Here is my list of the top 100 trading books of all time based on a combination of all time sales, author popularity, and my own opinion after reading these books. This is a guide for traders to dig deeper in their own trading education and see which books fit their own trading time frame, risk tolerance, return goals, and helps them develop their own system for markets and strategies to trade. These books are very different in methodologies, time frames, and markets traded. The authors are diverse in their writing styles from highly technical, focused on risk management, or focusing on the right psychology for trading success. Readers will see a common thread through all of these books on what it takes to be a profitable trader. 

  1. Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager 
  2. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre 
  3. Think & Trade Like a Champion: The Secrets of a Stock Market Wizard by Mark Minervini 
  4. Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence by Mark Douglas 
  5. Hedge Fund Market Wizards: How Winning Traders Win by Jack D. Schwager  
  6. Technical Analysis Using Multiple Timeframes by Brian Shannon 
  7. Trade Like a Casino: Find Your Edge, Manage Risk, and Win Like the House by Richard L. Weissman
  8. Unknown Market Wizards: The best traders you’ve never heard of by Jack D. Schwager
  9. Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard by Mark Minervini 
  10. Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques by Steve Nison 
  11. Stan Weinstein’s Secrets For Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets by Stan Weinstein
  12. The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager 
  13. The New Trading for a Living by Alexander Elder 
  14. Come Into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading by Alexander Elder 
  15. How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad by William J. O’Neil 
  16. The Man Who Solved the Market by Gregory Zuckerman 
  17. How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas 
  18. Stock Market Wizards: Interviews with America’s Top Stock Traders by Jack D. Schwager
  19. How to Make Money in Stocks Getting Started: A Guide to Putting CAN SLIM Concepts into Action by Matthew Galgani
  20. How to Make Money in Stocks Success Stories: New and Advanced Investors Share Their Winning Secrets by Amy Smith
  21. Dark Pools: The Rise of the Machine Traders by Scott Patterson 
  22. How to Trade In Stocks by Jesse Livermore
  23. Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader by Martin Schwartz 
  24. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 
  25. The Complete TurtleTrader by Michael W. Covel 
  26. Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System by William Poundstone  
  27. You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt 
  28. Way of the Turtle: The Secret Methods that Turned Ordinary People into Legends by Curtis Faith 
  29. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom by Van Tharp 
  30. The Perfect Stock: How a 7000% move was set-up, started and finished by Brad Koteshwar
  31. Street Smarts by Larry Connors and Linda Raschke 
  32. The Disciplined Trader: Developing Winning Attitudes by Mark Douglas
  33. The Perfect Speculator: How to Win Big in Up Markets and Lose Nothing in Down Markets by Brad Koteshwar
  34. How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short by William J. O’Neil
  35. Trend Following: How to Make a Fortune in Bull, Bear, and Black Swan Markets by Michael W. Covel 
  36. Martin Zweig’s Winning on Wall Street by Martin Zweig
  37. Stocks on the Move: Beating the Market with Hedge Fund Momentum Strategies by Andreas Clenow
  38. Laughing at Wall Street: How I Beat the Pros at Investing by Chris Camillo
  39. Price Action Trading Secrets: Trading Strategies, Tools, and Techniques by Rayner Teo
  40. Moving Averages 101: Second Edition: Incredible Signals That Will Make You Money by Steve Burns
  41. New Trader Rich Trader: 2nd Edition: by Steve Burns
  42. Advanced Techniques in Day Trading by Andrew Aziz
  43. The 1 Hour Trade: Make Money With One Simple Strategy, One Hour Daily by Brian Anderson
  44. $25K Options Trading Challenge by Nishant Pant 
  45. A Beginner’s Guide To Day Trading Online by Toni Turner 
  46. Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond by Chris Burniske 
  47. How to Day Trade for a Living by Andrew Aziz 
  48. Day Trading Made Easy: A Simple Strategy for Day Trading Stocks by Matthew R. Kratter 
  49. Covered Calls Made Easy: Generate Monthly Cash Flow by Selling Options by Matthew R. Kratter
  50. Options Trading QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Options Trading by ClydeBank Finance 




By Steve Burns

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.