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Best Investment Books to Read in 2022

March 14, 2022

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Best Investment Books of 2022 — Do you like reading? Our guess is “yes,” since you’re currently reading a blog post about the best investment books to read in 2022. If you’re new to our blog, welcome! And if you’re a returning visitor, we hope you enjoy reading our articles as much as we enjoy writing them! Whether you’re an experienced investor who wants to explore different investment strategies, or you are a newbie who can benefit from a little bit of direction, our list of best investment books to read in 2022 has something for everyone. 


7 Best Investment Books of 2022 


1. Gold Is A Better Way (And Other Wealth Building Secrets Wall Street Doesn’t Want You To Know) – Adam Baratta, 2018

The truth about where the markets are heading and why owning gold and gold stocks is the best strategy for accumulating real wealth. Gold Is A Better Way is a fantastic resource for everyday investors who are currently managing a portfolio and those just starting out. The author, Adam Baratta does a great job of explaining what drives markets, the fundamentals of investing, and the “why” behind successful investment strategies. Gold is a Better Way provides a roadmap to ensure you make sound financial decisions by highlighting historical trends and the importance of diversifying your portfolio with gold.


2. How to Invest in Gold and Silver – Don Durrett, 2010

If you’ve read our blog posts, you probably have a good idea of how to invest in gold and might have picked up some tips from our silver investing post, too. How to Invest in Gold and Silver offers a step-by-step guide for newbs to precious metals investing. Don Durrett uses a no-frills, yet very relevant to the times approach to explaining the gold and silver markets. You can expect a clear overview of what drives the price of commodities combined with essential information on managing risk. He walks you through the ins and outs of bullion, gold ETFs, options, and how to invest in gold mining stocks for the best possible returns. If you want to learn how to add more gold and silver investment products to your portfolio without all the Baystreet jargon, this book is definitely for you.


3. The New Case for Gold – James Rickards, 2016

In this avant-garde manifesto, author James Rickards does a deep dive into gold’s history of being the ultimate contrarian investment and why it will always be an irreplaceable store of wealth. Although the book’s original publish date was in 2016, The New Case for Gold is highly relevant — using historical case studies, monetary theory, and his personal investing experience to emphasize the importance of gold as an asset during market volatility and political unrest. This short read comes in hot — and provides clear instructions on using gold investment products as a hedge against inflation and falling markets, while leveraging them to achieve financial freedom.


4. Investing in Precious Metals for Dummies – Paul Mladjenovic, 2008 

By the same people who brought you “Auto Repair for Dummies,” and “Wine for Dummies,” Investing in Precious Metals for Dummies remains true to its self-explanatory title (except for the “Dummy” part, because we read it, too). This is one of the best investment books for people looking for a step-by-step guide to purchasing and trading gold and silver in layman’s terms. Paul Mladjenovic eases you into the world of precious metals investing, helping you gain a clear understanding of gold and silver markets. Investing in Precious Metals for Dummies is a fun yet informative read and a great starting off point for the novice investors looking to get their feet wet.


5. A Random Walk Down Wall Street (Revised and Updated) – Burton G. Malkiel, 2020

Originally published in 1973, Burton G. Malkiel’s vastly informative volume is considered one of the best investment books for individual investors and will most likely become a classic. It champions the average person giving you the inside scoop on what makes hedge fund managers and high-volume traders so successful. You can expect to learn the fundamentals of “the Street” and how to navigate it with the help of a user-friendly, long-term investment strategy that makes sense. Whether you are planning for retirement or just want more financial security, Burton G. Malkiel uses a time-tested approach to portfolio strategy and how to calculate potential returns not only for basic stocks and bonds but also for a wide range of investment options. Originally published in 1973, this book received a refresh in 2020, and individual investors of all experience and risk tolerance levels will find the critical facts and step-by-step guidance they need to protect and grow their hard-earned money throughout the book.


6. Why Gold? Why Now? – E.B. Tucker, 2020

E.B. Tucker is a veteran of the investment industry who walks you through the various ways to own gold, from physical bars to coins and gold mining stocks — in simple, digestible terms. Apparently, he wrote this in just 23 days, and based on the many acclaimed reviews (outside of our own), this guy really knows his stuff.

Why Gold? Because history shows that during political unrest and market volatility, gold offered security and protection, time and time again.

Why Now? In just two years, the world has been through a pandemic, volatile markets, and political unrest — we are living in uncertain times, and fiat currency faces a perilous future today. An essential “How To” Guide for the Gold Market, Tucker explains why gold is considered a core asset by the world’s elite and how it’s especially useful during economic downturns. The only asset that is not someone else’s liability is gold. Gold’s value is not dependent on anyone or anything.


7. The Broke Millennial Takes On Investing – Erin Lowry, 2019 

If reading the title of this book makes you feel attacked, it’s probably because you’re part of the generation who was dealt the worst hand (economically speaking). The financial crisis of 2008 did a number on us, and just when we thought we were getting the hang of adulting, along came a pandemic and now some really scary political unrest out in Europe. But don’t lose hope, fellow millennial friend — this guide to investing basics is for anyone who feels they aren’t ready (or wealthy enough) to enter the market.

The issue with many Millennials is that most don’t know where to start. Like gold, there is a significant scarcity of reliable information available to address the concerns of new millennial investors, such as:

  • Should I use an online brokerage firm?
  • I’m still in student debt and barely paying rent — should I still invest?
  • How do I invest while being socially responsible?
  • Where can I find investment information online? 

We love the hands-on guide approach Erin Lowry takes in this light read, helping even the newest of investment newbs become confident on their way to building wealth. If this title speaks to you, you should check out our article: Why Gold is the Best Investment for Millennials 


Life gets busy and we get that it isn’t always easy to find time to curl up with your favourite investment book. Many of these titles are available as audiobooks for those constantly on the go. If you found this list useful, be sure to check out or follow up blog — The Best Investment Podcasts of 2022

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