External Reading

With over 100 years of Wall Street experience between us, we at TFG Trading Matrix have seen everything the market has to offer.  No matter how many shares, names, or dollars you trade, there is no doubt that the most indispensible device in your market tool-belt is experience.  For that reason, TFG Trading Matrix is constantly drawing from our own experiences, as well as those of others who have come before us.  This External Reading List is a compilation of the volumes that have most directly influenced our trading environment.  We highly recommend these select books as resources for both historical perspective and cultural education on Wall Street trading.


Title - Author Recommended by
Memos from the Chairman - Alan C. Greenberg Alan Portnoi
You Can Be a Stock Market Genius (Even if You're Not Too Smart): Uncover the Secret Hiding Places of Stock Market Profits - Joel Greenblatt Dean Machado
Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports - Howard Schilit Dean Machado
The Little Book That Beats the Market - Joel Greenblatt Dean Machado
Reading Financial Reports for Dummies - Lita Epstein Dean Machado
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing - Benjamin Graham Dean Machado
The Disciplined Trader: Developing Winning Attitudes - Mark Douglas Jeremy Frommer
Analyzing Bar Charts for Profit - John Magee Jeremy Frommer
Technical Analysis Plain and Simple: Creating the Markets in Your Language - Michael N. Kahn Jeremy Frommer
Hit and Run Trading: The Short-Term Stock Traders' Bible - Jeff Cooper Jeremy Frommer
Electronic Trading Masters - Allen Jan Baird Jeremy Frommer
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don't - Jim Collins Jeremy Frommer
Stock Investing for Dummies - Paul Mladjenovic Jeremy Frommer
How the Stock Market Works: A Beginner's Guide to Investment - Michael Becket Jeremy Frommer
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable - Patrick Lencioni Jeremy Frommer
True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership - Bill George Jeremy Frommer
A Beginner's Guide to Day Trading Online - Toni Turner Jeremy Frommer
Republic - Plato Jeremy Frommer
Inferno - Dante Jeremy Frommer
The Art of War - Sun Tzu Jeremy Frommer
Conversations of Socrates - Xenophon Jeremy Frommer
Prince - Machiavelli  Jeremy Frommer
Socratic Logic - Peter Kreeft Jeremy Frommer
The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top Traders - Jack D. Schwager Jeremy Frommer
Merger Mania: Arbitrage: Wall Street's Best Kept Money-Making Secret - Ivan F. Boesky Jeremy Frommer
Understanding by Design - Gran Wiggins and Jay McTighe Jeremy Frommer
Secrets of the Soes Bandit: The Original Electronic Trader Reveals his Battle-Tested Trading Techniques - Harvey Houtkin Jeremy Frommer
How Charts Can Help You in the Stock Market - William Jiler Jeremy Frommer
Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation - Jason Mattera Jeremy Frommer
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett Jeremy Frommer
Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir - Shalom Auslander Jeremy Frommer
Wall and Mean: A Novel - Tom Bernard Jeremy Frommer
Trading to Win: The Psychology of Mastering the Markets - Ari Kiev Jeremy Klein
Fooling Some of the People All of the Time- David Einhorn Jeremy Klein
By the Numbers: A Survival Guide to Economic Indicators-Stephen D. Slifer and W. Stansbury Carnes  Jeremy Klein
Den of Thieves - James B. Stewart Marc Schwartz
Liar's Poker - Michael Lewis Marc Schwartz
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Malcolm Gladwell Marc Schwartz
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications - John Murphy Marc Schwartz
Getting Started in Technical Analysis - Jack D. Schwager Mark Moskowitz
Learn to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Self-Discovery and Fulfillment - David Fontana Mark Moskowitz
Tools and Tactics for the Master Day Trader: Battle-Tested Techniques for Day, Swing and Position Traders - Oliver Velez & Greg Capra Mark Moskowitz
Technician's Guide to Day & Swing Trading - Martin J. Pring Mark Moskowitz
Series 55 Study Manual 2008 Mark Moskowitz
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny - Robin Sharma Mark Moskowitz
Zen in the Martial Arts - Joe Hyams Mark Moskowitz
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives - Dan J. Millman Mark Moskowitz