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Author: BLS914 Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 27657  
Subject: recommended books? Date: 10/12/2006 8:12 AM
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I'm primarily a real estate investor sitting on the market sidelines right now. I'd like to know more about investing in stocks and would appreciate a recommendation of some books for a rank beginner. I don't undertand how the stock market works, the terminology or how to evaluate a potential stock for investment.

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Author: Quillnpenn Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14536 of 27657
Subject: Re: recommended books? Date: 10/12/2006 8:51 AM
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BLS914,


Let's peruse the following that can be some help in your journey. The wall street journal puts out a nice informative book about 8 1/2 x 5 x 1/4 for people who learning how to invest for the first time.


http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780307236999&itm=3

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=wall+street+journal&z=y

Being released October 27, 2006 - - - - http://www.informit.com/bookstore/LargeCover.asp?isbn=0131869736

http://www.informit.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0131869736&rl=1

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Author: Matt1344 Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14538 of 27657
Subject: Re: recommended books? Date: 10/12/2006 10:02 AM
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"I'd like to know more about investing in stocks and would appreciate a recommendation of some books for a rank beginner."

Hi BLS,

Welcome to the Fool community. One place to start: Fool's School: http://www.fool.com/school.htm?ref=G02A06

Another: A great place for financial terms as well as some tutorials, Investopedia: http://www.investopedia.com/university/

Regards, Ken

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Author: Quillnpenn Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14540 of 27657
Subject: Re: recommended books? Date: 10/12/2006 11:26 AM
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Bo Yah Kahuna,CFA

James J. Cramer from Mad Money will be coming out with his new book.


http://www.nbcuniversalstore.com/detail.php?p=11482&SESSID=a06d44043ae7bd2cd7f9dd8a024f9719

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Author: wcfenton Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14541 of 27657
Subject: Re: recommended books? Date: 10/12/2006 2:31 PM
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I'm primarily a real estate investor sitting on the market sidelines right now. I'd like to know more about investing in stocks and would appreciate a recommendation of some books for a rank beginner. I don't undertand how the stock market works, the terminology or how to evaluate a potential stock for investment.
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The Vanguard Diehard's Site has recommended this list of books, but not necessarily in the order listed:

http://www.diehards.org/readbooks.htm

I would also suggest visiting the Diehard's site on a regular basis to gain some insight and general investing knowledge. This site is frequented by some of the authors of the books on the list (Larry Swedroe, Rick Ferri, Bill Schultheis, Taylor Larimore and others).

The Coffeehouse Investor Site also is worth taking a look at and includes the first chapter of the book - free online. It's the book I would suggest you look at first because of it's simplicity:

http://www.coffeehouseinvestor.com/Default.htm

Regards,
Bill


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Author: dloe Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14543 of 27657
Subject: Re: recommended books? Date: 10/13/2006 1:04 PM
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My favorite list is the following:

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=22823332


Hi,

Snipping from the December 2004 Issue of Hidden Gems (Which I might add, is an excellent way to profit and learn about investing in Small Caps):

Investing Lesson: Grand Masters in the Great Library at Alexandria
by Tom Gardner

Elementary School

One Up on Wall Street, by Peter Lynch
Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, by Roger Lowenstein
Value Investing With the Masters, by Kirk Kazanjian
The Davis Dynasty, by John Rothchild
Valuegrowth Investing, by Glen Arnold

Junior High

The 5 Keys to Value Investing, by J. Dennis Jean-Jacques
Beating the Street, by Peter Lynch
Investment Fables, by Aswath Damodaran
The Vest Pocket Guide to Value Investing, by C. Thomas Howard
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, by Philip Fisher

High School

Made in America, by Sam Walton
Forbes' Greatest Investing Stories, by Richard Phalon
John Neff on Investing, by John Neff
The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
The Money Masters, by John Train

University

Stocks for the Long Run, by Jeremy Siegel
Quality of Earnings, by Thornton Oglove
Investing in Small-Cap Stocks, by Christopher Graja and Elizabeth Ungar
The Book of Investing Wisdom, by Peter Krass
You Can Be a Stock Market Genius, by Joel Greenblatt

Grad School

Break Up!, by Campbell, Koch & Sadtler
Investment Gurus, by Peter Tanous
Value Investing: A Balanced Approach, by Martin Whitman
Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond, by Bruce Greenwald
The Road to Serfdom, by F.A. Hayek



Enjoy!

-Dave

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