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Reading List

I have said that in my whole life, I’ve known no wise person over a broad subject matter area who didn’t read all the time–none, zero. Now I know all kinds of shrewd people who by staying within a narrow area can do very well without reading. But investment is a broad area. So if you think you’re going to be good at it and not read all the time, you have a different idea than I do…. You’d be amazed at how much Warren [Buffett] reads. You’d be amazed at how much I read.

—Charlie Munger in Poor Charlie’s Almanack, 2nd edition, page 6

While this book is meant for the general public, it would help to have a little background knowledge on some of the topics.  Some recommendations follow (we especially recommend Asset Allocation by Roger Gibson). 

Asset Allocation

Endowment Investing

History of Markets

Behavioral Psychology and Evolutionary Biology

Hedge Funds

Profiles of Fund Managers

Quantitative and Technical Analysis

Private Equity