If you are a trader, this is a great book to read. The Tao of Trading is a great book to read when you are on your downtime and not trading. In Simon Ree's twenty-five years as a banker, adviser, and player in the stock markets, he has witnessed firsthand the many hurdles individual investors must overcome to succeed in trading. He wrote this book to put you on the fast-track to financial success in trading stocks. The mental position you must be in to be a successful trader is always important. Like some will say, do not trade stocks if you are stressed out and can't focus, it won't work. That is one of the reasons why The Toa of Trading is an important book to have.