Recommended Books

The Complete Guide to Option Selling

Author: James Cordier and Michael Gross

If you want to know more about option selling, this book is a must. It is suitable even for complete beginners in the “optionland”. It provides reasons why option selling is a clever strategy how to consistently earn money. Although, the book focuses on selling futures options, many of the principles apply to stock options as well. It also provides knowledge about fundamental analysis, which is preferred by the authors. In my opinion, this is one of the best books about options out there.

Alan Ellman’s Complete Encyclopedia for Covered Call Writing “Classic Edition”

Author: Alan Ellman

This book will be of particular interest for people who are interested in investing in stocks. It shows how to improve one’s investments while using stock options. First of all, it explains how to recognize good companies and how to earn more money, when owning the stocks of these companies, by selling call options. I strongly recommend this book as it helped me a lot to improve my performance. It is definitely written to be used in the practice. Plus, it is very easy to read. The author clearly knows what he is writing about and is passionate about this topic. As a result, this book is a perfect source of knowledge and easy to understand.

Trade Stocks and Commodities with the Insiders: Secrets of the COT Report

Author: Larry Williams

This is a great book, if you want to find out more about futures and futures options. It is quite different from other publications with its unique approach to the futures markets. The main topic is the Commitment of Traders (CoT) Report which I found to be an extremely useful tool for trading. The CoT Report is publicly available information. It reveals data on what the big players do in individual futures markets, such as wheat, corn, gold or many others. The best thing on this book is that it provides a better understanding on how markets work. It explains who are the buyers and sellers of futures contracts and what is their influence on price. Wouldn’t you want to know whether the company Nestle is currently buying or selling cacao future when making your own investment decision about this market?

The Richest Man in Babylon Book: The Richest Man in Babylon

Author: George Samuel Clason

I started to read this book on the advice of a very clever man and I am happy that I did. The Richest Man in Babylon basically shows you how to achieve financial independence. It is not a rocket science and everybody can do it. Many of the advises are common sense. However, this book presents it in such a clear and easy-to-understand way that you will ask yourself: “why I haven’t start doing it earlier”? I dare to say that “The Richest Man in Babylon” has the ability to considerably improve life of a number of people.

How to Make Money in Stocks, A Winning System in Good Times or BadBook: How to Make Money in Stocks, A Winning System in Good Times or Bad

Author: William J. O’Neil

This book is about investing in the stock market. The author presents his own method how to choose the right stock for investing. I liked that it offers something original. Basically, the book shares some tricks how to analyze charts when deciding about buying and selling stocks. Even if you did not want to invest in the stock market, you can still find a lot of useful information in this book. Nowadays, you can buy online a used book that costs almost nothing. It will definitely bring you one or more ideas how to improve your performance. I always try to invest in myself and getting back the invested money with this book was not that difficult 😉.

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