Ask Colin

Could you give me a beginners reading course to study investing and trading, fundamental and technical analysis?

The two greatest books ever written on Fundamental Analysis are:

Benjamin Graham The Intelligent Investor

Phillip Fisher Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

However, you should also read

Charles Ellis Winning the Loser's Game

David Dreman Contrarian Investment Strategies - The Next Generation

The great books on Technical Analysis are:

Robert Edwards and John Magee Technical Analysis of Stock Trends

John Murphy Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets

On Trading, you should read:

Alexander Elder Trading for a Living

Alexander Elder Come into my Trading Room

On psychology:

Roland Barach Mindtraps

On developing a trading plan:

Van Tharp Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom

Colin Nicholson Building Wealth Through Shares Videotape

(order it off my web site)

Other immensely important books, especially for traders:

Gerald Loeb The Battle for Investment Survival

Edwin Le Fevre Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Jack Schwager Market Wizards, New Market Wizards and Stock Market Wizards

Charles Mackay Extraordinary Delusions and the Madness of Crowds