Learn on the go: Here are the best investing audiobooks to get

You can even get one for free!

Investing can get complicated — especially for newbies — so learning as much as possible about it is the way to go. Knowledge not only gives you more confidence when investing, but it can also make sure you don’t do anything stupid and lose money.

We already have a dedicated post about the best ETF books you should spend your money on. But in this post, we’ll take a look at the best investing audiobooks you should consider getting. Audiobooks are great for when you’re on the go, as you can listen to them while driving, running, or just walking around. However, most of the audiobooks on this list are also available in a physical — paperback — form. 

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All the investment audiobooks listed below are available via Audible. The great thing about it is that you can sign up for a one-month free trial and get a book of choice for free. You can then continue with the subscription or cancel it if you don’t like the service. 

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The best investing audiobook overall: The Psychology of Money

This isn’t a book that goes deep into what investing is or how to go about it. Instead, it revolves around the psychology of money — how people view money and make financial decisions. It’s a very unique book filled with stories that will change the way you think about money.

Written by Morgan Housel, a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal, the Psychology of Money has already sold over two million copies worldwide. While all the six audiobooks about investing on this list are worthy of your time, this one is the best of the bunch in our opinion.

  • Author: Morgan Housel
  • Listening time: 5 hours and 48 minutes
  • Amazon rating: 4.7 stars
  • Published in: 2020

The Intelligent Investor

This is considered to be a classic in the world of investing. It was originally published in 1949 and written by Benjamin Graham, who was a mentor to Warren Buffet. It’s available as an audiobook and is very, very long, but it’s definitely worth it.

This audiobook is all about the concept of “value investing”, which is based on the idea that investors should develop a long-term strategy in the market as opposed to a short-term one. As history shows, it’s hard to lose when investing long-term.

  • Author: Benjamin Graham
  • Listening time: 17 hours and 48 minutes
  • Amazon rating: 4.7 stars
  • Published in: 1965

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is another classic audiobook on investing. Some have even called it an “investing bible.” Written by legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle, it lays out a strategy for buying and holding low-cost index funds like the S&P 500. These can be purchased in the form of ETFs or via mutual funds.

The book also explains in detail how to diversify your portfolio to minimize risk and why you should stay away from stocks and stick with index funds instead. It definitely deserves a spot among the best finance audiobooks you can get.

  • Author: John C. Bogle
  • Listening time: 5 hours and 50 minutes
  • Amazon rating: 4.7 stars
  • Published in: 2007

A Beginner’s Guide to the Stock Market

Looking for a quick introduction to the world of stocks? If so, this is the book for you. It explains the basics about the stock market newbies want to know in a simple fashion. This investing audiobook is short and sweet, as it’s less than two hours long.

It takes you through things like how to buy your first stock, which broker to choose, how to trade momentum stocks, and much more. 

  • Author: Matthew R. Kratter
  • Listening time: 1 hour and 42 minutes
  • Amazon rating: 4.4 stars
  • Published in: 2019

Investing for Dummies

It’s hard to go wrong with a book from the popular For Dummies series. It’s a long audiobook, so you can be sure it goes through more than just the basics. It basically covers everything from beginner-friendly topics like what is the stock market to more advanced topics like the tax implications of stocks. 

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It’s a relatively new book, having been released in 2020. And while it’s not a classic bestseller like a few audiobooks mentioned above, it is still worth checking out.

  • Author: Eric Tyson
  • Listening time: 18 hours and 54 minutes
  • Amazon rating: 4.6 stars
  • Published in: 2020

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

The main point of this financial book is the same as that of a few others listed so far — long-term investing is key. Or in other words, time in the market beats timing the market. It also goes in-depth into why the standard advice promoted by Wall Street isn’t the one you should listen to.

Additionally, the book touches on the topics of taxes as well as changes to the laws regarding Traditional and Roth IRAs, and 401k and 403b retirement plans.

  • Author: Taylor Larimore
  • Listening time: 10 hours and 3 minutes
  • Amazon rating: 4.7 stars
  • Published in: 2014

While there are many other great audiobooks on investing worth checking out, these are the six we recommend you start with. However, we’ll make sure to update the post soon with new titles just to give you a few more options. In the meantime, feel free to leave a comment down below with the book title you think deserves a spot on our list.

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Mitja Rutnik

Mitja has more than a decade of experience working as a journalist and has written for various publications in North America and Europe. In addition to all things finance, he loves sports and is a self-proclaimed pizza expert.

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