There are many investing books out there that can help investors expand their stock education. This list highlights 20 great wall street books every trader should read. I spend hundreds of hours testing financial products and services each year. My reviews are honest and unbiased. If you use the links on this page to buy, I may be compensated. Thank you for your support. Read more. 1. How to Make Money in Stocks Author: William O’Neil This is a classic by William O’Neil, describing the ins and outs of his CANSLIM system for finding future big winners in the stock market and how to time entries and exits. It combines fundamental and technical analysis and is a good guide for new investors. 2. One Up On Wall St Author: Peter Lynch This is an investment classic that will give the individual investor hope. Peter Lynch explains how Wall Street may not be able to find the best investing opportunities from the start and shows step-by-step how the individual investor can find the next ten-bagger. 3. Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist Author: Roger Lowenstein This book sheds insight into the ways and means of the Oracle of Omaha. Warren Buffett’s thoughts are insightful and his methods may yield fruitful rewards for investors with enough patience to learn them, understand them and apply them correctly. 4. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator Author: Edwin Lefèvre This book is a true page turner. It is a breath-taking recount of how a young boy managed to amass one of the largest fortunes by speculating despite going broke a few times in his career. He has timeless advice for investors(“I’ve always made my money from sitting, not thinking”) which will help your trading for years to come. 5. Market Wizards Author: Jack Schwager This book is a collection of interviews of successful traders in the 1970s/80s. Their experiences are fascinating, inspirational, and traders can draw endless lessons from their stories. Jack Schwager’s original interviews became so well known that he has published four more books since: The New Market Wizards (1994), Stock Market Wizards (2003), Hedge Fund Market Wizards (2012), and a summary of essential lessons from nearly 50 interviews with The Little Book of Market Wizards (2014). 6. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom Author: Van Tharp This is a gem that encompasses investor psychology and system construction. While it may not give you a “Holy Grail” (an unbeatable method to the markets) for trading, it will give you the basics you need to construct a winning system. There is something for everyone in this book. 7. The Intelligent Investor Author: Benjamin Graham The foundation for value investing and being successful in the market, Benjamin Graham’s classic has sold over 1 million copies and earns its spot on every investors book shelf. 8. A Random Walk Down Wall Street Author: Burton Malkiel Currently in its tenth edition, this book is a great first read for those starting a portfolio. Indexing, diversification, trends, bubbles, the value of patience coupled with time, alongside many more core concepts are all pronounced within. 9. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing Author: Jack Bogle Author Jack Bogle is the founder of The Vanguard Group, known for providing the lowest cost funds in industry. Vanguard is also the largest asset management house in the world with over $3 trillion in total assets under management. Jack’s message is simple, keep costs low and invest in market indexes for the long run. Jack’s other book, Common Sense on Mutual Funds, is another best seller and breaks down mutual fund investing. Another great book with a similar message can be found in Jeremy Siegel’s, Stocks for the Long Run. 10. The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor Author: Howard Marks Using his Oaktree Capital client memos as a foundation, Howard assembled a collection of the 21 most important things to know about investing. The book introduces multiple keys to long-term success including, “second-level thinking,” the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing.