Bill Ackman's Recommended Reading List ~ market folly

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bill Ackman's Recommended Reading List

Bill Ackman is the founder of Pershing Square Capital Management and he is the subject of the book Confidence Game.  In it, Ackman lists his recommended books on investing which he sent to an analyst. Here are his picks:

Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham (with foreword by Warren Buffett):  This is the classic text on analyzing companies and has been recommended by countless other top investors.

One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch: Written by one of the top fund managers in the past, this book teaches you how to use what you already know to make money in the market.

Quality of Earnings by Thornton O'Glove: A lesser-known but excellent recommendation that teaches you how to understand the various financial information companies provide.

The Essays of Warren Buffett:  This is a fantastic compilation of Buffett's letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders over the years containing tons of wisdom.

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham: "The definitive book on value investing" written by one of the greats.

And if you've missed them in the past, be sure to check out picks from other top investors:

- Seth Klarman's recommended reading list

- David Einhorn's suggested reading

- Warren Buffett's top picks

- Dan Loeb's favorite books

- Blue Ridge Capital's recommendations

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