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My Bookshelf

This page contains some of my most favourite books that have helped shape my thinking. I have categorized the list based on various interests.

Building the Base
1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
2. One Up On Wall Street – Peter Lynch
3. The Most Important Thing Illuminated – Howard Marks
4. Margin of Safety – Seth Klarman (only pdf available; google for pdf; book out of print)
5. The Warren Buffett Way - Robert Hagstrom
6. Fooled by Randomness – Nassim Taleb

Fundamental Analysis
1. Beating the Street – Peter Lynch
2. The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing - Pat Dorsey
3. Capital Returns – Edward Chancellor
4. Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation - David Dreman
5. How To Lie With Statistics – Darrell Huff
6. The Financial Numbers Game Detecting Creative Accounting Practices – Charles Mulford, Eugene Comiskey
7. The Art of Execution – Lee Freeman-Shor
8. The Manual of Ideas – John Mihaljevic
9. The Investment Checklist - Micheal Shearn
10. Common Stocks & Uncommon Profits – Philip Fisher

2. Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting from IIT Roorkee  - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4SlTWA7bpiUK-b6FssPlg
3. Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation  - Stephen Penman 
4. Investment Valuation - Aswath Damodaran.

Technical & Quantitative Analysis
1. What Works on Wall Street – James O'Shaughnessy
2. Quantitative Value – Wesley Gray, Tobias Carlisle
3. Quantitative Momentum – Wesley Gray, Jack Vogel
4. Dual Momentum Investing – GaryAntonacci
5. The New Trading for a Living - Alexander Elder
6. How to Make Money in Stocks – William O’Neill
7. Technical Analysis of The Financial Markets – John Murphy
8. Come Into My Trading Room - Alexander Elder
9. Mechanical Trading Systems – Richard Weissman 
10. Trade Like A Stock Market Wizard – Mark Minervini
11. Trend Following – Michael Covel

Investing Psychology
1. Poor Charlie’s Almanac – Peter Kaufman
2. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk – Peter Bernstein
3. Influence by Robert Cialdini
4. Drunkard’s Walk – Leonard Mlodinow
5. Little Book of Behavioral Investing - James Montier
6. Psychology of Intelligence Analysis – Richards Heuer
7. Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition – Michael Mauboussin
8. More Than You Know – Michael Mauboussin 
9. The Disciplined Trader - Mark Douglas

Other Reading
1. Seeking Wisdom - Peter Bevelin
2. Tap Dancing to Work – Carol Loomis
3. The Market Wizards (all the books in the series)- Jack Schwager
4. Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator – Edwin Lefevre
5. The Ascent of Money - Niall Ferguson
6. Zurich Axioms - Max Gunther
7. The Snowball – Alice Shroeder
8. When Genius Failed – Roger Lowenstein
9. Deep Work – Cal Newport
10. The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman

Magazines, Newspapers, Blogs
16. Forbes India
17. Outlook Business
18. Business Today
19. Business Standard
20. Mint
21. Economic Times
22. The Economist


  1. Nice summary Abhishek.. Great effort. Keep it up, it will be very useful for many new and intermediate investors.

  2. Hi abhishek, I have got some shares of sintex and was looking at your analyses of the same. it does look like a companies that can be a good bet.
    I was looking at your book shelf and was wondering if you have a pdf copy Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman.as i could not find the copy over the internet and the print one is really expensive.

    1. Send me your email id and I can mail it across to you. But the pdf is actually freely downloadable on the net on many sites.

  3. Sir..Please share some tips how to analyse a stock

  4. Sir I have noticed a common thing among investors of India like you In many blogs are not suggesting books on valuation ,any reason....

    1. There are a lot of good books on valuations that one can read. However the challenge is that, in my opinion, valuation is more an art than a science. So, like you cannot learn to play the guitar by reading about it, you cannot learn valuation by reading about it. You need to have some basic frameworks in your mind and then just go ahead and start applying them in as many situations as well.

  5. Hello Mr Abhishek..!! Can we meet? I wanted to learn the ABC of investing from you? Will you be kind enough to impart your teachings for a fee? Kindly contact me over mail on razeshborad@hotmail.com or on +919830085892.
    Thanks & Best Regards
    Razesh Borad, Kolkata