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Financial Analyst Books

List of Top Financial Analyst Books

CFI’s list of top Financial Analyst books includes:

More More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places – Mauboussin

The Alchemy of Finance – Soros

The Most Important Thing – Marks

Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond – Greenwald and others

One Up on Wall Street – Lynch

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits – Fisher

Margin of Safety – Seth Klarman

Random Walk Down Wall Street – Malkiel

Fooling Some of the People All of the Time – Einhorn

Liar’s Poker – Lewis

Too Big to Fail – Sorkin


For more financial analyst books, check out CFI’s full list of finance reading materials.


Financial Analyst Books

Analyst Certification FMVA™ Program

Below is a break down of subject weightings in the FMVA™ financial analyst program. As you can see there is a heavy focus on financial modeling, finance, Excel, business valuation, budgeting/forecasting, PowerPoint presentations, accounting and business strategy.


Financial Analyst certification curriculum


A well rounded financial analyst possesses all of the above skills!


Additional Questions & Answers

CFI is the global institution behind the financial modeling and valuation analyst FMVA™ Designation. CFI is on a mission to enable anyone to be a great financial analyst and have a great career path. In order to help you advance your career, CFI has compiled many resources to assist you along the path.

In order to become a great financial analyst, here are some more questions and answers for you to discover:

  • What is financial modeling?
  • How do you build a DCF model?
  • What is sensitivity analysis?
  • How do you value a business?