Book Review: ‘A Beginner’s Guide to the Stock Market: Everything You Need to Start Making Money Today’ by Matthew R. Kratter

I really liked this book. It’s a pretty good beginner’s guide on the stock market. It’s also a short, quick read that’s packed full of a lot of info on a myriad of subjects related to starting out in stock trading game.

Matthew R. Kratter walks you through the earliest steps of getting into the market but he does so very clearly and in a way that the layman can understand.

When I first started out, I had a hard time finding beginner books that didn’t read like inside baseball. I feel like a lot of “experts” tend to use exclusionary language to either feel self-impressed or just to sell books and intimidate newbies from entering their sacred space.

Kratter’s book is one of the first I’ve come across that felt as if the author genuinely wanted to assist you and help you build knowledge and confidence to enter the stock market, ready to invest for your future.

If you aren’t trading or holding stocks and feel intimidated by the thought of it, this book is a really good starting point and pretty damn helpful.

Rating: 9/10
Pairs well with: other more recent books about the stock market, personal finance and investing.