If you’re looking for a book to help you make more money investing, manage your money better or need help launching a business we have summaries the recommended resources from our CEO interviews.
From billionaires to start-up founders, when we talk to CEOs we always try and ask “What books, websites or resources would you recommend that can help people make more of their money?”.
Here is what they have recommended…
In terms of money, I often find there’s no one book that really does it because books go out of date, and it’s almost something you can’t teach yourself from a book.
It’s been around a few decades but it makes you very aware of some of the unconscious habits of how you spend money or how you think about money.
The UKBAA is a fantastic champion of the angel community in the UK and very supportive to founders
There’s a good blog there to keep tabs on market movements and events. Equally, Bloomberg would be a resource that I would go to.
I’ve been really impressed with what Real Vision’s doing. Real Vision is kind of the Netflix for traders. And obviously, Bloomberg and we should say Good Money Guide too, absolutely. No, seriously.
That’s a simple way of learning more about financial news and some of the stupidity of it.
For simple, straightforward stuff, then somewhere like the Motley Fool always used to be very good… slightly gone off now. They haven’t got the profile they had before, but they’ve made it fun and they didn’t try and patronise you.
Investment tips from one of the greatest investors ever
I mean you can read a lot of books where at the end, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. It really helps to train.
One piece of advice that I follow, and it’s not for everybody, is that I read as little of other people’s stuff as possible The reason being, that you end up having other people’s opinions and not your own.
- Both Sides of the table – Mark Suster
Venture capital blogs, and there are some excellent ones out there.
It’s an online learning platform that allows you to select and complete courses at your own pace, depending on your interest, ranging from investment strategy, risk management, forex trading, and even basic financial literacy courses.
I’ve always had this saying in business: Optimists fail, pessimists prevail.
The British Business Banks new website is really good for looking at funding options
Typ in a currency pairing that is relevant to your own life (e.g. GBP to EUR news). Keeping abreast of the political and economic drivers of market movements is very important.
While none of these resources offer sophisticated, an easy-to-use app such as Goldex, they are very accurate guides for someone who wants to learn more about this asset class.
I come back to the Amazon and Netflix experiences – increasingly people want immediacy of services through their phone.
Available online at no additional charge for ii customers. What else could I possibly say..:-)
Investopedia is every finance student’s best friend!
I am not much of a believer in investment books. I think people’s most valuable resource should be their own common sense.
We’re huge fans of Emilie’s monthly newsletter on unbiased financial information and resources for women.
It’s changed quite a lot over the years, but I first cut my teeth with online investing insight from The Motley Fool, a slightly irreverent but serious site set up in the early 90s by two brothers. Still good.
The e-learning section of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) website.
- The Invested Investor: Peter Cowley
One of the most active business angels in the UK, has a blog and a book worth reading
A good read about the fixed income industry from an established publishing house
I’ve found Investopedia to be fine for new users wanting to learn about the ins and outs of investing. It’s quite US-orientated, but a good starting point.
Rather than being overwhelmed quantity of content CityFalcon seem to do a good job of filtering out the articles that aren’t of relevance to me.
Twitter can be a great resource for traders. Not only can you get instant news updates, it is also a good source of information for what’s happening in the markets.
We are also big fans of Finimize which provides a simple digest of the top two financial stories each day.
- Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets by John J Murphy
If you wanted a “one-stop shop” book on TA, it’s the bible
Enterprise Nation’s Small BusinessSessions by Emma Jones
Use social media to follow successful entrepreneurs and business leaders – you’ll be amazed at the depth and breadth of content they share online.
This informative site covers a wide range of money-related topics, from explaining what Bitcoin is to how to start your own business.
Rightly or wrongly it continues to break financial news quicker and more consistently that any established media outlet.
Robbie Burns has penned really informative books about spread betting and trading psychology.
Richard founded the Good Money Guide (previously Good Broker Guide) in 2015 and has been a broker for 20 years most recently at Investors Intelligence and previously a multi-asset derivatives broker at MF Global (Man Financial). Richard started his career working as a private client stockbroker at Walker Crips and Phillip Securities (now King and Shaxson) after interning on the NYMEX oil trading floor in New York and London IPE in 2001 & 2000.