Recommended Reading

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[ First Reading List | Secondary Reading List | Advanced Reading List ]

I have gone to great lengths to research and list for you my suggested plan of attack in my books: "Trading 101--How to Trade Like a Pro," "Trading 102--Getting Down to Business," "Electronic Day Trading 101," "Getting Started in Trading," and "TradeStation Made Easy!". These books are available at your local bookstore or through Traders' Library, Amazon.com and all the other financial booksellers.

Of course, you may also order these and other books through Money Mentor online, as well.

Your First Reading List

Start Here. After you have read each of these at least twice, go on to the Secondary Reading List below.

Cover Book Title Author
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Trading 101-How to Trade Like a Pro 

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Getting Started in Trading

(I say "or" because the newer one is just an upgrade and re-write of the first one.)

Sunny J. Harris

Trading 102-Getting Down to Business

Sunny J. Harris

 

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets  

John Murphy

 

A Short History of Financial Euphoria  

John Kenneth Galbraith

 

The Intelligent Investor  

Benjamin Graham

 

Keys to Understanding the Financial News  

Barrons

 

Technical Analysis from A to Z

Steven Achelis

EDAT Electronic Day Trading 101 Sunny J. Harris
  Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets
by John Murphy
ISBN#: 0-7352-0066-1
Number of pages: 556
Publisher: Prentice Hall.
Available in Hardcover.
Date Published: 1998
John Murphy
Click to see next page Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns
by Thomas Bulkowski
ISBN#: 0-471-29525-6
Number of pages: 576
Publisher: Wiley Trading Advantage.
Available in hardcover.
Date Published: 2000
Thomas Bulkowskki
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The Encyclopedia of Technical Market Indicators

Robert W Colby
  InterMarket Technical Analysis
ISBN#: 0-471-52433-6
Number of pages: 256
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons.
Available in Hardcover.
Date Published: 1991
John Murphy
  Master Swing Trader
ISBN#: 0071363092
Number of pages: 496
Publisher: McGraw Hill.
Available in hardcover.
Date Published: 2000
 
Alan Farley
  The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies
by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Donna McCormickk
 
Jeffrey Owen Katz
     
     
     

Secondary Reading List

Start Here. I have listed these books in the order in which I believe you should read them. By the time you have read as many books on trading as I have (over 800 now) you will have invested a small fortune in your library.

Remember: Education is not Expensive. Lack of Education IS.

 

Getting Started in Technical Analysis

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by Jack D. Schwager
ISBN#: 0-471-29542-6
Traders Press Catalog #: 1466
Publisher: Wiley Trading Advantage.
Available in Softcover.
Date Published: 1998
Currently In Stock
 
 

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets

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ISBN#: 0-7352-0066-1
Traders Press Catalog #: 153-B
Number of pages: 556
Publisher: Prentice Hall.
Available in Hardcover.
Date Published: 1998
 
     
The Master Swing Trader: Tools and Techniques to profit from Outstanding Short-Term Trading Opportunities This is a complete, practical guide to making profitable short-term trades. hardcover. Retail Alan Farley
Bollinger on Bollinger Bands John Bollinger
  Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques: A Contemporary Guide to the Ancient Investment Techniques of the Far East

Steve Nison

  Trading Systems and Methods Hardcover. Retail Price: $85.00. On Sale Now for $55.25! You Save $29.75 (35%)! View more details.
Perry Kaufman
  ISBN#: 0-07-034002-1
Number of pages: 252
Publisher: McGraw Hill.
Date Published: 1995
 
Perry Kaufman
 
ISBN#: 0-9650461-0-9
Publisher: M. Gordon Publishing Group.
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Date Published: 1995
Laurence Connors & Linda Bradford Raschke
 

Hit and Run Trading

 
Publisher: M. Gordon Publishing Group.
Available in Hardcover.
Date Published: 1996
 
Jeff Cooper
  The Compleat Day Trader


ISBN#: 0-07-009251-6
Traders Press Catalog #: 578-A
Publisher: McGraw Hill.

Date Published: 1995

Jake Bernstein
  by Jake Bernstein
Publisher's Price: $55.00.
ISBN#: 0-471-16811-4
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Date Published: 1998
Jake Bernstein
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Advanced Reading List

Start Here. I have listed these books in the order in which I believe you should read them These books are best left until you have read all the others named above, and probably until you have been trading for a while. Some of the concepts in these advanced books will be best understood after you have made some mistakes on your own, and have begun learning from the school of hard knocks.

 
Ralph Vince
  Date Published: 1995
 
Ralph Vince