Warren Buffett has always said that reading has made him the successful investor he his today which is why he still makes it a constant daily goal to read countless pages every single day. A good question for Buffett is what would he consider the best out of every book he’s ever read? Buffett has countless book suggestions for what he would consider favorites that have helped shaped him in different parts of his life.
Buffett’s most likely favorite book as he is quoted saying after reading “the best decision he ever made in his career” would be the book “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham. “The Intelligent Investor” is a book that was originally released in 1949 but still to this day advice valuable even decades later with only updated versions coming out every so often to add annotations that could help with some current market conditions. If anyone is looking into getting in the investing business or just needs more advice “The Intelligent Investor” seems like a no-brainer.
Benjamin Graham the writer of “The Intelligent Investor” actually wrote another book called “Security Analysis” that came out much earlier than the former book in 1934 after Wall Street crashed leading into the Great Depression. The book is actually considered to be a lot more advanced than his other work and isn’t considered to be too suitable for beginning investors but nonetheless, Buffett has considered this book to be very important to him going into college as he studied under Benjamin Graham himself so it was actually used as a textbook. If you have been investing for a while and are looking to dip your toes in even further not many other better books to look at than this one.
Buffett still has countless other books that he has found great and still finds more helpful for him to this day but “The Intelligent Investor” and “Security Analysis” are classics that can be a great place to start at.