Reading List

“The successful macro investor must be some magical mixture of an acute analyst, an investment scholar, a listener, a historian, a river boat gambler, and be a voracious reader. Reading is crucial” ~ Barton Biggs

The best books that have helped me:

Global Macro Trading – Greg Gliner

The Next Perfect Trade – Alex Gurevich

Rational Macro – John Butters

Expected Returns – Antti IImmanen

The Invisible Hands – Steven Drobny

Inside the House of Money – Steven Drobny

How to Make Money with Global Macro – Javier Gonzalez

Investing From the Top Down – Anthony Crescenzi

When It’s Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks – Peter Navarro

Hedge Fund Market Wizards – Jack Schwager

The New Market Wizards – Jack Schwager

Market Wizards – Jack Schwager

Macro Trading and Investment Strategies – Gabriel Burstein

Currency Trading and Intermarket Analysis – Ashraf Laidi

Trading in the Zone – Mark Douglas

The Education of a Speculator – Victor Niederhoffer

The Alchemy of Finance – George Soros

Soros on Soros – George Soros

Street Smarts – Jim Rogers

Tomorrow’s Gold – Marc Faber

Money Masters of Our Time – John Train

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator – Edwin Lefèvre

Economics:

Can Capitalism Survive? – Joseph Schumpeter

The Fatal Conceit – F.A. Hayek

The Road to Serfdom – F.A. Hayek

Capitalism and Freedom – Milton Friedman

The Theory of Money and Credit – Ludwig von Mises

The Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith

Das Kapital – Karl Marx

The Economy of Cities – Jane Jacobs

The Nature of Economies – Jane Jacobs

Economic Principles – Ray Dalio

The Forgotten Depression – James Grant

Other Investment Reads:

Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts – James Valentine

Investment Valuation – Aswath Damodaran

The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham

Hedgehogging – Barton Biggs

The Most Important Thing – Howard Marks

The Art of Execution – Lee Freeman-Shor

Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader – Peter Brandt

Global Perspectives on Investment Management – CFA Institute

Trading Strategies for Capital Markets – Joseph Benning

Market Indicators – Richard Sipley

Capital Returns – Edward Chancellor

Dead Companies Walking – Scott Fearon

Anatomy of the Bear – Russell Napier

Financial Market Bubbles and Crashes – Harold Vogel

Intermarket Technical Analysis – John Murphy

A History of Interest Rates – Sidney Homer

The Essays of Warren Buffett – Lawrence Cunningham

The Little Book of Behavioral Investing – James Montier

Templeton’s Way With Money – Jonathan Davis & Alasdair Nairn

Investing the Templeton Way – Lauren Templeton & Scott Phillips

General Reads:

Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

Antifragile – Nassim Taleb

Manias, Panics & Crashes – Charles Kindleberger

“What Do You Care What Other People Think?” – Richard Feynman & Ralph Leighton

The Laws Of Simplicity – John Maeda

The Foundation Trilogy – Isaac Asimov

The Cosmic Trilogy – C.S. Lewis

The Odyssey – Homer

The Big Short – Michael Lewis

History / Geopolitics / Policy & International Relations:

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers – Paul Kennedy

The Lessons of History – Will & Ariel Durant

Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond

World Order – Henry Kissinger

The Fall of the West – Adrian Goldsworthy

Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World – Niall Ferguson

Empire: The Rise & Demise of the British World Order & the Lessons for Global Power – Niall Ferguson

The Rise and Fall of the British Empire – Lawrence James

The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli

The Republic – Plato

Leadership / Personal Development:

The Leader, the Teacher & You – Lim Siong Guan

Talent Is Overrated – Geoff Colvin

The Talent Code – Daniel Coyle

Napoleon, CEO – Alan Axelrod

Eisenhower on Leadership – Alan Axelrod

No Substitute For Victory – Theodore Kinni

How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Business & Entrepreneurship:

Zero To One – Peter Thiel

Business Stripped Bare – Sir Richard Branson

The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau

The Education of Millionaires – Michael Ellsberg

Biographies:

Soros – Robert Slater

The Snowball – Alice Schroeder

Investing Against the Tide – Anthony Bolton

Julian Robertson – Daniel Strachman

So Far, So Good – Roy Neuberger

The Singapore Story – Lee Kuan Yew

American Caesar – William Manchester

Ike: An American Hero – Michael Korda

Grand Strategy:

The Art of War – Sun Zi

The Book of Five Rings – Miyamoto Musashi

三國志 (San Guo Zhi) – 陳壽 (Chen Shou)

On War – Carl von Clausewitz

The 36 Strategies of the Chinese – Wee Chow Hou

Napoleon On the Art of War – Jay Luvaas