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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the thinly disguised biography of Jesse Livermore, a remarkable character who first started speculating in New England bucket shops at the turn of the century. Livermore, who was banned from these shady operations because of his winning ways, soon moved to Wall Street where he made and lost his fortune several times over. What makes this book so valuable are the observations that Lefèvre records about investing, speculating, and the nature of the market itself. For example:
"It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting. Got that? My sitting tight! It is no trick at all to be right on the market. You always find lots of early bulls in bull markets and early bears in bear markets. I've known many men who were right at exactly the right time, and began buying or selling stocks when prices were at the very level which should show the greatest profit. And their experience invariably matched mine--that is, they made no real money out of it. Men who can both be right and sit tight are uncommon."
If you've ever spent weekends and nights puzzling over whether to buy, sell, or hold a position in whatever investment--be it stock, bonds, or pork bellies, you'll be glad that you read this book. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is full of lessons that are as relevant today as they were in 1923 when the book was first published. Highly recommended. --Harry C. Edwards --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"...is a classic that gives readers a sense of a trader's mind..." (Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2006)
"…an engaging read, chock-full of pearls of wisdom and amusing anecdotes...candid and analytical style evoking sympathy for the narrator." (Money Week, October 2006)
“…contains timeless advice on the markets.” (The Independent, Extra, Thu 13th March)
The only book to reading on trading. The first to speak of the trade and the man behind the tradePublished 5 days ago by Motseare Tsosane
It is a classic book which reminds us that patience is an active decision.Published 13 days ago by Morris Armstrong
It gives a good behind the scene look at trading stocks and the emotions that go with it. This eBook was scanned from a paper book, and it still has some typos in it, but they are... Read morePublished 14 days ago by D. Guilbeau
No reason to add anything to the other reviews. They have shown truth. Nothing else like it. Three more wordsPublished 16 days ago by Distiple
I found this writing very informative and anyone interested in investing would do themselves a lot of good to learn the lessons put forth in this bookPublished 18 days ago by sjochims