk management programs across the globe. This edition keeps readers informed on the most recent changes to the Financial Risk Manager Exam.

    • Author: Philippe Jorion
    • Publisher: Wiley
  18. Irrational Exuberance

    Irrational Exuberance

    Irrational Exuberance was originally published in 2000, but Robert J. Shiller has included some updates to the most recently published edition that gives fantastic perspective on issues related to behavioral economics and market volatility.

    • Author: Robert Shiller
    • Publisher: Crown Business
  19. The Road to Recovery: How and Why Economic Policy Must Change

    The Road to Recovery: How and Why Economic Policy Must Change

    The Road to Recovery: How and Why Economic Policy Must Change is written Andrew Smithers, a notable voice in the financial community, and explains how the financial sector’s cooperation will be a significant part of establishing lasting success for a global economic system.

    • Author: Andrew Smithers
    • Publisher: Wiley
  20. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    Freakonomics is a well-known book because of its concise ability to apply economics to almost any subject. The book has been heavily awarded because of how its contemporary topics.

    • Author: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner
    • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  21. This Time Is Different

    This Time Is Different

    This Time is Different explains with impressive clarity how many financial disasters are surprisingly similar, regardless of the financial experts who routinely claim the rules no longer apply to the situation at hand. The book is backed by a wealth of empirical data, which makes it an engaging read.

    • Author: Carmen Reinhart & Kenneth Rogoff
  22. Volcker – The Triumph of Persistence

    Volcker - The Triumph of Persistence

    Volcker – The Triumph of Persistence is a detailed account of the life of Paul Volcker, the individual who was largely able to steer the United States out of financial disasters that previously plagued the country.

    • Author: William Silber
  23. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Third Edition

    The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Third Edition

    The Essays of Warren Buffet: Lessons for Corporate America was initially published in 1997 and gives wonderful context to the philosophies of one of the greatest investors in the history of the United State of America. The book is made up of over 700 pages of his own letters.

    • Author: Warren Buffett
    • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  24. Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

    Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

    Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors is geared toward any professional looking to gain a more thorough understanding of how to interact with the tumultuous financial sector today.

    • Author: Michael E. Porter
    • Publisher: Free Press
  25. Predictably Irrational: Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

    Predictably Irrational: Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

    Predictably Irrational: Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions looks at all of the irrational decisions made in our day-to-day lives and how to best operate in a world laden with irrationality.

    • Author: Dan Ariely
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  26. Damodaran on Valuation: Security Analysis for Investment and Corporate Finance

    Damodaran on Valuation: Security Analysis for Investment and Corporate Finance

    Damodaran on Valuation breaks down the complicated area of securities, specifically as it applies to being invested in the context of corporate finance. The book has great information on valuation models that make it much easier to understand corporate finance today.

    • Author: Aswath Damoradan
    • Publisher: Wiley
  27. Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy

    Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy

    Making it Happen is the story of the men who dropped the British economy into peril following the 2008 financial collapse. It’s an important read to understand how systems were being taken advantage of previous to the collapse.

    • Author: Iain Martin
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
  28. The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths

    The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths

    The Entrepreneurial State is written by the lauded author Mariana Mazzucato and explains how the private sector is only willing to thrive after significant investment from the public sector. Supported through a number of case studies, it’s a great read for those wondering what the next investment trends will be.

    • Author: Mariana Mazzucato
    • Publisher: Anthem Press
  29. Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions

    Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions

    Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions is a crash-course on how to improve common statistical methods in business, spread over 25 chapters that focus on seven study areas.

    • Author: Jon Curwin
    • Publisher: Cengage Learning Business Press
  30. Guide to Economic Indicators

    Guide to Economic Indicators

    Guide to Economic Indicators makes it much easier to understand the things to take into consideration related to how to properly predict factors that can greatly influence investment opportunities.

    • Author: Norman Frumkin
    • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
  31. Asset and Liability Management Tools

    Asset and Liability Management Tools

    Asset and Liability Management Tools explains the best protocols for staying ahead in today’s tumultuous market. The book covers subjects such as pension finance, foundations, actuarial mathematics, pension liabilities, and much more.

    • Author: Bernd Scherer
    • Publisher: Risk Books
  32. Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street

    Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street

    Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street is a comprehensive read that starts with how contemporary Wall Street was formed and it also details current theories and what it’s like to implement these in today’s market.

    • Author: Peter Bernstein
    • Publisher: Wiley
  33. Quality of Earnings

    Quality of Earnings

    Quality of Earnings cuts through the static of companies pushing out inflated or augmented numbers of how much they’re making and explains how to succinctly understand the problems faced in the market.

    • Author: Thornton L. O’glove
    • Publisher: Free Press
  34. Financial Risk Management: A Practitioner’s Guide to Managing Market and Credit Risk

    Financial Risk Management: A Practitioner's Guide to Managing Market and Credit Risk

    Financial Risk Management breaks down all the most important strategies, principles, and measurement tools related to managing and measuring risk. The book has contemporary examples that make the content much easier to understand.

    • Author: Steve L. Allen
    • Publisher: Wiley
  35. Financial Institutions Management: A Modern Perspective

    Financial Institutions Management: A Modern Perspective

    Financial Institutions Management is for any executive looking to maximize efficiency in their position and take on more responsibility for the success of their organization. The content focuses on the fundamentals, but still provides a useful basis.

    • Author: Anthony Saunders
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  36. After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead

    After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead

    After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead looks at the disaster occurring around The Great Recession and how circumstances led to the unfortunate results. The book makes interesting points related to holes still in the regulatory process and how work still needs to be done to succeed.

    • Author: Alan Blinder
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
  37. Beginning

    Hedge Fund Management

    Hedge funds pool money from disparate investors and use the money to make larger investments than any of the individual investors would have made alone. This allows the hedge funds to make large and influential investments with the potential for massive returns. Hedge fund management is a complex and often highly risky endeavor, and the most successful hedge fund managers should have a great deal of knowledge and experience under their belts.

  38. Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager: From the Top, to the Bottom, and Back Again

    Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager: From the Top, to the Bottom, and Back Again

    Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager gives inside perspective into what it’s like to work as a hedge fund manager and details the story of what it’s like in its day-to-day operations. The story details the fall and rise of one man and how he was able to return to prominence in his career again.

    • Author: Keith McCullough
    • Publisher: Wiley
  39. Hedge Fund Market Wizards: How Winning Traders Win

    Hedge Fund Market Wizards: How Winning Traders Win

    Hedge Fund Market Wizards is written by the renowned Jack Schwager and examines fifteen different hedge fund traders and the various techniques they used to stay ahead of the market and find a large amount of success. Additionally, it has interviews and interesting sub-lessons.

    • Author: Jack D. Schwager
    • Publisher: Wiley
  40. The Hedge Fund Book: A Training Manual for Professionals and Capital-Raising Executives

    The Hedge Fund Book: A Training Manual for Professionals and Capital-Raising Executives

    The Hedge Fund Book: A Training Manual for Professionals and Capital-Raising Executives is a wonderful book for getting up to speed on the best practices related to the investment and management of hedge funds.

    • Author: Richard C. Wilson
    • Publisher: Wiley
  41. How to Create and Manage a Hedge Fund: A Professional’s Guide

    How to Create and Manage a Hedge Fund: A Professional's Guide

    How to Create and Manage a Hedge Fund: A Professional’s Guide is designed to help give one currently in the industry the proper experience to thrive in hedge fund management. The book excels at emphasizing non-technical explanations that help to underline the best approaches to an investment.

    • Author: Stuart A. McCrary
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  42. Hedge Fund Investing: A Practical Approach to Understanding Investor Motivation, Manager Profits, and Fund Performance

    Hedge Fund Investing: A Practical Approach to Understanding Investor Motivation, Manager Profits, and Fund Performance

    Hedge Fund Investing should definitely be checked out by those looking to get further involved in this very complicated field. The book is written by Kevin R. Mirable, a professional with over 20 years of experience in the field.

    • Author: Kevin R. Mirabile
    • Publisher: Wiley
  43. More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

    More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

    More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Makings of a New Elite is an in-depth history of how hedge funds were initially started and how they have been able to continuously flourish in recent years. The book compiles hundreds of hours of interviews for an engaging look at the implications of hedge funds on the financial system.

    • Author: Sebastian Mallaby
    • Publisher: Penguin Press HC
  44. The Invisible Hands: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money

    The Invisible Hands: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money

    The Invisible Hands: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money is a book that gets insight from the individuals who thrived during the Great Recession in 2008 and details how they were able to do it. It’s a great book to read in-depth on risk and bubbles.

    • Author: Steven Drobny
    • Publisher: Wiley
  45. Managing Hedge Fund Risk: Strategies and Insights from Investors, Counterparties, Hedge Funds and Regulators, Second Edition

    Managing Hedge Fund Risk: Strategies and Insights from Investors, Counterparties, Hedge Funds and Regulators, Second Edition

    Managing Hedge Fund Risk explains how to navigate this investment area. Leading companies make contributions in the book and make it easier than ever to gain a thorough understanding of how to manage hedge fund risk.

    • Author: Virginia Reynolds Parker
    • Publisher: Risk Books
  46. Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager

    Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager

    Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager chronicles the downfall of the financial market form the perspective of a successful hedge fund manager and the various backgrounds concerning some of the most pressing stories of the period. The interview format of the book allows for interesting perspective that is often more candid than a traditional book format.

    • Author: Keith Gessen
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  47. Managing a Hedge Fund: A Complete Guide to Trading, Business Strategies, Risk Management, and Regulations

    Managing a Hedge Fund: A Complete Guide to Trading, Business Strategies, Risk Management, and Regulations

    Managing a Hedge Fund provides an overview on the best processes and strategies related to profiting off of incredibly lucrative hedge funds. As one of the fastest growing areas in the financial industry, hedge funds should be carefully considered, which is exactly what this book provides.

    • Author: Keith Black
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  48. Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers Are Taking on the World

    Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers Are Taking on the World

    Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers Are Taking on the World examines the role that the rising class of activist hedge fund managers are having today. The book provides interesting perspective into a group of people that are changing the game of investment.

    • Author: Ronald D. Orol
    • Publisher: Wiley
  49. Money Mavericks: Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager (2nd Edition)

    Money Mavericks: Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager (2nd Edition)

    Money Mavericks: Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager chronicles what it was like to work with hedge funds from 2002 to 2008, a period when hedge funds became much more prevalent.

    • Author: Lars Kroijer
    • Publisher: FT Press
  50. Hedge Fund Risk Fundamentals: Solving the Risk Management and Transparency Challenge

    Hedge Fund Risk Fundamentals: Solving the Risk Management and Transparency Challenge

    Hedge Fund Risk Fundamentals gives the latest information into how to manage risk in such an unregulated field as hedge funds. Because it’s complicated to communicate risk to investors while not revealing undesired information, it’s hard to best inform investors.

    • Author: Richard Horwitz
    • Publisher: Bloomberg Press (Wiley)
  51. Managing Hedge Fund Risk and Financing: Adapting to a New Era

    Managing Hedge Fund Risk and Financing: Adapting to a New Era

    Managing Dege Fund Risk and Financing: Adapting to a New Era goes in-depth to explain how the financial crisis greatly changed the ways that hedge funds were managed and this book gives great perspective on issues related to the crisis. The book is designed to help CFOs administer the best corporate governance possible.

    • Author: David P. Belmont
    • Publisher: Wiley
  52. Managing Hedge Fund Managers: Quantitative and Qualitative Performance Measures

    Managing Hedge Fund Managers: Quantitative and Qualitative Performance Measures

    Managing Hedge Fund Managers: Quantitative and Qualitative Performance Measures depicts the rapid rise of hedge funds in recent decades and what can be done to get involved in this exciting field.

    • Author: E. J. Stavetski
    • Publisher: Wiley
  53. A Hedge Fund Tale of Reach and Grasp: Or What’s a Heaven For

    A Hedge Fund Tale of Reach and Grasp: Or What's a Heaven For

    A Hedge Fund Tale of Reach and Grasp: Or What’s a Heaven For? Is told from the perspective of a fictional character in the 1990s and explains how hedge funds have become the reckoning force they are today. The book makes it evident why this field is so lucrative.

    • Author: Barton Biggs
    • Publisher: Wiley
  54. Hedge Hunters: Hedge Fund Masters on the Rewards, the Risk, and the Reckoning

    Hedge Hunters: Hedge Fund Masters on the Rewards, the Risk, and the Reckoning

    Hedge Hunters: Hedge Fund Masters on the Rewards, the Risk, and the Reckoning tells the stories of some of the most successful hedge fund managers in the country and the personal stories that make up their lives. It’s an interesting read that makes these figures who keep such a low profile seem much more human.

    • Author: Katherine Burton
    • Publisher: Bloomberg Press (Wiley)
  55. Confidence Game: How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Street’s Bluff

    Confidence Game: How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Street's Bluff

    Confidence Game tells the story of one man’s campaign to educate others on the looming collapse of the financial market. The book tells gripping tales of widespread delusion and provides interesting context into one of the worst disasters in the history of America.

    • Author: Christine S. Richard
    • Publisher: Bloomberg Press
  56. Hedge Fund Investment Management

    Hedge Fund Investment Management

    Hedge Fund Investment Management shows how to get involved in one of the fastest growing elements in the financial sector. The book breaks down fundamentals and explains the most complex aspects with ease.

    • Author: Izzy Nelken
    • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  57. Beginning

    Mutual Funds & Portfolios

    Mutual funds are another form of pooled-money investment that allows the investors to mitigate risk by applying investment across a variety of options.

  58. Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment, Fully Revised and Updated

    Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment, Fully Revised and Updated

    Pioneering Portfolio Management provides information perfect for an approach in institutional investment. Authored by the Chief Investment Officer of Yale University, David F. Swensen has seen incredible success in his position over the last 20 years.

    • Author: David Swensen
    • Publisher: Free Press
  59. Foundations of Finance: Portfolio Decisions and Securities Prices

    Foundations of Finance: Portfolio Decisions and Securities Prices

    Foundations of Finance is a book lauded for its ability to convey the most pertinent information related to successfully starting a portfolio and helping it grow. Additionally, the book provides great tips on securities and much more useful information.

    • Author: Eugene Fama
    • Publisher: Basic Books
  60. The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfoli

    The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfoli

    The Four Pillars of Investing gives the fundamental tips for successfully starting an investment portfolio that is dependable and minimizes expenses. The book is highly regarded for its easy to understand examples that are applicable to today’s volatile market.

    • Author: William Bernstein
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  61. Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition

    Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition

    Common Sense on Mutual Funds has been published a new edition since its initial release in 1999 and takes a critical look at mutual funds, while painting realistic options of alternatives investors can utilize.

    • Author: John Bogle
    • Publisher: Wiley
  62. How to Create and Manage a Mutual Fund or Exchange-Traded Fund: A Professional’s Guide

    How to Create and Manage a Mutual Fund or Exchange-Traded Fund: A Professional's Guide

    How to Create and Manage a Mutual Fund or Exchange-Traded Fund: A Professional’s Guide is comprised of a 29-step guide for mutual funds and a 36-step walkthrough on starting an exchange-traded fund. The book is lush with explanations that are clear and educates investors on how to profile customers while identifying competitors.

    • Author: Melinda Gerber
    • Publisher: Wiley
  63. Mutual Fund Industry Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide for Investment Professionals

    Mutual Fund Industry Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide for Investment Professionals

    Mutual Fund Industry Handbook: A comprehensive Guide for Investment Professionals should be in the library of any professional due to its incredible use for referencing the latest information in the field related to successful investment into mutual funds.

    • Author: Lee Gremillion
    • Publisher: Wiley
  64. Diversification and Portfolio Management of Mutual Funds

    Diversification and Portfolio Management of Mutual Funds

    Diversification and Portfolio Management of Mutual Funds is an important read on how to diversify a portfolio while improving investment efficiency. The books impressive depth, particularly because of how it details the most important investment factors.

    • Author: Greg N. Gregoriou
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  65. Mutual Funds: Portfolio Structures, Analysis, Management, and Stewardship

    Mutual Funds: Portfolio Structures, Analysis, Management, and Stewardship

    Mutual Funds: Portfolio Structures, Analysis, Management, and Stewardship is a comprehensive read to understand why mutual funds are still one of the most attractive investment options in today’s financial market. The book goes over theories and contemporary application that anyone will find useful.

    • Author: John A. Haslem
    • Publisher: Wiley
  66. Beginning

    General Investment

    Participating in finance and the world of investment can take many forms. Many books have been written covering the whys and hows of basic investing, and others go into much greater detail. Still others spin more of a narrative of the history of certain types of investments or general trends. These books all have wisdom to offer to anyone wanting to learn more about investing and finance in general.

  67. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing

    The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing

    The Intelligent Investor is heralded by notable investment figures such as Warren Buffett and has been updated multiple times since its initial publication in 1949. It’s a great read to outline how to best approach any sort of investment.

    • Author: Benjamin Graham
    • Publisher: Collins Business
  68. Technical Analysis of the Futures Market

    Technical Analysis of the Futures Market

    Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets is the most updated version of author John J. Murphy’s book, Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets. The book is considered very valuable to traders who have ardently adhered to the methods outlined in the book in order to find success related to technical analysis.

    • Author: John J. Murphy
    • Publisher: New York Institute of Finance
  69. The Gorilla Game: Picking Winners in High Technology

    The Gorilla Game: Picking Winners in High Technology

    The Gorilla Game: Picking Winners in High Technology underlines how smart investments can pave to path to financial prosperity. The book helps to give a comprehensive overview of how to best go about identifying innovative ideas that are the best investments.

    • Author: Geoffrey Moore
    • Publisher: HarperBusiness
  70. Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street

    Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street

    Fortune’s Formula explains how investors with the right knowledge can make incredibly informed decisions and yield impressive rates of returns. The book explains how the scheme was created and how to apply it to today’s market.

    • Author: William Poundstone
    • Publisher: Hill and Wang
  71. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Tenth Edition)

    A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Tenth Edition)

    A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing gives very worthwhile advice on starting an investment portfolio, specifically the best approach to being successful in it. This updated 10th edition also has worthwhile information on The Great Recession that gives interesting context to other investment techniques.

    • Author: Burton Malkiel
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  72. A Guide to Equity Index Construction

    A Guide to Equity Index Construction

    A Guide to Equity Index is a necessary read for any fund manager and the book provides its own independent explanation that isn’t biased. The guide maintains a concise approach that is still easy to understand.

    • Author: Daniel Broby
    • Publisher: Risk Books
  73. The Missing Risk Premium: Why Low Volatility Investing Works

    The Missing Risk Premium: Why Low Volatility Investing Works

    The Missing Risk Premium: Why Low Volatility Investing Works is a great read for understanding asset pricing theory in today’s world, while also presenting an innovative new approach that aims to combine data from many asset classes. It’s designed for people currently enrolled in a master’s program.

    • Author: Erik Falkenstein
    • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  74. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

    Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

    Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits helps to make the most out of stocks that don’t seem particularly out of the ordinary. The book has been heralded by financial experts like Warren Buffet, so shouldn’t be missed.

    • Author: Philip Fisher
    • Publisher: Wiley
  75. The Great Crash 1929

    The Great Crash 1929

    The Great Crash of 1929 has been around for over 50 years and depicts how exactly the great stock market crash happened that started The Great Depression. It gives incredible context to the events that took place surrounding it and is an interesting read.

    • Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
  76. Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts

    Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts

    Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts is a go-to read for understanding how to be the best research analyst possible. The book breaks down the profession into five primary areas, which makes it easier to identify particular areas that an analyst may need to work on.

    • Author: James J. Valentine
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  77. Expected Returns: An Investor’s Guide to Harvesting Market Rewards

    Expected Returns: An Investor’s Guide to Harvesting Market Rewards

    Expected Returns is a book investors will find incredibly valuable, partially due to the insight it provides from the highly regarded Antti Ilmanen. The book substantiates itself through well-grounded evidence and the most updated market conditions.

    • Author: Antti Ilmanen
    • Publisher: Wiley
  78. Options, Futures and Other Derivatives

    Options, Futures and Other Derivatives

    Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives is a crucial read for understanding how to apply theories related to markets, particularly for those not well-versed in mathematics. The book is constantly updated, which makes gives it great context related to the most current events.

    • Author: John Hull
  79. An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management

    An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management

    An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management is largely regarded for its unparalleled insight into introductory derivatives. The book is written by Robert Jarrow, one of the creators of the Heath-Jarrow-Morton Model.

    • Author: Robert A. Jarrow
  80. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t

    The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't

    The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t is Nate Silver’s most heralded book and is integral to understanding how to make the most consistent predictions. Silver rose to prominence through his surprising ability to correctly predict, with stunning accuracy, the 2008 and 2012 election results.

    • Author: Nate Silver
    • Publisher: Penguin Press HC
  81. The Alchemy of Finance

    The Alchemy of Finance

    The Alchemy of Finance details one of the most successful investors and money managers of all time and shows how to make the market work for you. The book’s author, George Soros also explains his comprehensive theory of reflexivity.

    • Author: George Soros
    • Publisher: Wiley
  82. Dark Pools: The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the U.S. Stock Market

    Dark Pools: The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the U.S. Stock Market

    Dark Pools: The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the U.S. Stock Market depicts how rapidly the way investments are made is changing. Through the use of computers and burgeoning technologies, the present and future investments are already changing.

    • Author: Scott Patterson
    • Publisher: Crown Business
  83. The Strategic Bond Investor: Strategies and Tools to Unlock the Power of the Bond Market

    The Strategic Bond Investor: Strategies and Tools to Unlock the Power of the Bond Market

    The Strategic Bond Investor: Strategies and Tools to Unlock the Power of the Bond Market is a must-read to understand why bonds are one of the few dependable investments left today.

    • Author: Anthony Crescenzi
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  84. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine gives the most realistic telling of the financial crash and how investors had rigged the bond and real estate derivative markets to take advantage of others.

    • Author: Michael Lewis
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  85. Investing in Insurance Risk: Insurance-Linked Securities – A Practitioner’s Perspective

    Investing in Insurance Risk: Insurance-Linked Securities - A Practitioner's Perspective

    Investing in Insurance Risk: Insurance-Linked Securities – A Practitioner’s Perspective is cleverly titled to underline how all investments involve return and risk. The book helps educate investors on how to analyze risk-return on these investments.

    • Author: Alex Krutov
    • Publisher: Risk Books
  86. Commodity Investing and Trading

    Commodity Investing and Trading

    Commodity Investing and Trading is the go-to advice book for learning how to properly manage commodities. The book begins with fundamentals and quickly moves on to the best investment techniques.

    • Author: Stinson Gibner
    • Publisher: Risk Books
  87. The Movement of Interest Rates, Bond Yields And Stock Prices in the United States Since 1856

    The Movement of Interest Rates, Bond Yields And Stock Prices in the United States Since 1856

    The Movement of Interest Rates, Bond Yields, and Stock Prices in the United States Since 1856 is an incredible reference tool for anyone looking to build an understanding of financial trends and how to be more informed for future investment opportunities.

    • Author: Frederick R. Macaulay
    • Publisher: Risk Books
  88. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

    Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

    Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is commonly regarded as a top notch read for getting insight into what it’s like to work in the stock market and how to make it work for you. The book loosely functions as a biography of Jesse Livermore and it’s through these true stories that readers can get a realistic picture of what it’s like to work in this field.

    • Author: Edwin Lefevre
    • Publisher: Wiley
  89. Red-Blooded Risk: The Secret History of Wall Street

    Red-Blooded Risk: The Secret History of Wall Street

    Red-Blooded Risk: The Secret History of Wall Street provides a look at the creation of modern-day Wall Street and how billionaires are able to maximize profits through selective risk taking.

    • Author: Aaron Brown
    • Publisher: Wiley
  90. Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns & Long Term Investment Strategies, 4th Edition

    Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns & Long Term Investment Strategies, 4th Edition

    Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns & Long Term Investment Strategies helps set readers up into prosperous investors in the long term by educating them on how to minimize risk and maximize profits.

    • Author: Jeremy Siegel
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  91. The Art of Short Selling

    The Art of Short Selling

    The Art of Short Selling is a book focused intently on explaining the innovative concept of short selling and how investors can use this to their advantage to make impressive amounts of profits. The book is a great tool of understanding the flaws in a business and learning when to sell stock before those flaws come into full realization and ultimately devalue to business.

    • Author: Kathryn Staley
    • Publisher: Wiley
  92. The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing

    The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing

    The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing shows how the company Morningstar has been able to build wealth and thrive in the market, even in the face of the collapse of 2008. The book has commentary from some top officials at Morningstar, making it incredibly useful.

    • Author: Pat Dorsey and Joe Mansueto
    • Publisher: Wiley
  93. The Theory of Investment Value

    The Theory of Investment Value

    The Theory of Investment Value was published as a PhD thesis in 1937 and still has application in today’s volatile market. As one of the most lauded book on how to value financial assets, anyone in finance will find it useful.

    • Author: John Burr Williams
    • Publisher: Fraser Publishing Co.
  94. Mathematical Finance: Theory, Modeling, Implementation

    Mathematical Finance: Theory, Modeling, Implementation

    Mathematical Finance: Theory, Modeling, Implementation is a book that helps to break down derivative pricing and make it much easier to understand everything from theory to actual implementation of pricing models.

    • Author: Christian Fries
    • Publisher: Wiley
  95. Finance Theory

    Finance Theory

    Finance Theory has been a staple read in the business world due to its depth and ability to convey the best information, while still being accessible. The examples also make the points they’re making more evident and easier to understand.

    • Author: Robert A. Jarrow
    • Publisher: Prentice Hall College Div
  96. A Primer on Corporate Governance (2nd ed.)

    A Primer on Corporate Governance (2nd ed.)

    A Primer on Corporate Governance details how publicly held companies can best develop a system that maintains the most efficient management of various components. While most books approach the subject from a legal perspective, this book focuses on the executive perspective.

    • Author: Cornelis A. deKluyver
  97. The Black Swan

    The Black Swan

    The Black Swan is a great read for getting context on unpredictability and how it impacts our lives in various ways. The most updated version of the book includes advice on how to navigate your life in the face of uncertainty.

    • Author: Nassim Taleb
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  98. Money Game

    Money Game

    Heralded by some top economists, The Money Game has great commentary on the most pressing issues on Wall Street while still maintaining a delightful sense of humor that makes the book easy to read.

    • Author: Adam Smith
    • Publisher: Vintage
  99. The Secret of Economic Indicators

    The Secret of Economic Indicators

    The Secrets of Economic Indicators helps keep investors ahead of the curve and enlighten them to make decisions that ultimately allow their company to prosper. The book’s author introduces many economic markers that will help monitor small business plans, freight traffic shifts, web searches, and more.

    • Author: Bernard Baumohl
    • Publisher: FT Press
  100. Continuous-Time Finance

    Continuous-Time Finance

    Continuous-Time Finance gives great advice related to finance theory from a perspective that takes into account continuous-time analysis. The book also details the important relationship between private and public finance.

    • Author: Robert C. Merton
    • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  101. Beginning

    International Finance

    The financial destinies of every country and every individual on Earth are more interconnected now than at any previous time in history. International finance is governed by different laws and offers a different set of challenges to those who choose it.

  102. The Theory and Practice of International Financial Management

    The Theory and Practice of International Financial Management

    The Theory and Practice of International Financial Management is intended for use in MBA courses in International Corporate Finance, among other areas within the field. The book focuses on simple principles the combine to be very applicable to the profession.

    • Author: Reid W. Click
    • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  103. The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World

    The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World

    The Great Convergence looks at the process of globalization and how geopolitical differences still largely shape the world today. The book’s author goes to great lengths to explain how the world is much better off today than in the past, but is sure to emphasize how much further we still have to go.

    • Author: Kishore Mahbubani
    • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  104. International Financial Economics: Corporate Decisions in Global Markets

    International Financial Economics: Corporate Decisions in Global Markets

    International Financial Economics: Corporate Decisions in Global Markets gives great input on how to make more informed corporate decisions and bases the information on a practical financial perspective instead of basing it merely on theory. The book gives a great overview and is a wonderful place to start building a refined understanding on international finance.

    • Author: Thomas J. O’Brien
  105. Avoiding the Fall: China’s Economic Restructuring

    Avoiding the Fall: China’s Economic Restructuring

    Avoiding the Fall: China’s Economic Restructuring helps to paint a more objective picture into China’s economy and explain why the country is approaching the end of its economic boom. Economist Michael Pettis makes it much easier to understand the circumstances that had led to China’s dependency on investment.

    • Author: Michael Pettis
    • Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  106. Investing in China: New Opportunities in a Transforming Stock Market

    Investing in China: New Opportunities in a Transforming Stock Market

    Investing in China is a great book to get up to date on why China is lush with investment opportunities and how to get involved while opportunities are still available. The book also explains how China has positioned itself to be so appealing to international investors.

    • Author: Winston Ma
    • Publisher: Risk Books

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