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Best Trading Books for Stocks

Best Trading Books Of All Time

If you are looking for ways to improve your trading and find the next monster stock then these trading books are must-reads. A lot of times we can get bogged down in the details of our trading and miss the big picture. Reading these trading books will help you keep your eye on the prize and make better decisions when it comes to your trading.

Below we list the best trading books for stocks that we highly recommend.

How To Make Money In Stocks

How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad

William O’Neil is one of the greatest stock traders of our time. He founded the trading strategy CANSLIM which combines both fundamental and technical analysis to find the strongest growth stocks and is covered in this book. This book will teach you:

  • Proven techniques for finding winning stocks before they make big price gains.
  • Tips on picking the best stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs to maximize your gains.
  • 100+ new charts to help you spot profitable trends.
  • Strategies to help you avoid the 21 most common investor mistakes!

Trading In The Zone Mark Douglas

Trading In The Zone

This is one of our all-time favorite books and for many traders, one of the main reasons they were able to reach consistency. Mark Douglas is a legend when it comes to trading psychology. In this book, Mark Douglas uncovers the many reasons for the lack of consistency you are experiencing and helps traders overcome mental habits that are costing them money.

Douglas exposes numerous myths about the market and teaches traders how to become comfortable in an environment of random outcomes by learning to think in probabilities.

How I Made 2 Million In The Stock Market

How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

Nicolas Darvas is a legendary trader and with very good reason. In his book How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market, he documents the techniques he used to create his fortune. If you have heard the term Darvas Box before, this book is where he elaborates on his “Box System”.

His box system is straightforward and easy to understand.

Reminiscences of a stock operator

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Originally published in 1923, this book is the autobiography of the great stock trader Jesse Livermore. This book is one of the most widely read and highly recommended trading books ever.

Most of the most circulated trading quotes of all time originated from Reminiscences. Even though this classic was written so long ago the lessons and advice you will find are timeless to the markets. If you are looking to read up on mistakes and lessons of one of the greatest traders of all time we highly recommend this book.

Stan Weinstein Secrets for profiting in bull and bear markets

Secrets for Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets

This is an older book written in 1988 by Stan Weinstein. It is packed with good technical analysis information. The trading knowledge in this book can be applied to any market or timeframe you are trading. On top of the useful techniques and concepts, there is a quiz at the end of each chapter so you can test yourself along the way and really retain what you are learning.

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Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders

Market Wizards written by Jack Schwager is one of the best trading books in the industry. This book interviews numerous successful traders, with interviews from a trader who turned $30,000 into $80 million and a futures trader who turned $25,000 into over $2 billion.

Some of the legendary traders featured include Paul Tudor Jones, Ed Seykota, and more. This book is great for traders that already have a basic understanding of technical terms as it doesn’t focus on beginning topics it just dives into the interviews.

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