F&I Club Recommended Reading List 
NOTE: * indicates a highly recommended book

TOP 4 FINANCE BOOKS TO READ FOR GENERAL INTEREST/FUN READS
· Liar’s Poker – Michael Lewis*
· Den of Thieves – James Brewer Stewart*
· When Genius Failed – Roger Lowenstein*
· Barbarians at the Gate – Bryan Burrough & John Helyar*

INTRODUCTION TO RECENT WALL STREET HISTORY


1980s

· Liar’s Poker – Michael Lewis*
· Barbarians at the Gate – Bryan Burrough & John Helyar*
· Predator’s Ball– Connie Bruck
· Den of Thieves – James Brewer Stewart

1990s

· When Genius Failed – Roger Lowenstein*
· Ugly Americans – Ben Mezrich
· Origins of the Crash – Roger Lowenstein

2000s

· When Markets Collide – Mohamed El-Erian
· The New Paradigm for Financial Markets – George Soros*
· The Big Short – Michael Lewis
· Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story  – David Einhorn

INVESTING GUIDES (IE, HOW TO INVEST)


Value Investing / Purchasing Equities

· Margin of Safety – Seth Klarman*
· Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist – Roger Lowenstein*
· The Intelligent Investor – Ben Graham*
· One Up on Wall Street  – Peter Lynch (longtime Fidelity PM)
· Beating the Street - Peter Lynch (best read after reading One Up On Wall Street)

Distressed Debt investing

· Distressed Debt Analysis – Stephen G. Moyer, CFA*
· The Vulture Investors – Hilary Rosenburg

Trading/Quantitative strategies

· Market Wizards – Jack Schwager
· The New Market Wizards – Jack Schwager*
· When Genius Failed – Roger Lowenstein*
· My Life as a Quant – Emanuel Derman
· Quantitative Strategies – Lars Kestner

Special Situations / Shorting/ Idiosyncratic Hedge Fund Strategies

· You Can Be a Stock Market Genius – Joel Greenblatt*
· The Art of Short Selling – Kathryn Staley
· Hedge Hunters – Katherine Burton
· Beyond Fear and Greed – Hersh Shefrin

Other

· Common Stocks, Uncommon Profits – Philip A. Fisher
· Pioneering Portfolio Management – David Swensen
· When Markets Collide – Mohamed El-Erian
· The Black Swan -  Nassim Taleb
· This Little Book Beats the Market – Joel Greenblatt


BOOKS TO READ BEFORE STARTING AT INVESTMENT BANKING
· Monkey Business – John Rolfe and Peter Troob*
· Barbarians at the Gate – Bryan Burrough & John Helyar*
· Valuation – Tim Koller* (note - this covers valuation theory / practice - the other books are more in the "fun read" category)
· Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success – Lisa Endlich

OTHER RESOURCES

Websites/Blogs

· dealbreaker.com
· seekingalpha.com 
- Payday Loans Online

Idea Generation for Investment Pitches
· Barron's
· Industry / Company research reports - we can access Thomson Analytics via the Jackson Library website.  Contains Wall St research reports.