So you want to learn how to trade the stock market and make money online? Great! Perhaps you are wondering what some of the best books on stock trading to read are? While I would say your line of thinking is completely logical and a good place to start, it's essentially the worst place to start! Yes, I know growing up we are taught the value in reading (which is true!); however, in the world of actually learning how to trade stocks and make consistent money online, there is much more to it than words on a page. I've purchased and read several "how to trade" books and now that I have over a decade of experience in the markets, I absolutely need to question whether or not the authors have ever traded a stock in their life. Now of course books have their value and you can gain some basic understanding and knowledge from them, but there are some areas of trading that simply can not be taught from letters on a page. Bottom line, if you want to learn how to trade properly, stay away from books! Let me show you one minor (but powerful) example of why I believe this.