The best books for trading your way to profits in the stock market using technical analysis

Why am I passionate about this?

Mark Leibovit is Chief Market Strategist for Leibovit VR Newsletter. His technical expertise is in overall market timing and stock selection based upon his proprietary Volume Reversal (TM) methodology and Annual Forecast Model. Mark's extensive media television profile includes seven years as a consultant ‘Elf’ on Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street Week television program, and over thirty years as a Market Monitor guest for PBS The Nightly Business Report. He also has appeared on Fox Business News, CNBC, BNN (Canada), and Bloomberg, and has been interviewed in Business Week, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. His comprehensive study on Volume Analysis, The Trader’s Book of Volume is a definitive guide to volume trading.


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The Trader's Book of Volume: The Definitive Guide to Volume Trading

By Mark Leibovit,

Book cover of The Trader's Book of Volume: The Definitive Guide to Volume Trading

What is my book about?

Learn how to translate the "language" of volume!

Mark Leibovit, a leading market strategist and technical analyst with more than 35 years of trading experience, possesses a solid track record of predicting important movements in the financial market―including Black Monday of 1987, the bear markets of 2000 and 2008, and the “flash crash” of May 2010. Now, with The Trader’s Book of Volume, his secrets are yours! Focusing exclusively on volume technical analysis, The Trader’s Book of Volume describes the basics of volume, explains how to use it to identify and assess the strength of trade-worthy trends, and provides in-depth techniques and strategies for trading volume indicators for profit.

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of The Encyclopedia Of Technical Market Indicators

Mark Leibovit Why did I love this book?

Robert and I were friends and co-members of the Market Technician's Assn back in the late 1980s and I was honored that chose my Volume Reversal Indicator to be mentioned in the book.

I was a friend of Robert Colby and co-members of the Market Technicians Association and was personally honored he incorporated my VR (Volume Reversal) in his book. I also felt he was way ahead of the crowd in putting together such a comprehensive book and I wanted to honor him with a mention.

Book cover of Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Mark Leibovit Why did I love this book?

This a market classic - one that I read decades ago trying to understand the manipulations in the stock market.

It is my understanding that Edwin Lefevre is a pseudo-name for Jesse Livermore. Jesse Livermore was a stock trader that amassed a huge fortune worth $100 million ($1.5 billion in today's money) at his peak in 1929. Livermore traded on his own, using his own funds, his own system, and not trading anyone else's capital.

I felt a strong affinity with this book because my stock market mentor, Roger Cole, had described his relationship with Jesse Livermore and I felt reading the book was like a friend was telling me the story. In fact, Roger did tell me similar stories of personal encounters with Jesse and I felt warm and fuzzy hearing all the stock manipulation stories, especially since Roger was a stock manipulator in his day and probably learned the techniques from Jesse.

By Edwin Lefèvre,

Why should I read it?

7 authors picked Reminiscences of a Stock Operator as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a fictionalized story based on the trading career of Jesse Livermore. It follows his journey from the age of 15 when he made his first $1,000 to becoming a Wall Street legend.


Book cover of Profitable Day and Swing Trading: Using Price / Volume Surges and Pattern Recognition to Catch Big Moves in the Stock Market + Website

Mark Leibovit Why did I love this book?

Harry and I are personal friends and I am an occasional contributor on his daily live website.  Regardless, I follow his work everyday which is broadcast during market hours.  He and I  are both in our mid-70s and have been trading and writing about the stock market for 40-plus years.

Harry Boxer's proven techniques for short-term traders. He is the best I know for showing and using short-term technical stock market indicators.

By Harry Boxer,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Profitable Day and Swing Trading as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Harry Boxer's proven techniques for short-term traders Written in easy-to-understand language, Profitable Day and Swing Trading + Website explains the trading tactics that draw on price, volume, and pattern recognition. Highly regarded trader Harry Boxer offers the information needed to recognize chart patterns, identify trades, and execute entries and exits that will maximize profits and limit losses. Boxer also reveals his concept of price-volume surges as the key to identifying the most lucrative trades. Throughout the book, Boxer describes his routine for preparing for each trading day, selecting stocks to monitor, and how he keeps track of prices and executes…


Book cover of Candlestick Charting Explained: Timeless Techniques for Trading Stocks and Futures

Mark Leibovit Why did I love this book?

Greg Morris created one of the first (if not the first) candlestick charting educational books a few decades ago and set the standard for learning about this technical analysis technique.

We had worked together on my newsletter for a period of time as he helped create some of the charts (non-candlestick) that I used. We became personal friends. One of the greatest honors for me is that he wrote the intro to my book. How can I not like him?

Greg Morris and I have been friends for decades. He wrote the introduction to my book but regardless I admired him as a great market technician and contributor to technical analysis. He also helped me personally creating charts for my VR newsletter and went out of his way doing so.

By Gregory L. Morris,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Candlestick Charting Explained as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Master this powerful trading system and identify the best trades

Inside this book you will discover candlestick charting, one of the most popular tools in technical analysis. Candlestick Charting Explained features updated charts and analysis as well as new material on integrating Western charting analysis with Japanese candlestick analysis, grouping candlesticks into families, detecting and avoiding false signals, and more.


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