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Top 5 Best Financial Investment Books Reviewed

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Financial investment is a topic of great interest to a lot of individuals concerned about their future. As the saying goes, ‘knowledge is power’ and knowing more about this topic should be able to help people make better decisions about investments. There have been a lot of books written on this subject but here are just five of the best financial investment books reviewed.

The Investment Answer by Daniel C. Goldie and Gordon S. Murray (2011)

This recently released book is only small but it has already made a huge impact with lots of reviewers claim it is a “must-read” for all those interested in financial investment. It doesn’t go too deep into the subject, but there are many who would claim that this is the great thing about it. This book is not aimed at academics but instead at the average person who want to find out more about investment; there is no time wasted on jargon. Those readers who just want a basic introduction into investment for practical purposes will likely benefit from this book.

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms – 8th Edition- by John Downes and Jordan Elliot Goodman (2010)

A good dictionary on any subject can provide a wealth of knowledge and this one by Downes and Goodman is likely to prove very useful for those interested in financial investment. All the most important terms are included and well researched and comprehensive definitions are provided. This is likely to be the type of book that readers will always be removing from their library as they come across new financial terms.

Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises – 5th Edition- by Charles P. Kindleberger, Robert Aliber, and Robert Solow (2005)

This book is part of the investment classics series by Wiley and considered a key text by a lot of people. Things can go very bad for investors and this book takes a close look at financial disasters and what causes them to occur. The assessments of these market crashes will likely be of great interest to those wishing to know more about financial investment. This is an engaging book that will likely have readers engrossed from start to finish.

Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns & Long Term Investment Strategies – 4th Edition -by Jeremy J. Siegel (2007)

This well-written book will be likely useful for those with a bit of knowledge already about financial investment and those with very little knowledge. This book examines different investment assets and provides comprehensive opinions and strategies. All the information provided is backed by reliable data which makes it all the more compelling.

The Secret Language of Financial Reports: The Back Stories That Can Enhance Your Investment Decisions by Mark E. Haskins (2007)

The purpose of this book is to allow individuals to make effective investment decisions based on the information they get from financial reports. The writers of this text believe that a lot of people fail to take advantage of the “secret language” used in these reports and lose out in the process – the aim of this book is to rectify the situation. If you are interested in understanding and getting more from financial reports then this might be the book for you.

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