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17 Best Day Trading Books for Investors in 2021

best day trading books for beginner, intermediate and advanced day traders & investors

Are you a budding day trader? Interested in growing your wealth with the stock market to fast track the road to early retirement? We have consolidated the best day trading books on the market, to help you win the market.

Whether you’re a beginner day trader or have already proven some luck with the stock market, there’s always something to learn that can help you improve your investment choices. The harsh reality is that day trading looks easy on the surface but can quickly (we mean very quickly) take your money if the strategy is not well executed. Trust us – we’ve been there more times than we would like to admit.

After hours of research and our own practical experience with the strategies, we have consolidated the 17 best day trading books in 2021 for beginners and advanced investors to find you the most relevant expertise for today’s markets.

Related: Check out our recommended books to master the stock market.

1. How to Day Trade for a Living

Author: Andrew Aziz

Year Published: 2021

Number of Pages: 382 

Amazon Review: 4.6 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“This book is a highly practical textbook/handbook for day trading. The author has a unique ability to explain complex concepts in a way that a total newbie can understand.”

“This book is GOLD for beginners”

“As a beginner I found myself lucky that I found this book at right time.”

2. How to Day Trade Stocks for Profit

Author: Harvey Walsh

Year Published: 2021

Number of Pages: 209 

Amazon Review: 4.3 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“Harvey Walsh has a way of writing that makes the subject of Day Trading much more understandable for a beginning day trader”

“…best of the group. He gives simple well written instructions on a manageable number of techniques and goes into actual examples…”

“I like Harvey’s style, clear and easy to read which are very important when you are approaching a new subject”

3. Day Trading QuickStart Guide

Author: Troy Noonan

Year Published: 2020

Number of Pages: 398 

Amazon Review: 4.5 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“Anyone can benefit from Troy’s unique ideas and approach to day trading.”

“If you have no experience or prior knowledge read this book. If you want a simple explanation of how the market works and how you can learn and earn, Read This Book! You want to start building and creating your own strategy, Read This Book!”

4. A Beginner’s Guide to Day Trading Online (2nd edition)

Author: Toni Turner

Year Published: 2007

Number of Pages: 288 

Amazon Review: 4.4 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“…there is so much information passed along, techniques and strategies, that I plan to go through the book a second time…”

“I am impressed with how much useful information the author provides.”

“Don’t skip a word of this book.”

5. Day Trading for Dummies (4th edition)

Author: Ann C. Logue

Year Published: 2019

Number of Pages: 368 

Amazon Review: 4.5 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“…from what I have read thus far – it is excellent. Ms Logue clearly knows her subject. The explanations is clear and to the point.”

“So much information presented in such a basic format that anyone can comprehend it.”

6. All About Day Trading

Author: Jake Bernstein

Year Published: 2013

Number of Pages: 256 

Amazon Review: 4.3 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“Every trader should have a copy of this book and start practically utilize it to grab huge money.”

“The most practical trading book I’ve ever seen and easy to understand.”

7. Start Day Trading Now

Author: Michael Sincere

Year Published: 2011

Number of Pages: 224 

Amazon Review: 4.4 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“A must read for aspiring day traders!”

“It was an easy read because it was written in plain english instead of throwing around a big words or too much technical jargon.”

“Very well written and easy to understand with some absolutely FUNDAMENTAL lessons and realities of day trading.”

8. A Beginner's Guide to Short Term Trading

Author: Toni Turner

Year Published: 2008

Number of Pages: 336 

Amazon Review: 4.4 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“The chapters are well organized and every one of them is packed with relevant information and useful practical tips that anyone who wants to understand investing and short term trading will want to know.”

“This book covers the nuts and bolts in more depth…”

9. High Probability Trading

Author: Marcel Link

Year Published: 2003

Number of Pages: 393 

Amazon Review: 4.2 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“…the first trading book I’ve read that emphasises the importance of having a plan.”

“Very thorough. Looking forward to reading this book again.”

“The title of this book speaks volumes about what you will find inside.”

10. Technical Analysis of Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications

Author: John J. Murphy

Year Published: 1999

Number of Pages: 576 

Amazon Review: 4.6 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“Murphy’s book is well written and explains things in an easy to understand manner. There will be no flipping pages being fustrated trying to interpret the words. I can see why this is considered the ‘Bible’ of technical analysis.”

Best Technical Analysis book I’ve ever read. Should be required reading for all rookie brokers.

7 Best Day Trading Books for Intermediate & Advanced Traders

Hats off to you if you have already been day trading and are now seeking to master your understanding of the strategy and charting. Here are some recommended books for you in your journey to establish yourself as a successful day trader (in reverse order of publication year).

1. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Author: Edwin Lefevre

Year Published: 2021

Number of Pages: 230 

Amazon Review: 4.6 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“A timeless classic! This book examines the thoughts, strategies, and practices of one of the all time best speculators.”

“This is a great book and an investment classic…It is, after all, possibly the most famous investment book ever among professional investors.”

2. Mastering The Trade

Author: John Carter

Year Published: 2018

Number of Pages: 448 

Amazon Review: 4.7 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“This book is jam-packed with information that is necessary to know but not mentioned by so many market gurus selling courses.”

“Out of the dozens of market books I have read, this book has been the only one that has trading strategies I can put to use to make money consistently.”

3. Technical Analysis Explained, Fifth Edition

Author: Martin J. Pring

Year Published: 2014

Number of Pages: 816

Amazon Review: 4.5 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“Best book on technical trading I have ever seen. It has so much packed into it.”

“Highly recommend it even if you have a couple of years of experience trading…”

4. Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques

Author: Steve Nison

Year Published: 2001

Number of Pages: 299 

Amazon Review: 4.7 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“This is truly the BEST book on the candle. The author, no wonder, is the expert and the master on this subject.”

“The first trade I made after completing this book paid for the purchase of the book twice over.”

“After reading this book it was as clear as day I could watch and trade with a lot more confidence. I could see the patterns, signs and indicators.”

5. Trading in the Zone

Author: Mark Douglas

Year Published: 2000

Number of Pages: 240

Amazon Review: 4.7 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“Well, after reading over 100 books..I think THIS ONE IS NUMBER ONE”

“I’m finishing up chapter 3 now but right from chapter 1 it’s packed with information that blew my mind.”

“This is a must read for traders…if you want to trade with a carefree state of mind, and more importantly, if you want to understand the trader’s perspective and market’s perspective, then you need to read this easy-to-read book.”

6. The Disciplined Trader: Developing Winning Attitudes

Author: Mark Douglas

Year Published: 1990

Number of Pages: 256

Amazon Review: 4.6 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“This is truly a Must Read if you are serious about trading the markets.”

“If you are doing Options and/or Stocks and you’re serious about improving your win/loss ratio, you need to read this book.”

7. The Art and Science of Technical Analysis

Author: Adam Grimes

Year Published: 2012

Number of Pages: 480

Amazon Review: 4.7 / 5 ★★★★☆

What is everyone saying about the book?

“ If you are an experienced trader, you will be able to understand the many great wisdoms in this book.”

“While it is a simple book with many great trading wisdoms, it is not really for beginners if only because a new trader will not be able to harvest them as an experienced trader would… recommend this book for anyone who has at least 5 years of trading experience in order to really appreciate it.”

What is Day Trading?

Day trading is the practice of purchasing and selling a security within a single trading day or even multiple times within the same day. The most commonly traded securities are stocks and options with the goal to make a small profit per trade, compounding to a larger gain over time across multiple trades.

Also, check out our recommended books to master the stock market.

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