Investment book round-up, part deux

30Nov07

Our first post on investment book reviews garnered enough positive feedback that we are back for another go round. One thing to keep in mind is that investment books are as diverse as investor styles. Therefore try to get some sense for the author’s bent before buying.  In no particular order…

Penguin’s Golden Egg (via the Kirk Report) has a list of five books for starting investors. We especially like his recommendation of William Bernstein’s “The Four Pillars of Investing.”

Michael Covel has accumulated a number of positive reviews for his book, “The Complete Turtle Trader.” We would recommend Covel’s previous book “Trend Following” before this one.

Dennis K. Berman at Deal Journal has an interview with Lawrence E. Mitchell author of “The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry.” Mitchell looks at how (and why) the financial sector became so important for the U.S. economy.

Alea writes “Imperfect Knowledge Economics” by Roman Frydman & Michael D. Goldberg is the “book of the year.”

David Merkel at the Aleph Blog has been reading a couple of books by Jim Grant, including “Money of the Mind.”

Felix Salmon at Market Movers notes the near simultaneous arrival of two books that take a millennium-long examination of the world economy.

Pradeep Bonde at stockbee has one “must read” book recommendation, “Your Next Great Stock: How to Screen the Market for Tomorrow’s Top Performers” by Jack Hough. In addition he also has a pretty strong sell signal on another new investment book.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture has another batch of non-finance related books that might serve as a good holiday gifts, for you or a loved one.

Steven D. Levitt at the Freakonomics Blog rarely endorses books, but loved “Sin in the Second City” by Karen Abbott. Readers with delicate sensibilities be forewarned on the subject matter.

As noted in our previous post, this is by no means a comprehensive list, just a few posts we have accumulated over the past week. We hope you find something of interest.

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