Goldman Sachs’ Favorite Books List – General Books On Investing

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Goldman Sachs’ Favorite Books List

Goldman Sachs put together a list of the best books and it is impressive and long – unfortunately it is hard to sift through since it just has the title and the author without any information on the book so we are helping you out by filing in that info. If you want to find the full list go here we also list it below at the bottom along with descriptions. Note: we do not endorse the short term trading strategies (well we really do not officially endorse anything) but to keep the list complete we have included all descriptions of books below. Because this is lengthy we will be breaking them up by section so stay tuned for more!- which brings to Industry Background and Flavor – there are some real classics in here and a few lesser known names and many of the books only cost a few pennies from Amazon and even with shipping will cost you less than $5 TOTAL, a bunch only cost a penny plus a few dollars shipping – so make sure to check them out!!

The following popular works are, of course, exaggerated depictions of the darker side of the industry. However, they do provide some of the flavor of life on “The Street.”

Also see Bill Gates: 5 Books To Read This Summer

Also see Written About, By or For Money Managers and Traders -> here

Also see Goldman Sachs’ Recommended Reading List – Industry Background and Flavor Part I

Goldman Sachs’ Recommended Reading List – Industry Background and Flavor Part II

Goldman Sachs reading list sections

Written About, By or For Money Managers and Traders

Industry Background and Flavor

Broad Industry History

Analytical and Reference


  • Wall Street Journal (daily, Monday through Friday)
  • Barron’s (weekly publication)



FICC & Equities


Goldman Sachs’ Favorite Books List – General Books On Investing

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms by John Downes & Jordan Elliot Goodman

More than 5,000 terms related to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, banking, tax laws, and transactions in the various financial markets are presented alphabetically with descriptions. The new ninth edition has been updated to take account of new financial regulations and recent dramatic swings in equities, credit, and other financial developments. Readers will also find a list of financial abbreviations and acronyms, as well as illustrative diagrams and charts. Here’s a valuable, thorough dictionary for business students, financial professionals, or private investors.

The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Text on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham

More than one million hardcovers sold
Now available for the first time in paperback!

The Classic Text Annotated to Update Graham’s Timeless Wisdom for Today’s Market Conditions

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.

Vital and indispensable, this HarperBusiness Essentials edition of The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.

International Economics: Theory And Policy by Paul R. Krugman

For courses in International Economics, International Finance, and International Trade

A balanced approach to theory and policy applications

International Economics: Theory and Policy provides engaging, balanced coverage of the key concepts and practical applications of the two main topic areas of the discipline. For both international trade and international finance, an intuitive introduction to theory is followed by detailed coverage of policy applications. With this new tenth edition, the author team of Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, renowned researcher Maurice Obstfeld, and Marc Melitz of Harvard University continues to set the standard for International Economics courses.

This program provides a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help you to:

Personalize learning with MyEconLab: This online homework, tutorial, and assessment program fosters learning and provides tools that help instructors to keep students on track.
Reveal theory and applications of trade and finance via a unified structure: Balanced coverage of theory and applications aids student retention and highlights the relevance of course material.
Give students learning tools to master course material: Numerous in-text learning resources engage students and encourage further exploration of course topics.
Provide the most updated coverage: Thoroughly updated content ensures that students are up to date on key economics issues.

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Investing by Kenneth M. Morris

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL GUIDE TO MONEY & INVESTING has been substantially revised and updated to reflect highly popular new investment products, new rules on dividends, expanded coverage of mutual fund operations in light of recent disclosures, and significant changes in the capital markets, all of which are essential reading for beginning as well as seasoned investors. New topics covered in this guide include Exchange traded funds (ETFs) Managed accounts Hedge funds Money and Markets Impact of the Euro Stocks All of the changes are clearly presented using the straightforward style and informative graphics that have made this guide the number one financial primer and perennial best seller.

The Irwin Guide to Using the Wall Street Journal by Michael B. Lehman

he bestselling guidebook to the world’s most trusted newspaper, now fully revised and updated

The Wall Street Journal has long been an essential daily business resource, and since 1984, The Irwin Guide to Using the Wall Street Journal has helped professionals understand and get full value from the paper’s detailed, up-to-the-minute information. The book’s clear explanations and illustrations have helped more than a quarter million readers skillfully use the Wall Street Journal to identify market-moving events, track business cycles, find facts and figures, get before-the-bell access to vital information, and more.

Dramatic changes in both the global business arena and the Journal itself have led to the need for a revised and updated guide. The seventh edition features:

  • Six new chapters, along with hundreds of allnew graphs, charts, and examples straight from the pages ofThe Wall Street Journal
  • New screen shots from the paper’s increasingly popular online edition
  • Instant-access Web links to important government and industry sites

Financial Times Guide to Using the Financial Pages by Romesh Vaitilingam

This fully revised and updated guide is an essential reference for anyone who wants to read and really understand the financial pages. It explains where and when to find the critical information, and how to make the best use of the full range of financial and economic data available, within the pink pages or at the click of a button. Includes the latest information on globalization and the other ways the internet and IT have transformed finance and investing. “The definitions and insight this book provides will remain of lasting value to readers.” – Financial Times “An invaluable and straightforward guide.” – Business Age “A good buy for anyone interested in the subject.” – The Independent

The Atlas of Economic Indicators: A Visual Guide to Market Forces, and the Federal Reserve by W. Stansbury Carnes, Stephen D. Slifer

For professional and individual investors, executives or business students, a unique atlas of what makes the markets move.


“A very useful guide for understanding the investment impact from economic information released almost daily. Every investor needs to know what this book says.”–Donald Ratajczak, Economic Forecasting Center, Georgia State University

About the Author

W. Stansbury Carnes is first vice president and senior economist for Shearson Lehman Brothers, specializing in the fixed-income and equity markets and advising on macroeconomics for Shearson’s retail financial consultants. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Georgia State University and taught there for three years.
This book is an easy read and it is a great introduction to economic indicators. Unfortunately, it is out of date. It gives a description of what each indicator actually measures, who produces the indicator, and why it is important to the stock, bond, and currency markets.

It is a very quick read (less than a day) and can be used to refresh one’s memory on the basic econ indicators.

Wall Street Words: An Essential A to Z Guide for Today’s Investor by David Logan Scott

Whether you are managing a personal investment portfolio or a major mutual fund, this comprehensive revision of the well-respected reference to finance and investment, is a must for the home or office. Wall Street Words features nearly 4,000 terms – including hundreds of new entries – that accurately and clearly explain the language of the world of finance and investment. Contemporary case histories offer practical, real-world applications of investment concepts and principles. The book also gives new and updated tips from experts in investment, accounting, and financial law to help you manage your money in today’s market.



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