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The 11 Best Investing Books Of All Time For Growth Investors

Before he developed his acclaimed method for investing in growth stocks, our founder William J. O'Neil voraciously studied and researched the work of legendary traders early in his career to understand the foundations of their success. In fact, one of O'Neil's biggest pieces of advice is to read and learn from those at the top of their game. To help investors of all levels further their study of the stock market, we have compiled some of the best investing books of all time for growth investors. These include books by O'Neil's biggest trading influences and titles frequently referenced by our Analysts.


Whether you're a seasoned trader or a stock market newbie, these are the best investing books you'll turn to again and again.

"How to Make Money in Stocks" by William J. O'Neil

In this 1988 investing classic, O'Neil gives the average investor everything they need to know about the (+)

"Market Wizards" by Jack D. Schwager

Schwager's highly acclaimed financial book is considered to be one of the best investing books for traders. In this national bestseller, (+)

"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by Edwin Lefevre

The fictional account of a stockbroker based on Jesse Livermore is considered to be one of the best investing books for understanding (+)


The William O'Neil & Co. founder also wrote these must-haves for growth investors.

24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success

In his follow-up work to "How To Make Money in Stocks," O'Neil offers lessons and techniques for the (+)

"The Successful Investor" by William J. O'Neil

O'Neil's 2003 work looks at the collapse of the 1990s tech bubble and uses that moment to teach (+)


O'Neil has often cited the works of these successful investors as some of the best investing books on the market. These books heavily influenced the IBD founder as a young stockbroker. They also served as inspiration for his landmark study of winning stocks. This research formed the basis of the CAN SLIM® investing system.

"How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market" by Nicolas Darvas

From the stage to the trading floor, Darvas was one of the most unlikely success stories on Wall Street. The self-taught investor (+)

"The Battle for Investment Survival" by Gerald Loeb

O'Neil considered Gerald Loeb one of his earliest mentors and a major influence in his early career. In Loeb's first book released (+)

"How to Trade in Stocks" by Jesse Livermore

No one understood the ups and downs of the market more than Jesse Livermore. One of the pioneers of technical analysis, Livermore (+)


These best investing books from top traders provide accessible insights for the everyday investor.

"Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Day Trader" by Martin Schwartz

Legendary Wall Street trader Schwartz gives readers an inside look at how he became a "Champion Trader" and reveals the (+)

"One Up on Wall Street" by Peter Lynch

Famed money manager Peter Lynch delves into his investing psychology in this foundational work published in 2000. (+)

"Horse Sense. Street Smarts" by Don W. Hodges

Dallas businessman and asset manager Don Hodges released this beautifully illustrated anthology of business quotations in 2012. (+)


The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

It is a widely acclaimed book by Benjamin Graham on value investing. Written by one of the greatest investment advisers of twentieth century, (+)

Beating the Street by Peter Lynch

Beating The Street is a rich knowledge bank, telling about how the finance and investment works in reality. Peter Lynch and John Rothchild are (+)

The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett

The fifth edition of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America continues a 25-year tradition of collating Warren Buffett's (+)

Principles by Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, (+)

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

It's been nearly 25 years since Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena. It has since become (+)

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle (+)

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill's classic Think and Grow Rich, has made more millionaires and inspired more successes than any other book in history. For three (+)

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkeil

With the prevailing wisdom changing on an almost daily basis, Burton G. Malkiel's reassuring and vastly informative volume remains the best (+)

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? (+)

The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias

For over four decades, Tobias's guide has been a favorite for those looking to upgrade their knowledge of finance and overall fiscal responsibility. (+)

The Behavioral Investor by Daniel Crosby

The behavior investor aims to enrich readers in the most holistic sense of the word, leaving them with tools for compounding both wealth (+)

The Coffeehouse Investor by Bill Schultheis

In 1998, after thirteen years of providing investment advice for Smith Barney, Bill Schultheis wrote a simple book for people who felt overwhelmed (+)

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