Additional Resources for Day Traders

As much as I hate to admit it, Day Trading For Dummies, 4th Edition, doesn’t tell you absolutely everything there is to know to get started in day trading. This appendix lists books, websites, periodicals, and other resources offering trading strategies and techniques and ideas on managing risk, taxes, and stress.

Great Books for Great Trading

Have a shelf that looks a little bare? Fill it up with a few of these beauties.

Basic trading guides

The following books offer nuts-and-bolts information on day trading:

  • The Bible of Options Strategies: The Definitive Guide for Practical Trading Strategies by Gary Cohen (FT Press): Many traders prefer options to stocks, and this book covers the main strategies as well as some of the more esoteric ones that may work for you.
  • Currency Trading for Dummies by Kathleen Brooks and Brian Dolan (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.): For Dummies writers are happy to recommend each other. If your interest is currency trading, this book covers the conventions and tools that can increase your chances for success. It covers the economic and psychological factors that affect currency values, looks at the major pairs, and helps you identify the factors that matter in this market.
  • Mastering the Trade, 2nd Edition, by John F. Carter (McGraw-Hill): The author, an experienced trader, walks day traders and swing traders through the ins and outs of the markets, offering specific advice on different trading opportunities. ...

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