Holiday Gift Ideas For Investors & Financial Professionals ~ market folly

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas For Investors & Financial Professionals

Every year we like to feature relevant gift ideas for investors/financial professionals besides the typical money/gift cards, liquor, dinners, etc.  Whether you need ideas for clients, staff, service providers, bosses, colleagues, or even ideas for yourself, here's the 2014 edition:

Discounts on Publications

33% Discount on our Hedge Fund Wisdom newsletter - The sale ends tomorrow night, so take advantage before it's too late.

Wall Street Journal: $12 for 12 weeks - Save on a subscription to one of the necessary publications in finance (includes online access & print).

Barrons: $1 a week for 26 weeks - Another classic option (includes digital & print).

The Economist - Yet another worthwhile publication.

Good Books

The Art of Value Investing: How the World's Best Investors Beat the Market by John Heins & Whitney Tilson:  This is a compilation of a ton of quotes from various top hedge fund managers that are often featured on MarketFolly.  Highly recommended.

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel: Written by a top entrepreneur/investor.

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman: A great read that looks at the 2 systems that drive the way we think; applicable to the behavioral/psychological side of investing. 

The Education of a Value Investor by Guy Spier: A look at a fund manager's evolution as well as lessons from his mistakes and from the successes of others.

The Art of Short Selling by Kathryn Staley:  Recommended by hedge funds like Third Point and Blue Ridge Capital, this is probably *the* book on the subject.

You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt: Cheesy title, but in reality one of the best books on investing; recommended by Seth Klarman, Dan Loeb & many other top investors.


The Wolf of Wall Street (DVD/Bluray/Digital HD) - Directed by Martin Scorsese and featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.  An entertaining movie, but probably not one to send people who don't understand what you do for a living.  They'll get the wrong impression.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (DVD) - There are a lot of investing parallels in this documentary about one of the world's top sushi chefs and his dedication to his craft and pursuit of perfection. 

Margin Call (DVD) - Featuring Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto, among many other well known actors.  Labeled by one publication as "the best Wall Street movie ever made."

Floored (DVD) - A look at a financial profession that is pretty rare these days: floor traders.


iPad Air 2 - An even lighter and thinner tablet. For reading SEC filings, investing books, sending scathing emails to CEOs, and more.

Amazon Fire HD 7 - Another tablet option.  Alternatively, a good gag gift to send someone who's short AMZN.

Google Chromecast - HDMI Streaming media player.


Cards Against Humanity - A ridiculous party game to play with others (preferably after alcohol is consumed).

30 Pack of K-Cups for Keurig Brewers - For the caffeine addicts you know.  Or you can copy an unnamed hedge fund's prank and send these to someone you know who is or was short GMCR shares.

Happy Holidays!

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