Financial, Personal Finance and Investing Books

AVienneseWaltz_MSA Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors
(Laissez Faire Books, 2013)

Austrian economist and investment analyst Mark Skousen argues that the behavior of the stock market is more like a waltz, not a random walk.  Based on his 40 years experience on Wall Street, writing an award-winning newsletter (Forecasts & Strategies), and teaching economics and finance at Columbia Business School, his new work applies the basic concepts of the Austrian school of Mises, Hayek, and Schumpeter to the exhilarating, volatile world of high finance. Find out all the highlights here.

The Maxims of Wall StreetMaxims of Wall Street: A Compilation of Financial Adages, Ancient Proverbs, and Worldly Wisdom
(Skousen Publishing, Inc, 2015)

For nearly 30 years, financial economist and investment writer Mark Skousen have been collecting all the old wise adages, proverbs, and legends on Wall Street, based on in-depth interviews with old timers, reading rare financial books, and his own experiences in the financial markets. Maxims of Wall Street has become a classic reference that you will read with delight for years to come, and an ideal gift to investors, stockbrokers and money managers. Learn more about this invaluable book here.

Investing in One LessonInvesting in One Lesson
(Regnery Publishing, 2007)

“If you could identify one lesson of investing, what would it be?”

This question, repeatedly asked of Mark Skousen by everyday investors, intrigued the stock market expert. Could he sum up his decades-long experience as an investment advisor, professor, and writer in a single lesson? Was it possible both to explain the cryptic workings of the stock market and also relate a comprehensive investing strategy in just one book? This book represents the definitive answer to that question. With Investing In One Lesson, Dr. Skousen has compiled a primer that will put even the most baffled investor on the road to success in the stock market. Mixing sober investment guidance with compelling stories from Dr. Skousen’s years of exploration in the stock market jungle, Investing In One Lesson is an engaging, indispensable guide for surviving and thriving in the peculiar universe of Wall Street. Click here more on this incredible book!

High Finance on a Low BudgetHigh Finance on a Low Budget
(Dearborn Financial Publishing, c. 1997, $24.95)

Co-authored with wife Jo Ann Skousen, this book is in its seventh edition and is an excellent primer on getting started in investing. A main selection of the Money Book Club. Click here for more.

The New Scrooge Investing
(Little, Brown & Co., c. 1996, $19.95)

A main selection of the Money Book Club, this second edition shows investors how to be bargain hunters and be cost-conscience when investing in stocks, mutual funds, real estate, collectibles, precious metals and foreign investments.

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Secrets of the Great Investors Audio SeriesSecrets of the Great Investors
(Knowledge Products, $14.95 per set, $295 collection)

This cassette tape series about investing is narrated by Louis Rukeyser, famed host of the weekly TV series, Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser, and edited by Mark Skousen. There are 26 tapes in all (13 sets) including two with scripts by Mark’s wife Jo Ann: “Investment Philosophers” and “Collectibles.” Mark wrote “The Financial Economists.” Click here to order.