The Ascent Of Money - Niall Ferguson
The book is brilliant for getting a full view of finance, not necessarily the stock market.
Ferguson looks into the most famous and important financial institutions ever created.
He moves from the history of the Rothschild’s empire to the roaring 20s and subsequent 1929 depression.
This book is brilliant as an introduction to high finance. It explains the origins of stocks, bonds, mortgages, insurance and commodities. By learning about their history, you get incredible insights into the concepts themselves
This isn’t for history nerds. It’s for anyone who wants to an introduction to high finance!
It is groundbreaking.