The finance world has provided a backdrop for many dramas, M&As and Wall Street shenanigans to Tulip Mania and most the popular amongst all, the decade-old US Financial Crisis.
Finance has no dearth of topics for authors to write about. Finance Professionals who want to better understand the industry soul and improve on their practice, a reading through below-mentioned books will be of great help.
- Barbarians at the Gate
It is for Finance professionals with an interest in leveraged buyouts and junk bonds. It was written in 1989, by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar while they recounted the struggle that involved leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, a now-defunct food and cigarette conglomerate. Both covered the story in their capacity as Wall Street Journal Reporters.
- Security Analysis
Written by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd, it is the Bible of fundamentals for classic equity investments. It was first published in 1934. Those who are interested in the techniques of value investing, a favorite approach of Warren Buffett (who himself was a student of Graham at Columbia University), shall definitely keep this in their bookshelf.
- The Intelligent Investor
It is also a Benjamin Graham book. It is a guide to long-term investing approaches. It was first published in 1949. It has been receiving regular updates since last 65 years, including the latest update by the financial writer Jason Zweig, as Graham expired in 1976. Graham is appearing to make use of this book to map out and advocate it for his preferred value addition approach to investing.
There are a whole lot of books out there that can do certain value addition to the bookshelf of Finance Professionals. A look on Investopedia and Google Search will help you get hands-on lots of them.