Basically the title of this thread is my question.
I'm interested in starting trading on a regular basis and have picked up 3 of Gann's books: Truth of the Stock Tape, Wall St Stock Selector and New Stock Trend Detector, as the basis for learning about trading.
These books follow a common theme of tape reading and the skills needed to do it properly. I have previously seen Safety in the Market's mechanical trading system however didnt have too much success with it.
So, to those who have read these books, what are your opinions and are they appropriate for a beginner?