Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Happiness is all in your mind.
    Posts
    1,309

    Good investment books to read.

    Here are the recommended books for the newbie investor.

    Buffetology by Mary Buffet.
    The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.
    One up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch.

    These are books on the fundamental style of investing. TA and chartists will have to look elsewhere.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    220
    any book that is more related to singapore ?

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Happiness is all in your mind.
    Posts
    1,309
    Originally posted by Sky
    any book that is more related to singapore ?
    Investing basics is the same, whether local or otherwise.

  4. #4
    Registered User blacklotus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    160
    Originally posted by Sky
    any book that is more related to singapore ?
    Investment info with local flavour
    A NEW locally-written guide on stock investing has an edge over foreign books of its type: It is full of examples from the Singapore market.

    Not only that, some of the examples come straight out of the personal investing experience of its author, Associate Professor Sebastian Chong, who specialises in finance and accounting at the National University of Singapore.

    So while the principles of investing he describes may be familiar to seasoned investors, the self-published 226-page book, Value Investing, is fresh with Prof Chong's take on the recent ups and downs of stocks.

    Using Nera Telecommunications, for example, he explains why an unusually low price-earnings (PE) ratio - a yardstick which relates the price to the earnings of a stock - can be deceptive.

    On the other hand, he explains why Sincere Watch's equally low PE ratio of around seven times is a good reason to invest in the stock.

    And he explains cash flow by relating how computer maker IPC fell from grace. Prof Chong sticks out his neck by offering a list of 34 stocks whose price could multiply 10 times within the next 10 years.

    He says this is based partly on their financial track record but mostly on one factor which he considers paramount: the quality of their management. He does not say why he holds these managements in high esteem, so you may be surprised by some of his choices.

    They include Venture Corporation, United Overseas Bank, Hyflux, Portek, HTL International, Norelco Centreline, Frontline Technologies, Boardroom, Thai Village, Surface Mount Technology and CSE Global. -- Leong Chan Teik

    http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/mon...06316,00.html?

    I myself will be checking this book out as well. Hmm...he picked Boardroom as well...Hope we're both right...

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    12

    Cheaper Business Books

    www.theonlinebookshop.blgospot.com

    Do check this site out.
    Singapore Online Bookshop - INVESTMENTS and BUSINESS BOOKS

    www.theonlinebookshop.blogspot.com

  6. #6
    devil's advocate bozo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    4,887
    what do you guys think about "A random walk on wall street"?
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. — Bertrand Russell

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by bozo View Post
    what do you guys think about "A random walk on wall street"?
    Supports the EMH theory, if i'm not wrong, which I don't really agree with.
    Singapore Online Bookshop - INVESTMENTS and BUSINESS BOOKS

    www.theonlinebookshop.blogspot.com

  8. #8
    Family man Dr_ARCHer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    East
    Posts
    2,970
    Quote Originally Posted by Stupidbear View Post
    Supports the EMH theory, if i'm not wrong, which I don't really agree with.
    Which form? Weak, semi-strong or strong?

    Anyway, the book is a good read as it describes the markets, with specific references to certain events. Personally, I find it a bit slow going.

    My own preference is "A Non-random walk down Wall Street" though. This is a collection of academic papers written by Lo and MacKinlay focusing on the nuances of the market (based on transactional data). Not for the faint hearted though.

  9. #9
    Books thats is not recommended for newbie investor or perhaps any investors (but still can be read for the sake of entertainment and "maybe" some inspiration):

    Any Robert Kiyosaki's book
    mac . pc . linux . hasselblad . canon p . 5D Mark II user . flickr

  10. #10
    devil's advocate bozo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    4,887
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_ARCHer View Post
    Which form? Weak, semi-strong or strong?

    Anyway, the book is a good read as it describes the markets, with specific references to certain events. Personally, I find it a bit slow going.

    My own preference is "A Non-random walk down Wall Street" though. This is a collection of academic papers written by Lo and MacKinlay focusing on the nuances of the market (based on transactional data). Not for the faint hearted though.

    its a pretty good book imo, i think it tends towards semi strong EMH but i'm not entirely sure. agree with it being a tedious read though, but thats because he's treating readers as laymen i think.
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. — Bertrand Russell