Trading Book Reviews: The cheapest, quickest and often most effective way of learning to trade (other than hands-on trading of course!) is reading books. Or indeed, in the modern world, listening to books on Audible.
As such, as part of Tom and Owen’s trader education, they have been reading extensively, beginning with the trading classics before moving on to the unusual, specific and controversial.
They read a bunch of books and have only just started to write the reviews, so bear with them while they write them up for you!
Trading books come in all sorts - from very specific how-to guides on particular trading systems, to anecdotal books that chronicle the trading adventures of legendary operators. We love them, one and all, and will write up comprehensive reviews, letting you know if it is worth investing your precious time in!
The Buy Side Review Author: Turney Duff Subject: Autobiography of a Hedge Fund Trader Pages: 304 Audiobook: 8hrs 42m First Published: 2013 Who’s it for: Traders who enjoy a good yarn Reputation: Unputdownable The Good: Highly readable, entertaining and either a cautionary tale / inspiring depending on personal taste. The Bad: Won’t exactly teach you…Read More
Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems Review Author: Kevin Davey Subject: Algo Trading Pages: 261 Audiobook: Not available First Published: 2014 Who’s it for: Traders wishing to build their own algorithmic trading systems Reputation: Incredibly well respected The Good: Impeccable pedigree of the author; very readable ‘despite’ the topic; complete guide for any trader to…Read More
The Alchemy of Finance Review The latest in the Two Blokes Trading series of classic trading book reviews; The Alchemy of Finance Author: George Soros Subject: Economic Theory and Macro Investing Pages: 391 Audiobook: 2hrs 51 mins (abridged) First Published: 1987 Who’s it for: Macro Investors, economists, anyone who wants to learn from the best…Read More
Real Time Risk Review Author: Irene Aldridge and Steve Krawciw Subject: Fintech and Intra-day Risk Pages: 212 Audiobook: Not available First Published: 2017 Who’s it for: Professional traders or Risk Managers or anyone with an interest in market structure and participants Reputation: Brand new, but the authors are widely respected The Good: Fascinating topics…Read More
The Complete Turtle Trader Review The latest in the Two Blokes Trading series of classic trading book reviews; The Complete Turtle Trader. Author: Michael W. Covel Subject: Trend trading and the true story of the ‘Turtle Traders’ Pages: 269 – paperback Audiobook: 10hrs, 8 mins First Published: 2007 + 2009 Who’s it for: Traders…Read More
Elliott Wave Principle – Key to Market Behaviour Book Review Author: A.J Frost & Robert R. Prechter, Jr Subject: Technical Analysis & Market Behaviour Pages: 251 Audiobook: 8 hrs and 7 mins First Published: 1978 Who’s it for: Traders looking to better understand market behaviour and specifically those looking for a predictive indicator Reputation: A…Read More
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator Book Review Author: Edwin LeFevre Subject: Trading Fiction Pages: 236 Audiobook: 2 hrs and 29 mins First Published: 1923 Who’s it for: Everyone with the slightest interest in trading Reputation: Probably the classic trading book The Good: Tremendous fun, everyone has read it The Bad: If you are tempted to…Read More
The Little Book of Currency Trading Book Review Author: Kathy Lien Subject: Introduction to Forex Trading Pages: 198 Audiobook: 4 hrs and 35 mins First Published: 2011 Who’s it for: Forex trading beginners Reputation: Kathy Lien has a high profile in the forex industry. Part of a wider series of ‘Little Book of” trading /…Read More
Trading in the Zone Review Author: Mark Douglas Subject: Trading Psychology Pages: 216 Audiobook: 8 hrs and 7 mins First Published: 2000 Who’s it for: All new traders or anyone struggling to ‘get out of their own way’ whilst trading Reputation: A classic. Widely considered essential reading for new traders The Good: The ‘bible’ on…Read More