4 Must-Have Stock Investing Books

I have read lots of stock market books in my time and I have chosen only 4 as my top favorites. I still use these books as my guide so I want to pass this list on to you…better yet, I just want to save you precious time searching for the right book. There are many books on this topic but these have given me the best results by far. If you have more spare time, I recommend reading some biographies from the best investors in this industry, which will give you a deeper appreciation of the stock market.

Key Things You Will Learn
How to avoid common mistakes in your investments
• Successful techniques to use in your trading
• How to identify winning stocks
• When to buy and sell a stock
• Best industries to invest in
• Stock market terminology


“How To Make Money In Stocks” by William O’Neil

TCover arthis is the #1 book on my list because William O’Neil really explains in thorough detail what to look for in winning trades.  This National Bestseller is a must have for any investor.  He explains the 21 common mistakes investors make and how to avoid them. It is an excellent read and his guidelines are so easy to follow.  I can definitely say that I have used his famous CANSLIM strategy and it really works!


“The Candlestick Course” by Steve Nison

Cover artThis is a workbook that teaches you the fundamentals of Japanese candlestick meanings and tests your knowledge at the end of each chapter.  Mastering these concepts will help you analyze every move with efficiency and increase positive results in trading.  The best part: Steve Nison combines everything you learn at the end giving you hands-on experience that you will need in analyzing any chart. His other book “Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques” works well in combination with this book.

“The New Trading For A Living” by Dr. Alexander Elder

Image result for the new trading for a livingThis is a fantastic book that shows you how to master money management when you set entries and stops.  Dr. Alexander Elder really teaches you the importance of having a strong discipline when it comes to investing and takes it a step further to show you how to develop a trading plan.  His wisdom and market techniques will prepare you for success as an investor.  In addition, the study guide for this book will help you practice what you have learned.



“Market Wizards, Interviews with Top Traders” by Jack D. Schwager

Cover artThis is another National Bestseller that collaborates stories of all the top traders in one book! They share the basic concepts they have used to make their millions.  Their journey in the markets is an excellent lesson for all to learn from.  This is for the aspiring trader that is looking for the inspiration to succeed in this industry.  Click on the picture to view more information about this book.



“Reminiscences of a Stock Operator” by Edwin Lefevre

Cover artThis book is all about the life of the world’s greatest stock trader, Jesse Livermore, whose net worth was $100 million! This is a classic read with trading techniques he used from the 1920’s that still holds true today.  His exciting life will keep you entertained from the beginning of the book until the end.  It’s a phenomenal book and must-have for every investor in the market.




“I have read several books on stock market investing, but none has really given me a layman’s explanation like these did. I boldly recommend them to anyone who wish to make a living from investing in the stock market!”  Parker S.


“I was afraid to invest in the stock market due to not getting a thorough knowledge of how it works. But my confidence was built up after reading these books suggested by Krystle.  My only regret is not reading these books on time; I would have made a lot more than what I have made now. Highly recommended!” James Patrick

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10 Responses to Books

  1. Keith Liddiard says:

    Hi Krystle, I found this really, really helpful. It is so easy to get confused and feel it is only for a few. It may give me some more confidence to be a bit more bold in the future. I’ll dip into a couple of books you recommend before I do. Is there one fantastic book that you used and read over and over to learn about the markets? Thanks again Keith

    • Krystle says:

      Yes, all of these books will help you gain more confidence in the stock market. With this knowledge you can avoid many mistakes and get a head start in building your wealth. Start with “How To Make Money In Stocks” by William O’Neil to understand basic concepts.

  2. Luna says:

    Trading on the Stock Market is one way in which we can make money. It is good that you have suggested books that will enhance the online experience of the stock Market Trader.
    One has to be emotionally ready to trade on the Stock Market because things sometimes happen quickly either big loss or gain.
    Is there a book for beginners that you can recommend?
    Thanks for the post.

  3. Sean Contreras says:

    I think it’s so important for people to realize how essential buying stocks is to be self-sufficient. It’s the perfect way for someone my age to start on a path to success. I think you’re doing a really great thing here, and I will definitely take your advice. Being 19, I am still learning about the stock market and how it works, unlike many of my colleagues who have decided that participating in the economy is evil. So I appreciate stuff like this. Maybe others will learn a thing or two.

  4. Jen says:

    I agree with you about psychology being a huge factor in trading in the stock market. I think a lot of people are very fearful of it, which is driven by not knowing much about it. The books that you mentioned above will help give beginning investors more confidence in understanding the ups and downs, highs and lows, and inevitable risks of investing.

    Can you provide a new investor some guidance on where they can start investing and how much they need to begin? Thanks for your insight!

    • Krystle says:

      The great part about investing is that there are so many options out there. There are many brokers to choose from and no required amount to begin either. More posts coming soon! Stay tuned!

  5. Mark Perkins says:

    Interesting article. I dabbled in the markets some years ago and didn’t do too well, think I was too impatient.
    Wish I had access to these great looking titles then.
    Thank you for this post.

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