Investment Banking Reading List

The Goldman Sachs reading list for incoming (summer) analysts has not changed much over the years. The best banks for breaking into investment banking.

Industry Background and Flavour

Emerging Markets

Billion Dollar Whale (not on the official list but by far the most entertaining)

Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power

The Blood Bankers: Tales from the Global Underground Economy

Emerging Markets

Understanding Wall Street, Fifth Edition

The Money Masters

The New Money Masters

Money Masters of Our Time

The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Text on Value Investing

The Visual Investor: How to Spot Market Trends (Wiley Trading)

The Essays Of Warren Buffett: Lessons For Corporate America

Buffettology: The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett the World’s Most Famous Investor

The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market (Wiley Investment Classics)

Bill Gross on Investing

Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Wordsworth Reference)

Greed and Glory on Wall Street: Fall of the House of Lehman (Penguin Business Library)

The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

The House of Nomura: The Inside Story of the Legendary Japanese Financial Dynasty

The New Crowd: The Changing of the Jewish Guard on Wall Street

Beating the Street

Secrets of Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country

Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve

Guerrilla Investing: Winning Strategies for Beating the Wall Street Professionals

The Battle for Investment Survival (Wiley Investment Classics)

Money and Power: The History of Business

The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power, 1653-2000

Toward Rational Exuberance: the Evolution of the Modern Stock Market

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-tested Strategy for Successful Investing

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

The Chastening: Inside The Crisis That Rocked The Global Financial System And Humbled The Imf

After the Trade Is Made, Revised Ed.: Processing Securities Transactions

The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered

General Industry Reference

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (Barron’s Dictionary of Finance & Investment Terms)

The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Text on Value Investing

International Economics with MyEconLab: Theory & Policy

The “Wall Street Journal”Guide to Understanding Money and Investing (Wall Street Journal (Lightbulb Press))

FT Guide to Using the Financial Pages (The FT Guides)

The Atlas of Economic Indicators: A Visual Guide to Market Force: A Visual Guide to Market Forces and the Federal Reserve

Fixed Income and Equities

The Bond Book, Third Edition : Everything Investors Need to Know About Treasuries, Municipals, GNMAs, Corporates, Zeros, Bond Funds, Money Market Funds, and More

Controlling and Managing Interest-Rate Risk

The Handbook of Fixed Income SecuritiesStigum’s Money Market, 8E

Fixed Income Calculations: Money Market Paper and Bonds v.1: Money Market Paper and Bonds Vol 1 (Money Market Bond Calculations)

Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment

Options and Derivatives

How I Trade Options (Wiley Trading)

Options as a Strategic Investment

Options:Essential Concepts, 3rd Edition

Trading Index Options

All About Options, 3E: The Easy Way to Get Started (All About Series)

Mastering Derivatives Markets: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Products, Applications and Risks

The New Financial Instruments (Frontiers in Finance Series)

Options, Futures and Other Derivatives

Investment Management

Analysis of Investments and Management of Portfolios: WithThomson One – Business School Edition

Written About, By or For Money Managers and Traders

Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders

The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders

Trader Vic: Methods of a Wall Street Master

Exceptional Trading: The Mind Game

Trading to Win: The Psychology of Mastering the Markets

The Disciplined Trader: Developing Winning Attitudes

Stan Weinstein’s Secrets for Profit in Bull and Bear Markets

Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline, and a Winning Attitude

Trading With Crowd Psychology (Wiley Trading)

The Master Swing Trader: Tools and Techniques to Profit from Outstanding Short-Term Trading Opportunities

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications: Study Guide (New York Institute of Finance)

Street Smarts: High Probability Short Term Trading Strategies

The 5 Day Momentum Method

The Real Holy Grail: Money Management Techniques of Top Traders

Trading Connors VIX Reversals

Written by Goldman Sachs Employees

The Five Great Myths About China and The World by Jonathan Anderson and Fred Hu; PPP Company Limited; 2003

• Exploring General Equilibrium by Fischer Black; MIT Press; 1995

• Business Cycles and Equilibrium by Fischer Black; Blackwell Publishers; 1991

• Managing Currency Risk by Fischer Black; Association for Investment Management & Research; 1989

• Old Girls’ Network: Insider Advice for Women Building Businesses in a Man’s World by Connie Duckworth, Sharon Whiteley

• Goldman Sachs : The Culture of Success by Lisa Endlich; Knopf; 1999

• Beginning the Journey: China the United States and the WTO by Robert Hormats; Council on Foreign Relations Press; 2001

• Global Aging and Financial Markets: Hard Landings Ahead by Robert Hormats; Center for Strategic and International Studies; 2002

• The Boundaryless Organization: Breaking the Chains of Organization Structure, Revised and Updated by Steve Kerr

• The GE Work-Out : How to Implement GE’s Revolutionary Method for Busting Bureaucracy & Attacking

Organizational Proble by Steve Kerr; McGraw-Hill Trade; 2002

• The Practice of Risk Management by Bob Litterman; Euromoney Publications PLC, 1998

• Foundations for Financial Economics by Bob Litzenberger and Chi-fu Hwang Prentice Hall; 1998

• Markets, Mobs & Mayhem: How to Profit From the Madness of Crowds by Robert Menschel John Wiley & Sons; 2002

• Adam Smith and the Origins of American Enterprise by Roy C. Smith St. Martin’s Press; 2002

• Wealth Creators : The Rise of Today’s New Rich and Super-Rich by Roy C. Smith; St. Martin’s Press; 2001

• The Global Bankers by Roy C. Smith; BeardBooks, Incorporated; 2000

• High Finance in the Euro-Zone: Competing in the New European Capital Market by Roy C. Smith; Pearson Education; 2000

• The Money Wars: The Rise & Fall of the Great Buyout Boom of the 1980s by Roy C. Smith; BeardBooks, Incorporated; 2000

• Cases and Readings in Markets, Ethics, and Law by Roy C. Smith; Simon & Schuster Custom Publishing; 1996

• Street Smarts: Linking Professional Conduct With Shareholder Value in the Securities Industry by Roy C. Smith; Harvard Business School Publishing, 1997 Global Banking by Roy C. Smith Oxford University Press; 1995

• Comeback: The Restoration of American Banking Power in the New World Economy by Roy C. Smith; Harvard Business School Publishing; 1993

• Securities Markets in the 1980s: The New Regime 1979-1984 by Barrie A. Wigmore; Oxford University Press; 1997

• The Crash and Its Aftermath: A History of Securities Markets in the United States, 1929-1933

(Contributions in Economics and Economic History) by Barrie A. Wigmore; Greenwood Publishing Group; 1986