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Ask HN: What are some good resources for programmers to learn finance?
11 points by tzhenghao 44 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments



What kind of finance? If personal finance, I recommend Dave Ramsey, the Get Rich Slowly blog, and anything that says to stay away from credit, go slowly, don't get anxious, reason as if it's 100 years ago.


If you're looking to learn about finance from a Wall Street/Corporate perspective, learn how a DCF (Discounted Cash Flow) model works. There are many such resources. Wall Street Training is a good, practical one.

Two good resources that give a strong philosophical foundation are Howard Mark's Chairman's Letters (free @ Oaktree Capital website), David Einhorn's "Fooling Some of the People All of the Time", and Nassim Taleb's "Fooled by Randomness."


It depends on what area of finance you're looking at.

Here's a book I used for Corporate Finance and valuations of companies: https://www.amazon.ca/Valuation-Measuring-Managing-Value-Com...


This is what I used: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0465078982/

If you poke around you'll find plenty of books with similar titles and target audiences.




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