The Goldman Sachs Suggested Reading List

Are you a Goldman Sachs aspirant and want to learn about its corporate culture, its thinking? What's better than to see the literature that inspires and shapes their rank and file over the years? Goldman Sachs compiles a list of books written by many of its own as well as from the most influential authors in finance.

This list is among the most comprehensive finance reading lists we've seen . There are definitely many lesser known literature gems among this list.


Written by Current or Former Goldman Sachs Employees
Industry Background and Flavor
The following popular works are, of course, exaggerated depictions of the darker side of the industry. However, they do provide some of the flavor of life on "The Street."
Broad Industry History
Analytical and Reference
FICC & Equities
Written About, By or For Money Managers and Traders
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My favorite books (from GS list), this humble-list should give you a good sense of finance.
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Investment Classics) by Edwin Lefevre
A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Completely Revised and Updated)by Burton Gordon Malkiel
Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenthal
Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street by Peter Bernstein

Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager
The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager

[very popular Finance PhD book]
Foundations for Financial Economics by Bob Litzenberger and Chi-fu Hwang Prentice Hall; 1998
Simply epic Andy. I am going to print this off and use it as a reading list. Thanks so much !
I attached a PDF file that I have embed links to the books so people don't have to search for it on Amazon. Feel free to print it or distribute on your website.


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Thank, Andy and Jim!

I have to say, Jim's list is more practical and less intimidating than GS's.

I have a question: is it important to read a lot of books on trading for a quant?