]There’s two sides to dividend investing. First, you must know how to identify value in your stock picks. Second, you must understand how to manage dividends in your own portfolio.
 
This list of best books on dividend investing separates the two skill sets.
 
First, we’re going to dive into the greatest books on picking stocks. Next, we’ll get into the best dividend investing books.
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Best Books on Identifying Stocks For Dividend Investors

 
You’ll be happy to know, this isn’t my list of the best books. The five books listed below are the favorite books of the greatest stock pickers of all time.
 
I curated 24 reading lists from top investors such as:
  • Warren Buffett
  • Charlie Munger
  • Howard Marks
  • Steve Kuhn
  • Seth Klarman
  • Michael Berry
  • Nassim Taleb
Total, I curated 24 books lists, which produced a total of over 575 recommendations. The five books listed below are the books with the most recommendations.
 

#1 The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

 
Warren Buffett has said about The Intelligent Investor, “By far the best book on investing ever written.” Benjamin Graham’s classic The Intelligent Investor  is the bible for stock pickers. The book continues to impact even today’s top fund managers.
 

# 2 – You Can Be A Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt

 
In what came as a bit of a shock, the book with the second most votes was You Can Be A Stock Market Genius. The book gets into detail on how to learn to spot value using special situations. A skill which can be very helpful for dividend investors.
 

# 3 – The Essays of Warren Buffett

 
Once a year, Warren Buffett sends out his shareholders letter to the world. In these letters, Buffett shares his wisdom, in simple fashion.
 
There are two separate books, which have curated the letters:

# 4 – Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham

 
It’s best to think of Security Analysis as the textbook behind the ideas in The Intelligent Investor. While Benjamin Graham’s Security Analysis is a more difficult read, it gets into the details of the strategies in The Intelligent Investor.
 

# 5 – The Money Masters by John Train

 
In a day with no Internet, blogs, and 24-7 investment news, The Money Masters was one of the first books to uncover the range of strategies used to select stocks by the world’s top investors. There’s loads of wisdom inside for how to identify smart stock picks.
 

Best Books on Dividend Investing

 
Reading the best investing books of all time will give you the ability to understand what is and what’s a great stock. Next up is learning which stocks are good for dividend investing and how to manage your dividends.
 
These four books I consider to be the best books on dividend investing:
 

# 1 – The Little Book of Big Dividends: A Safe Formula for Guaranteed Returns by Charles B. Carlson

 
The Little Book of Big Dividends is a great book to learn the basics of dividend investing. It’s a very simplified strategy to spot what the author Charles B. Carlson calls Big Safe Dividend (BSD) formula.
 

# 2 – The Single Best Investment: Creating Wealth with Dividend Growth by Lowell Miller

 
In The Single Best Investment, author Lowell Miller makes the case for the single best investing being a stock with rising dividends. He details why this is the case and how to find such stocks. Some of Miller’s ideas are contrarian, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. That’s why it’s important to consider this just one book in your education to form your own opinion.
 

# 3 – Dividends Still Don’t Lie: The Truth About Investing in Blue Chip Stocks and Winning in the Stock Market by Kelley Wright

 
Dividends Still Don’t Lie is a followup to a classic book written in the 80’s Dividends Don’t Lie by Geraldine WeissIn the book Dividends Still Don’t Lie, Kelley Wright lays out a value based strategy to picking stocks, that uses dividend yield as the primary measure of value.
 

# 4 – The Ultimate Dividend Playbook:Income, Insight and Independence for Today’s Investor by Josh Peters

 
In The Ultimate Dividend Playbook, Morningstar writer Josh Peters makes his case for using a dividend-stream approach to investing. This book is a great read for the intermediate to advanced dividend investor, looking to further their understanding.
 

What Are You Favorite Books on Dividend Investing?

 
There’s multiple strategies one can deploy to become a successful dividend investor.
 
Has a certain author’s strategy worked for you?
 
Let us know in the comments.
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