When it comes to trend-following trading, investing and learning in general, then there’s no better way to soak up information than reading books. I love reading books about the stock market, and below I’ve compiled some of my favourite reads for the intelligent trend follower. Keep in mind…

Not all of these books are pure trend-following textbooks. Instead, they’re important books that have influenced the way about markets and helped me shape the intelligent trend follower approach.

The Best Intelligent Trend Following Trading Books:

The Complete TurtleTrader: I don’t know if there’s a better introduction to trend following, and the philosophy behind it, than this book. The idea behind The Turtle Trader is a fascinating applicable look of nature vs. nurture. And the results are nothing short of amazing. So what are you waiting for? Check out The Complete Turtle Trader on Amazon.

How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock MarketThis autobiographical book by early trend-following trader Nicolas Darvas is one of my favourite reads. I think I like this book because I can relate to the story so well. Darvas struggles over a period of years to consistently make money in the stock market. The book chronicles one attempt at making money in the stock market after the next, until Darvas slowly pieces together his own unique trend following philosophy. I can see a lot of myself in this book, and recommend you read it as well (at least once) to help understand how you can form your own approach to intelligently trend following the markets. Sound good? Read this book for yourself.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator:Edwin Lefevre’s classic biography of Jesse Livermore is another lesson in the timelessness of trend following. This book explores the life, attitude and approach to stock trading of one of the world’s first speculators. It’s a fantastic book that gets better each time you read it. So why not take a look?

Secrets For Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets is a simple and to-the-point approach to making money, no matter what the stock market is doing. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? I really recommend this book because it’s easy to read, and outlines the essence of what trend-following is. This book can help you put trend following in practice for your stock portfolio.

Trading in the Zone reminds you that trend following isn’t all just about systematic trading systems. For trend following to work, you need to interface your trading rules with your mental software. And that’s where Trading in the Zone really shines. This is one of the best trading books of all time. I can’t recommend it enough for new and advanced traders alike. Read the review for yourself to find out.

The Intelligent Investor is where the intelligent, in Intelligent Trend Follower, comes from. The idea here is that we want to limit our trend following to the best stocks in the universe. And the ideas for analyzing securities presented by Ben Graham in The Intelligent Investor make it a must-read for any intelligent trend follower.

There are lots of other trading books that are worth reading. But when it comes to forming the intelligent trend following philosophy, these books have been the most instrumental for me. And by the way…

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