Here are ten of the best trading books that tell the ups and downs of the trading journeys of successful traders. Unlike other trading books that discuss technical patterns, systems, and psychology, these books tell how a trader experienced the markets in real time. They can be very educational to hear how they navigated different market environments and what they were thinking and feeling in real time. They can be both educational and entertaining reads. Here are my top ten picks for books that tell about the journeys of traders that turn into great success stories.
Unknown Market Wizards: The best traders you’ve never heard of by Jack D. Schwager
The Man Who Solved the Market by Gregory Zuckerman
Trading Sardines by Linda Raschke
Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader by Martin Schwartz
How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas
Jesse Livermore: World’s Greatest Stock Trader by Richard Smitten