Hey—Yvan here!

When it comes to books, contrary to popular belief, more is not better. I'm a fervent believer in reading few books, but good, important books that are worth your time.

But I understand that this is somewhat subjective. Below you'll find books that I've personally found valuable. They've helped me become a better market actor, thinker, and human overall.

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I donate 100% of the revenue to charity ―this year, the Against Malaria Foundation.

On Technical Analysis

By Jack Schwager:

Getting Started in Technical Analysis

By Martin J. Pring:

Technical Analysis Explained: The Successful Investor’s Guide to Spotting Investment Trends and Turning Points


On Fundamental Analysis:

By Benjamin Graham:

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing

Security Analysis

By Robert G. Hagstrom:

The Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World’s Greatest Investor


On How To Trade, Position Size, Etc.

By Van Tharp:

Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom

By Jesse Livermore:

How to Trade In Stocks

By John Carter:

Mastering the Trade, Second Edition: Proven Techniques for Profiting from Intraday and Swing Trading Setups

By Marcel Link:

High Probability Trading: Take the Steps to Become a Successful Trader

By William O’Neil:

How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad

By Gil Morales and Chris Kacher:

Trade Like an O’Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market


On Trading /Investing Psychology

By Mark Douglas:

The Disciplined Trader: Developing Winning Attitudes

Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline, and a Winning Attitude

By Brett Steenbarger:

The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist

Trading Psychology 2.0: From Best Practices to Best Processes

By Van Tharp:

Trading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill for Traders and Investors

Super Trader, Expanded Edition: Make Consistent Profits in Good and Bad Markets


Interviews, Stories, Inspiration…

By Jack Schwager:

Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders

The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders

By Nicolas Darvas:

How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market

By Jesse Livermore:

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

By Alive Schroeder:

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life


On Markets and The Economy

By Howard Marks:

The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for The Thoughtful Investor

Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side

By Ray Dalio:

Big Debt Crises


On Money and Personal Finances

By Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

By Morgan Housel:

The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness


On Probabilities, Randomness, Uncertainty…

By Nassim Taleb:

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

By Robert Rubin:

In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington


On Human Behavior

By Daniel Kahneman:

Thinking Fast and Slow

By Charles Mackay:

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds: The Classic Guide to Crowd Psychology, Financial Folly, and Surprising Superstition

By Yuval Noah Harari:

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow


On Meditation, Life, Philosophy…

By Henepola Gunaratana

Mindfulness in Plain English

By Matthieu Ricard:

Why Meditate: Working With Thoughts and Emotions

The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life

By Stephen Batchelor

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

By Tal Ben Shahar:

The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life

By Ray Dalio:

Principles: Life and Work

By Nassim Taleb:

The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

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