It’s about time I updated my list of best trading books so here is my selection of the 100 greatest trading and investing books of all time.

I’ve read (or at least partly read) a lot of these and I’ve tried to put them in some sort of order as well. Not an easy task but see what you think.

If you have any suggestions for other trading books, please leave them in the comments. You can never have too many book recommendations. Read more »


This week we have seen a mini crash in the stock market indexes and an implosion of several short volatility ETNs. Mood in the stock market has quickly turned from exuberance to fear while some investors are ready to ‘buy the dip’.

Conventional wisdom suggests that the best time to buy stocks is when there is blood on the streets. Many suggest that high Vix readings are a good indicator to increase exposure to the market. Read more »


Because financial matters are rarely covered during high school, many people don’t understand the stock market or how to invest their money properly.

This means that they are more vulnerable to investment scams. With the growth of the internet, and the current frothy state of global markets, these investment scams are unfortunately all too common.

So here are a list of 20 common traps that all traders and investors need to be aware of:

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When times are good the economy is strong and everyone has more money to spend. So is there any relationship between consumer spending and the stock market?

A new research paper suggests there is and provides a novel way of measuring consumer spending on a daily basis. Instead of looking at more traditional measures (such as personal income or consumer sentiment) the paper focuses on box office earnings. Read more »


Sluggish growth and anaemic inflation has seen global commodity prices fall steadily in value since 2008. Because of this, and with stock markets reaching new record highs in 2017, commodity trading has gone out of fashion.

Yet in the past, commodities have provided a good source of returns for both investors and active traders. Furthermore, there is evidence to suggest that commodities can provide less volatile returns than some stocks. Read more »


Blair Hull is a legend of Wall Street and a former professional blackjack player. He was named by Worth magazine as one of Wall Street’s 25 smartest players and by Forbes magazine as one of the most successful traders of the last 40 years.

Today, Hull operates a number of ventures including an ETF that attempts to time the S&P 500 through a mix of 12 technical and fundamental indicators. In this article, we will look at the idea behind Blair Hull’s strategy and the 12 indicators he uses. Read more »