Name one book you consider the bible for each asset class: - FX - Bonds - Commodities - Volatility Not really interested in equities. There are some obvious choices.
volatility - tucker maxx
Good topic. I would also be interested in opinions of AFers. I recently read “In the House of Money” and it covered all of the topics above. . . not in great detail but it was an interesting read.
I’m waiting for AF’s choices on FX
maybe not the bible but weeither’s “A practical guide to the FX markets” is a good introductory FX book
I did my thesis on the commodities and unfortunately I did not find anything convincing to call it a “bible” but this one: http://www.amazon.com/Trading-Commodities-Financial-Futures-Mastering/dp/0131476548/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243357071&sr=8-2 Pretty complete, round on all commodities and their specificities + explanation on strategies For volatility, I would propose: “Volatility trading” from Sinclair - read it already twice but a loooooooot more to learn during a third time Paul
For commodities I would recommend Futures:Fundamental Analysis by Jack Schwager. I have not read this yet but it came out last year: The Handbook of Commodity Investing by Frank Fabozzi.
Good stuff people, keep it coming. Has anybody read Teweles & Jones - The Futures Game? Supposedly has a section on the fundamentals that drive every futures market from commodities to fx. Would be interested to hear any feedback on that one.
thanks for the reading suggestions, i think i’m gonna look into that FX book. can anyone recommend good readings on equity derivatives trading?
the problem I find is that I read heaps of interesting sh1t but forget it pretty much instantaneously. I’ve thought about making notes as I read a book, but I’ve always wondered if: a) is my life that boring that I can afford to spend time noting stuff I read, and b) what would I do with my notes anyway?
Surely taking notes from useful books is helpful to implement good trades and make superior investment decisions… from graham is one of the obvious choices I referred to in my original post… lets hear from some less obvious choices. I’m going to stock up on some of the above mentioned names (after my own due diligence)