Stock Market Books to Help You Invest During Crashes: 19 Expert Picks

  • The S&P 500 has fallen more than 14% this year as investors worry about a possible recession.
  • We asked experts for the essential readings that helped them better understand bear markets.
  • Here are 19 books to help investors weather a stock market downturn.

It’s been a tough year for making money on the stock market.

Stocks suffered a massive and deep sell-off in 2022 as investors panicked about a possible recession, rising interest rates and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Growth stocks led the slowdown, with the Nasdaq down 22% this year through Friday. Some retail and even professional investors are experiencing their first prolonged bear market after two years of record outperformance of major indices and the prolonged bull run of the decade following the 2008 financial crisis.

Insider asked a number of veteran Wall Street strategists which books helped them better understand bear markets, recessions and stock market crashes.

They shared 19 top picks, ranging from Michael Lewis’ ‘The Big Short’, which was adapted into a Hollywood blockbuster starring Christian Bale and Brad Pitt, to ‘Reminiscences of a Stock Operator’, a 1923 novel written by the journalist. Edwin Lefevre.

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