Categorized List of Trading Books

Here is a list of best 2-3 trading books on each category related to investing and trading.


Trading System Design

  • New Trading Systems and Methods by Perry J. Kaufman
  • Trading Systems- A new approach to system development by Emilio Tomasini
  • The ART of Trading: Combining the Science of Technical Analysis with the Art of Reality-Based Trading (Wiley Trading) by Bennett A. McDowell and Lawrence G. McMillan
  • Van K Tharp’s Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom
  • Harris’s Profitability and Systematic Trading

Algorithmic Trading Books

  • A Guide to Creating A Successful Algorithmic Trading Strategy by Perry Kaufman
  • Quantitative Trading: How to Build Your Own Algorithmic Trading Business by Ernie Chan
  • Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems by Kevin Davey

Technical Approach

  • Evidence-Based Technical Analysis by David R. Aronson
  • Time Series Analysis by James D. Hamilton

Technical Analysis Comprehensive

  • Reading Price Charts Bar by Bar by Al Brooks
  • Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource by Kirkpatrick
  • Technical Analysis for the Trading Professionals by Constance Brown

Chart Patterns

  • Chart Patterns (Bloomberg Financial) by Bruce M. Kamich
  • Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns (Wiley Trading) by Thomas N. Bulkowski

Price-volume Analysis

  • Jesse Livermore’s Methods of Trading in Stocks by Richard D. Wyckoff
  • A Complete Guide To Volume Price Analysis by Anna Coulling

Intermarket Analysis and Relative Strength

  • Currency Trading and Intermarket Analysis: How to Profit from the Shifting Currents in Global Markets by Ashraf Laidi
  • Intermarket Analysis: Profiting from Global Market Relationships (Wiley Trading) by John J. Murphy
  • Intermarket Trading Strategies (Wiley Trading) by Markos Katsanos
  • How To Make Money In Stocks by William J. O’Neil

Trading Books on Charting Systems

  • The Candlestick Course by Steve Nison
  • Profitable Candlestick Trading: Pinpointing Market Opportunities to Maximize Profits by Stephen Bigalow
  • The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure by Jeremy Du Plessis
  • Sentiment Indicators – Renko, Price Break, Kagi, Point and Figure (Bloomberg) by Abe Cofnas
  • Trading with Ichimoku Clouds: The Essential Guide to Ichimoku Kinko Hyo Technical
  • Analysis (Wiley Trading) – Hardcover (June 28, 2010) by Manesh Patel

Market Profile

  • Steidlmayer on Markets: Trading with Market Profile By J. Peter Steidlmaye
  • Mind over Markets: Power Trading With Market Generated Information By James F. Dalton

Market Internals

  • Ahead of the Curve: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles by Joseph H. Ellis
  • Trading Catalysts: How Events Move Markets and Create Trading Opportunities by Robert I. Webb
  • The Trader’s Guide to Key Economic Indicators by Richard Yamarone

Wave Theory

  • Elliott Wave Principle: Key To Market Behavior by A.J. Frost and Robert R. Prechter
  • Mastering Elliot Wave: by Glenn Neely and Eric Hall
  • The Profit Magic of Stock Transaction Timing by J.M. Hurst

Biographies and Experiences

  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre
  • Pit Bull by Martin Schwartz
  • Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Today’s Top Traders by Fari Hamzei

Options Trading

  • The Rookie’s Guide to Options: The Beginner’s Handbook of Trading Equity Options by Wolfinger
  • The Bible of Options Strategies by Guy Cohen
  • The Volatility Edge in Options Trading: New Technical Strategies for Investing in Unstable Markets by Jeffrey Augen

Fixed Income

  • The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities by Frank Fabozzi
  • Yield Curve Dynamics: Techniques for Modelling, Trading and Hedging by Ronald Ryan