My trading library

I’ve been thinking about listing out trading books and magazines on my shelf. I just did not have the time. Here it is. I am not grading the books, instead I am categorizing them according to my understanding and feed back after reading them. Absolutely personal opinions.

Category 1= Good reference

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications (New York Institute of Finance) – John Murphy

Category 2= Reference, but boring, I am too lazy to pick up again

Technical Analysis Explained : The Successful Investor’s Guide to Spotting Investment Trends and Turning Points– Pring

Category 3= Sometimes, I will read them again

Trading for a Living: Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management – Alexander Elder

Come Into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading – Alexander Elder

Snapshot Trading – Daryl Guppy

Better Trading – Daryl Guppy

Magazine : Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities

Magazine: Your Trading Edge

Magazine: Active Trader

Category 4 = Favorite list, I read them more often than others

Trend Trading – Daryl Guppy

Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading – Larry Williams

Market Wizards – JACK D. Schwager

The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders (A Marketplace Book) – JACK D. Schwager

Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom – Van. K Tharp

Mastering the Trade (McGraw-Hill Trader’s Edge) – John. Carter

Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude – Mark Douglas

Category 5 = OK list, I will only read once

The Definitive Guide to Futures Trading (Volume II) – Larry Williams

The Next Step to Share Trading Success – Leon Wilson

Category 6 = So boring, I just can’t continue

Trend Following: How Great Traders Make Millions in Up or Down Markets, New Expanded Edition – Michael Covel

How To Make Money In Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad, 3rd Edition – O’Neil

Category 7= Wasted my money and time

Making Money from CFD trading – Catherine Davey

Exploring the Mythes – Frank Watkinds (A free copy got it from a free seminar)

Magazine: Trader’s Journal

Category 8= I will continue if I have time

BreakThrough Trading – Leon Wilson

Category 9= Uncategorized, still reading

The Master Swing Trader: Tools and Techniques to Profit from Outstanding Short-Term Trading Opportunities – Alan S. Farley

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Comments

  1. I am still in the reading phase but I like the way you break down the categories. I have read a few books were I did not finish or just did not want to waste time to review because they were not worth it. I was trying to figure out a way to quickly say what you did in Cat 6 and 7 and in general order my reviews when I am finished reading. Thanks for the idea on how to do it.

    Steven

  2. I am still in the reading phase but I like the way you break down the categories. I have read a few books were I did not finish or just did not want to waste time to review because they were not worth it. I was trying to figure out a way to quickly say what you did in Cat 6 and 7 and in general order my reviews when I am finished reading. Thanks for the idea on how to do it.

    Steven

  3. Thanks for your informative site….traders like you are helping me to push myself more in trading…it is very good ‘influence’ – you know what I mean. Happy Holidays

  4. Thanks for your informative site….traders like you are helping me to push myself more in trading…it is very good ‘influence’ – you know what I mean. Happy Holidays

  5. Steven, BBC: I am glad to know that the posting actually helps.

    Happy holidays! 🙂

  6. Steven, BBC: I am glad to know that the posting actually helps.

    Happy holidays! 🙂

  7. I cannot help but notice you think O’Neil’s book is boring. That is the best book written on trading. The chapter on selling will make you millions. I encourage you to take the time to read it. As a trader with over 10 years in the business, I can tell the principles laid out work at a hedge fund level, investment management level, and on an individual trader level.

  8. I cannot help but notice you think O’Neil’s book is boring. That is the best book written on trading. The chapter on selling will make you millions. I encourage you to take the time to read it. As a trader with over 10 years in the business, I can tell the principles laid out work at a hedge fund level, investment management level, and on an individual trader level.

  9. Bob,
    Yup, I have read a lot of good words about O’neil’s book. And yes, I hear you. I will pick up the book again, and hope I can upgrade the book to another category.

    I really appreciate your comment. Thanks.

  10. Bob,
    Yup, I have read a lot of good words about O’neil’s book. And yes, I hear you. I will pick up the book again, and hope I can upgrade the book to another category.

    I really appreciate your comment. Thanks.

  11. Gav,

    Like how you categorize your reading.

    Don’t see ‘Tools and Tactics for the Master DayTrader: Battle-Tested Techniques for Day, Swing, and Position Traders’ by Oliver Velez and Greg Capra on your list.

    One of my favorite books for talking psychology in the 1st section, and chart trading fundamentals in the latter. While there are some typos in it, I’ve got it on my “good reference” list

  12. Gav,

    Like how you categorize your reading.

    Don’t see ‘Tools and Tactics for the Master DayTrader: Battle-Tested Techniques for Day, Swing, and Position Traders’ by Oliver Velez and Greg Capra on your list.

    One of my favorite books for talking psychology in the 1st section, and chart trading fundamentals in the latter. While there are some typos in it, I’ve got it on my “good reference” list

  13. easwaran says:

    my dear Gav
    greetings
    this is absolutely fabulous idea
    and it gives me great insight to go about
    in the market,i do not know if this books are available in my country, and the cost will be surely prohibitive, keep reading my dear
    may you corner niche in your chosen field
    thanks
    cheers
    easwaran
    india

  14. easwaran says:

    my dear Gav
    greetings
    this is absolutely fabulous idea
    and it gives me great insight to go about
    in the market,i do not know if this books are available in my country, and the cost will be surely prohibitive, keep reading my dear
    may you corner niche in your chosen field
    thanks
    cheers
    easwaran
    india

  15. Good post. You make some great points that most people do not fully understand.

    “I am still in the reading phase but I like the way you break down the categories. I have read a few books were I did not finish or just did not want to waste time to review because they were not worth it. I was trying to figure out a way to quickly say what you did in Cat 6 and 7 and in general order my reviews when I am finished reading. Thanks for the idea on how to do it.”

    I like how you explained that, Steven. Very helpful. Thanks.

  16. Good post. You make some great points that most people do not fully understand.

    “I am still in the reading phase but I like the way you break down the categories. I have read a few books were I did not finish or just did not want to waste time to review because they were not worth it. I was trying to figure out a way to quickly say what you did in Cat 6 and 7 and in general order my reviews when I am finished reading. Thanks for the idea on how to do it.”

    I like how you explained that, Steven. Very helpful. Thanks.

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