19 November, 2010

SuperTrader – Van K Tharp
This book could be a blueprint for building a sound trading business. It’s a distillation of the whole two year SuperTrader program and will inspire plenty of further research. If there was only one book to read on trading this would be it.

Peak Performance Home Study Course – Van K Tharp
This course partnered with SuperTrader is a dynamite combination. Whilst it is a significant investment this course will change your life if you study each page and complete every exercise. It really is that powerful.

The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart describes spiritual awakening in a very simply and effective text. He provides a very easy and portable set of exercises to free yourself from the minds incessant chatter and the inspiration to live in The Now.

Market Wizards – Jack Schwager
New Market Wizards – Jack Schwager
Pit Bull – Marty Schwartz
Reminiscences of A Stock Operator – Edwin Lefevre
When Genius Failed – Roger Lowenstein
This Time is Different – Reihart & Rogoff
The Creature from Jekyll Island – G. Edward Griffin

Power v Force – David Hawkins
Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing – Jed McKenna
I Am That – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Lateral Thinking – Edward de Bono
Six Thinking Hats – Edward de Bono
Way of The Turtle – Curtis Faith
Trading Instincts – Curtis Faith
Trading in The Zone – Mark Douglas
Law of Attraction – Michael Losier
One Good Trade – Mike Bellafiore
Fooled by Randomness – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Trade Your Way to financial Freedom – Van K Tharp
Candlestick and Pivot Point Trading Triggers – John L Person
Street Smarts – Connors & Raschke
Short Term Trading Strategies That Work – Connors & Alverez
The Logical Trader – Mark B Fisher
Reading Price Charts Bar by Bar – Al Brooks
Computer Analysis of The Futures Market – Lebeau & Lucas
The Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Trading Systems – Bruce Babcock

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Anthony A November 22, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Thanks Anthony. These are great resources.


Ajay July 25, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Hi Anthony, I found my way to your website :) ),

Maybe Fortunes Formula by William Poundstone might find its way onto your list? Its a fun overview of the log-optimal way of betting/investing, starting Ed Thorp, Claude Shannon, Daniel Bernoulli and of course the main man John Kelly.


Anthony July 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I Ajay, Thanks for the recommendation. Have ordered it from Amazon. If I remember rightly Kelly suggest only using a fraction of the Optimal. The Kelly Criterion and Optimal F formula assume that the outcomes you have experienced in backtest are all that you will experience in the future. This is not the case. The R value of every trade will be slightly different and the runs of wins and losses will not always mirror the past. Van’s Position Sizing book explains more. I would consider a fraction (I mean 2-5%) of the kelly formula as a possible profits risk strategy.


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