Books of the year 2014

Books of the year 2014

Just in time for Xmas, here is my list of the best finance books of the year.1

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How to speak money

How to Speak Money

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A funny explanation of financial terminology and a suitable gift for a wider audience.

The shifts and the shocks

The Shifts and the Shocks: What we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis

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Comprehensive British review of the crisis. Not always an easy read.

Falling short

Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It

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US take on the looming pensions crisis, with serious implications for this side of the pond.

Flash boys

Flash Boys

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Michael Lewis’s take on high frequency trading. I’m not convinced that the impact on buy-and-hold types like myself is too significant, but worth a read.

The forgotten depression

The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

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Well I certainly hadn’t heard about it – had you? Big contrast to the response to the 1930s depression.

Capital

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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I don’t agree with Piketty’s conclusion, or all of his data, but I want to be part of the conversation.

Millennial Money

Millennial Money

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Much as I hate the term ‘Millenial’ for the young of today, I do want to engage them with investing before it’s too late. Here’s an American take on what they should do from the son of a famous father.

  1. I can’t claim to have read every page of every book here – please look at this as a list of recommendations that I think should be more widely read. I hope to start more detailed regular reviews in 2015. []

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