6/11/12

One of the most common suggestions on this site during a job search is to continue to educate yourself. Everyone seeking to advance is engouraged to read. I want to know what people are reading on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. What newspapers, magazines, journals, books do you recommend?

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6/11/12

Got like 30 pgs left in "currency wars" and im like 40 into "how to win friends and influence ppl". as far as staying current, im all on-line and tv. I despise newspapers because I dont know how to fold them properly and shit. I always feel like I'm reading a map with them

GBS

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6/11/12
GoldmanBallSachs:

Got like 30 pgs left in "currency wars" and im like 40 into "how to win friends and influence ppl". as far as staying current, im all on-line and tv. I despise newspapers because I dont know how to fold them properly and shit. I always feel like I'm reading a map with them

I shared your sentiment, then taught myself to do it. The 5 minute investment is one worth making.

I find that few things beat reading the WSJ at the beginning of the day (before 8AM, latest). After that, information sources on the job tend to keep you up to date (Bloomberg, Reuters). For intra-day updates, industry-specific websites do the job well (Seeking Alpha, DealBook, etc.).

Equities are for chumps.

6/11/12

I have "How to Win Friends" in my Amazon cart!

Others I have going on right now:
Aldous Huxley - "Island"
Uri - "Getting to Yes"
"Money-Driven Medicine"
"Healthcare USA"
Graham & Dodd - "Security Analysis"

I steal my neighbor's copy of the WSJ (it's okay he never reads it), but usually check online at Bloomberg, FT, Kaiser Health News, Dealbook, and Al Jazeera.

Hoping to start trading medical stocks/purchasing hospital bonds soon. Which, combined with being an analyst in CO, justifies my selections.

GBS - How do you like Currency Wars?

Nothing short of everything will really do.

6/11/12

^good shit, learn a lot about the macro scene

GBS

6/11/12

50 Shades of Gray

6/11/12
Buddyfox:

50 Shades of Gray

lol, i see all these old women reading this book on my commute to work.

-MBP

6/11/12
manbearpig:
Buddyfox:

50 Shades of Gray

lol, i see all these old women reading this book on my commute to work.

I've heard so many girls talking about this book. So much so that my friend started talking to me about it...Beware, it's messed up.

But I've been reading Hull's Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives.

6/11/12
SirBarney:

But I've been reading Hull's Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives.

Your life must be full of excitement.

Last book I read was Hank Haney's book on Tiger Woods.

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6/11/12

Options Made Easy and The Way of the Turtle

Here to learn and hopefully pass on some knowledge as well. SB if I helped.

6/11/12

Here is what I have been reading this summer, it is mainly value investing focused:

Trade Like Warren Buffet - Altucher
The Bond King - Timothy Meddleton
The Panic of 1907 - Carr & Bruner
The Essays of Warren Buffet
The Alchemy of Finance - Soros
Security Analysis (already been mentioned, but specifically chapters 8 and 11)
Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman
Contrarian Value Investing Approaches - Dremen
Principles - Ray Dalio
The Intelligent Investor - Graham
Julian Robertson: A tiger in the land of the bulls and the bears - Strachman
Reminiscences of a stock operator - LeFevre

6/11/12
anon56:

Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman

Heard this is a must read for value investing, and came across the following pdf version (if you guys haven't heard of it, this book is out of print and routinely sells for around $1000 used): http://www.my10000dollars.com/MS.pdf

I'd normally feel bad posting the link, but it's out of print and I'm sure the author is doing just fine for himself. Mods of course delete if this violates the terms and conditions of WSO.

6/11/12

Not really reading books, but skimming to a plethora of mostly daily news pages such as FT, Bloomberg, WSJ, Dealbreaker, Dealbook, ZeroHedge, Barron's, Wilmott, Economist, random crap friends post on facebook, and whatever email alerts I get on academic research concerning the areas of my interest. And of course sports stuff - I mean, 'cmon, you have to.

6/11/12

Daily I normally skim as many research reports as I can pull, any new SEC Filings for companies I follow on my watchlist, random other filings and report stuff. As far as websites: Wsj, zero hedge, Financial Times, seeking alpha, bloomberg, dealbreaker... all that same stuff. I also read some selected financial blogs which I don't even know to put down because I just have them bookmarked.

Twitter actually Is where I get a lot of my news from nowadays. Hell, I even look at that more than I do the Bloomberg. Sadly, something I have also been doing is going back over some of my old text books that I kept, I have a Fabozzi one and another valuation one.

6/11/12

Yeah I think very few people purchase it. I remember seeing an interview with him and the interviewer mentioned that he read it online; he didn't seem to mind.

6/11/12

The FT and the Economist are far superior to the WSJ if you're new to finance and want to understand what's going on. The WSJ is far too right wing and overtly political. As a newbie you might have a difficult time wading through the political BS to get a sense of what's going on with markets / companies. (others might have a different opinion).

Also focus on understanding the basics of finance if you don't have that background yet. You can waste a lot of time on the melodrama of the news cycle or idolising rich investors / financiers without actually learning how to read a balance sheet/cash flow statement, or understanding what bankers actually do on a day to day basis.

6/11/12

The Alchemy of Finance - George Soros

6/11/12

Distressed debt analysis - Stephen Moyer
**Fantastic book. Not hard to read at all if you understand basic corporate finance and accounting. Halfway into this. Sort of bummed I can't finish it soon because of my SA stint.

Investment banking - Rosenbaum & Pearl
**Started this recently just by reading certain sections. Informative so far.

6/11/12

Reading:
WSJ
The God Delusion- Richard Dawkins
Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get a Life- Larry Winget
Where Ever you go, there you are- John Kabat Zinn
Loaded- Robert Sabbag

Currently in Queue
The Ice Man: The Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer- Philip Carlo
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test- Tom Wolfe
Smugglers Blues- Jay Brown
Mr. Nice- Howard Marks

Harvey Specter doesn't get cotton mouth.

6/11/12

Hunger Games trilogy, say what you will but they are fucking good...

6/11/12
HFFBALLfan123:

Hunger Games trilogy, say what you will but they are fucking good...

First one's good, second one's ok, third one's terrible.

-MBP

6/12/12
manbearpig:
HFFBALLfan123:

Hunger Games trilogy, say what you will but they are fucking good...

First one's good, second one's ok, third one's terrible.

I didn't like the first one (more bowhunting, less feelings please) and haven't bothered with the other two. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, now that is a trilogy. Elisabeth Salandar is badass.

Currently reading Don Quixote. Other things I've read this year: Count of Monte Cristo, The Divine Right of Capitalism, and Brave New World.

6/12/12

Great responses! Lots of books to add to my list. Thanks everyone!

6/13/12

Reading game of thrones and rewatching the first two seasons. I didn't realize how much detail I missed when I watched the first time.

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