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Below are some of the books, papers, and essays that influenced my investment approach and framework. I’ll periodically update this list, so be sure to check back in.

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You Can Be a Stock Market Genius, by Joel Greenblatt

Margin of Safety, by Seth Klarman (this might be tricky to find but is worth the search)

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, by Edwin Lefèvre

The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market, by George Soros


Manias, Panics, and Crashes, by Charles P. Kindleberger

The Story of China: The Epic History of a World Power from the Middle Kingdom to Mao and the China Dream, by Michael Wood


Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, by Ayn Rand

Who Needs The Fed?, by John Tamny

Human Action, by Ludwig von Mises


The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Objective Communication: Writing, Speaking, and Arguing, by Leonard Peikoff

The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out, by Leonard Peikoff

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, by Ayn Rand

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

Extreme Ownership, by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin



Value and Momentum Everywhere, by Cliff Asness, Tobias J. Moskowitz, and Lasse H. Pedersen

Systematic vs. Discretionary, by AQR Capital Management

Accelerating Learning in Active Management: The Alpha-Brier Process, by Joseph A. Cerniglia and Philip E. Tetlock

Volatility and the Allegory of the Prisoner’s Dilemma, by Chris Cole 

Liquidity Cascades: The Coordinated Risk of Uncoordinated Market Participants, by Corey Hoffstein

Catering and Return Manipulation in Private Equity, by Blake Jackson, David C. Ling, and Andy Naranjo

Reach for Safety, by Johnny Kang, Tom Parker, Scott Radell, and Ralph Smith

Shift Happens: On a New Paradigm of the Markets as a Complex Adaptive System, by Michael J. Mauboussin

Who Is On The Other Side, by Michael J. Mauboussin

On the Pricing of Corporate Debt: The Risk Structure of Interest Rates, by Robert C. Merton


That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen, by Frédéric Bastiat

Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Free-Banking Episodes?, by Ignacio Briones and Hugh Rockoff

The Theory of Imaginary Money from Charlemagne to the French Revolution, by Luca Einaudi, Riccardo Faucci & Roberto Marchionatti, 2006.

Introduction: Minsky on money, banking and finance, by Dimitri B. Papadimitriou and L. Randall Wray

What is Money?, By A. Mitchell Innes, 1913.

The Credit Theory of Money, by A. Mitchell Innes, 1913.

The ergodicity problem in economics, by Ole Peters

Egalitarianism and Inflation, by Ayn Rand

The End of Central Banking, Part I, by Richard M. Salsman

New York’s Bank: The National Monetary Commission and the Founding of the Fed, by George Selgin

The Rise and Fall of the Gold Standard in the United States, by George Selgin

Money and Collateral, by Manmohan Singh and Peter Stella

Free Banking in History and Theory, by Lawrence H. White

The Origins of Money and the Development of the Modern Financial System, by L. Randall Wray


Philosophy: Who Needs It, by Ayn Rand

The Hierarchy of Knowledge: The Most Neglected Issue in Education, by Lisa Van Damme


MacroVoices Eurodollar University podcast series, featuring Jeffrey Snider