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Investing & Stock Trading Books For Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

Dec. 20, 2021 10:52 PM ET
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Do you still have some Christmas shopping to do? Need some last minute gifts or stocking stuffers? Why not some books about investing and trading stocks.

Check the investment stock book list below.


How to Day Trade for a Living: A Beginners Guide to Trading Tools and Tactics, Money Managementby Andrew AzizThe fundamentals of day trading and day trading strategies. Over 8,200 five-star ratings.

Trade Like Warren Buffettby James AltucherMost people don’t realize that not only is Warren Buffett an investor, but he is also a trader, and a successful one at that.

High-Probability Trade Setups: A Chartists Guide to Real-Time Tradingby Timothy KnightHow to use technical approaches to find the best stock trade setups.

Beat The Crowd: How You Can Out-Invest The Herd By Thinking Differentlyby Ken FisherThis book shows how a true contrarian investor thinks and acts, and why it works more often than not.

Stock Traders Almanac 2022by Jeffrey A. HirschEvery stock trader should have this book.

Day Trading JournalWall Street News NetworkA journal with over 100 pages of specially designed fill-in-the-blank pages to track all your stock, ETF, and option trades, whether they are long or short trades. Fields include: Date, Symbol, Company, Transaction Recommended By, Why decision was made to do this transaction, Buy or Short, # of Shares, Price/share, Commission, Subtotal of opening transactions, Total opening transaction, and much more.

Stock Trading JournalWall Street News NetworkA logbook for tracking your stock trades and investments, similar to the Day Trading Journal.


Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholdersby Warren BuffettWhat Buffett has actually said to his shareholders.

Business Adventures Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall StreetThis is a book that was recommended by Warren Buffett

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)This is a classic investment guide and would make a great gift for the new investor.

Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of ValuesA book about Warren Buffett that Warren Buffett recommends!


Reminiscences of a Stock Operator – first published in 1923by Edwin LefevreThis is the classic book on investing, trading, market timing, and crowd psychology, just as true today as it was almost a century ago. It is based on the life of top notorious trader, Jesse Livermore.

My Adventures with Your Money – first published in 1911by George Graham RiceAbout a conman who make money off the early gold mining stock boom.

The PLUNGERS and the PEACOCKS. 150 years of Wall Street – published in 1967by Dana L. ThomasWritten during the bull market of the 1960s, it provides an entertaining history of the stock market.

Den of Thieves – published in 1991by James B. StewartThe “newest” of these old books, it covers the insider trading scandals involving Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, and other Wall Street financiers during the 1980s.

Storming The Magic Kingdom – published in 1987by John TaylorA must read book about the fight for control of one of America’s most famous companies.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841) by Charles Mackay included as part of Stock Market Trivia Volume 2(2014)The Extraordinary Popular Delusions book was written in the mid-1800s. It has many chapters, but most are unrelated to investing, such as alchemy, witches, haunted houses, etc. However, three of the chapters have extensive and entertaining information about three of the largest investment bubbles in history: the Mississippi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and the Tulip Mania. These three chapters are included as the last half of the Stock Market Trivia Volume 2 book. (In interest of full disclosure, I wrote the Stock Market Trivia 2 book.) In addition, the trivia book includes such things as the chocolate chip cookie/stock market correlation, celebrity stock indices, weird stock certificates, and more.

Investment Triviaby Fred Fuld IIIThis book will give you interesting, amusing, and fascinating trivia about investments, money, stocks, bonds, and Wall Street.


Wolf Books

The Wolf of Wall Streetby Jordan BelfortThis is the autobiographical story about the guy who made hundreds of millions of dollars by pumping and dumping low priced and penny stocks. The book is filled with sex and drugs and every other kind of decadence. A Martin Scorsese movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio was made from this story. Be forewarned: the chapter that took place in the hospital gave me nightmares for a couple weeks.

Catching the Wolf of Wall Street: More Incredible True Stories of Fortunes, Schemes, Parties, and Prisonby Jordan BelfortThis is the followup to the previous book. What happens when Belfort is arrested, how a case was built against him, and what happens after prison.

Madoff Books

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thrillerby Harry MarkopolosA New York Times bestseller about how Markopolos uncovered Madoff’s scam.

The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trustby Diana B. HenriquesAll about how Madoff pulled off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Over 130 five star ratings on Amazon.

The End of Normal: A Wife’s Anguish, A Widow’s New Lifeby Stephanie Madoff MackAn inside look at the Madoff family written by the widow of Mark Madoff and the daughter-in-law of Bernard Madoff.Over 200 five star ratings.

Betrayal: The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoffby Andrew KirtzmanAn in-depth look at Madoff and his victims.

Theranos Books

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startupby John CarreyrouNamed one of the best books of the year by NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. An in-depth look at Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. Over 2,600 five star ratings.

Billion Dollar Facade: The Rise And Fall Of Theranos And Elizabeth Holmesby Phil C. SeniorShort 140 page summary of the Theranos scandal.

Books about Scams

Scam Me If You Can: Simple Strategies to Outsmart Today’s Rip-off Artistsby Frank W. AbagnaleAbagnale was the guy who wrote the book on scamming, Catch Me If You Can, which was made into a major motion picture.

How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraudby Ken FisherHow investment fraudsters operate and how to avoid them. Written my billionaire money manager and former long time Forbes columnist Ken Fisher.

Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the Worldby Tom Wright & Bradley HopeNamed a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, it is about the man who swindles $5 billion with the help of Goldman Sachs.

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