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To clearly and thoroughly understand the capital markets it is essential to have a knowledge of economics (can an idea become profitable?), finance (how can an idea be developed?), and accounting (was an idea successful?). Equally important, one must understand the politics involved within each category. Most of the books listed below deal directly or indirectly with these topics, while some cover other - but related - subjects.

We trust that you will find several interesting and useful, and please contact us if you have any comments or questions.


Active Equity Portfolio Management
By Frank J. Fabozzi (editor)
Wiley (1998)

Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
By Bryan Burrough and John Helyar
Harper & Row (1990)

The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
By John C. Bogle
Yale University Press (2005)

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Random House (2007)

Britannia: Rowing Alone across the Atlantic. The Record of an Adventure.
By John Fairfax
Simon and Schuster (1971)

Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst: A True Story of Inside Information and Corruption in the Stock Market
By Daniel Reingold and Jennifer Reingold
Harper Business (2006)

Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation
By David Dreman
Simon & Schuster (1998)

Den of Thieves
By James B. Stewart
Touchstone Books (1992)

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds / Confusion de Confusiones
By Charles Mackay / Joseph de la Vega
Wiley (1995)

F.I.A.S.C.O.: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader
By Frank Partnoy
Penguin Books (1999)

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Texere; 2nd edition (2004)

Irrational Exuberance
By Robert J. Shiller
Princeton University Press; 2nd edition (2005)

Mergers and Acquisitions: A Guide to Creating Value for Stake Holders
By Michael A. Hitt, et al
Oxford University Press (2001)

Monopolies in America: Empire Builders and Their Enemies from Jay Gould to Bill Gates
By Charles R. Geisst
Diane Pub Co (2000)

No Hands: The Rise and Fall of the Schwinn Bicycle Company, an American Institution
By Judith Crown, et al
Henry Holt & Co (1996)

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller
By Harry Markopolos
Wiley (2010)

Style Investing: Unique Insight Into Equity Management
By Richard Bernstein
Wiley (1995)

Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns and Long-Term Investment Strategies
By Jeremy J. Siegel
McGraw-Hill; 3rd edition (2002)

Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves
By Andrew R. Sorkin
Penguin; Mti Upd edition (2011)

Value Investing With the Masters: Revealing Interviews With 20 Market-Beating Managers Who Have Stood the Test of Time
By Kirk Kazanjian
Prentice Hall Press (2002)

Wall Street: A History: From Its Beginnings to the Fall of Enron
By Charles R. Geisst
Oxford University Press; Rev exp edition (2004)

What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know: How You Can Build Real Wealth Investing in Index Funds
By Larry E. Swedroe
Truman Talley Books (2000)

What Works on Wall Street: A Guide to the Best-Performing Investment Strategies of All Time
By James P. O’Shaughnessy
McGraw-Hill; 3rd edition (2005)



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