There are hundreds of investment-related books available but only dozens worth reading.
AssetPreserver.com has culled a list of must-reads.
Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition
by John C. Bogle. This is an update to the original book published in 2000. All the charts and statistics have been updated. Mr. Bogle, the founder of Vanguard Group, thoroughly explains mutual funds and the industry and how to invest in them effectively. He makes a solid case for
using index funds. Even human psychology is covered.
One Up On Wall Street
by Peter Lynch. Peter Lynch, former head of Magellan
Fund, shows you do not need a PHD in finance to be a
successful stock investor - just your own common
knowledge and observation.
The Millionaire Next Door
by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko. The book examines traits of millionaires throughout our neighborhoods.
Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free
by Ellen Brown, J.D. (new addition. Published Jan, 2012) An excellent insight into America's
banking and monetary system from colonial times to today.
Our money system is not what we have been led to
believe. The creation of money has been taken over by a
private money cartel. Except for coins, all of our money
is now created as loans advanced by private banking
institutions -- including the private Federal Reserve.
Banks create the principal but not the interest to
service their loans. To find the interest, new loans
must continually be taken out, expanding the money
supply, inflating prices -- and robbing you of the value
of your money. Web of Debt unravels the deception and
presents a crystal clear picture of the financial abyss
towards which we are heading. Then it explores a
workable alternative, one that was tested in colonial
America and is grounded in the best of American economic
thought, including the writings of Benjamin Franklin,
Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.