I’d like to wish all of my readers a Merry Christmas today.  Earlier this month I decided to have a contest for a Warren Buffett Book Giveaway.  Today I would like to announce that the winner is James Trotter.  Congrats James, I have sent you an email and if you get back to me with the address of where to send the book I will get that out to you as soon as possible!

Since it is Christmas and people might be flush with new money to spend or new Kindle’s waiting to be tried out, I thought I might do a book round up of some of my favorite investing books.  These are some books I recommend for investors to read to learn and get a better understanding about investing.

The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed - This is the what I would consider to be the Bible for investors written by the grandfather of value investing, Benjamin Graham.  For those who don’t know Graham was the college professor of Warren Buffett and Buffett started out his career working for Graham at his investment firm.  Even though the book was first published in 1949, investors still have a lot that can be learned from reading it.

Stocks for the Long Run, 4th Edition - This book by Jeremy Siegel shows the power of investing in stocks for the long term.  For practically every long term period stocks have been the most successful investment over any other asset class.  Hopefully this book will convince you of the power of buying good quality stocks and holding onto them for a very long time.  This book has a lot of charts so you may want to purchase it in book form rather than Kindle.

Dividend Growth: Freedom Through Passive Income - This is a book by Mike Heroux.  Mike is the author of The Dividend Guy Blog and writes about dividend growth investing strategy.  Mike has written to versions of this book: one for US investors and one for Canadian investors so make sure you get the correct version!

The Dividend Growth Investment Strategy: How to Keep Your Retirement Income Doubling Every Five Years - Here is one of the first books I read about dividend growth investing.  This book written by Roxann Klugman gave me many ideas when creating the model for my current investment plan.

The Single Best Investment: Creating Wealth with Dividend Growth - Here is another interesting read about dividend growth from Lowell Miller.  This is the other first book I read about dividend growth helping convince me of this awesome investment strategy.

Standard and Poors 500 Guide 2013 - I like getting this S&P 500 guide every few years and scanning through for new investment ideas.  This book, updated annually, gives an information sheet on each company making up the S&P 500 stock index.  This is one of the first books I used when I was trying to find good companies to invest in.  It is very interesting to me to be able to read about all the different companies and quickly look over their historic financial numbers.  You can easily decide which companies might be worth a second look and which companies to stay away from when investing.

Anyways, those are a few of the books I most enjoyed while reading and learning about investing and dividend growth.  What books do you recommend?  What are your favorite investing books to learn from?

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2 Responses to Merry Christmas!

  1. Hi DGSI. Great book list. I personaly read some of them. In that sense, I recently did a book review of RoxAnn Klugman’s book (here). Some of my favorite dividend investing books include The Ultimate Dividend Playbook by Josh Peters and The Strategic Dividend Investor by Daniel Peris. All the best for 2013. TGE

    • Dan Mac says:

      Thanks Dividend Engineer. I’ll have to check out those books you mentioned and your review. I read Klugman’s book awhile ago and got some good ideas from it. I find I’ve developed my own way of investing but have taken different pieces of ideas and advice from lots of different sources.

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