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Breakout’s Reading List of Business & Finance Books

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With each passing day, the number of business and finance books available to the investing public continues to grow. Trying to find the best among them, or the ones that apply to your particular situation, is no easy task. Just one quick trip to the neighborhood book store can easily overwhelm even the most patient among us.

So we're here to help with our recommended reading list. While the list here doesn't cover every title in the universe of trading and investing books, we have sought to find a few of the essentials, those writers whose work belongs in the collection of everyone who's serious about investing or on the way to becoming so. Here, you'll find classics like Graham and Dodd, ruminations on the random walk, memories of trading days long past, triumphs, tragedies, mistakes, lessons learned and many other topics.

The truth is that investing and managing money require lifelong learning. With that being the case, think of the list below as your starting point if you're new to the market, or if you're experienced, a place to find out about titles you might have missed along the way.

One more thing -- if you have a book or books you believe are must-reads for your fellow investors, send us a note. We want this list to be as helpful as possible, to as many of our readers as we can reach. Our library might never be complete, but we'll always strive to keep improving it.


Security Analysis - by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd
The Intelligent Investor - by Benjamin Graham
A Random Walk Down Wall Street - by Burton Malkiel
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - by Edwin Lefevre
How to Trade in Stocks - by Jesse Livermore
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds - by Charles Mackay


Fooled by Randomness - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Market Wizards: Interviews With Top Traders - by Jack D. Schwager
Entries & Exits : Visits to 16 Trading Rooms - by Alexander Elder


Trading for a Living: Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management - by Alexander Elder
Come Into My Trading Room - by Alexander Elder
Trading in the Zone - by Mark Douglas
Mastering the Trade - by John Carter
Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom - by Van Tharp
A Beginner's Guide to Short-Term Trading - by Toni Turner
High Probability Trading - by Marcel Link


Technical Analysis Explained : The Successful Investor's Guide to Spotting Investment Trends and Turning Points - by Martin J. Pring
Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques - by Steve Nison
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets - by John J. Murphy
The Master Swing Trader - by Alan S. Farley
Bollinger on Bollinger Bands - by John A. Bollinger


The Psychology of Trading: Tools and Techniques for Minding the Markets - by Brett Steenbarger
Trend Following: Learn to Make Millions in Up or Down Markets - by Michael W. Covel
The Complete Turtle Trader - by Michael W. Covel
How to Make Money in Stocks - by William J. O'Neil
Sensible Stock Investing: How to Pick, Value, and Manage Stocks - by David Van Knapp
Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Day Trader - by Martin Schwartz


Options as a Strategic Investment - by Lawrence McMillan
An Investor's Guide to Trading Options - by Virginia Morris
Options Made Easy - by Guy Cohen
Fundamentals of the Options Market - by Michael Williams and Amy Hoffman
The Bible of Options Strategies - by Guy Cohen


Trading in the Global Currency Markets - by Cornelius Luca
Currency Trading and Intermarket Analysis - by Ashraf Laidi
The Little Book of Currency Trading - by Kathy Lien
Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market - by Kathy Lien
Forex Patterns and Probabilities - by Ed Ponsi


Corporate Valuation - by David Frykman and Jakob Tolleryd
Intermarket Analysis: Profiting from Global Market Relationships - by John J. Murphy