Registered: Feb 2002
08-17-12 09:27 PM
Quote from Ratkins92:
I am just now getting into trading stocks. I am about to go into college and need some help. Does anyone have any advice for me. Where I can learn about stocks or a few good stocks to start off with? Any info helps thanks.
Read all of the high quality market books you can get your hands on. Some starters:
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - Lefevre
Methods of a Wall St Master - Sperandeo
Market Wizards - Schwager (all four of them)
How to Make Money in Stocks - O'Neill
Trading in the Zone - Douglas
Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader - Brandt
Inside the House of Money - Drobny
Invisible Hands - Drobny
Expectations Investing - Mauboussin
Black Swan - Taleb
Fooled by Randomness - Taleb
Pit Bull - Schwartz
Soros on Soros - Soros
The Snowball (Buffett biography) - Schroeder
The Big Short - Lewis
When Genius Failed - Lowenstein
Devil Take the Hindmost - Chancellor
I'm sure there are lots more I missed, these are just quick off the top of my head.
And one other thing: Make sure you are talented, passionate, and have a burning desire to become world class at whatever it is you do. Because if you're not a true competitor with a warrior's heart and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, this road is not for you.
Only mention this because a lot of guys (and you will find some on ET) poured years of their lives into markets only to regret it. Assess yourself for the challenge beforehand, because there are many easier ways to make a living in this world.