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Questions tagged [books]

A tag for marking questions related to printed material for reading about topics. Not for questions about 'the books' in an accounting sense.

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Stock market investment books written by scientists, mathematicians, or statisticians?

People from these backgrounds are more likely to have valid ideas rather than the speculative humbug of many other writers. Books I have found so far: Burton P. Fabricand, The Science Of Winning, ...
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Venturing into Investment Market [closed]

What are some of the noted and best books which cover the basics of Stock market, Forex, Bitcoin investment and other investment concepts and provide expertise and in-depth knowledge of the same? Also ...
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I would like to make my savings work for me: is the “Rich dad, poor dad” a good resource?

I have one source of income (my job) and I've never been interested in investing. Now I need to, because my employer has been quite happy with my job and it has been rewarding me with RSO (Restricted ...
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What books would be must-read books on personal finance? (Not investing!) [closed]

So let me start off with saying that I wanted to add 2 tags (or similar) I couldn't find: soft-question, non-investing. I've been looking online for the most recommended books on personal finance, ...
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Is there a resource for knowing when Annual and Quarterly Reports are coming out? [closed]

Is there a current resource - print or online that aggregates Annual Report release schedule for all public traded companies (or at least those traded on the NYSE)? Maybe one that also says when ...
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Learning stock trading financing etc for someone from mathematical background [duplicate]

First let me be clear here, I thoroughly understand that economy in general is very convoluted and volatile. I am not expecting myself to somehow do well especially in practical terms in a short ...
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Why is google play charging money for books in public domain [closed]

Let's take "Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" as example. You can find it for sale on google play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Mark_Twain_Adventures_of_Huckleberry_Finn?id=...
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What are some good books for learning stocks, bonds, derivatives e.t.c for beginner with a math background?

Despite being STEM person, I always wanted to learn how stock & financial markets work. I always wanted to know how those stocks work, what are those bonds e.t.c. The only struggle I am having, ...
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Learning investing and the stock market [closed]

I'm really determined to learn about the stock market, as well as the techniques and terms used in trading and investing. The problem is that there's no one to point me in the right direction, even ...
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How do I calculate my net worth according to the book “The Millionaire Next Door”?

I remember reading about PAWs, UAWs, and AAWs. I also remember that the formula for what your net worth should be on average (to be an AAW) is your income (without inheritance[s]) multiplied by one ...
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Book recommendation for beginners [closed]

I am 22 years old and don't know anything about investing, no knowledge whatsoever. I want to learn about it, and the problem is that there are a lot of books in this subject that I don't know where ...
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UK: Personal finance book for a twenty-something

I am interested in learning more about personal finance. I'm in my early 20's, and I recognise that now is a crucial time to form a solid financial footprint for myself. I live in the UK, but worry ...
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Best way to get started as a young engineer student trying to get into the financial world [duplicate]

to start of with I want to explain my situation. I'm a young student in my early twenties in my last year to finish my bachelor in engineering. I have literally searched for months now on Google and ...
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Learning investment--books to read? Fundamental/Value/Motley Fool [closed]

I am looking to learn how to invest better. Currently I follow the Motley Fool recommendations and have done quite well that way, but I'd like to educate myself better so that I can make better ...
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Which Benjamin Graham book should I read first: Security Analysis or Intelligent Investor?

I recently graduated from engineering and I want to know more about investing. I'm particularly interested in Benjamin Graham's ideas. I want to read all of his books, but I couldn't decide which one ...
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Recommendation for learning fundamental analysis?

I want to understand those various measures of stocks and companies, such as PE, PEG, ..., which I can find from Yahoo Finance etc, and how those measures can help in choosing stocks. I guess that ...
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Books in investment banking

As a complete newbie here, could anyone suggest a good first book on investment banking for me? Without too many equations to befuddle me (although I work with equations all day). Heres my background:...
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Day Trading introductory books

I realize that day trading is considered to be highly risky, but the subject fascinates me and I would like to learn more about it as well as read about past experiences, both good and bad. Do you ...
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Is a book from 2005 about fixed income securities obsolete, or still relevant?

This is intentionally a very broad question. How much (if at all) has the fixed income securities market changed from say 2005 to present day? The main reason I ask is because I am debating whether ...
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What resources exist for helping my choose an estate planning attorney?

I'm looking to get some legal documents drawn up such as a will, power of attorney, living will, etc. I am going to start by picking up a copy of The Right Way to Hire Financial Help by Charles A. ...
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Solid reading/literature for investment/retirement/income taxes? [closed]

I'm striving for financial literacy and education. I've been really frustrated with most of the literature that's out there surrounding retirement, income taxes, and investment. Most of it seems ...
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How do I choose 401k investment funds?

I recently opened up my 401k. I will admit, that I did not do much research in choosing my investment option distribution. Does anyone know of a good book (or other resource) to guide me in my 401k ...
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Economics Books [closed]

I'm absolutely a newcomer in economics and I wish to understand how things work in finance too. So, think of me as uninformed in these matters. I would like to find resources that discuss economics ...
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Ongoing things to do and read to improve knowledge of finance? [closed]

In this forum, there are a lot of people whose primary job is programming. And yet they are very knowledgeable on a lot of financial topics. Can you please share what you do/read on a regular basis ...
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What are good books to learn about risk associated with a particular purchase or investment? [closed]

Are there any good books that teach the beginner how to estimate the risk associated with a particular purchase or investment? Qualitative and quantitative methods would be a nice starting point.
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Book for balance sheet reading? [closed]

What is an easy to understand book that teaches a beginner how to read a balance sheet? Something like a Balance Sheet for Dummies?
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How do financial services aimed at women differ from conventional services?

I was recently shopping for booking on personal finance and notice there seems to be a niche targeting personal finance for women. I also noticed that a number of local financial advisors specialize ...
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Book or web site resources for an absolute beginner to learn about stocks and investing? [closed]

I'm completely new to the world of investing and stocks. Knowing that I shouldn't invest or buy stocks until I know it well enough, I was wondering which cheap or affordable resources would be the ...
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Does Joel Greenblatt's “Magic Formula Investing” really beat the market?

Background Joel Greenblatt's book "The little blue book that beats the market" is based on the premise that he has developed a magic formula. I am heavily skeptical of anyone who claims that they ...
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Totally new to finance, economy, where should I start?

I'd like to get to get some theoretical knowledge about finance before I start to invest. My goal would be to eventually trade on the stock market. What are some good books/resources for beginners ...
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Books, Videos, Tutorials to learn about different investment options in the financial domain

I am a software developer joining a hedge fund this week and I dont have much knowledge of finance and want to learn everything about it. I know the basic investment options of shares and bonds, ...
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Recommended finance & economy book/blog for a Software Engineer? [closed]

I'm fresh graduate from CS field, and having little bit knowledge of finance and economy. Could anyone suggest this which you think more suits me. Thanks!
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Does the sale of personal items need to be declared as income on my income taxes?

I have been selling some books that I own. I am selling them at a loss (less than I bought them for and less than market rate). However, I have gotten about $1,400 in income minus $400 for shipping ...
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Donating books to charity & claiming a deduction on my income tax: How to value the goods?

I have a large number of books. I tried selling them on Amazon, but they don't cost enough to make up for the shipping. I tried selling them at local book stores, but they barely took any of them ...
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Hearing much about Dave Ramsey. Which of his works is best in describing his “philosophy” about money?

An admission: There's a reasonably well-known money personality/expert that wasn't on my radar screen until I started running this site. I'm referring to Dave Ramsey. I've become curious about ...