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Most of the 70 titles below have been recommended by MarketForum regulars
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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk, by Peter L. Bernstein
Applying Elliott Wave Theory Profitably, by Steven Poser
Beyond Candlesticks: New Japanese Charting Techniques Revealed, by Steve Nison
Beyond Technical Analysis (2nd Edition), by Tushar S. Chande
Black Swan (The): The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Taleb
Candlestick Charting Explained: Timeless Techniques for Trading Stocks and Futures, by Gregory L. Morris
Commodity Futures and Options, by George Kleinman
Compleat Day Trader II (The), by Jake Bernstein
Complete Guide (The) To Option Selling, by James Cordier & Michael Gross
Day Trade Futures Online, by Larry Williams
Disciplined Trader, The: Developing Winning Attitudes, by Mark Douglas
Dynamic Trading: Dynamic Concepts in Time, Price and Pattern Analysis with Practical Strategies for Traders and Investors, by Robert C. Miner
Education of a Speculator (The), by Victor Niederhoffer
Elements of Successful Trading: Developing Your Comprehensive Strategy Through Psychology, Money Management, & Trading Methods, by Robert Rotella
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds, by Charles Mackay
Float Analysis: Powerful Technical Indicators Using Price and Volume, by Steve Woods
Fooled by Randomness, by Nassim Taleb
Get Rich With Options: Four Winning Strategies from the Exchange Floor. by Lee Lowell
High Probability Trading Strategies, by Robert Miner
How Charts Can Help You in the Stock Market, by William L. Jiler
How I made One Million Dollars Last Year Trading Commodities, by Larry R. Williams
How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds, by Richard D. Wyckoff
How I Trade for a Living, by Gary Smith
How To Become a Real-Time Commodity Futures Trader - From Home, by Scott A. Krieger
Intelligent Futures Trading, by Chick Goslin
Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques: A Contemporary Guide to the Ancient Investment Techniques of the Far East, by Steve Nison
Japanese Chart of Charts (The), by Seiki Shimizu
Magic of Moving Averages (The), by Scot Lowry
McMillan on Options, by Lawrence McMillan
Money Bazaar (The): Inside the Trillion-Dollar World of Currency Trading, by Andrew Krieger
Money Game (The), by Adam Smith
New Market Timing Techniques: Innovative Studies in Market Rhythm & Price Exhaustion, by Thomas R. DeMark
New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems, by Welles Wilder
New Market Wizards (The), by Jack Schwager
New Options Advantage (The), by David Caplan
New Trading Systems and Methods (4th Edition), by Perry J. Kaufman
Option Trading in Your Spare Time, by Wendy Kirkland
Options as a Strategic Investment, by Lawrence McMillan
Options Trading Strategy of a Lifetime (The), by William Grandmill
Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Trader, by Martin Schwartz
Point & Figure Charting, by Thomas J. Dorsey
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, by Edwin Lefevre
Schwager on Futures: Technical Analysis, by Jack Schwager
Secret of Selecting Stocks for Immediate and Substantial Gains (The), by Larry R. Williams
Spread Trading: Low-Risk Strategies for Profiting from Market Relationships, by Howard Abell
Stock & Commodity Market Trend Trading by Advanced Technical Analysis, by John R. Hill
Street Smarts: High Probability Short Term Trading Strategies, by Laurence A. Connors and Linda Bradford Raschke
Technical Analysis and Stock Market Profits, by Richard W. Schabacker
Technical Analysis Explained, by Martin J. Pring
Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications, by John J. Murphy
Technical Analysis from A to Z, by Steven B. Achelis
Technical Trader's Guide to Computer Analysis of the Futures Market, by Charles LeBeau & David W. Lucas
Technical Trading Mastery: 7 Steps To Win With Logic, by Chris Vermeulen
Techniques of a Professional Commodity Chart Analyst, by Arthur Sklarew
Techno Fundamental Trading, by Philip Gotthelf
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Taleb
The Complete Guide To Option Selling, by James Cordier & Michael Gross
The Day Trader: From the Pit to the PC, by Lewis J. Borsellino
The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies, by Jeffrey Owen Katz and Donna McCormick
The Global Trader: Strategies for Profiting in Foreign Exchange, Futures and Stocks, by Barbara Rockefeller
The Magic of Moving Averages, by Scot Lowry
The Money Bazaar: Inside the Trillion-Dollar World of Currency Trading, by Andrew Krieger
The New Options Advantage, by David Caplan
The Options Trading Strategy of a Lifetime, by William Grandmill
The Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World's Greatest Investor, by Robert G. Hagstrom
Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom: Van Tharp's Secrets, by Van K. Tharp
Trader Vic: Methods of a Wall Street Master, by Victor Sperandeo
Trader's Edge (The), by Grant Noble
Trading Day by Day, The Zero-Sum Game of Futures, by Chick Goslin
Trading for a Living, by Alexander Elder
Trading Methods and Applications, by John J. Murphy
Trading Options to Win, by S.A. Johnston
Trading Systems That Work, by Thomas Stridsman
Trading with DiNapoli Levels, by Joe DiNapoli
Viewpoints of a Commodity Trader, by Roy W. Longstreet
Volume and Open Interest: Classic Trading Strategies for 24-Hour Markets, by Kenneth H. Shaleen
Wall Street Ventures and Adventures Through 40 Years, by Richard D. Wyckoff
What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars, by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan
Winner Take All: A Brutally Honest and Irreverent Look at the Motivations and Methods of Top Traders, by William R. Gallacher
Zen in the Markets: Confessions of a Samurai Trader, by Edward Allen Toppel


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Dear Conservatives - 11 Minutes To Understanding
A memorable August 2015 thread on political, racial and global issues triggered by long-time MarketForum poster Lar, an African-American, and joined by fellow MF posters from all sides of the political spectrum. Congratulations to all participants for an excellent debate. MF Link


Spyware/Virus Advice
by gasman
Follow these instructions exactly.
Pound on F8 while machine is booting up.
Boot into safe mode with networking

Go to and download HIJACKthis.
Install and run HIJACKthis
Go to the main menu
Do a system scan and save a log file.
The log file will open on screen as a NOTEPAD TXT file
Right Click and select all
Copy and paste the entire contents to
In the Window at the bottom.
Run analyze.

Study the output screen for any BAD entries.
Switch back to the HIJACKthis PROGRAM screen
Click the box by the bad entries and click
FIX Checked

BAD ENTRIES ONLY NOW Not ones that are just in a different directory.

Pound on F8 while machine is booting up.
Boot into safe mode with networking

Go to
Run Housecall

Your AVG has been defeated.
After Housecall makes a sweep reboot

Pound on F8 while machine is booting up.
Boot into safe mode with networking

Uninstall AVG
Pound on F8 while machine is booting up.
Boot into safe mode with networking

Reinstall AVG and run a full scan.

If this doesn't work you'll have to pull the drive and slave it to an uninfested machine or do what I do which
Then scan the slaved drive
Or I usually just boot to my USB BartPE Drive and manually remove the threat.

End of Spyware/Virus Advice