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comment by flagamuffin
flagamuffin  ·  1046 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Looking for a book recommendation about finance / macroeconomics

Most of the finance books I've read are quite niche -- Flash Boys will get you up to speed-ish on HFT, and it's an easy read, but it assumes you start with basic knowledge. And the really, really depthful books, like Secrets of the Temple or Demon of Our Own Design... basically unreadable.

I actually recommend investopedia, 90 percent of the time it has good explanations for the financial terms you'll come across in FT, Wonkblog, etc.

For accounting, read the first few chapters of a basic textbook.