This list of top 35 trading books of all time is based on a quantitative composite ranking of Amazon book reviews, all time sales, and author popularity. This is a guide for traders to dig deeper on Amazon and see which books fit their own trading time frame, risk tolerance, return goals, and systems for markets they trade. These books are very different in methodologies, time frames, and markets traded. The authors are diverse in their writing styles from highly technical to more philosophical. You will see a common thread through all of these books on the importance of having a trading process with an edge, managing risks, and having the right mindset to be a trader. 

  1. Think & Trade Like a Champion: The Secrets of a Stock Market Wizard by Mark Minervini 4.8 stars 431 ratings
  2. Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence by Mark Douglas 4.7 stars 1,475 ratings
  3. Hedge Fund Market Wizards: How Winning Traders Win by Jack D. Schwager 4.7 stars 206 reviews 
  4. Technical Analysis Using Multiple Timeframes by Brian Shannon 4.7 stars 203 ratings
  5. How to Day Trade for a Living by Andrew Aziz 4.6 stars 1,806 ratings
  6. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre 4.6 stars 1,196 ratings
  7. Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager 4.6 stars 827 ratings
  8. Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard by Mark Minervini 4.6 stars 621 ratings
  9. Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques by Steve Nison 4.6 ratings 570 ratings
  10. Stan Weinstein’s Secrets For Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets by Stan Weinstein 4.6 stars 510 ratings
  11. The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager 4.6 stars 380 ratings
  12. The New Trading for a Living by Alexander Elder 4.6 stars 364 ratings
  13. Come Into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading by Alexander Elder 4.6 stars 275 ratings
  14. How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad by William J. O’Neil 4.5 stars 1,472 ratings
  15. The Man Who Solved the Market by Gregory Zuckerman 4.5 stars 1,415 ratings
  16. How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas 4.5 stars 1,130 ratings
  17. The Disciplined Trader: Developing Winning Attitudes by Mark Douglas 4.5 stars 379 ratings
  18. Dark Pools: The Rise of the Machine Traders by Scott Patterson 4.5 stars 368 ratings
  19. How to Trade In Stocks by Jesse Livermore 4.5 stars 331 ratings
  20. Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond by Chris Burniske 4.5 stars 233 ratings
  21. Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader by Martin Schwartz 4.5 stars 228 stars
  22. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 4.4 stars 2,218 reviews
  23. The Complete TurtleTrader by Michael W. Covel 4.4 stars 615 ratings
  24. A Beginner’s Guide To Day Trading Online by Toni Turner 4.4 stars 584 ratings
  25. Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System by William Poundstone 4.4 stars 278 ratings 
  26. You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt 4.3 stars 445 ratings
  27. Way of the Turtle: The Secret Methods that Turned Ordinary People into Legends by Curtis Faith 4.3 stars 335 ratings
  28. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom by Van Tharp 4.3 stars 334 ratings
  29. $25K Options Trading Challenge by Nishant Pant 4.3 stars 212 ratings
  30. Day Trading Made Easy: A Simple Strategy for Day Trading Stocks by Matthew R. Kratter 4.2 242 ratings
  31. The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort 4.1 stars 2,264 ratings
  32. The 1 Hour Trade: Make Money With One Simple Strategy, One Hour Daily by Brian Anderson 4.1 stars 382 ratings
  33. Covered Calls Made Easy: Generate Monthly Cash Flow by Selling Options by Matthew R. Kratter 4.1 stars 359 ratings
  34. Trend Following: How to Make a Fortune in Bull, Bear, and Black Swan Markets by Michael W. Covel 4 stars 438 ratings
  35. Options Trading QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Options Trading by ClydeBank Finance 4 stars 255 ratings


Top Trading Books
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After a lifelong fascination with financial markets, Steve began investing in 1993 and trading his accounts in 1995. It was love at first trade. After more than 30 successful years in the markets, Steve now dedicates his time to helping traders improve their psychology and profitability. New Trader U offers an extensive blog resource with more than 4,000 original articles, online courses, and best-selling books covering various topics.