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Trading Book

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Investing and Trading Book

CFI’s investing and trading book is free and available for anyone to download as a PDF.


FREE Trading & Investing eBook

From market knowledge to trading and technical analysis strategies, this complete Trading Manual covers all the major topics a new trader needs to know!


Welcome to the official trading eBook from the Corporate Finance Institute. In this 116-page trading manual, we walk through all the important skills and the body of knowledge required for working as a trader at a bank or managing your own account. From market knowledge to trading and technical analysis strategies, this eBook covers all the major topics a new trader needs to know.  We hope you find this trading book useful in reaching your future goals.

CFI’s trading book is divided into three chapters: the markets, trading concepts, and technical trading strategies.  Below is a detailed breakdown of what’s included in each chapter.


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Trading Book – The Markets (chapter 1)

The markets section of CFI’s Trading Book includes:

Part 1 The Markets

  • Understanding Asset Classes
  • Types of Markets
  • The Fixed Income Market
  • The Money Market
  • The Stock Market
  • Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Commodity Futures
  • The Forex Market


Trading Concepts (chapter 2)

The trading book includes:

Part 2 Trading Concepts

  • Random Walk Theory
  • Fundamental and Technical Analysis
  • How to Read Stock Charts
  • Stock Trading – Value Investing
  • Stock Trading – Growth Investing


Trading Book – Technical and Trading Strategies (chapter 3)

The technical analysis section of the trading book includes:

Part 3 Trading Strategies

  • Technical Analysis – A Basic Guide
  • The ADX Indicator
  • Triangle Patterns
  • The Trin Indicator
  • The MACD Indicator
  • A Pin Bar Scalping Strategy
  • The Three Simplest Trend Following Strategies
  • The Psychology of Trading Winning Mindset
  • Six Essential Skills of Master Traders
  • Trading Inspiration: Quotes from the Masters


Book review

Below is one of many reviews CFI received from satisfied readers:

“The technical analysis and trading book covers just about all you need to get started trading on your own or go for an interview at a bank trading desk.  Thank you, CFI for creating this free book I cannot thank you enough.”




Additional resources

This trading book is a great way to jumpstart your investing knowledge.  Whether you are going for an interview at a bank or trading your own account, this book provides a lot of information in one highly organized format.  And the best part is…it’s completely free!

To learn more and advance your career, check out these additional CFI resources:

  • Accounting Book
  • Investment Banking Book
  • Finance Interview Questions
  • Career map

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