What books Abnormal Returns readers purchased in December 2012

A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon in the prior month has become very popular with our readers. It serves as a great list for readers looking for investment-related books for everyone on their holiday list. The top two books on the list were the subject of one our Amazon Money and Markets blog posts. Nearly 48% of purchases were of a single copy so I have omitted them. Below are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased for December 2012:

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The Bestsellers

  1. Skating Where the Puck Was: The Correlation Game in a Flat World  by William J. Bernstein
  2. The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin
  3. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta
  4. Market Sense and Nonsense: How the Markets Really Work (and How They Don’t) by Jack Schwager
  5. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don’t by Nate Silver
  6. Mastery by Robert Greene
  7. The Trend Following Bible: How Professional Traders Compound Wealth and Manage Risk by Andrew Abraham
  8. Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Error by Wesley Gray and Tobias Carlisle
  9. The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money by Carl Richards

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The Rest

  1. The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven H. Strogatz
  2. 48 and Counting: A Story of Money, Love and Bicycling by Jonathan Clements
  3. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  4. Hedge Fund Market Wizards by Jack Schwager
  5. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiousity and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
  6. The Art & Science of Technical Analysis: Market Structure, Price Action & Trading Strategies by Adam Grimes
  7. The Hour Between Wolf and Dog: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust by John Coates
  8. The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward and Delusion on Wall Street by Justin Fox
  9. The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off by Justin Yifu Lu
  10. The Value Investors: Lessons from the World’s Top Fund Managers by Ronald Chan
  11. Jackass Investing: Don’t do it. Profit from it. by Michael Dever
  12. Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better by Doug Lemov
  13. The Ages of the Investor: A Critical Look at Life-Cycle Investing  by William J. Bernstein
  14. The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick by Benoit Mandelbrot
  15. The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: How Not to be Your Worst Enemy by James Montier
  16. The Missing Risk Premium: Why Low Volatility Investing Works by Eric Falkenstein
  17. The Zeitgeist Investor: Unlocking The Mind of the Market by Tim Richards
  18. What’s Behind the Numbers?: A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery and Avoiding Huge Losses in Your Portfolio by John Del Vecchio

ARBookCover What books Abnormal Returns readers purchased in December 2012Thanks again to everyone who purchased a copy of my book or any other book (or item) during the month. Did you find something interesting to read this month? If so, leave a comment to give every one a head’s up.

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