Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Business Finance. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications
John J. Murphy has updated his landmark bestseller Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets , to include all of the financial markets. This outstanding reference has already taught thousands of traders the concepts of technical analysis and their application in the futures and stock markets. Covering the latest developments in computer technology, technical tools, and indicators, the second edition features new material on candlestick charting, intermarket relationships, stocks and stock rotation, plus state-of-the-art examples and figures. From how to read charts to understanding indicators and the crucial role technical analysis plays in investing, readers gain a thorough and accessible overview of the field of technical analysis, with a special emphasis on futures markets. Revised and expanded for the demands of today's financial world, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in tracking and analyzing market behavior.
- Author: John J. Murphy
- Publisher: New York Institute of Finance; SUB UPD EX edition (January 4, 1999)
- Genre: Business & Money, Finance
- ISBN: 978-0735200661
- Dimensions: 7.35 x 1.61 x 9.63 inches
2. Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain
Join the technological revolution that's taking the world of finance by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you're building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started. Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it's already spawned a multi billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion. The second edition includes: A broad introduction to bitcoin ideal for non technical users, investors, and business executives An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer to peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles New developments such as Segregated Witness, Payment Channels, and Lightning Network Improved explanations of keys, addresses and wallets User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts
- Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2nd edition (July 11, 2017)
- Genre: Business & Money, Economics
- ISBN: 978-1491954386
- Dimensions: 7.01 x 0.84 x 9.17 inches
3. Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition
John C. Bogle shares his extensive insights on investing in mutual funds Since the first edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds was published in 1999, much has changed, and no one is more aware of this than mutual fund pioneer John Bogle. Now, in this completely updated Second Edition, Bogle returns to take another critical look at the mutual fund industry and help investors navigate their way through the staggering array of investment alternatives that are available to them. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliable resource examines the fundamentals of mutual fund investing in today's turbulent market environment and offers timeless advice in building an investment portfolio. Along the way, Bogle shows you how simplicity and common sense invariably trump costly complexity, and how a low cost, broadly diversified portfolio is virtually assured of outperforming the vast majority of Wall Street professionals over the long-term. Written by respected mutual fund industry legend John C. Bogle Discusses the timeless fundamentals of investing that apply in any type of market Reflects on the structural and regulatory changes in the mutual fund industry Other titles by Bogle: The Little Book of Common Sense Investing and Enough. Securing your financial future has never seemed more difficult, but you'll be a better investor for having read the Second Edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds .
- Author: John C. Bogle
- Publisher: Wiley; 10th edition (December 2, 2009)
- Genre: Business & Money, Investing
- ISBN: 978-0470138137
- Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.9 x 9.1 inches
4. Safe Haven: Investing for Financial Storms
What is a safe haven? What role should they play in an investment portfolio? Do we use them only to seek shelter until the passing of financial storms? Or are they something more? Contrary to everything we know from modern financial theory, can higher returns actually come as a result of lowering risk? In Safe Haven , hedge fund manager Mark Spitznagel—one of the top practitioners of safe haven investing and portfolio risk mitigation in the world—answers these questions and more. Investors who heed the message in this book will never look at risk mitigation the same way again.
- Author: Mark Spitznagel
- Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (August 17, 2021)
- Genre: Business & Money, Finance
- ISBN: 978-1119401797
- Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.6 inches
5. How to Read a Financial Report: Wringing Vital Signs Out of the Numbers
The updated new edition of the comprehensive guide to reading and understanding financial reports Financial reports are used to provide a range of vital information, including an organization’s cash flow, financial condition, and profit performance (aka The Big Three Financial Statements). Financial statements are often complex and extremely difficult to understand for anyone other than accounting and finance professionals. How to Read a Financial Report enablesinvestors, lenders, business leaders, analysts, and managers to read, analyze, and interpret financial accounting reports. Designed specifically for non-specialists, this reader-friendly resource covers the fundamentals of financial reporting in jargon-free English. Topics such as sales revenue & recognition, costs of goods sold, sources & uses of capital/cash, non-cash expenses (e.g., depreciation expense), income tax obligations, understanding profits & financial stability, and financial statement ratios & analysis are covered throughout the book. Now in its ninth edition, this bestselling guide has been thoroughly revised to reflect changes in accounting and financial reporting rules, current practices, and recent trends. New and expanded content explains managing cash flow, illustrates the deceitful misrepresentation of profits in some financial reports (aka Financial Engineering), and more. Further, end-of-chapter activities help readers learn the intricacies of the balance sheet and cash flow statement, while updated sections address shifts in regulatory standards. Written by two highly experienced experts in financial accounting, this resource: Enables readers to cut through the noise and focus on what financial reports and financial statements are really saying about a company Clarifies commonly misunderstood aspects of financial reporting and how companies can “financially engineer” operating results Offers comprehensive, step-by-step guidance on analyzing financial reports Provides numerous examples and explanations of various types of financial reports and analysis tools
- Author: John A. Tracy
- Publisher: Wiley; 9th edition (February 5, 2020)
- Genre: Business & Money, Accounting
- ISBN: 978-1119606468
- Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.5 x 6.4 inches
6. Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies (Wiley Finance)
McKinsey & Company's #1 best-selling guide to corporate valuation―the fully updated seventh edition Valuation has been the foremost resource for measuring company value for nearly three decades. Now in its seventh edition, this acclaimed volume continues to help financial professionals around the world gain a deep understanding of valuation and help their companies create, manage, and maximize economic value for their shareholders. This latest edition has been carefully revised and updated throughout, and includes new insights on topics such as digital, ESG (environmental, social and governance), and long-term investing, as well as fresh case studies. Clear, accessible chapters cover the fundamental principles of value creation, analyzing and forecasting performance, capital structure and dividends, valuing high-growth companies, and much more. The Financial Times calls the book “one of the practitioners’ best guides to valuation.” This book: Provides complete, detailed guidance on every crucial aspect of corporate valuation Explains the strategies, techniques, and nuances of valuation every manager needs to know Covers both core and advanced valuation techniques and management strategies Features/Includes a companion website that covers key issues in valuation, including videos, discussions of trending topics, and real-world valuation examples from the capital markets For over 90 years, McKinsey & Company has helped corporations and organizations make substantial and lasting improvements in their performance. Through seven editions and 30 years, Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, has served as the definitive reference for finance professionals, including investment bankers, financial analysts, CFOs and corporate managers, venture capitalists, and students and instructors in all areas of finance.
- Author: McKinsey & Company Inc.
- Publisher: Wiley; 7th edition (June 30, 2020)
- Genre: Business & Money, Finance
- ISBN: 978-1119610885
- Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.4 x 10.1 inches
7. Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
The innovative investor’s guide to an entirely new asset class—from two experts on the cutting edge With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world’and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future. Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need: An actionable framework for investigating and valuing cryptoassets Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs Predictions on how blockchain technology may disrupt current portfolios In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. The authors define a clear and original cryptoasset taxonomy, composed of cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens, with insights into how each subset is blending technology and markets. You’ll find a variety of methods to invest in these assets, whether through global exchanges trading 24/7 or initial cryptoasset offerings (ICOs). By sequentially building on the concepts of each prior chapter, the book will provide you with a full understanding of the cryptoasset economy and the opportunities that await the innovative investor. Cryptoassets represent the future of money and markets. This book is your guide to that future.
- Author: Chris Burniske
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (October 19, 2017)
- Genre: Business & Money, Economics
- ISBN: 978-1260026672
- Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches
8. The Art and Science of Technical Analysis: Market Structure, Price Action, and Trading Strategies
A breakthrough trading book that provides powerful insights on profitable technical patterns and strategies The Art and Science of Technical Analysis is a groundbreaking work that bridges the gaps between the academic view of markets, technical analysis, and profitable trading. The book explores why randomness prevails in markets most, but not all, of the time and how technical analysis can be used to capture statistically validated patterns in certain types of market conditions. The belief of the book is that buying and selling pressure causes patterns in prices, but that these technical patterns are only effective in the presence of true buying/selling imbalance. The Art and Science of Technical Analysis is supported by extensive statistical analysis of the markets, which will debunk some tools and patterns such as Fibonacci analysis, and endorse other tools and trade setups. In addition, this reliable resource discusses trader psychology and trader learning curves based on the author's extensive experience as a trader and trainer of traders. Offers serious traders a way to think about market problems, understand their own performance, and help find a more productive path forward Includes extensive research to validate specific money-making patterns and strategies Written by an experienced market practitioner who has trained and worked with many top traders Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Art and Science of Technical Analysis will give you a realistic sense of how markets behave, when and how technical analysis works, and what it really takes to trade successfully.
- Author: Adam Grimes
- Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (July 3, 2012)
- Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Business & Finance
- ISBN: 978-1118115121
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.8 x 10.2 inches
9. The SAFE Mortgage Loan Originator National Exam Study Guide: Second Edition
Updated January 2021 What's the secret to passing the SAFE Mortgage Loan Originator National Exam? If you answered "memorizing all the questions and answers you can find," you're wrong. You'll have a much better chance of passing the loan originator exam if you understand the material. This updated and enhanced loan originator exam manual includes the latest rulings by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Other topics include: Federal Mortgage-Related Laws, SAFE Act, Introduction to Mortgage Lending, General Mortgage Knowledge, Basic Concepts of Mortgage Financing, The Loan Application, Underwriting, Closing and the Secondary Market, Ethics and Fraud, and Mortgage Terminology. There are quizzes throughout the book and two practice final exams to help you test your knowledge. The author was a licensed mortgage broker for seven years and passed the national exam on her first attempt.
- Author: Patricia O'Connor
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd edition (December 21, 2013)
- Genre: Business & Money, Processes & Infrastructure
- ISBN: 978-1494465544
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.66 x 11 inches
10. Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, Second Edition
The ultimate guide to a critical tool for mastering the financial markets A longstanding form of technical analysis, Japanese candlestick charts are a dynamic and increasingly popular technical tool for traders of all skill levels. Known for its versatility, this ancient charting can be fused with every other technical tool available, including traditional Western technical analysis. Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques is the most comprehensive and trusted guide to this essential technique. Informed by years of research from a pioneer trader, this book covers everything you need to know, including hundreds of examples that show how candlestick techniques can be used in all of today’s markets. This totally updated revision focuses on the needs of today’s traders and investors with: * All new charts including more intra-day markets * New candlestick charting techniques * More focus on active trading for swing, online and day traders * New Western techniques in combination with candles * A greater spotlight on capital preservation. From speculation and hedging to futures and equities, candlestick charting is the next level up for both amateur day traders and seasoned technicians, and this book provides expert guidance for putting it into action
- Author: Steve Nison
- Publisher: Prentice Hall Press; 2nd edition (October 1, 2001)
- Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
- ISBN: 978-0735201811
- Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.06 x 11.17 inches