Most of what I know about investing came from reading books written by investment authorities. I consider the books below to be among the best for individual investors. Two of the books are actually full length "web books" offered free by their authors.
Linked below are excerpts from each book that can teach us how to invest successfully. Many of these excerpts sound simple, but are based on many years of academic research. If you like a book's excerpts, I urge you to read the entire book.
All About Asset Allocation by Rick Ferri, CFA
All About Index Funds by Rick Ferri, CFA
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism by John Bogle
The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing by Michael LeBoeuf, Mel Lindauer and Taylor Larimore
Character Counts John Bogle
The Coffeehouse Investor by William Schultheis
Common Sense on Mutual Funds by John Bogle
The Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein, Ph.D. M.D.
The Great Mutual Fund Trap by Greg Baer & Gary Gensler
Index Your Way to Investment Success by Good and Hermansen
The Informed Investor by Frank Armstrong
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham & Jason Zweig
Investment Strategies for the 21st Century--Free Web Book by Frank Armstrong.
Investors Guide by American Association of Individual Investor's
Lazy Persons Guide to Investing by Paul Farrell, J.D. Ph.D
The Millionaire in You by Michael LeBoeuf,Ph.D
The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy by Larry Swedroe
The Only Proven Road to Investment Success by Chandan Sengupta
The Probability of Fortune by Moshe Milevsky
Protecting Your Wealth by Rick Ferri, CFA
A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
A Random Walk Guide to Investing by Burton Malkiel
Rational Investing in Irrational Times by Larry Swedroe
Serious Money--Free Web Book by Rick Ferri, CFA
Smart and Simple Strategies for Busy People by Jane Bryant Quinn
Straight Talk on Investing by Jack Brennan
The Successful Investor Today by Larry Swedroe
The Teenage Investor by Timothy Olson
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