Here is a list of some of the best selling books about investing
Understanding Stocks by Michael Sincere
Pocket-size guide to everything you need to know about stocks; including more than 50 quick, easy, and entertaining lessons on stocks and investing. Discusses how to open an account, evaluate a stock, and place a trade; strategies for making money slow or fast, with the advantages and dangers of each; and ten costly mistakes that are easy to make.
The 100 Best Dividend Paying Stocks to Own in America by Gene Walden
New tax law changes have made dividend-paying stocks a much more attractive option for stock market investors. Now best-selling author Gene Walden helps you find the best stocks with the most generous stock dividends. But high yields alone are not enough to land a stock on this Allstar list. Walden screened thousands of stocks to find excellent dividend-paying companies with growing earnings and revenue, and the potential for stock price appreciation.
The Sleuth Investor: Uncover the Best Stocks Before They Make Their Move by Avner Mandelman
Mandleman is founder and CEO of Giraffe Capital Corp., one of Canada’s most successful private investment firms. He says that knowledge of the human element inside a company is more important and harder to come by than all the investment data to which the public has access. Uncovering the real story behind a company is more challenging than staring at a computer screen all day, however. “Sleuth investing” requires a knack for schmoozing with receptionists, VPs, managers, and customers of the companies in which you own stocks. This is the same kind of fieldwork that Peter Lynch and Jim Cramer used to great advantage managing mutual funds and hedge funds, respectively. Unfortunately, most individual investors and even most professional money managers don’t have the time or inclination to do the kind of legwork required to get the goods on what is really happening inside a company. To this end, you can gain a clear advantage by using the techniques Mandleman describes. If you’re serious about knowing exactly where your hard-earned money is going, this is probably the one area where you can gain a true advantage in the stock market.David Siegfried Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
This collection of speeches and articles provides sound investment advice. The contributors, well-respected experts, include Peter Lynch, who suggests buying stocks in a field you know through personal experience; Mario Gabelli, who discusses how world economic growth expands opportunities for American investors; and Martin Zweig, who explains the merits of selling stocks short. The weakest feature of these tapes, which are well narrated by Richard Poe, is the lack of new information for experienced investors; the strongest point is that the opinions given are solid. Recommended for most public libraries. Mark Guyer, Stark Cty. Dist. Lib., Canton, OH Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Among the library of investment books promising no-fail strategies for riches, Benjamin Graham’s classic, The Intelligent Investor, offers no guarantees or gimmicks but overflows with the wisdom at the core of all good portfolio management. The hallmark of Graham’s philosophy is not profit maximization but loss minimization. In this respect, The Intelligent Investor is a book for true investors, not speculators or day traders.
Financial Success for Young Adults and Recent Graduates by Janet C. Arrowood
There are numerous financial planning and money management handbooks, but few focus on the needs of young adults between 16 and 25 years of age. Colleges and some high schools are increasingly offering courses covering money management, but the materials are more focused on economics than the real world. Young people form a powerful group of consumers-who want what they want when they want it-but many have not been taught the value of planning and accumulation in order to reach their goals. Two of the most important aspects of good money management are the time-value of money and its associated compounding and the true concept of credit. Financial Success for Young Adults and Recent Graduates explains these issues at length.
That is a great list to start with. I will also maintain an updated list of the best investing books at this page.