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Old 12-16-2005, 02:56 AM
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Default Books on investing/stock market for begginers?

Recommendations for books on investing/stock market for begginers? College kid wants to learn more!

Also, some intermediate level ones too. Thanks!
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:03 AM
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Default Re: Books on investing/stock market for begginers?

See my post from two days ago. PM me if you want to talk as I am a recent grad just getting into this. We can trade IM info if you want to discuss things.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showfl...e=2#Post4191180
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:16 AM
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http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/letters.html
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:24 AM
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If you're serious about investing for the long term, the best books for beginners are both by Benjamin Graham http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Graham.

The Intelligent Investor - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det...ks&n=507846

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Security Analysis - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det...ks&n=507846

If you want to play the stock market like a game of bingo (trading), check out the link mowz gave above.
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:27 AM
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If you want to play the stock market like a game of bingo (trading),

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Bingo???... Bingo is random... Trading is odds based!
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:41 AM
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Okay, a better analogy would be the horsetrack I guess.
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:08 AM
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Okay, a better analogy would be the horsetrack I guess.

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Not unless you are the Jockey! [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 12-17-2005, 06:54 PM
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...by Benjamin Graham ...

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Good choice. He's always credited with being Buffett's biggest influence, but if you look at Buffett's style over the years, his other mentor, Phil Fisher, was probably just as influential. Every investor should read his book, Common Stocks & Uommon Profits. Stocks for the Long Run by Siegel is also a must.
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Old 12-17-2005, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for the tip, I just added Stocks for the long run to my already overflowing amazon shopping basket.
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Old 12-17-2005, 08:36 PM
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Stocks for the Long Run by Siegel is also a must.

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Four quick Siegel notes:
1. Mr. Buffett's other mentor/friend/partner Charlie Munger recently called him a nut case.
2. He was my professor once. I visited him in his office, and he basically laughed at me for idolizing Mr. Buffett so much. He also criticized my having such a high percentage of my investments (it was more than 50% at the time) in the stock of Berkshire Hathaway, but he was mainly laughing at my "hero worship."
3. His class is a zoo. For the first 30 minutes (when he does his daily market commentary), it's standing room only, every seat taken and ~40 people standing against the back wall. As soon as he wraps that part of class, there's a mini-stampede as the hangers-on/auditors leave before he begins the 60-minute lecture portion of the class.
4. He's a pretty nice guy.
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