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JanSvenda

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Re: Best intro to investing book that's exciting/interesting
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2018, 06:54:01 AM »
I would recommend Ed Thorp's 'Beat The Market'. It really drills down the need for an 'edge' which I feel sometimes value investors easily forget (as they go on to search for that 'compounder'). He even ends up talking about demutualized community banks (a fundamental value play) after his arb career.
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Re: Best intro to investing book that's exciting/interesting
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2018, 11:56:07 AM »
Fostering someones interest is likely the first step. 

Warren Buffett: Making of an American Capitalist - this one really got me into it over 20 years ago. 

Peter Lynch: One up on Wall Street

John Neff: .forget the title.  He only wrote one.

For the more statistically inclined:

David Dreman: Contrarian Investment Strategies..   the second one he wrote. 

When the person has a solid interest then the Intelligent Investor. 

I found Phil Fishers book sort of useless.  His son has made alot of money off the family name though.

The Dreman and Neff book are likely hard to find now. 

Peter Lynch's advice is to buy what you use.  This would have served you well in the last decade buying stocks like Apple, Google, FB,,etc.

The Kindle edition of your first recommendation is on sale today,

https://www.amazon.com/Buffett-American-Capitalist-Roger-Lowenstein-ebook/dp/B00DPTL2F0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537124146&sr=8-1&keywords=buffet+the+making+of+an+american+capitalist

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Re: Best intro to investing book that's exciting/interesting
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2018, 02:29:31 PM »
I wonder if Howard Marks' The Most Important Thing would fit the bill.  From memory it's reasonably accessible, so is perhaps more theoretical.

Lynch is a good call i.e. pretty straight up if you're starting out.

The Berkshire Hathaway letters from 1977 downloaded off the website did it for me in my early days, but I think I knew a bit about the legend and so had bought into it.

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Re: Best intro to investing book that's exciting/interesting
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2018, 08:09:56 PM »
The Money Masters by John Train is a good strt.  It is where I first heard about WEB.
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