Technical Analysis & Charts Books: Recommended Reading List ~ market folly

Friday, February 20, 2009

Technical Analysis & Charts Books: Recommended Reading List

For the next installment in our series of recommended reading lists, today we're highlighting the best books for traders.  This list touches on the best books on technical analysis, charts, trader interviews, and methodologies.  Without further ado:


Technical Analysis Using Multiple Timeframes by Brian Shannon: This is one of the best books on charts out there. It comes from the highly successful trader and well known blogger Brian Shannon of Alphatrends. Highly recommended.

Technical Analysis of Financial Markets by John J. Murphy: Covers technical tools, indicators, and how to use them.

Market Wizards by Jack Schwager.  This book details interviews with top traders & hedge fund managers. It covers topics such as discipline, risk management, consistency, and capital preservation among others.

Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns by Thomas Bulkowski: This is simply one of the most complete books on chart patterns out there.

Getting Started in Technical Analysis by Jack Schwager: This book is by one of the most respected in the field. Schwager covers trends, patterns, price activity and more.

Chart Your Way to Profits by Tim Knight: Successful trader details watchlists, chart styles, indicators, and analysis methods.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre.   This is a must-read for any trader. This story depicts the trials and tribulations of Jesse Livermore and takes you inside the mind of a trader to provide you with tons of insight, wisdom, and anecdotes. This book spawned legendary advice such as "the trend is your friend" and "let your winners run and cut your losses quickly."



For those of you who are investors, we've also posted up a recommended reading list for fundamental analysis & valuation so definitely check that out.


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