This page, added very much at the site inception, would for years host links to books and magazines on trading, with most magazines' contents online. With potentially useful, and in many cases, free educational information for their readers. Now, those offering free education are pretty much gone. One, which is very much commercial, even if boasting an impressive history going back many years, can no longer justify keeping the magazine part of this page. Fortunately, books can more than compensate for it.


I have read quite a number of books on trading and related topics. I am familiar with even more. A few selected below are those I know pretty well and can recommend them highly.

The links below are to, where you can still find many more books to expand your trading knowledge. With Amazon being one of the most popular and useful destinations on the web, I can say that am a proud Amazon affiliate.

Trading psychology

Big Trends in Trading: Strategies to Master Major Market Moves
Chapter 12 that deals with the psychology of trading is alone worth the price of this book.
Feet Of Clay
Read this book if you want to better understand the psychology or rather psychopathology of most chatroom gurus or other con artists in the trading and investing world.

Goal achieving and motivation

Unleash the Warrior Within
How to Think Like a Millionaire
The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-Being
The Right Questions: Ten Essential Questions To Guide You To An Extraordinary Life
These books can be useful not only to traders, but to anyone who wants to change his or her life.

Trading inspiration

Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders
The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top Traders
Stock Market Wizards: Interviews with America's Top Stock Traders
Hedge Fund Market Wizards
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
These are classics, especially the last one.


Trading for a Living: Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management
I happened to get to know Alexander Elder in the 90-ties. I highly recommend his book.
Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom
A must for any serious trader...
High Probability trading
Good for those starting in daytrading...
Trader Vic--Methods of a Wall Street Master
Trader Vic II--Principles of Professional Speculation
Two truly good books by a veteran trader, Victor Sperandeo.
Investor's Business Daily Guide to the Markets
The best primer on investing in a variety of markets I have seen.

Trading stocks

How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market
How To Make Money In Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad
Stan Weinstein's Secrets For Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets
These are classics of the stock trading literature.

Designing trading systems

The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies
Tradings Systems That Work: Building and Evaluating Effective Trading Systems
Building Winning Trading Systems with TradeStation

These books will help you get started in building your own trading systems.

Popular financial reading

Den of Thieves
A Fool and His Money: The Odyssey of an Average Investor
American Sucker
Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street 
These books make for a very good and entertaining reading while being quite educational at the same time.

Critical thinking

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Crimes Against Logic
How We Know What Isn't So
Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Correct Them: Lessons From The New Science Of Behavioral Economics
There is absolutely no substitute for common sense and critical thinking when it comes to trading or investing- read these books if you want to be better off than most.