I registered on this site a few weeks ago and have been reading through some threads and am so glad that i stumbled across this site -- it truly is a great resource and i look forward to using it in the future. I have now finally decided to post
I am currently a student at an Australian university completing a combined degree, one of which is commerce (with majors in investment, quantitative and corporate finance). I have only just finished my second year, and my other degree is chemical engineering, so i have barely touched on any of my finance units. The units that i have actually completed were more focused on corporate finance rather than investment finance, so i have really only just scratched the surface of investments, and the few textbooks that i own are very "academic" (eg. mathematical portfolio theory type stuff), rather than being useful practical resources.
Anyway, on to the point -- Im sure many of you using this site can relate to this, but i have a slight obsession with watching money grow I understand the basics behind the mechanics of a stock market and the economy, however have very limited knowledge in how to actually benefit from it. I'd really like to learn more about the practical aspect of investing in the stock and other markets, and was wondering if anybody could perhaps suggest any books they have found useful when starting out? Are there any books that are considered "classic must-have resources" among traders? I would probably prefer texts set in an Australian environment, however this is no major constraint. I do understand that there is a large volume of information on the internet on the subject, and while i do plan on sifting through it, i would prefer the hard copy of a text which i can read wherever and whenever i desire
Thanks in advance,