The best books for learning stock market trading

The Books I Picked & Why

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

By William O'Neil

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

Why this book?

This is the book that started it all for me. O’Neil not only lays down what fundamentals to look for in growth stocks, he also shows readers when to buy and when to sell. The first 100 pages show charts with buy points in some of the biggest winners of all time. This is a book to be studied and studied over and over again.


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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

By Edwin Lefèvre

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Why this book?

Cited by many traders as their favorite, this book spoke to me and changed my thoughts on the market.  Lefevre wrote this book after interviewing Jesse Livermore and in Reminiscers of a Stock Operator, he reveals the tactics and mindset of one of the greatest traders of all time. An enduring classic filled with countless lessons, this is a book I cannot recommend enough. 


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Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard: How to Achieve Superperformance in Stocks in Any Market

By Mark Minervini

Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard: How to Achieve Superperformance in Stocks in Any Market

Why this book?

Mark Minervini is undoubtedly one of the greatest traders to ever live. This book is an absolute gem, building on what O’Neil wrote in his book. Minervini has gotten his trading down to absolute precision, from when to buy, when to sell, and how to screen for stocks. It’s all in here. A must-read for anyone looking to learn about trading.


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Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders

By Jack D. Schwager

Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders

Why this book?

Do you ever wish you could sit down with the greatest traders in the world and ask them how they trade? Jack Schwager did just that. This book features an all-star cast from William O’Neil, David Ryan to Paul Tudor Jones. It is just an unbelievable read. The interview with Ed Seykota is probably the most quoted as Seykota’s answers are not only thought-provoking but also insightful.   


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Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques

By Steve Nison

Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques

Why this book?

A lot can happen in a day and it can often be difficult to summarize. However, in this book, Steve Nison shows how the ancient system of candlestick charting can be used to analyze trends and anticipate upcoming market moves. This book is required reading for anyone seeking to learn how to read charts.


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