Book reviews

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MoneyWeek's book reviews – A look at some of the best financial books on the shelves at the moment


The Invisible Hand: A fiendishly clever captive drama

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The final twist is genuinely shocking in this unusually intelligent drama, says Matthew Partridge.

An investment library: The Intelligent Investor

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This is the book that no investor should be without, says Matthew Partridge.

A fresh perspective on value investing

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Concentrated Investing
An original approach to both value investing and diversification, and brings a new perspective to some familiar topics.

Leveraging the value effect

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The Defensive Value Investor
An accessible and engaging guide for any stock-picking private investor, says Matthew Partridge.

Postcapitalism: A Guide To Our Future by Paul Mason

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Book review: Postcapitalism: A Guide To Our Future by Paul Mason
A thought-provoking work on capitalism, whether you agree with him or not, says Stuart Watkins.

Book review: make technical analysis work for you

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If you’re a trader, then Crowd Money is a book that you should definitely read, says Matthew Partridge.

The Art of Execution: How the world’s best investors get it wrong and still make millions by Lee Freeman-Shor

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The Art of Execution
An easy read with sensible conclusions, says Cris Sholto Heaton. It’s just a shame there isn’t more of it.

Are drug dealers different from other business owners?

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Book review: Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel
Narconomics by Tom Wainwright is a pithy and engaging argument on drug law reform.

The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King

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Book review: The End of Alchemy
Former Bank of England boss Mervyn King’s The End of Alchemy certainly provides plenty of food for thought, says Matthew Partridge.

The best books on investing for beginners

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Four of the best books on passive investing, from a very simple introduction to an in-depth analysis.

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