Steven Sears’ Best Finance Books

Steven M. Sears is a Senior Editor and Columnist with Barron's and Barrons.com, and the author of The Indomitable Investor. He previously reported for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. He has reported upon most major modern financial events, including the Asian Contagion, the bursting of the Internet Bubble, the Credit Crisis, and Europe's sovereign debt crisis. He also was part of exchange executive teams that modernized the U.S. options market, and introduced electronic trading. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York.  Further reading...

Nineteen Books For Your Holiday Reading – GaveKal

Founded in 2001 by Charles Gave, Anatole Kaletsky and Louis-Vincent Gave, GaveKal is one of the world’s leading independent providers of global investment research. It also advises several funds, with combined assets of more than US$1.2 bn. With eight partners and 45 employees, GaveKal has its headquarters in Hong Kong and offices in the US, Europe and China.  Further reading...

Recommendations – Dr Marc Faber

Dr Marc Faber was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He has a PhD in Economics magna cum laude from the University of Zurich. Between 1970 and 1978, Dr Faber worked for White Weld & Company Limited in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong. Since 1973, he has lived in Hong Kong. From 1978 to February 1990, he was the Managing Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert (HK) Ltd. In June 1990, he set up his own business, MARC FABER LIMITED which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager. Dr Faber publishes a widely read monthly investment newsletter "The Gloom Boom & Doom Report" report which highlights unusual investment opportunities, and is the author of several books. Dr. Faber is also a regular contributor to several leading financial publications around the world.  Further reading...

Recommended Books – Mr. Hans Sterte

Mr. Hans Sterte is the Chief Investment Officer and the Head of Asset Management at Livförsäkringsaktiebolaget Skandia. Prior to that, Mr. Sterte also served as Director of Finance at Länsförsäkringar AB, Chief Economist for the Länsförsäkringar Alliance, Equity Strategist at Handelsbanken Markets Equity Research, Chief Economist at Erik Penser Fondkommission AB.  Further reading...

“Books, We Know, Are a Substantial World…” – Barton Biggs

Barton Michael Biggs (1932 –2012). In 1965 he co-founded Fairfield Partners, one of the first hedge funds, and then in 1973 joined Morgan Stanley. He formed the firm’s research department and was its strategist. From 1996 to 2003 was voted the top global strategist. In June 2003 Barton left Morgan Stanley with two colleagues and formed Traxis Partners. “As investors, we are only the limited product of our own experiences and therefore vulnerable unless we read and assimilate the accumulated wisdom of the great ones…economic and particularly financial history definitely tends to repeat itself.” /Barton Biggs, 2002  Further reading...

Ports In a Storm: Investment Books In Defence of History - Jason DeSena Trenner

Mr. Jason DeSenaTrennert is the Managing Partner of Strategas and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Firm's broker-dealer subsidiary. Also the Firm's Chief Investment Strategist, Mr. Trennert has been ranked consistently by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the top Strategists on Wall Street and has been named toSmartMoney magazine's Power 30 list of the most influential people in the world of investing.  Further reading...

Books to Learn From - Teun Draaisma

Mr. Teun Draaisma works for TT International since 2010, having been European Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley from 1997 to 2010, focusing on market direction, sector & country rotation, style & thematic investing, and systematic stock picking tools. Mr. Draaisma obtained a Master’s degree in Econometrics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and studied at the ESSEC business school in France, before joining the OECD in 1994.  Further reading...

Books You Should Read - GaveKal

Founded in 2001 by Charles Gave, Anatole Kaletsky and Louis-Vincent Gave, GaveKal is one of the world’s leading independent providers of global investment research. It also advises several funds, with combined assets of more than US$1.2 bn. With eight partners and 45 employees, GaveKal has its headquarters in Hong Kong and offices in the US, Europe and China.  Further reading...

Books Recommended by Jeff deGraaf

Jeff deGraaf, CMT, CFA, has become one of Wall Street’s most influential macro-based analysts over the last decade. Ranked by Institutional Investor magazine for the last 10 years, and ranked as the #1 technical analyst over the last seven years, Jeff has now turned his vision for Wall Street research into reality by founding Renaissance Macro Research, LLC. Having spent the early part of his career at Merrill Lynch and then Lehman Brothers Jeff deGraaf moved to ISI in 2007 as an Executive Managing Director.  Further reading...

My Favorite Investing Books - Whitney Tilson

Whitney Tilson is the founder and Managing Partner of T2 Partners LLC and the Tilson Mutual Funds. Mr. Tilson is also the co-founder, Chairman and co-Editor-in-Chief of Value Investor Insight, an investment newsletter, and is the co-founder and Chairman of the Value Investing Congress, a biannual investment conference in New York City and Los Angeles. After reading his recommendations please visit Mr. Tilson's exellent website athttp://www.tilsonfunds.com/index.php. The list is reprinted with the author’s permission.  Further reading...

Investment Books Recommended by William J. O’Neil

William J. O'Neil is the founder and chairman of Investor's Business Daily, one of the world’s leading financial newspapers. He also founded William O'Neil & Company, a leader in equity market information and data research for more than 400 major institutional money managers worldwide. He is the bestselling author of How to Make Money In Stocks and other essential investment titles.  Further reading...

Investing Books Which I Think Worth Reading - Andrew Smithers

Andrew Smithers founded Smithers & Co in 1989. Before that he ran S G Warburg's asset management business for many years (now part of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers/BlackRock). A regular financial commentator and columnist, and author of several academic publications, he co-authored Valuing Wall Street with Stephen Wright (published March 2000). He wrote Wall Street Revalued: Imperfect Markets and Inept Central Bankers (published July 2009), and is also the author of Chapter 6, “Can We Identify Bubbles and Stabilize the System?” in The Future of Finance: The LSE Report, published by The London School of Economics and Political Science in September, 2010. The text is printed with the author’s permission.  Further reading...

Recommended Book List - Vitaly Katsenelson

Vitaliy N. Katsenelson, CFA, is Chief Investment Officer at Investment Management Associates in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of Active Value Investing (Wiley, 2007) and The Little Book of Sideways Markets (Wiley, December 2010). The text is reprinted with the author’s permission. After reading his recommendations please visit Mr. Katsenelson's exellent website at http://contrarianedge.com/.  Further reading...

Gifts Of The Gurus & By The Book - Ken Fisher

Ken Fisher is founder, chairman and CEO of Fisher Investments, an independent money management firm, which manages $40 billion and serves tens of thousands of high-net-worth individuals, foundations, endowments, and large pension plans. An author of eight books Ken Fisher has also been writing the Portfolio Strategy column forForbes for over 26 years. He is the fourth-longest running columnist in Forbes' history. In 2010, Investment Advisor Magazine named him among the 30 most influential individuals of the last three decades. The texts from Mr. have previously been published in the June 3, 1985 and April 4, 1988 editions of Forbes. They are reprinted with the author’s permission.  Further reading of Gifts Of The Gurus...  Further reading of By The Book...