Automated Trading Recommended Reading List

You can’t read your way to becoming a great trader – you actually have to get in there and do it… but that’s not to say learning from the success and mistakes of others can’t hurt. And boy are there a lot of success (and failure) stories out there. We’ve talked with clients, brokers, and system developers to come up with this list of 30 books on trading system development, overall trading and investing philosophy. and psyche. Plus, we could resist adding some fun ones at the end. Enjoy!

Trading System Development 

1. Trading for a Living: Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management

2. Beyond Technical Analysis: How to Develop and Implement a Winning Trading System

3. Trading Systems That Work: Building and Evaluating Effective Trading Systems

4. Trading Systems and Methods, + Website

5. The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies

6. The Encyclopedia Of Technical Market Indicators

7. Evidence-Based Technical Analysis: Applying the Scientific Method and Statistical Inference to Trading Signals

8. Professional Automated Trading: Theory and Practice


General “Trading” / “Investing” Reads: (culled almost entirely from the great bclund Blog’s list of 20 books every trader should know)

1. The Little Book of Trading: Trend Following Strategy for Big Winnings

2. The Market Wizards Series — Market Wizards,  The New Market WizardsStock Market Wizards, and Hedge Fund Wizards

3. Stan Weinstein’s Secrets For Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets

4. How to Make Money In Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad

5. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

6. How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market

7. The Stock Twits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Set-Ups from Real Market Pros 

8. The Trading Book: A Complete Solution to Mastering Technical Analysis and Trading Psychology

9. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom –

10. The Disciplined Trader  & Trading In The Zone

11. Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader

12. One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading

13. Top 100 Futures Trading Blogs



1. The Black Swan

2. The Predictors : How a Band of Maverick Physicists Used Chaos Theory to Trade Their Way to a Fortune on Wall Street

3. When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

4. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

5. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

6. The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It

7. The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron

8. Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street

9. The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time



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