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StreetSmart Guide to Timing the Stock Market, by Colin Alexander StreetSmart Guide to Timing the Stock Market - When to Buy, Sell, and Sell Short
by Colin Alexander 
Stock Market Strategies that Work, by Jake Bernstein and Elloit Bernstein Stock Market Strategies that Work - Finding Winning Stocks, Using Technical Indicators Effectively, and Techniques…
by Jake Bernstein and Elloit Bernstein 
All About Stock Market Strategies , by David Brown, Kassandra Bentley All About Stock Market Strategies - The Easy Way To Get Started
by David Brown, Kassandra Bentley 
It's When You Sell That Counts, by Donald L. Cassidy It's When You Sell That Counts
by Donald L. Cassidy 
This book is long on the psychology of selling stocks and short on actual quantifiable rules to trade by. To many of the suggestions depend on the kind of foresight that, if you had it, would make books on trading irrelevant, e.g., "Sell some stocks when an extended market advance has exceeded realistic growth rates" and "Sell on an unsustainable upward price spike on big volume." So what is realistic and what is unsustainable? The one explicit set of quantitative selling rules involves what is termed the "personal diffusion index" which is the percent of stocks in a portfolio or universe that have increased over the past 3 months. Trading rules are developed on this index such as on a decline from 90 percent to 50 percent: "immediate final sell signal--this is the market top. Act without delay or excuses." Unfortunately, no statistical evidence is presented that using these rules will result in better trades than some alternative (which is not to say the index does not have predictive power).

Selected chapter titles: Hidden reasons we resist selling, Require realism to support hope, Forget your cost price, Understand that you sell the stock, not the company; Be a contrarian; Focus on the time value of money; Rethink that old buy-and-hold religion; Separate selling from new buying; Use the Personal Diffusion Index; Overcome greed: Stop chasing the last eighth; Sell when it just feels so good; Use above-market instead of stop-loss orders; Sell smart on good news; Understand how bad the bad news is; The hold/sell decision checklist.

Street Smarts, by Laurence A. Connors and Linda Raschke Street Smarts - High Probability Short Term Trading Strategies
by Laurence A. Connors and Linda Raschke 
Triumph of the Optimists, by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, Mike Staunton Triumph of the Optimists - 101 Years of Global Investment Returns
by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, Mike Staunton  
Princeton University Press
Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation, by David Dreman Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation - Beat the Market by Going Against the Crowd
by David Dreman 
The Motley Fool Investment Guide, by David Gardner and Tom Gardner The Motley Fool Investment Guide - How The Fool Beats Wall Street's Wise Men and How You Can Too
by David Gardner and Tom Gardner 
Security Analysis, by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd Security Analysis - The Classic 1940 Edition
by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd 
The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham The Intelligent Investor - The Classic Bestseller on Value Investing
by Benjamin Graham 
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, by Edwin Lefevre Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
by Edwin Lefevre 
Sun Tzu's Art of War for Traders and Investors, by Dean Lundell Sun Tzu's Art of War for Traders and Investors
by Dean Lundell 
The Random Walk Guide to Investing, by Burton G. Malkiel The Random Walk Guide to Investing - Ten Rules for Financial Success
by Burton G. Malkiel 
All About Market Timing, by Les Masonson All About Market Timing
by Les Masonson 
What Works on Wall Street, by James P. O'Shaughnessy What Works on Wall Street - A Guide to the Best-Performing Investment Strategies of All Time
by James P. O'Shaughnessy 
A Mathematician Plays The Stock Market, by John Allen Paulos A Mathematician Plays The Stock Market
by John Allen Paulos  
Basic Books
The Unemotional Investor, by Robert Sheard and Tom Gardner The Unemotional Investor - Simple Systems for Beating the Market
by Robert Sheard and Tom Gardner 
Stock Market Rules, by Michael D. Sheimo Stock Market Rules - 70 of the Most Widely Held Investment Axioms Explained, Examined and Exposed
by Michael D. Sheimo 
Stocks for the Long Run, by Jeremy J. Siegel Stocks for the Long Run - The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns…
by Jeremy J. Siegel 
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101 Investment Lessons from the Wizards of Wall Street, by Michael Sincere 101 Investment Lessons from the Wizards of Wall Street - The Pros' Secrets for Running With the Bulls Without Losing Your Shirt
by Michael Sincere 
Valuing Wall Street, by Andrew Smithers and Stephen Wright Valuing Wall Street - Protecting Wealth in Turbulent Markets
by Andrew Smithers and Stephen Wright 
"Most books about the stock market tell you how to make money. This one ... will show you how to avoid losing it," begins this smart, blunt, cautionary tale based on Nobel laureate James Tobin's 1969 "q ratio," which posits, among other things, that no matter how bullish a market gets, it's bound to snap back into place at some point--and those who don't brace for the reversal will feel its sting. The authors, one a prominent asset-allocation adviser and the other a former head of macroeconomic forecasting for the Bank of England, warn that it's only a matter of time before the overexuberant market of the early 21st-century topples like its counterparts in 1929 and 1968. Here they set out to show why and how this will happen--as well as to tell stockholders what they should and should not do if they want to emerge intact. After making a cogent new argument in defense of the still-controversial q ratio, the authors show how it plays into principles of stock-market risk and return, how it has determined the value of Wall Street in the past and will continue to do so, and how to apply it as a practical investing tool. They do a neat job of parsing the good and bad news about stocks as a sound investment for the future, and of what to do and not do with one's money come the inevitable bear market. From there, they get down to the nitty-gritty of valuing the stock market, providing four key tests for any indicator of value and explaining how to fold in such factors as the dividend yield, the price-earnings ratio, the adjusted price-earnings multiple, yield ratios, and yield differences. They wrap up with a look at what they call "the q debate" among both economists and stockbrokers, and finally, they apply the q ratio specifically to the U.S. economy, rebuking Alan Greenspan's Federal Reserve for its role in what they see as the coming U.S. bubble burst. With its plain English, helpful illustrated charts, vivid examples from history, and even the occasional employment of the likes of Alice in Wonderland to prove its points, Valuing Wall Street should be accessible to those with a working understanding of the market and economic principles. All told, this book is not so much a how-to as it is a theoretical forecast whose tidings investors might want heed as we near what Smithers and Wright warn are rough years ahead. --Timothy Murphy (Amazon.com)
The Money Masters, by John Train The Money Masters
by John Train