This list is in no particular order and is by no means a definitive list. There
are many worthy books not listed here. The deeper you delve into trading, futures
markets and technical analysis, the greater will become your thirst for knowledge
and then the deeper your understanding will be of the older texts. Some of these
books are still
in print, others have to be tracked down through second hand book dealers
and shops. Amazon and Abebooks
are good sources. Lastly, for those new to technical analysis, we strongly suggest
titles by Murphy, Brandt, Neill, Pistolese and Shaleen (marked '*').
* Trading Commodity Futures with Classical Chart Patterns. Brandt, Peter L. Advanced Trading Seminars, Inc., 1990.
* Volume and Open Interest, Cutting Edge Strategies in the Futures Markets. Shaleen, Kenneth H. Probus Publishing Company, 1991.
* Tape Reading & Market Tactics. Neill, Humphrey B. B. C. Forbes Publishing Company, 1931.
* Using Technical Analysis. Pistolese, Clifford. McGraw Hill, 1994.
* Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets, A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications. Murphy, John J. New York Institute of Finance–Prentice Hall, 1986.
Stock Market Profits. Schabacker, Richard W. B. C. Forbes Publishing Company, 1934.
Studies in Tape Reading. Wyckoff, Richard D. The Ticker Publishing Company, 1910.
The Momentum Gap Method. Miller, Lowell. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1978.
How Charts Can Help You in the Stock Market. Jiler, William L. Trendline, a division of Standard & Poor's Corporation, 1962.
Ticker Technique: The Art of Tape Reading. Revised
edition, with additional material by Don Worden, editor of Worden Tape Reading
Studies, and Herbert Liesner, tape analyst for Indicator Digest. Foster,
Orline D. Investors’ Press, 1965.
The Nature of Risk, Stock Market Survival & the Meaning of Life. Mamis, Justin. Fraser Publishing Company, 1991.
Economics of Futures Trading for Commerical and Personal Profit. Hieronymus, Thomas A. Commodity Research Bureau, 1971.
Trader Vic, Methods of a Wall Street Master. Sperandeo, Victor. John Wiley & Sons, 1991.
Stock Market Theory & Practice. Schabacker, Richard W. B. C. Forbes Publishing Company, 1930.
Charting Commodity Market Price Behavior. Belveal, L. Dee. Futures Publishing Company, 1969.
Profits in the Stock Market. Gartley, Harold M. Lambert Gann Publishing, 1935.
The Big Hitters. Koy, Kevin. Intermarket Publishing Corp., 1986.
Techniques of a Professional Commodity Chart Analyst. Sklarew, Arthur. Commodity Research Bureau, 1980.
The Stock Market Barometer, A Study of its Forecast Value Based on Charles H. Dow's Theory of the Price Movement, With an Analysis of the Market and Its History Since 1897. Hamilton, W. P. Harper & Brothers, 1922.
A Treasury of Wall Street Wisdom. Shultz, Harry D. and Coslow, Samson. Investors' Press Inc., 1966.
The Dow Theory, An Explanation of Its Development and An Attempt To Define Its Usefulness as an Aid in Speculation. Rhea, Robert. Barron's, 1932.
The Psychology of Technical Analysis, Profiting from Crowd Behavior and the Dynamics of Price. Plummer, Tony. Probus Publishing Company, 1989.