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Trading Guides

Here at Spreadbet Magazine, we believe that information and education equals empowerment in the markets. Consequently, below we offer a selection of FREE e-guides written by both ourselves and respected specialists in their chosen fields. 

Simply click the icon of your chosen guide below and complete the details on the submissions pages but remember, WRONG TELEPHONE NO’S DO NOT RECEIVE THE BOOKS. Enjoy!

How I made $2m in the stock market

Second only to “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator”, this is a classic book on trading that is as apposite today as it was when written in the 1950’s and provides valuable insights into the mind of a self taught trader.

Diary of a Currency Trader

Written by trader Samuel J Rae this is a no nonsense, full disclosure journey through his own trading with illustrations of the strategies he uses. This book takes you into the mind of an FX trader with an unprecedented level of detail.

Stock Market Almanac 2014

The Almanac is a unique reference guide that analyses seasonality in the markets and studies a variety of market anomalies. Be sure to read this if you are looking for an edge in your trading in the year ahead…

Robbie Burns Naked Trader

The ever popular and our very own contributor Robbie Burns aka The Naked Trader details in this comprehensive book how anyone can make money trading shares.

Alpesh Patel How To Win At Spread Betting

Alpesh analyses why some people win, some people lose and how YOU can be a winner. A must read for all serious spread bettors.

CFD’s - The Definitive Guide

David Norman’s tour de force on Contracts For Differences. Everything you could possibly want to know about CFD’s is included in this book.

Zak Mir’s 2014 Outlook

SBM’s very own editor, the one and only Zak Mir serves up his own brand of insight and technical analysis with this Top 5 trades for 2014. As ever a must read!

Top 3 Investment Themes for 2014

In this thorough & thought provoking guide, tax free fund management specialists Titan Investment Partners set out their 3 key investment themes that they expect to generate absolute returns during 2014.

School Corner Compendium

A collection of SBM’s School Corner pieces covering a number of technical analysis methods in depth.


Always thought provoking and well versed in his subject, Dom explains how to “pairs” trade in the markets.

Best of Evil Knievil Diaries

Frequently controversial and most certainly pulling no punches, this diary chronicles the always entertaining Simon Cawkwell’s utterances from 2013 on stocks, markets and other matters!

Zak Mir’s Top 5 CFD shorts for 2014

The dark art of shorting is not always utilised by private investors and many miss out on profitable opportunities. In this book Zak offers up his best short ideas for 2014.


A 75 page guide to everything you ever wanted to know about commodities trading - each commodities history, contract sizes, characteristics, where to trade them and even option strategies. The guide is worthy of a book in its own right!

Technical Analysis Myths Exploded By Zak Mir

In this special guide Zak Mir, in his own inimitable style, explodes some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding technical analysis. A must read!


In this guide we analyze the typical traits and lengths of a variety of historic bull markets in looking for clues for a potential end date to the current one.

Evel Knievil’s Guide to shorting stocks

Written by the infamous Simon Cawkwell aka Evel Knievil and Spreadbet Magazine, this guide explains how to go about the dark art of shorting stocks.

The “Insider’s” Guide to Spread Betting

Written by seasoned spread bettors, this guide gives you the low down on what you REALLY need to know in spread betting. Traders new and old will find this interesting.

Zak Mir’s AIM Oil and Gas 2014 Outlook

In this new guide SBM and Zak pick their favoured five AIM Oil and Gas plays and give an overview on the opportunity presented in the sector.

Beginners Guide to Technical Analysis

Dominic Picarda - perhaps the UK’s most respected chartist provides a concise introduction to technical analysis and how it can help you in your trading.

Directors Dealings - 10 things you need to know

A handy guide covering the 10 key issues you should consider when deciding to act on a director’s sale or purchase


SBM takes a look at the global gold mining sector in choosing its most attractive portfolio of stocks from a variety of valuation perspectives.