The Best Stock Trading and Investor Biographies are great ways to learn. By reading the best stock trading biographies you can shave years off your learning curve as an investor or stock trader.
And no matter your trading style:
It doesn’t matter if you’re a buy-and-hold investor, a short-term day trader or you’re swinging stocks somewhere in the middle. In every case there is someone who’s come before you. So that’s why…
I encourage you to take a look at my favorite stock trading and investing biographies (so far). Some of these books are autobiographical, and others are slightly fictionalized. So click through to the ones that interest you and you can learn the specific angle each book uses to profile a stock trader or investor. Make sense?
One thing’s for sure: In all cases these books are incredibly educational and can save you a lot of lost money. So check these out:
The Best Stock Trading and Investing Biographies:
Confessions of a Street Addict by Jim Cramer – Cramer might be Wall Street’s most famous hedge fund manager. But his autobiographical account of how he rose to the top is incredibly interesting. And chances are, Cramer is still going harder than you are every single day. So wouldn’t it make sense to try and learn something from him?
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas – This book is an amazing autobiographical tale of a man who traveled the world in the 1950’s and made millions of dollars doing it. He goes to great lengths to describe his exact stock-trading methods and how he developed them. It’s really a compelling story that you would be wise to check out, (if you haven’t already).
The Making of a Stockbroker by Edwin Lefevre – This classic book is the story of how a Harvard man built an honorable lifelong career as a stock broker and banker. It also provides a ton of insight into the type of “character” required to make a lasting splash in finance.
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre – You know Edwin Lefevre is good if I’m recommending two books by him. This is his most famous book and it’s about the epic Jesse Livermore, portrayed in the book as Larry Livingston. But the insights Lefevre reveals about the strategies and tactics of one of the first legendary traders are educational in the extreme.
Buffett: The Making of An American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein – Buffett is a great look at how Warren Buffett makes capital allocation and investment decisions. It’s incredibly interesting to have an experienced journalist like Lowenstein take a microscope to Warren Buffett’s playbook.
Pit Bull: Lesson’s From Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader by Martin Schwartz – This is the autobiographical account of a Wall Street Day Trader who made tens of millions of dollars trading his own account. Pit Bull is incredibly insightful, and the way the book is written it’s easy to extract actionable lessons you can use to improve your own trading routines.
So there you have it…
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What’s Your Favorite Stock Trading Biography?
I’ve let you know what I think are the best stock trading biographies. But now I want to hear from you. Which trader or investor have you learned the most from? I’m always looking for recommendations. Let me know in the comments below…
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