A fictional account of Wall Street trading legend Jesse Livermore -- considered the best trader ever. This book has likely influenced more traders than any other. Fantastic insights into how the market really works as well as the ups and downs and focus required to trade for a living. A must-read for any serious student of trading.
Trading in the Zone
By Mark Douglas
The single best book there is on trading psychology, in my opinion. I always go back to it when I am in a slump.
The Alchemy of Finance
By George Soros
Can be a difficult read. But his section on currencies is outstanding. The whole book is a global-macro bible of how various markets interact.
The Way of the Dollar
By John Percival
This may be the best book ever written about what really moves currency prices. John Percival has been writing about and trading currencies for about 40 years, and his fundamental/sentiment based approach stands the test of time.
Charting the Stock Market: The Wyckoff Method
By Hudson, Weiss, Schroeder
Wyckoff had an incredible understanding of price action. Very good but it is mostly geared towards stocks.
The Logical Trader
By Mark Fisher
An excellent summary of an opening range trading system and pivot points. Great trading insights shared by a real pro.
By Jack Schwager
This book (and his second, Trading Wizards II) shows that no matter the style you choose, you can become successful. Fantastic insights from the world’s best traders.
By Nassim Taleb
This book is Taleb’s best It is a brilliant romp through his experiences and mind. It is philosophical in nature and provides an extremely grounded “way of thinking” that may help you spot investment opportunities before the crowd.
Harmonic Elliott Wave
By Ian Copsey
A new way to look at Elliott Wave, applying a three-wave pulse approach instead of the standard 5-waves ...
By Woody Dorsey
This is an excellent book that shows you how to fuse together fundamental, sentiment, and technical analysis. A lot of original and unique ideas.
Elliott Wave Principle
By Frost andPrechter
The bible on Elliott Wave
The Mind of the Market
By F.J. Chu
Though primarily about the stock market, Mr. Chu’s insight and wisdom of how the market really works juxtaposed against our human nature is amazing.
The Dow Theory
By Robert Rhea
A must-read for any trader or student of the markets. This really was the basis for all technical analysis that followed. This is the core grounding in market price action that is invaluable for traders and investors.
Zen in the Markets
By Edward Toppell
This “little book” gets right to the heart of the matter -- our egos get in the way of our market success. A brilliant insight on trading psychology and a must-read. Good tips on developing a calm mind through Zen and meditation.
The Money Bazaar
By Andrew Krieger
Still the best single summary of the market (though you may have to search for it, as I believe it is out of print. )
Trader Vic: Methods of a Wall Street Master
By Victor Sperandeo
Solid stuff on trend lines and trading probabilities. Good for any type of trader.
Zen in the Art of Archery
By Eugen Herrigel
A westerner’s journey learning Zen archery as taught by a Zen master archer. Shows that once you master your skill it should become effortless.
Market Mind Games, Denise Shull
I was skeptical when I read the introduction to this book. But the more I read the more I realized Denise had really nailed it. We are emotional beings, our deep thoughts flow from what we call the "unconscious" part of the brain. By suppressing our emotions, we suppress the area where we do most of the real thinking. It was a real eye opener and I recommend this book highly to advanced traders. It helped me impro