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Top ten trading books to read 2014

Top ten trading books to read 2014

The books in this list focus to help improve investors skill and understanding of trading.  Online resources listed in these top 10 books provide the fundamental and technical data that show the basic, as well as advanced traders, lessons of value investing and technical analysis(chart reading).

This list is the top ten books I recommend investors read to have a solid foundation on stock and commodities markets. I could have featured one hundred books, but not everyone reading this is an investment professional who could dedicate such time to mastering his or her craft.  So, I narrowed it down to the ones that best describe key features of investing and markets as well as two different paths, fundamental analysis and technical analysis.

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham – I highly recommended this bookfor all investors. This excellent and informative book covers the basics of fundamental analysis of companies from both a growth and value perspective. It also covers how to invest in products you know already, as well as institutional research analysts.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre - Tells you the progression of day trading and this is considered one of the best financial speculators of all time. You will find top notch analysis of strategies from a legendary trader which will definitely help you achieve your desired goal. If you are looking for factual details of any company, then this is the best resource for you to have.


How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad by William O’Neil is an excellent book for all beginner or expert traders to understand the value of buying healthy stocks.  You will get a clear concept about technical analysis, its implementation methods, and other important issues which influence the movement of  stocks.


How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas is another gold mine in my list.  This book will give you an insight of the trading style of this famous trader and author. You will find a technical analysis, as well as, a fundamental analysis tool from this helpful resource. This book is highly entertaining and anyone will love to read it.


Secrets for Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets by Stan Weinstein is about the Bull and Bear cycle on the market along with explaining the long-term and short-term case. Reading this book will help to reveal the methods of good investment on time, and save your valuable investment by following the best trading method. If you are not sure about the ideal time of buying a stock, then this book will guide you all the way.


Stock Market Wizards – Interviews with Americas Top Stock Pickers (3rd in the series) Jack D. Schweige is extremely helpful, and you will find lots of important tips and lessons to reform your trading style, from the people who are legends in real life.


Come Into My Trading Room by Alexander Elder is the most detailed when it comes to analyzing the most successful trading pattern and strategy from a legendary trader. You will find all kinds of interesting facts about trading.  It also helps that the writing style is very entertaining and clear.


Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications by John Murphy has an empirical study using many years of historical data quantifying the success rates of the major technical patterns along with fundamental market reactions.

Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude by Mark Douglas will definitely help you to learn and understand a trader’s psychology, risk management and better market analysis.  It will help you to become a disciplined trader.


Way of the Turtle: The Secret Methods that Turned Ordinary People into Legendary Traders by Curtis M. Faith will help you understand the trading literature of the legendary method known as turtle trading.  It will also show you how the market works as well as how to handle it. This book is based on true events between two friends.