Recommended Reading

Below is a list of books that we have read and feel we have learned something of real value from.  This list has been divided into categories to help find certain topics.  However, many books can overlap topics and could be placed in multiple categories. We chose to list books only once in what seems to be the most appropriate category.


Books with an asterisk preceeding the title indicates we feel that this book is of special value and worth reading more than once.   

Biographies / Trader Stories:
"Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator" - by Edwin Lefevre
"How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market" - by Nicolas Darvas
"Way of the Turtle" - by Curtis Faith
"Market Wizards" & "The New Market Wizards" & "Stock Market Wizards" - by Jack D.Schwager
"The Art of Contrary Thinking" - by Humphrey Neill


Trading Psychology / Discipline
"Trading in the Zone" - by Mark Douglas
"The Disciplined Trader" - by Mark Douglas
"Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom" - by Dr. Van Tharp
" The Trading Athlete" - by Dr Shane Murphy and Dr. Doug Hirschhorn


Basic Trading - Intro and Overview / Trading Integration:
"Come Into my Trading Room" - by Dr. Alexander Elder
"Trading for a Living" - by Dr. Alexander Elder
"Sell and Sell Short" - by Dr. Alexander Elder
*  "Mastering the Trade" - by John Carter
"Big Trends in Trading" - by Price Headley 
"The Three Skills of Top Trading" - by Dr. Hank Pruden


Trading System Development:
"Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom" - by Dr. Van Tharp
"Trading as a Business" - by Charlie F. Wright
"Trading the Plan" - by Robert Deel
"Computer Analysis of the Futures Market" - by Charles LeBeau and David Lucas
Day Trading / Swing Trading
"A beginner's guide to Day Trading Online" - by Toni Tuner (a good place to start)
"The Strategic Electronic Day Trader" - by Robert Deel
"Financial Freedom through Electronic Day Trading" - by Dr. Van Tharp
"The Long Term Day Trader" - by Michael Sincere & Deron Wagner
"Tools and Tactics for the Master Day Trader" - by Oliver Velez & Greg Capra
"Advanced Swing Trading" - by John Crane
"Market Evaluation and Analysis for Swing Trading" - by David Nassar & William Lupien

Technical Analysis
"Technical Analysis and Stock Market Profits" - by Richard W. Schabacker
"Technical Analysis of Stock Trends" - by Robert D. Edwards and John Magee
"Technical Analysis Explained" - by Martin Pring
"New Concepts in Technical Analysis" by Welles Wilder
"Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets" - by John Murphy

Money / Wealth / Self Improvement
"The Millionaire Next Door" - by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley and Dr. William D. Danko
"Think and Grow Rich" - by Napoleon Hill


Options Trading
"Options as a Strategic Investment" by Lawrence McMillan
"Profit with Options" by Lawrence McMillan
"McMillan on Options" by Lawrence McMillan 
"The Options Workbook" by Anthony Saliba 
"Option Volatility & Pricing: Advanced Trading Strategies and Techniques" by Sheldon Natenberg
"Option Volatility Trading Strategies" by Sheldon Natenberg 
"High Performance Options Trading" by Leonard Yates 
"The Option Trader Handbook - Strategies and Trade Adjustments" by George Jabbour and Philip Budwick
"Options Trading: The Hidden Reality" by Charles Cottle