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Trend Following:
How Great Traders Make Millions in Up or Down Markets

Michael Covel

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The Trading Tribe
Ed Seykota

TurtleTrader® comment: Ed Seykota’s first publicly published work “The Trading Tribe” book is now available.

The Market Wizards
Jack Schwager

The New Market Wizards
Jack Schwager

TurtleTrader® comment: If the original Market Wizards books by Jack Schwager were an introduction, the TurtleTrader site is an investigative report by comparison. However, please read these 2 books — the sections on Seykota, Hite and Marcus are great reads.

Trading and Exchanges
Larry Harris

TurtleTrader® comment: Larry Harris puts together the definitive basics book. Grab it. Read our review.

Trading in the Zone:
Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude

Mark Douglas

TurtleTrader® comment: You think your personal psychology is not important in your trading? Think again.

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
Peter L. Bernstein

TurtleTrader® comment: Single best book on risk available.

Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand

TurtleTrader® comment: Atlas Shrugged is considered by many top traders required reading. It is the capitalist manifesto.

Human Action
Ludwig von Mises

TurtleTrader® comment: A fantastic read on human psychology and free markets. If you are liberal prepare to be angry.

Escape to the Futures
Leo Melamed

TurtleTrader® comment: The discussion on p. 363 is worth the price of book. October 1987 in stark terms.

Investment Biker
Jim Rogers

TurtleTrader® comment: A very good read. Mixes trading with international relations. His ambition is infectious.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
Edwin Lefevre

TurtleTrader® comment: Read it. Period.

Where Are the Customer’s Yachts?
Fred Schwed

TurtleTrader® comment: Brokers and Wall Street really don’t help.

The Predators Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham
Connie Bruck

TurtleTrader® comment: Michael Milken and junk bond financing.

Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
Stephen Jay Gould

TurtleTrader® comment: Gould could break the nasty details of statistics down to anyone through colorful stories and hard math.

The Vandal’s Crown
Gregory J. Millman

TurtleTrader® comment: Covering the insides of currency trading in the early 90’s. Hard to find.

The Merchants of Debt: KKR
George Ander

TurtleTrader® comment: If you want to learn about leveraged buyouts read this book. KKR is American capitalism in the 1980’s.

A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets
Jack D. Schwager

TurtleTrader® comment: A very good primer on the futures market.

Option Volatility and Pricing
Sheldon Natenberg

TurtleTrader® comment: If you trade options or want to learn this is the bible of options terminology.

Memos from the Chairman
Alan C. Greenburg

TurtleTrader® comment: A good read from the CEO of Bear Stearns. Logic to live by.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Charles MacKay

TurtleTrader® comment: Crowd psychology 101.

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