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Recommended Books

Excellent Investing is a practical guide for investors who are looking to elevate their investment performance to the next level. Learn how to: invest where you have the edge, overcome your behavioural biases, avoid common investment mistakes, and build an optimal portfolio to generate higher and more consistent returns.

Excellent Investing

Mark Simpson

More 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.

One Up On Wall Street

Peter Lynch

“By far the best book on investing ever written.” — Warren Buffett

The classic text of Benjamin Graham’s seminal The Intelligent Investor has now been revised and annotated to update the timeless wisdom for today’s market conditions.

Intelligent Investor

Benjamin Graham

Doing well with money isn't necessarily about what you know. It's about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life's most important topics.

The Psychology of Money

Morgan Housel

Inspired by a classic study of stocks that had generated 100x returns for investors by Thomas Phelps, Mayer analysed all US stocks that had become 100 baggers from 1962 – 2014 looking for the characteristics that they had in common. This book describes those findings and how investors can use them to find stocks with the potential to generate phenomenal returns.

100 Baggers

Christopher Mayer

Freeman -Shor analysed some 31,000 trades of over 300 professional investors to whom he had entrusted investment capital to find what strategies work in investing. He found that how investors responded to their losing and winning positions largely defined their success as an investor. This book details those winning habits in a way that is easy to read and apply.

The Art of Execution

Lee Freeman-Shor

This is one of the best investing books ever written, not least because Greenblatt himself generated 45% compound annual returns for 19 years using these methods. It describes how investors can generate outsized returns by investing in ‘Special Situations’: opportunities where other investors are selling for reasons unrelated to the true underlying value of the business. The best known of these – spin-offs – can still a rich source of returns today.

You Can be a Stock Market Genius

Joel Greenblatt

Richard Oldfield begins with a detailed confession of some of his worst mistakes and what they have taught him. He discusses the different types of investment, why fees matter, and the importance of measuring performance properly. He also outlines what to look for (and what not to look for) in an investment manager, when to fire a manager, and how to be a successful client.

Simple But Not Easy

Richard Oldfield

Like The Tao of Warren Buffett, The Tao of Charlie Munger is a compendium of pithy quotes including, “Knowing what you don’t know is more useful than being brilliant” and “In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time, none, zero....

Tao of Charlie Munger

David Clark

What happens when a young Wall Street investment banker spends a small fortune to have lunch with Warren Buffett? He becomes a real value investor. In this fascinating inside story, Guy Spier details his career from Harvard MBA to hedge fund manager. But the path was not so straightforward. Spier reveals his transformation from a Gordon Gekko wannabe, driven by greed, to a sophisticated investor who enjoys success without selling his soul to the highest bidder.

The Education of a Value Investor

Guy Spier

Using source material from the letters that Warren Buffett wrote to shareholder in his Buffett Partnership Limited, this book describes Buffett’s early investment strategy and examples from his early success.

Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Jeremy C Miller

THE definitive Buffett biography. Learn the characteristics, personality and approach that made Buffett one of the world’s richest men.

The Snowball

Alice Schroeder

Kahneman is THE authority on behavioural biases. This book is his comprehensive description of the field, its history, development, and where the current academic consensus lies on this fascinating topic. It is highly relevant to investors as we seek to make more optimal decisions.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

In this highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Dr. Robert B. Cialdini—the seminal expert in the field of influence and persuasion—explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these principles ethically in business and everyday situations.


Robert B Cialdini PhD

How To Pick Quality Shares provides a three-step process for analysing company financial information to find good investments. The three steps boil down to finding quality companies, avoiding dangerous or risky companies, and not paying too much for companies shares. Applying the in- depth techniques described here will give investors a better understanding of companies, and an edge over other investors, including professional investors and analysts.

How to Pick Quality Shares

Phil Oakley

Dividends are responsible for 44 percent of the S&P 500's returns over the last eighty years. They represent an excellent opportunity today, especially for investors who have been burned in recent meltdowns and are desperate for sensible and less risky ways to make their money grow. This book describes a framework that allows investors to reap higher returns with a low-to-no maintenance plan.

Get Rich with Dividends

Marc Lichtenfeld

In How to Make a Million – Slowly, John Lee offers invaluable lessons that will help you make the right decisions about your investments. Explaining why an unhurried portfolio is the best and most sustainable strategy for growth, you will learn how to spot opportunities, research, and monitor the market, work with management and above all, make money.

How to Make a Million

John Lee

In Richer, Wiser, Happier, award-winning journalist William Green has spent nearly twenty-five years interviewing these investing wizards and discovered that their talents expand well beyond the financial realm and into practical philosophy. Green ushers us into the lives of more than forty of the world's super-investors, visiting them in their offices, vacation homes, and even their places of worship - all to share what they have to teach us.

Richer, Wiser, Happier

William Green

This classic of the genre is a thinly veiled biography of Jesse Livermore, a 1920’s market speculator who both won and lost a fortune multiple times. Packed full of market wisdom and ultimately folly as Livermore failed to hang on to his fortune.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Edwin Lefevre

In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life- altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter.

Atomic Habits

James Clear

Wouldn't life be better if you were free of the daily grind - the conventional job and boss - and instead succeeded or failed purely on the merits of your own investment choices? Free Capital is a window into this world.

Free Capital

Guy Thomas

The author of How Would You Move Mt. Fuji reconstructs the fascinating story of two scientists who applied their talents to the roulette and blackjack tables of Vegas and then made a killing on Wall Street.

Fortune's Formula

William Poundstone

Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be more successful than others? Is it really down to skill and strategy - or something altogether more unpredictable?

Fooled by Randomness

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

When companies suffer a dramatic even catastrophic drop in their share price, it is the investors who lose their shirts and employees their jobs. But often, a company's published accounts offer clues to impending disaster, providing you know where to look.

The Signs Were There

Tim Steer