The Essential Wall Street Starter Reading List - Wiley IB

Investment Banking reading List

Banking Investment / June 13, 2014

First and foremost, you should strive to read The Wall Street Journal and The Economist often, if not daily, as well as other news sources.

To help you get familiar with the history and state of Wall Street, here is what could best be called a “starter” reading list. This is by no means an exhaustive list, as new titles are published all the time.

  • The House of Nomura: The Inside Story of the Legendary Japanese Financial Dynasty by Albert Alletzhauser
  • Greed and Glory on Wall Street: The Fall of the House of Lehman by Ken Auletta
  • The Rise and Fall of the Merchant Bank by Erik Banks
  • A History of Corporate Finance by Jonathan Barron Baskin and Paul J. Miranti, Jr.
  • Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter Bernstein
  • In the Black: A History of African Americans on Wall Street by Gregory S. Bell
  • Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street by Peter L. Bernstein
  • The Chastening: Inside The Crisis That Rocked The Global Financial System And Humbled The IMF by Paul Blustein
  • From Here to Economy: A Shortcut to Economic Literacy by Todd G. Buchholz
  • The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America by Warren Buffett
  • The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow
  • Old Girls’ Network: Insider Advice for Women Building Businesses in a Man’s World by Connie Duckworth, Sharon Whiteley
  • Wall Street Women by Anne B. Fisher
  • Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher
  • The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power: 1653-2000 by John Steele Gordon
  • The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Text on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham
  • Bill Gross on Investing by William H. Gross
  • Investment Banking: A Tale of Three Cities by Samuel L. Hayes III and Philip M. Hubbard
  • Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises by Charles Kindleberger
  • Understanding Wall Street by Jeffrey Little & Lucien Rhodes
  • The Battle For Investment Survival by Gerald Loeb
  • Beating the Street by Peter Lynch
  • Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay, Martin Fridson, Joseph de la Vega
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Gordon Malkiel
  • The Fed: The Inside Story How World’s Most Powerful Financial Institution Drives Markets by Martin Mayer
  • Money and Power: The History of Business by Howard B. Means
  • The London Stock Exchange: A History by Ranald Michie
  • The Big Board: A History of the New York Stock Market by Robert Sobel
  • Money Game by Adam Smith
  • Toward Rational Exuberance: The Evolution of the Modern Stock Market by B. Mark Smith
  • Adam Smith and the Origins of American Enterprise by Roy C. Smith St. Martin’s Press; 2002
  • The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market by George Soros
  • Money Masters of Our Time by John Train
  • After the Trade Is Made: Processing Securities Transactions by David Weiss