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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)
Worth of reading. Interesting trading stories. This guy was one of famous trader even though it wasn't a so happy ending.
It really motivated me and made me thinking a lot.
In the age of Reg FD and high frequency trading, how insightful can the 'reminiscences of a stock operator'/expert 'tape reader' from almost a century ago be? Read morePublished 12 days ago by Baron Don
Book is obviously dated, but offers lots of lessons for today's stock market operators. This isn't a manual like so many other books about investing, but you can easily... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Chris Tanquary
Hard to understand what is going on in the book without having a back ground in the way stocks were traded back in the 1920s. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Terry Oglethorpe
Entertaining, but essentially the 20-20 hindsight of a gambling addict. (Wow, he sold UP right before an earthquake - what remarkable talent! Read morePublished 29 days ago by Blaze0319
If you have ever bought or sold stock, this is a must read. Good story telling, and pace of action!Published 1 month ago by c