Who are the World's Best Stock Traders?

Best Stock Traders

Throughout the years, there have been many talented stock traders who’ve made their mark on our industry. While individual approaches and stock trading strategies differ, each of the world’s most successful traders mastered the fundamentals necessary for achieving massive market success and they can be a valuable source of ongoing inspiration and instruction.

We’re blessed to live in a time when the best stock trading tools and educational materials are accessible to all who have a strong desire to succeed. Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to filter through the large amount of stock trading resources at our disposal so we thought it’d be helpful to compile a “who’s who” list of the best traders to learn from in 2020. Regardless of one’s trading goals or style, there are valuable lessons to be learned from each and every trader featured on this page.

While this top traders roundup is by no means exhaustive, it’ll provide you with a useful reference of some of the best minds in the business. Learning how to trade stocks from these highly successful traders can make you more money and accelerate your journey down the path to financial independence. Whether you’re interested in day trading, swing trading, or longer-term investing, these stock trading gurus can teach you profitable trading strategies that work in bull and bear market environments.

Top Traders to Learn From in 2020

Nathan Michaud

Nathan Michaud

Investors Underground
One of the best day traders in the world, Nathan Michaud has helped thousands of aspiring traders over the years. He's the creator of Textbook Trading, Tandem Trader, and founder of Investors Underground, one of the largest day trading communities online.
Trader Mark Minervini

Mark Minervini

Minervini Private Access
Creator of the SEPA strategy, founder of MPA, and author of several books including Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard and Think & Trade Like a Champion, U.S. investing champion Mark Minervini is a trading master who regularly produces triple-digit annual returns.
William J. O'Neil

William J. O'Neil

Investor's Business Daily
Founder of IBD and author of the best-selling book How to Make Money in Stocks. William J. O'Neil has positively impacted millions of traders over the years with his popular CAN SLIM method, a top-performing investment strategy that focuses on trend trading and growth.
Jesse Stine

Jesse Stine

Author of Insider Buy Superstocks, trader Jesse Stine is well-known for turning $46K into $6.8 million in just 28 months. A contrarian by nature, Stine's unconventional approach to trading focuses on high-quality, low-priced stocks that are poised for explosive moves upward.
John Carter

John Carter

Simpler Trading
With more than 20 years of options trading experience, John Carter is an outstanding trader who combines technical analysis with macro fundamentals. Carter is also the founder and CEO of Simpler Trading, a company that provides ongoing trader education and support.
Dr. Alexander Elder

Dr. Alexander Elder

Author of The New Trading for a Living, a modern-classic and the best-selling trading book of all time, Dr. Alexander Elder is a psychologist, successful stock trader, and highly-sought-after speaker who provides powerful lessons and insights into the important topic of trading psychology.
Jesse Livermore

Jesse Livermore

Trading Legend
Jesse Livermore is a stock trading legend whose influence continues to be felt long after his unfortunate passing in 1940. Livermore's inspirational life story and timeless trading strategy reveal exactly why he's known as one of the greatest stock market speculators to ever live.
Ed Seykota

Ed Seykota

Trading Tribe
A self-taught trader who developed the world's first commercial computerized trading system, Ed Seykota is a successful trend trader who was largely influenced by Edwin Lefèvre's Reminiscences of a Stock Operator and the writings of Richard Donchian.
Jack Schwager

Jack Schwager

Jack Schwager is the Co-founder and Chief Research Officer of FundSeeder, a free online trading platform and identifier of undiscovered trading talent. Schwager is also the author of several excellent trading books including the best-selling Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders.

Timothy Sykes

A millionaire stock trader and Internet business entrepreneur, Tim Sykes is known for turning $12,415 into $4.7 million. Sykes also ran a hedge fund for 3 years and today, he's a full-time day trading educator with 3,000+ students and numerous DVD courses.
Tim Grittani

Tim Grittani

Timothy Skyes' most successful student to date, Tim Grittani rose to notoriety in the trading community after he turned $1,500 into $10 million in just a few years. Grittani has become a sought-after mentor in the world of penny stocks and he teaches his system in the Trading Tickers DVD course.

Steven Dux

Another inspirational success story, Steven Dux (Xiuxan Du) left China as a 16-year old foreign exchange student in search of a better life. After discovering the world of trading, Dux quickly went on to turn $27k into more than $3 million trading low-priced penny stocks.

Paul Tudor Jones

Tudor Investment Corporation
With a net worth of $5.1 billion as estimated by Forbes Magazine in November of 2019, Paul Tudor Jones is one of the most successful hedge fund managers in history. A contrarian and market opportunist, Jones is a disciplined trader who specializes in momentum and swing trades.
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