In this post, I will list all the books I have read and speak quickly about some of them.
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki.
Other Rich Dad series (do not remember the names, but were more 3)
The Richer of Babylon man.
The millionaire lives next door. (Millionaire next door).
Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Gohleman.
The secrets of the millionaire mind.
The Intelligent Investor (Benjamin Graham)
Stocks for the long run – Jeremy Siegel
Manual of the small investor actions – Fábio Portela
Asset allocation – Henrique Carvalho
Beat the street – Peter Lynch
One Up on Wall Street – Peter Lynch
Earn to Learn – Peter Lynch
Beat the street – Peter Lynch
The Bastter philosophy Accumulate Heritage – Bastter
I I want to be Rich – Bastter
Introduction to Real Estate Investment Funds – André Bacci
Invest and quiet living – Mille
Survive on the stock exchange – Bastter
Smart Investment – Gustavo Cerbasi
happy couples enrich together – Gustavo Cerbasi
All or Nothing – the history and the fall of the Empire X – Malu Gaspar
Abilio – (Abilio Diniz Biography)
Big Dream (history of the triumvirate JP Leman, Beto Sicupira, Marcel Telles [AMBEV] – Malu Gaspar
Make fortune actions before it is too late – Decius Bazin
Living dividends – Rafael Mariano
Investments: the secrets of George Soros and Warren Buffet – Mark Tier
like Warren Buffet – Mary Buffet
history of the capital market in Brazil – Simone Azevedo
I am currently stuck reading Philip Fischer’s book “Ordinary Actions, Extraordinary Profits”.
The first book I read was Rich Dad Rich Dad. This book was a milestone in my life and that introduced me to the world of finance, just like it was for many people in Brazil. We have very little financial literature in Brazil and few good authors, I did not like any book by Gustavo Cerbasi, Mille’s book is more or less, and Bastter’s are excellent.
Henrique Carvalho is more of a salesman and entrepreneur than a good author of books, I liked his blog HC investments when I was very ignorant on the subject, but after more readings and studies, I realized that his blog is VERY bad.
Another blog that I liked/liked was that of the small investor, I bought and read Fábio Portela’s book that I consider good. We have few good finance blogs in Brazil, I really like the financial thoughts of the blogger Soul Surfer and also of Living Income. The vast majority are more stuffed with aspects of bloggers’ personal lives than of actual teaching, but it is important to see the practical side of things because this whole lot of books is all theory, investing in practice and living and living with it is what it is the challenge.
I still have about 5 books in sight to read beyond the ones I said. I feel that I have already reached a plateau in my financial knowledge and I am even fed up with it, the reading of these books that I mentioned above lasted almost 3 years and I already learned the basics and even more than that for the small investor.
For those who invest in stocks, it is necessary to read the book of Siegel and Ben Graham, these two books are the bibles of the stock market. I have also taken some online courses from the FGV on finance and administration, they are very basic, but I also like to do it, because I learned a few things that are legal and more practical for the Brazilian reality.
I’m still going to make specific posts for each book I read and comment on better. I am currently taking online courses on the Cousera.com platform (it is a very interesting site and has a lot of cool classes, with the best teachers from the best US colleges), I am even attending a Nobel Prize in economics.
This is the wonderful side of the internet, a poor Northeasterner with a connection can take a lesson directly from Yale as if he were in a classroom. And seeing the author himself speaking, drawing on the board and talking to the class is very exciting, you feel literally in the classroom. When this course ends I will comment it here on the blog as well.
So this is personal, I recommend reading all those books that I read, they are basic for anyone who wants to invest and always you will learn something or other in them and try to adapt to their reality and its limitations.
The vast majority of them I found on the net for free, especially those that are in English, some others you buy at Amazon very cheap for kindle, others in Portuguese you download for free on the net (see the site lelivros.com) and very few will be necessary to buy On paper. I hope some of them are useful to you, that you are not in a hurry to read, everything has to be done with calm and tranquility.