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BOOKS

  • Human Action; Ludwig von Mises Masterpiece by Ludwig von Mises. Presents the economy as a study of human action.
  • Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles; Jesús Huerta de Soto Perfect to understand economic cycles. It analyzes the monetary and credit system fundamentals.
  • Autobiography; Bernard Baruch Autobiography of one of the best, and relatively unknown, investors of all time.
  • Hot Commodities; Jim Rogers Easy-to-read book about commodities written by Rogers, one of the most prestigious investors.
  • The Economics of Inflation. A Study of Currency Depreciation in Post War Germany; Costantino Bresciani-Turroni One of the best analyses of the causes and impact of the German hyperinflation of the twenties.
  • A Zebra in Lion Country; Ralph Wanger Wanger writes about his role as money manager searching for opportunities out of the herd.
  • Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits; Philip A. Fisher Fisher explains his special investment philosophy and his exhaustive analysis of companies.
  • Investing the Templeton Way; Lauren C. Templeton y Scott Philipps Lessons by Sir John Templeton, one of the best known contrarian investors.
  • Autobiography; Benjamin Franklin Really good autobiography by one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
  • Gold Wars; Ferdinand Lips Ferdinand Lips explains why gold is a guarantee of freedom.
  • Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis; Ludwig von Mises Culminating work by Mises written in 1922. Critical reading of how socialism makes economic calculation impossible.
  • Theory and History; Ludwig von Mises Less known than other von Mises´ works but equally brilliant. Liberalism fundamentals versus other streams of thought.
  • Autobiography; Mark Twain A classic American book in which Mark Twain discovers his innate talent. A chronicle of an era.
  • Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds; Charles Mackay A classic for studying human behaviour.
  • Lee Kuan Yew; Graham Allison y Robert D. Blackwill with Ali Wyne Interviews with the former Singaporean president, now deceased. One of the most brilliant leaders of the 20th century.
  • The Philosophy of Money; Georg Simmel This book was written in 1900 and explains the relevance of money in human relations.
  • Damn Right! Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger; Janet Lowe Charlie Munger´s life, Warren Buffett´s alter ego.
  • The New Money Masters; John Train Compilation of greatest money managers´ different investment policies.
  • The Banking Panics of the Great Depression; Elmus Wicker Analyzes the origin, scale and effects of the five largest bank crises of the American Great Depression.
  • Light and Liberty; Thomas Jefferson Thoughts of one of the most outstanding presidents in American history.
  • Capital Returns; Marathon; Edward Chancellor Management Fund Marathon puts emphasis on how allocation of excesses of capital to industries sow the seeds of poor returns.
  • The Age of Empathy; Frans de Waal De Waal understands empathy as an ancestral feature of human and animal nature, contrary to the principals of Darwin and Freud.
  • Cerebro y Libertad; Joaquín M. Fuster Fuster studies the free will through neuroscience.
  • Contrarian Investment Strategies; David Dreman David Dreman explains his contrarian investment approach.
  • The Science of Success; Charles G. Koch Koch Industries is one of the largest private companies in the world. He explains his holding´s organization and management philosophy.
  • Anthem; Ayn Rand Ayn Rand writes about a possible society without individuality, where all men are equal and social decisions are made by committees.
  • The Road To Serfdom; Friedrich A. Hayek Hayek explains how a society loses its freedoms and moves toward totalitarianism in centrally-planned economies.
  • One Up On Wall Street; Peter Lynch Peter Lynch sets out how investors should analyze financial statements to find investment opportunities.
  • Dead Aid; Dambisa Moyo Moyo, Zambian-born, brings a controversial approach on how aid to Africa from developed countries does not work.
  • The Intelligent Investor; Benjamin Graham The masterpiece of value investing on how to buy cheap.
  • My Life and Work; Henry Ford One of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century understands capitalism as prosperity.
  • Behavioural Finance; James Montier Montier confirms investor irrationality. We have to channel our rationality to make better investment decisions.
  • An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals; David Hume Thought must serve humans to free their minds from dogma. Written in the 18th century. It is useful to understand Mises philosophy.
  • The Art of Speculation; Philip L Carret Classic investment book by Philip Carrett, one of the longest-lived managers who died at age 101.
  • A Banking History of Money and Banking in the United States; Murray N. Rothbard History of money and banking in the United States from the colonial era until World War II.
  • The Little Book of Value Investing; Christopher H. Browne Easy-to-read book about the value-investing approach.
  • The Memoirs of the Dean of Wall Street; Benjamin Graham The memoirs of Benjamin Graham.
  • The Art of Short Selling; Kathryn F. Staley Short selling requires great discipline.
  • A Gift to My Children; Jim Rogers Jim Rogers explains how to find success and happiness in markets and in life.
  • The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882 Published in 1887, a must to understand the life of the author of "The Origin of Species".
  • Tomorrow´s Gold. Asia´s Age of Discovery; Marc Faber Faber explains where to find opportunities in a changing world.
  • Shoe Dog; Phil Knight Memoirs of Nike´s founder since its origins importing shoes from Japan.
  • The Anti-Capitalist Mentality; Ludwig von Mises Free economy countries have raised the standard of living, even so capitalism always gets a bad press.
  • Juan Roig: El Emprendedor Visionario; Manuel Mira Candel Through dedication Juan Roig made possible the creation of one of the biggest Spanish companies.
  • Money of the Mind. Money and Borrowing in America. From the Civil War to Michael Milken; James Grant Through history we have created one of the greatest speculative booms: the democratization of credit and the socialization of risk.
  • Greenspan´s Bubbles; William A. Fleckenstein Fleckenstein tells how Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve president, left a devastating legacy.
  • The Great Wave. Price Revolutions and the Rythm of History; David Hackett Fischer Interesting book about the evolution of prices through history and its effects on society.
  • Soros on Soros. Staying Ahead of the Curve; George Soros con Byron Wien y Krisztina Koenen Interviews with Soros about global issues, finance, morals and politics.
  • Enemigos del Comercio, una Historia Moral de la Propiedad; Antonio Escohotado Part of a trilogy. Why and who in history had made markets and private property conceived as something negative.
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