12 Must Read Success & Motivational Books

Summer is coming to a close, vacations are taking place and spare time is available. It’s the perfect time to catch up on your reading and focus your mind and body on closing out the year on top of your game!

And don’t just stop there, prepare for amazing things in 2015!

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The key to reading and absorbing these books is “ACTION

  1. Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  3. The Go-Giver by Bob Burg
  4. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  5. Success through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill
  6. The Success System that Never Fails by W. Clement Stone
  7. The One Thing by Gary Keller
  8. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  9. How to Win Friends and influence People by Dale Carnegie
  10. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
  11. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch
  12. How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis

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Bonus: must listen audio (for $2.95, how can you not):
Napoleon Hill in His Own Voice: Rare Recordings of His Lectures

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Top 10 Stock Market Stocking Stuffer Books

Fantastic Stocking Stuffers for the Stock Market Enthusiast in your family or circle of friends:

1. How to Make Money in Stocks (4th edition) by William J. O’Neil (1988)
2. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre (1923)
3. The Nature of Risk by Justin Mamis (1991)
4. Trader Vic: Methods of a Wall Street Master by Victor Sperandeo (1991)
5. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom by Van K. Tharp (1999)
6. The Battle for Investment Survival by Gerald M. Loeb (1935)
7. Martin Zweig’s Winning on Wall Street by Martin Zweig (1986)
8. How to Trade in Stocks by Jesse Livermore (1940)
9. Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager (1988)
10. When to Sell: Inside Strategies for Stock-Market Profits by Justin Mamis (1994)

**Original copyright dates are listed even though many of the books linked are newer editions**

 

 

 

Ten Must Read Stock Market Books for 2012

I highly suggest that all new swing and/ or trend “traders” begin with William O’Neil’s book:

1. How to Make Money in Stocks (4th edition) by William J. O’Neil (1988)
2. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre (1923)
3. The Nature of Risk by Justin Mamis (1991)
4. Trader Vic: Methods of a Wall Street Master by Victor Sperandeo (1991)
5. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom by Van K. Tharp (1999)
6. The Battle for Investment Survival by Gerald M. Loeb (1935)
7. Martin Zweig’s Winning on Wall Street by Martin Zweig (1986)
8. How to Trade in Stocks by Jesse Livermore (1940)
9. Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager (1988)
10. When to Sell: Inside Strategies for Stock-Market Profits by Justin Mamis (1994)

**Original copyright dates are listed even though many of the books linked are newer editions**

The StockTwits Edge

I am honored to be included (Chapter 4: Know Thyself) in the latest investing book by Wiley Publishing featuring 40 actionable market setups, shared by some of the most renowned traders and investors on the financial web:

The StockTwits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Set-Ups from Real Market Pros
By Howard Lindzon, Philip Pearlman, Ivaylo Ivanhoff

StockTwits Edge

From the Inside Flap

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In The StockTwits Edge, each trader and investor presents his/her favorite setup in detail, highlighting the underlying psychology and real examples for better understanding of the rationale behind each step, including risk management. You will learn how to use their approach to find new ideas yourself.

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    1. Trend following
    2. Value investing
    3. Day trading
    4. Swing trading
    5. Options trading
    6. Forex trading
    7. The art of trading

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40 Actionable Trade Setups from Real Market Pros

Ten Must Read Stock Market Books for 2011

I highly suggest that all new “traders” begin with William O’Neil’s book based on the CANSLIM acronym.

1. How to Make Money in Stocks (4th edition) by William J. O’Neil (1988)
2. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre (1923)
3. The Nature of Risk by Justin Mamis (1991)
4. Trader Vic: Methods of a Wall Street Master by Victor Sperandeo (1991)
5. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom by Van K. Tharp (1999)
6. The Battle for Investment Survival by Gerald M. Loeb (1935)
7. Martin Zweig’s Winning on Wall Street by Martin Zweig (1986)
8. How to Trade in Stocks by Jesse Livermore (1940)
9. Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager (1988)
10. When to Sell: Inside Strategies for Stock-Market Profits by Justin Mamis (1994)

**Original copyright dates are listed even though many of the books linked are later editions**