Most Popular Investment Books Of 2018 As Chosen By Our Readers

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Ahead of Black Friday discounts, we decided to list some of our readers’ favorite book picks. We looked at the top books of 2018 as chosen by ValueWalk readers from January through November 05, 2018 based on total sales.  We listed them from most sales and went through about 20+ top names. A few were ties which we noted – these are mostly classics but also a few unexpected names so make sure to check it out and see if you can find any good deals on them.

Additionally, we have an up to date full guide of books recommended by famous investors like Klarman, Munger, Greenblatt, dalio etc – check it out right here

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  1. Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor by Seth A. Klarman
  2. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
  3. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel by Benjamin Graham tied for #2
  4. The Warren Buffett Shareholder: Stories from inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting by Lawrence A. Cunningham
  5. The Little Red Book of Family Business by David Bork tied for #4
  6. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher
  7. Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, Expanded Third Edition by Peter D. Kaufman
  8. You Can Be a Stock Market Genius: Uncover the Secret Hiding Places of Stock Market Profits by Joel Greenblatt
  9. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom
  10. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin tied with above book
  11. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  12. Advances in Financial Machine Learning by Marcos Lopez de Prado tied for #12
  13. Financial Shenanigans, Fourth Edition: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud in Financial Reports 4th Edition by Howard M. Schilit tied for #12
  14. HBR Guide to Better Business Writing (HBR Guide Series) by Bryan A. Garner
  15. 100 Baggers: Stocks That Return 100-To-1 and How to Find Them by Christopher W. Mayer
  16. Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved by Kate Bowler
  17. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by Robert B. Cialdini
  18. The Aggressive Conservative Investor by Martin J. Whitman
  19. The Acquirer's Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market by Tobias E. Carlisle
  20. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
  21. Essays In Persuasion by John Maynard Keynes
  22. The Art of Asset Allocation: Principles and Investment Strategies for Any Market, Second Edition by David H Darst
  23. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by Robert B. Cialdini
  24. Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond by Bruce C. N. Greenwald

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Jacob Wolinsky
Jacob Wolinsky is the founder of, a popular value investing and hedge fund focused investment website. Jacob worked as an equity analyst first at a micro-cap focused private equity firm, followed by a stint at a smid cap focused research shop. Jacob lives with his wife and four kids in Passaic NJ. - Email: jacob(at) - Twitter username: JacobWolinsky - Full Disclosure: I do not purchase any equities anymore to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest and because at times I may receive grey areas of insider information. I have a few existing holdings from years ago, but I have sold off most of the equities and now only purchase mutual funds and some ETFs. I also own a few grams of Gold and Silver

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