Here is a collection of the things that I’ve found useful. Below you will find books I’ve read that I think are worthwhile, links online and videos on youtube. It’s a work in progress so will add things as I go along. Please note I’m not affiliated to anyone listed here nor do I get kickbacks of any sort. It is simply an inventory of what I’ve found useful in trading directly and indirectly.
Educators & Websites
This is a site I’ve been using for a while now but have had a big break only coming back to it recently. It’s had a bit of a makeover in that time and I must say it’s impressive. If you are unfamiliar it’s a media channel basically for trading Options. Although I don’t it’s got some great content and can help learn some great concepts about how Options traders think and therefore how they might play the underlying market.
So much better than the standard CNBC/Bloomberg blurb.
Huge resource and some fantastic information. It’s a huge site now so don’t be surprised if it’s a bit overwhelming, kick back and read what you can. I recommend paying the $100 to upgrade to Elite, there are some good discounts and it helps support the site.
Cool guy with some great advice, before I found the site below which now forms the basis for my trading I used a lot of FT71 videos to understand some core principles.
Quite simply go and devour everything on this site, its helped me massively. I have a feeling that if I make it on the path to becoming a successful trader a lot of it will be down to what I learned here. I’ve taken the basic and the intermediate course and the material is to the point, honest and very helpful. I’m looking at doing the webinar course soon so will report back on that.
John Grady has a page on his site that lists resources he recommends so to save duplication I’d say heed his advice on this, head over and take a look.
Same site as the link to the software package below but also on this site you will see some of the best educational material. Most of it is free, some of it comes with the package. Don’t think Peter Davies holds the good stuff back for his customers, most of what is listed on the free education page or his youtube channel is used by some prop firms to train its traders. Again I get nothing from Jigsaw but I have paid for the software and love it.
Jigsaw has grown into a very popular order flow suite of plug ins for NinjaTrader to now the standalone DOM of choice for futures traders. Its both inexpensive and highly effective. So much of what I have read over the years and so much of what I’ve been told but never understood made sense when I started looking at Order Flow and without Jigsaw I don’t think I’d have seen in in such a way.
Below is a list of the books that have either taught me something about trading, investing, finance or something about myself. They contain some real beauties that don’t necessarily scream “great trading book”. A lot of them are about mindset, mass psychology and just general insights into the big bad world but I think, are of equal importance to the aspiring traders library.
One Good Trade – Mike Bellafiore
Market Wizards Series – Jack D Schwager
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator – Edwin Lefevre
What I Learned Loosing a Million Dollars – Jim Paul
The Black Swan – Nassim Taleb
More Money Than God – Sebastian Mallaby
The Buy Side – Turney Duff
The Big Short – Michael Lewis (Read the Book – film is great but the book has all the detail)
Flashboys – Michael Lewis
Moneyball – Michael Lewis
Liar’s Poker – Michael Lewis
Think and Grown Rich – Napoleon Hill
The Richest Man in Babylon – Samuel Clason
Currency Wars – James Rickards
The New Case For Gold – James Rickards
The Secrets Of Economic Indicators – Bernard Baumohl
The Quants – Scott Patterson
Dark Pools – Scott Patterson
Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut