The Investment Zoo, Stephen A. Jarislowsky
An excellent investment guide, written in a clear and concise manner. Mr. Jarislowsky’s book covers the basics of value investing and teaches you what to look for and avoid in companies.
The New Buffettology, Mary Buffett & David Clark
A step-by-step guide on how to go about selecting stocks just like Warren Buffet. Includes equations and formulas used by Warren Buffet in determining what to buy, what to sell – and when.
The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham
Written by the father of value investing himself, this is the absolute guide to value investing. Benjamin Graham was also Warren Buffett’s teacher and mentor. This book originally written in 1949, covers all types of markets and gives detailed instructions on selecting stocks and constructing your own portfolio. This is a big book and difficult to read at times, recommended for the really dedicated do-it-yourself investor.
Value Investing Made Easy, Janet Lowe
A great alternative to the Intelligent Investor, Ms. Lowe distills Benjamin Graham’s ideas into easy to understand concepts.
Stop Working, Here’s How you Can! Using the strategy of Canada’s Youngest Retiree, Derek Foster
Good introduction on selecting blue-chip dividend paying stocks. Mr. Foster describes the concept of using dividends to fund your retirement.
The Dividend Investor, Harvey Knowles III
Book describes the long-term benefits of investing in dividend paying stocks. This book is complete with lots of research proving the benefits of creating a dividend based portfolio.
You Have More Than You Think, David & Tom Gardner
A great general guide to investing also covers the basics of managing your personal wealth.