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My Top 10 Forex Trading Books

I recently wrote a post that listed my top 10 Forex brokers, I thought it would be wise to also write a list of my top 10 Forex trading books.

There are actually very few books and publications that have been written solely about the Forex markets and trading Forex. For this reason, the books in my top 10 list may not be specifically about Forex trading but they are about trading. Most trading principles are universal, no matter that market you are trading, the principles of mindset, money management, economics and chart analysis is the same.


If I have left any popular books off my list, this does not mean that I don't recommend those books - this is purely a personal list of my top 10 favourite trading books.

#1 - Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - Jesse Livermore/Edwin LeFevre

This book is just fantastic. It is the biography of Jesse Livermore and of his journey to trading success. It covers the lessons he learnt as a trader, including his mistakes and major successes. The book is both educational and inspiring.

To read my full review of Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, please use this link

To purchase the book, please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.

#2 - Come into my Trading Room - Dr. Alaxander Elder

Come into my Trading Room is one of Wiley Trading's best selling publications. It contains a complete guide to profitable trading and is ideal for anyone that is struggling to make money trading Forex or any other market. Dr. Elder's 3 M's are pure trading genius.

To read my full review of Come into my Trading Room, please use this link.

To purchase the book, please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.

#3 - How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market - Nicholas Darvas

An inspiring autobiography about the life of Nicholas Darvas. Nicholas was a ballroom dancer but became interested in stock trading after being paid in shares for a gig at a Canadian nightclub. The book details his learning curve, his trading strategy and how he made a name for himself as a highly successful trader.

To read my full review of How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market, please use this link

To purchase the book, please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.

#4 - PitBull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Day Trader - Martin Schwartz

Another autobiography that is both very educational and very inspiring. PitBull is full of trading insights and lessons, most being extremely valuable and thought-provoking. The book is written with great integrity and is a must read for any trader.

To read my full review of PitBull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Day Trader, please use this link.

To purchase the book, please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.

#5 - How the Trading Floor Really Works - Terri Duhon

If you want to know how trading floors operate and why they are needed, then this is the book for you. The book also goes into detail about financial market participants (banks, funds, retail traders, etc.) and their role within financial markets. The book is very educational and explains a very complex subject with great simplicity.

To read my full review of How the Trading Floor Really Works, please use this link.

To purchase the book, please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.

#6 - Market Wizards (Interviews with Top Traders) - Jack D. Schwager

Market Wizards is the most popular trading book of all-time. It consists of a series of interviews with some of the world's best performing and well-known traders. Each interviewee offers unique trading insights. Currency (FX), equity, commodity and bond traders are interviewed.

To read my full review of Market Wizards, please use this link.

To purchase the book, please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.

#7 - The Greatest Trade Ever - Gregory Zuckerman

I love trading biographies and trading autobiographies. They provide so much insight and really motivate the reader. The Greatest Trade Ever is a biography that does just that. The book is about John Paulson's trade that he took around the time of the 2008 global recession, resulting in him making over $4 billion (around $10 million a day). The book details the trade and why he took it.

To read my full review of The Greatest Trade Ever, please use this link.

To purchase the book, please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.

#8 - Mastering the Trade - John F. Carter

This book should be titled 'The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Trading'. It is written by a highly experienced trader and details everything from trading hardware to simple trading strategies. It is more expensive than most trading books but it is 3 times as big as most trading books.

To read my full review of Mastering the Trade, please use this link

To purchase the book,  please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.

#9 - Naked Forex - Walter Peters

Naked Forex is one of the very few trading books available that is written specifically for Forex trading. The book is very technical and is focused on reading price action and studying price charts. The book is full of illustrations and is ideal for anyone seeking to learn reliable price action strategies.

To read my full review of Naked Forex, please use this link.

To purchase the book, please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.

#10 - The Market Makers Edge - Joshua Lukeman

This book is a little less well-known but it is one of my favourites. I like the book as it is very unique. It as solely focused on day trading and offers a well-rounded approach to becoming profitable.

To read my full review of The Market Maker's Edge, please use this link.

To purchase the book, please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.

Comments

  1. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator was so good. I LOVE to read biographies of people who were successful as opposed to reading these other books which are purely just "how to guides" or whatever you would call them. Not only are biographies hugely interesting (at least to me) but their biography also acts like one big real world example, so you can learn from their experience instead of just learning a bunch of hypothetical crap.

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