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Reading list: Books that every financier should have in his library (February 2022)

The financial literacy of people in our country is at a very low level. You don’t have to be an expert to understand this. Investments, deposits, mutual funds, etc. This is only for financiers, ordinary people do not need to know these terms. Books on financial literacy will help you understand that this is an erroneous judgment. These are not regular textbooks for economists, but real tools for obtaining, saving, and increasing money.

Poor and rich, successful and unsuccessful, businessmen and employees. We live in a world where two extremes constantly clash. Some have firmly mastered their place in society and do not try to change it. Which category of people do you belong to?

  • Money is like water, it flows to no one knows where. 
  • We must live one day and take from life to the maximum. 
  • Life is given once and it is pointless to spend it on saving and accumulating money. I live from salary to salary and have nothing to save. 

These are probably familiar phrases for you. Read at least one book from the list below and see how much your attitude towards money has changed. If nothing happened, come back to life one day. And everyone has the right to live it the way they want.

Some books turn consciousness, make you look at your profession and even life differently. We have compiled a list of books that are good to read for anyone who wants to succeed, and these books can be always found on the bookshelves of professional financiers.

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“Trilogy of desire: Three novels (The Financier; The Titan; The Stoic)” by Theodore Dreiser. Available here.

Dreiser’s famous large-scale trilogy consists of the books The Financier, The Titan and The Stoic. Their main character is Frank Cowperwood, whose prototype was the American millionaire Charles Yerkes. The novels show how the financial world from childhood forms the character of a merchant and a stock dealer in a person. With his hard work and perseverance, and sometimes fraud and deceit, Cowperwood achieves power and wealth.

The Financier is a novel by Theodore Dreiser based on the real-life of tram magnate Charles Yerkes. Dreiser began writing his manuscript in 1911, and the following year he published the first part of his long work entitled The Financier. The second part appeared in 1914 under the name “Titan”;  the third volume of his Trilogy of Desire was also Dreiser’s occasional novel The Stoic (1947).

The Titan is a novel by Theodore Dreiser completed in 1914 as a sequel to his 1912 novel The Financier. Both books were originally a single manuscript, but due to the length of the narrative, it had to be split into two separate novels. Dreiser’s Titan manuscript was rejected by Harper & Brothers, publisher of The Financier, due to its uncompromising realism; John Lane published the book in 1914. Titan is the second installment in Dreiser’s Trilogy of Desire, a saga about ruthless businessman Frank Cowperwood (modeled after real-life streetcar magnate Charles Yerkes). The third part of the Stoic trilogy was Dreiser’s last novel, published in 1947 after his death.

The Stoic is a novel by Theodore Dreiser written in 1945 and first published in 1947. This is the completion of his Trilogy of Desire, which includes The Financier (1912) and The Titan (1914). This series of novels follows Frank Cowperwood, a businessman based on the real-life tram magnate Charles Yerkes. Dreiser tried to complete his trilogy in the early 1930s, but did not succeed in getting on with The Stoic until almost the end of his life;  he died before finishing the manuscript, and his widow Helen collected the last pages of the novel.

“Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. See it here.

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This is the story of a man who said he would stop the engine of the world and did so. So who is he – a destroyer or the greatest of liberators?

Why did he have to fight his battle not with his enemies, but with those who needed him most, and his hardest battle with the woman he loved? What is the engine of the world – and the driving force of every person? You will find out the answers to these questions when you learn the reason for the mysterious events that destroyed the lives of the characters in this story.

Huge in its scope, the novel is an amazing panorama of human life – from a productive genius who becomes a useless playboy to a great steelworker who does not know that he is working for his own destruction, to a philosopher who becomes a pirate. — a composer who quit his career on the night of his triumph — a woman running a transcontinental railroad — the lowest working track in its terminus tunnels.

As you read this novel, you must be prepared to explore every premise behind your beliefs.

This is a mystical story, not about killing – and reviving – the human spirit. This is a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action movie about turbulent events, with remorselessly ingenious plot structure and irresistible tension. Are you saying it’s impossible? Well, this is the first of your premises to check.

“The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000” by Niall Ferguson. See it here on Amazon.

Money rules the world, as the Cabaret master sang to us? In The Cash Nexus, renowned historian Niall Ferguson offers a radical and surprising answer: no. Common sense has long argued that economic change is the main driver of political change, whether in the age of industry or the Internet. In modern times, Paul Kennedy has argued that economics is the key to international power, while Francis Fukuyama and others have argued that capitalism doomed socialism and ensured the victory of democracy.

No wonder politicians are obsessed with the economy: Clinton’s campaign slogan, “This economy is stupid,” sums up a central tenet of modern life. But is it economics? Ferguson is sure that time has come to consider again the link—the “nexus,” in order to use Thomas Carlyle’s term—between economics and politics, after not only the collapse of socialism, but the apparent triumph of American-style capitalism.

His main argument is that the conflicts between two sexes, violence, and power are stronger and have more power than money. In general, political events and organizations often dominate the economic development. A bold synthesis of political history and modern economic theory, Cash Nexus will reshape the landscape of modern history and draw complex and disturbing conclusions about the prospects for both capitalism and democracy.

“The Wolf of Wall Street” by Jordan Belfort. Find it here.

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During the day he made thousands of dollars a minute. At night, he spent it as fast as he could on drugs, sex, and international travel around the world. From a binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and resulted in 700,000 hotel bills, to a wife and children waiting at home, and chatty, noisy young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here in his own inimitable In short, this is the story of the ill-fated genius they called.

In the 1990s, Jordan Belfort, the former head of the infamous investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stockbroker who led his merry gang on a wild ride out of the Wall Street canyons. and to a huge office on Long Island. Now, in this startling and hilarious autobiography, Belfort tells a story of greed, power, and excess that no one could have imagined.

By all accounts, Stratton Oakmont’s Boiler Room prototype turned microcapital investing into a godlessly lucrative gamble, as Belfort’s over-hyped, stoned brokers intimidated clients into buying stocks that were guaranteed to bring indecent returns – for the home. But an insatiable appetite for depravity, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakthrough shoe designer named Steve Madden have landed Belfort on both sides of the law and into his own harrowing darkness.

From Belfort’s tumultuous relationship with his model wife, as they ran a roguish household that included two young children, twenty-two full-time employees, a couple of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere — even when the Securities and Exchange Commission and the FBI were reset. In addition to him to the unbridled hedonism of his office life, here is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from selling Italian ice cream at sixteen to earning hundreds of millions. Until everything collapsed.

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