Best trading books

The 5 best non-trading books for traders

The more you immerse yourself into trading, the more you’ll discover that the biggest road blocks you’ll encounter have their origins in human behaviour. Trading psychology, emotions, personal development and discipline, to name a few. And while there are plenty of great books on trading psychology, I often enjoy taking a broader view and seeing what I can learn from non-trading books.

 

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

– Dr. Seuss

 

To give you an example: while trading, I found it really helpful to be aware of cognitive biases related to losing (e.g. prospect theory and loss aversion), which is described extensively in Daniel Kahneman’s masterpiece; Thinking, Fast and Slow. To approach a certain trading issue from an outside perspective like this can be tremendously helpful.

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Best forex books

Best Forex trading books every trader should read

As a professional forex trader, keeping up to date and learning about new strategies and ways to improve your trading is critical to your long-term success. This self-motivation to improve and lifelong learning is actually very common amongst forex traders. We are often self-taught because of our fascination with the currency markets!

During the years, there were a couple of books that had a profound impact on how I approach my forex trading. These books were eye-openers in one way or another and were books that made me the forex trader I am today. This list of best forex books are my top recommendations for you to read and improve your forex knowledge.

 

If you’re in a hurry and just want one great book recommendation that will have the biggest impact on the way you trade, pick this one:

Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas

It will be the best investment in your trading career you’ve ever made.

 

Note: I also wrote about the best non-trading books
that will still help you become a better trader (and improve your life!).

 

The best Forex books list:

 

1 . Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques – Steve Nison

Steve Nison is arguably the “grandfather” of candlesticks in the Western world, he is the one deemed responsible for bringing Japanese candlestick charts (which some say go back to the late 1800s in Japan) to the Western trading world.

In his book, he gives some background on the Japanese candlestick charts and how he found out about them from a Japanese broker. Then, he quickly goes into describing all the different candlestick patterns, with well illustrated examples. The second part of the book goes into using candlesticks with other techniques such as eliott wave, trendlines, moving averages and more.

This is THE definitive book on candlestick charting and candle patterns. If you want to know more about price action, this book should be the first one to pick up. I highly recommend it. Read more.

 

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