Top Books for Trading and Investing

The question people often ask me on various platforms is about the books to read to learn about trading and investing in stock market. Though, we have ourselves posted many articles about trading and how to take trades based on technical analysis, but it is not so comprehensive nor detailed. It requires the person to sit with us to learn and understand the process we follow. There are hundreds of books available in the market but below are the few books who are acclaimed for their knowledge and simplicity. You can pick few of them to start reading and learning about trading and investing.

Few good books are given below for reading, you can choose any of them to enhance your trading and investing experience. These are highly acclaimed books and something which we have gone through personally.

The Intelligent Investor

by Benjamin Graham

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Benjamin Graham was Warren Buffet’s professor. In this book he talks about his best philosophy ‘Value Investing’

He mainly talks about 3 points valuable to every long term investors
1. Minimizing Loss
2. Maximizing the growth with sustainable gains
3. Psychological Barriers to overcome

If you are long term investor, this is the best book to go with the flow of investing.

Market Wizards

by Jack D. Schwager

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Jack D. Schwager is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books, including the bestsellers Market Wizards and New Market Wizards.
In this book, Jack interviews some super traders with detailed questions and the responses results into strategies and most important things to do in trading.
He interviewed dozens of traders and everyone had their own view and methodology. This book is great for traders and you may find someone matching your views.

How to Make Money Trading with Candlestick Charts

By Balkrishna M Sadekar

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Balkrishna M. Sadekar is the founder of Profitable Candlestick Charting LLC.

This is simple yet very effective way of trading be it intraday or swing trading. This book gives detailed explanation of every candlestick and spoon feeds every detail before you get satisfied with the topic. This is a must have book if you are facing difficulties with all those indicators and charts.

Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom

by Van K. Tharp

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Van Tharp is well known trader and investors around the world.

This book is a must read for developing your own strategies and how to do position sizing.

Options, Futures and Other Derivaties

By John C. Hull

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John Hull is the Maple Financial Professor of Derivatives and Risk Management at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Though, this book is over rated for its content but overall it is a good read for anyone dealing in futures and options. At end it talks about a strategy.

How to Day Trade for a Living: A Beginner’s Guide to Tools and Tactics, Money Management, Discipline and Trading Psychology

by Andrew Aziz

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This is most complete book. This is a nice book. It covers every topic in details on practical level.
This book would tell you the importance of VWAP and other strategies.
This book is slowly making it to every trader’s shelf.

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