Found 9 comments on HN
cs702 · 2016-09-02 · Original thread
I agree with others on the "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius.

Off the top of my head, I would add:

* "The Way to Wealth," by Benjamin Franklin: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0918222885 (also available online for free; it's in the public domain) -- no-nonsense practical advice from a super-successful individual

* Warren Buffett's Letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/letters.html (also available organized by topic, in a bound book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1611637589 which some will find much easier to read)

* "The Intelligent Investor," by Benjamin Graham (specifically the chapters titled "The Investor and Market Fluctuations" and "Margin of Safety"): https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060555661

* "Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion," by Robert Cialdini: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0688128165

Also:

* "Devil Take the Hindmost," by Edward Chancellor: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0452281806

* "A Short History of Financial Euphoria," by John Kenneth Galbraith: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0140238565

* "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds," by Charles Mackay: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1586635581

tmbsundar · 2015-11-30 · Original thread
> broad economical trends and projections

Any good Economics Text book will do: like Principles of Economics/ Principles of Microeconomics, Gregory Mankiw

You can also try, although, personally I have not taken these:

https://www.coursera.org/course/microecon

https://www.coursera.org/learn/principles-of-macroeconomics

> FT and all the stats that CNBC shows me

For Investment valuation and Corporate Finance Damodaran is one of the best sources:

http://people.stern.nyu.edu/adamodar/

Visit his blog, read his books. He has online classes as well

Also you can try, (I've not taken this course): https://www.coursera.org/learn/financial-markets

For Value Investing, Benjamin Graham is a classic:

http://www.amazon.com/Intelligent-Investor-Definitive-Invest...

> For Technical Analysis and Futures Trading though, there are tonnes of books. May be you can start with these:

http://www.amazon.com/Technical-Analysis-Financial-Markets-C...

http://www.amazon.com/Options-Futures-Other-Derivatives-Edit...

And lastly,

> combine my CS background with Finance and do something interesting in it

https://www.coursera.org/learn/computational-investing

Go and read the intelligent investor by Graham (who taught Warren Buffet)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0060555661

karmapolice · 2015-05-19 · Original thread
Stock market is not that risky in the very long term, say, 10 years or more, if done well.

And by "done well" I do not mean predicting ups and downs, but having a diversified portfolio (investing everything in one company is not a good idea, does not matter how promising or established it looks), which is doable with all the investment funds out there that ask for a very low minimum investment.

Check these books:

http://www.amazon.com/Intelligent-Investor-Definitive-Invest...

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Common-Sense-Investing/dp/...

dave1619 · 2014-08-24 · Original thread
The short answer is that Warren Buffett combined quantitative aspects of investing (ie., Ben Graham) with qualitative aspects of investing (ie., Philip Fisher).

To get a better idea of these two approaches: Read Ben Graham's book: http://www.amazon.com/Intelligent-Investor-Definitive-Invest...

and Read Philip Fisher's book: http://www.amazon.com/Common-Stocks-Uncommon-Profits-Writing...

Both are good reads.

stevenj · 2014-01-27 · Original thread
Two definitions of investing by notable people:

1. From The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham: "An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative."

http://www.amazon.com/Intelligent-Investor-Definitive-Invest...

2. From Mr. Buffett on the Stock Market: "The definition is simple but often forgotten: investing is laying out money now to get more money back in the future -- more money in real terms, after taking inflation into account."

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1999/...

dbro · 2011-03-01 · Original thread
Read some good books. start with this one: http://www.amazon.com/Intelligent-Investor-Definitive-Invest...
> The Intelligent Investor is good, however, it's a bit dated.

I found this edition helpful in that regard: http://www.amazon.com/Intelligent-Investor-Definitive-Invest...

Each of Graham's chapters is followed by another chapter of interpretation/reflection on his advice in a modern context.

Get dozens of book recommendations delivered straight to your inbox every Thursday.