Thursday, January 24, 2008


In keeping with my attempts at being more "professional" and more "focused" in my work, I've also been trying to read topical stuff when I'm not working; books about finance and financial stuff.

Right now I'm reading "When Genius Failed" about the rise and fall of LTCM and after that I have "The Black Swan" ready to go. I'm simply trying to "immerse" myself in financial stuff, but in a positive way.

I'm looking for finance books that are fun to read. If you have any suggestions, please leave your favorite in the comment section below.




Sanglucci said...

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man DT..... good read mah man entertaining and informative more on the history of our global economy really and how certain international relationships began....

Andrew said...

Here are a few That I liked.

"Pit bull" by Martin Schwartz

"Baruch: My Own Story" by Bernard M. Baruch

"The (Mis)Behavior of Market" by Mandelbrot

I just ordered "The Mind of Wallstreet" by leon Levy and will comment if its any good.

TraderDave said...

no list exists unless u have "reminiscence of a stock operator" on it, so there you are.

Cheers, welcome to Assent bud. Your trading looks better already :-)

David said...

Dinosaur Trader said...

Thanks guys, keep em coming.


That has to be one of the best "comments" ever posted on my blog. Thank you for the laugh.


Bubs said...

Haven't read a non-trading related book in a while but freakonomics is worth the time.

Dinosaur Trader said...


That's cool. I'm not just looking for books about trading, but about economics or business in general. As long as they're fun to read and will keep my head in the game.


OBAT said...

naked economics by Wheelan
basic economics by Thomas Sowell
Economics in One Lesson
Also there area bunch of free pdfs in

Bluedog said...

I'm reading Options as a Strategic Investment, by Lawrence McMillan.

Roman said...

phantom of the pits?

Dinosaur Trader said...


This should keep me busy until the summer. And by then, I'll be hosting online economic courses!

Thanks, suggestions here mean more than those stars at Amazon. I think they're mostly gamed anyway...


Student_Of_The_Trade said...

Hey DT.....definitely "on topic", but not in an academic or instructional way.......go for the book (or audio book version from audible...that's what I did)...."Rigged". Some great profiles of NYMEX traders and insight into the NYMEX administration.

Also, "The Wolf of Wall Street" is a great weekend read.



tradelikemike said...

I really enjoyed "Pit bull" by Martin Schwartz- of course I'm partial to old Amex traders.

Casio said...

I'll be honest up front; I've never made a trade in my life. If I'm going to do something that requires a lot of time and money, I plan to do it right. Still not sure when I'll be ready.

Anyways, a few books I've read:
Liar's Poker (M. Lewis; always fun)
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (E. Lefevre; a classic)
How to Trade in Stocks (J. Livermore)
Jesse Livermore: World's Greatest Stock Trader (R. Smitten)
An American Hedge Fund (T. Sykes)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Jordan Belfort; not a favorite; Scorcese considered doing a movie based on this)

I like Jesse Livermore's take on the market, but that's coming from an outsider.

Still plan to read:
Den of Thieves

Currently reading:
Confessions of a Street Addict (J. Cramer; not too crazy about it)
Fiasco (just started this; my school doesn't have much in the way have "trading" books for me to check out)