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PS: A lot of the posts that use only images of the book cover in the earliest posts don't seem to work for me...so no clue what those books are ><

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Has anyone read The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham? I don't remember it being mentioned in the previous posts in this thread. If you're one of the people who has read it, would you recommend it?

PS: A lot of the posts that use only images of the book cover in the earliest posts don't seem to work for me...so no clue what those books are ><

I read The Intelligent Investor about 3 years ago. It's a heavy read. Not something I would advise reading just before bed. I found it interesting but mostly I struggled to get through the very dense and boring style of writing.

I have since completed a 2 year certification in investment analysis and portfolio management. So if I had to read it again I would probably appreciate it a lot more than what I did back then. Unfortunately back then, I probably didn't gain a whole lot from it. And would expect a similar result from anyone who hasn't had some level of basic study in the world of investing.

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Willpower Instinct and HRV


If your talking about psychology books, then The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can DoTo Get More of It should definitely be on your radar.
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[Written by] a health psychologist at Stanford School of Medicine where she teaches a course called "The Science of Willpower" that quickly became the most popular classes ever offered by Stanford.

It's written in the format of the course, meant to be a replacement to it. There is no fluff here, everything is backed by research, citing many very interesting experiments. This book turned me on to the correlation between HRV (heart rate variabililty) readings and our ability to control ourselves, and what what we can do to improve that metric. I bought a HRV monitor for the eventual purpose of an additional quantifiable trading psychology metric, now I just need to find the time to trade .

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Would it be possible/make sense to conduct a poll on the most popular books/authors....can have different categories...would provide easier clarity....though easier said than done.
trading strategies
price action
technical analysis
trading psychology
etc

I realise that different people have different opinions, approaches and strategies but could be useful, fun and also quite interesting.



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I have gone through the thread and it serves a useful purpose to understand the scrutiny and reasoning behind the recommended books. I just have to go through the books now! Thanks to everyone who contributed their views.

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There was already a "poll", it is part of our futures.io (formerly BMT) Best of Trading. There were nominations and votes.

https://futures.io/bmt-best-of-trading/

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The Problem With How-to Books On Trading

The problem with most of the books about trading (primarily the how-to) is that they are all directed at the inexperienced , undercapitalized, and risk/ loss averse, retail trader - written in the most part by individuals who make their living from their book royalties, and not from trading. Most of these books reinforce a very anachronistic retail mindset that is certainly not relevant to today's markets. Of course, these books are full of charts that show glaring examples of chart patterns, trendlines, and lagging indicators, all drawn ex post, that demonstrate the validity of their methodology, but fail to mention the times they don't work or the very real effects of bias. If one is to read a book about trading I would recommend one that details the methodology, strategies, and mindset, of extremely successful and proven traders. Learn how to think like a professional trader, and then learn how to trade like one

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I would recommend one that details the methodology, strategies, and mindset, of extremely successful and proven traders. Learn how to think like a professional trader, and then learn how to trade like one

Such as?

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Beginning Forex Books

Any recommendations for forex for newbies?

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Any recommendations for forex for newbies?

This one: https://futures.io/forex-currency-trading/23893-bob-volman-price-action-scalping.html

No explanation about how FOREX market works, but some trading ideas.

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Is this for newbies or more seasoned traders?

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