Here is a selection of references which I have found inspirational and informative along my trading journey.

essential Trading Books

  • Trading in the Zone                                                                 Mark Douglas

  • Market Mind Games                                                                Denise Schull

  • Trader Mind                                                                              Steve Ward

  • High Performance Trading                                                      Steve Ward

  • The Tao Jones Averages                                                         Bennett Goodspeed

Books of inspiration

  • Meditations                                                                              Marcus Aurelius

  • Pale Blue Dot                                                                           Carl Sagan

  • Man's search for meaning                                                       Viktor Frankl 

  • Ego is the Enemy                                                                     Ryan Holiday

  • Stillness is the key                                                                    Ryan Holiday

  • Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar                                      Daniel Klein, Thomas Cathcart

  • Every time I find the meaning of Life, they change it           Daniel Klein

  • Feel the Fear and Do It anyway                                              Susan Jeffers

  • The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets                     Simon Singh

  • 12 Rules for Life                                                                        Jordan Peterson

  • The Art of Living                                                                       Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Happy                                                                                        Derren Brown

  • How to be a Stoic                                                                     Massimo Pigliucci

  • Fermat's Last Theorem                                                            Simon Singh

  • Buddhism for Dummies                                                           Landaw, Bodian, Buhnemann

Wisdom of the intraverse - "Quotations"

  • "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.", Niels Bohr, Danish Physicist.

  • "Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly", Lhamo Dondrub, the 14th Dalai Lama

  • "It's a luxury to pursue what makes you happy -- it's a moral obligation to pursue what you find meaningful.  And that doesn't mean it's easy, it might require sacrifice", Jordan Peterson, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto

  • "Never tell me the odds", Han Solo, pilot of the Millennium Falcon

  • "Money won't buy you happiness but it will enable you to give it away", Freddie Mercury

  • "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth", Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher

  • "Judge your success by what you had to give up to get it", HH The Dalai Lama

  • "the harder you work, the luckier you get", Gary Player, Golfer

  • "Knowledge Speaks, Wisdom Listens", Jimi Hendrix, Musician

  • "Stupidity got us into this mess and stupidity will get us out", Homer Simpson, Philosopher of our time

  • "imagination is more important than knowledge", Albert Einstein, ex-patent clerk

  • "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth", Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha

  • "Those who exalt themselves will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exalted", Jesus of Nazareth, Teacher and Carpenter

  • "I was the kid next door's imaginary friend", Emo Philips, Comedian

  • "Luke, you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.”, Obi Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master

  • "Difficulties are things that show a person what they are", Epictetus, Greek Stoic Philosopher

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