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    Not the E-Book variety! But actual trading related books!

    I thought it would be good to compile a list of useful books people might like to read whether they are new to trading or been at it for years.

    If people put the title of the book and who wrote it and why they think it would be worth a read. Then if people know of a free online version post the link.

    So here are some I would recommend:

    ~ Reminiscences of a Stock Operator written by Edwin Lefevre

    I found this book a bit of a tough read due to it being so old (1923) but I could relate to so much of what was said, it sparked several ideas in my head and helped me understand more about the approaches needed to succeed.

    ~ You Bet: The Betfair Story written by Colin Cameron

    Not so much trading but does provide an interesting insight into Betfair in the early days and how the idea came about. I did feel it was blowing Betfair's trumpet all the time. Only a page or 2 was used to discuss the two major changes since Betfair launched i.e. the Premium Charge and the Betfair SP. At times it is critical of Betfair but on the whole you get the impression it is slightly biased. But if you are interested in business you will find it interesting, and it finishes up with some interesting views about the future focus of Betfair by the founders. It does not discuss trading etc.

    ~ Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders written by Jack D. Schwager

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    ~ The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top Traders written by Jack D. Schwager

    I found both of these books interesting but I read them before trading full time, I think I need to read them again to fully appreciate them but would recommend them.

    ~ Trading In The Zone written by Mark Douglas

    Just started reading this and already very impressed.

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    How I Made $2 Million in the Stock Market: The Darvas system for stock market profits

    Not read it myself so could not give an opinion on its worthiness to Betfair trading but seen it recommended on other trading related sites and if nothing else since its based on a true story seems a good read if nothing else

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    I agree with Trading In The Zone written by Mark Douglas, I've not read it all myself either but most of what I have has been very good.

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    trading in the zone is pretty good, binge trading is good but it's more of a story about trading rather than 'how to trade' if you know what i mean.

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    Does You Bet: The Betfair Story give much information about who actually uses betfair? I'm thinking in terms of the races markets

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazbaz View Post
    Does You Bet: The Betfair Story give much information about who actually uses betfair? I'm thinking in terms of the races markets
    No it is just a business book, it is all about how Betfair was setup and developed, what the bookmakers thought/think of it, the impact it has had on sports worldwide, its role in society and things like how it changed the relationship between Government and bookmakers. It is nothing to do with trading other than the core thing being Betfair.

    If you are business orientated it is interesting, if not and you purely llok at Betfair from a trading view point I doubt it would be for you. I like to learn about businesses and how they formed and developed. It has some real interestign bits in it like how Betfair came so close to collapse early on when they had no money. Also it refers to Betfair going forward and the flotation of it on the stock market etc.

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    ''fooled by randomness'' and ''black swan; the impact by highly improbable'' by nassim nicholas taleb. recomend it for punters
    and of course ''trading in the zone'' by mark douglas. number one for trader
    if you want i can upload it to some file share site

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    Quote Originally Posted by kawasaki View Post
    ''fooled by randomness'' and ''black swan; the impact by highly improbable'' by nassim nicholas taleb.
    Been keen to read both of those books, must add them to the shopping list.

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    Mark_Douglas_-_Trading_in_the_Zone.pdf


    Mark_Douglas_-_The_Disciplined_Trader.pdf


    p.s. I think rapidshare works as an affiliate link.
    If you think so, please re-upload in different location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonthefixer View Post
    Been keen to read both of those books, must add them to the shopping list.
    They were on offer at Stanstead airport recently as a double pack £4.99 for both

    Double pack was also on Amazon not available at the moment, but you can buy them both for £13

    You can also get the pdf's for free at 4shared.com

    Black Swan

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    not trading as such. odds compiling instead. but still relevant.

    http://www.aboveallodds.com/media/Th...Bookmaking.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonthefixer View Post

    ~ Reminiscences of a Stock Operator written by Edwin Lefevre

    I found this book a bit of a tough read due to it being so old (1923) but I could relate to so much of what was said, it sparked several ideas in my head and helped me understand more about the approaches needed to succeed.
    read online


    p.s. check also the "more online books" section on the right

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    Anyone read Mastering Betfair by Peter Nordsted or know anything of it?
    When I die and they lay me to rest,
    I'm gonna get pissed with Georgie Best

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibiko View Post
    check also the "more online books" section on the right
    the following is one from them

    RICHARD D. WYKOFF - The Day Trader's Bible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firkinelle View Post
    Anyone read Mastering Betfair by Peter Nordsted or know anything of it?
    Ordered it pre release from waterstones got for £11.99 cover price £24.99 is what they are now charging.WH SMITHS have it priced £16.24 .Is a good read .Includes 5 trading stratagies and covers a lot more than any other exchange trading books i have read.Also have High Probability Trading by Marcel Link .This one not really aimed at sports exchange but has lots of relevant advise.Has a bit more technical analysis and is a heavier read.Worth the money all the same.

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    Hi, anyone have "Profitable Exchange Trading" ebook, or scan of this? I want to buy it on Amazon but it's not avaliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno897 View Post
    Hi, anyone have "Profitable Exchange Trading" ebook, or scan of this? I want to buy it on Amazon but it's not avaliable.
    Hi Inferno

    If thats Peter Webb book, it has not been published yet (or at least last time I checked). During these past two years it has been constantly delayed every 6 months or so.

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