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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'smind..." (Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2006)
"…anengaging read, chock-full of pearls of wisdom and amusinganecdotes...candid and analytical style evoking sympathy for thenarrator." (Money Week, October 2006)
“…contains timeless advice on the markets.”(The Independent, Extra, Thu 13th March)
A must read for anyone who wants to learn about trading the markets. Great advice that will always be relevant.Published 12 days ago by William Kodi Mulholland
Transaction perfect. Interesting book. The stock operator who the story is based on was, in reality, not a good human being. It matters to me.Published 25 days ago by George Fowler
This is without a shadow of doubt, one of the best finance, if not best books of any category ever. You will be immediately captivated by the story of Jesse Livermore, one of the... Read morePublished 29 days ago by J.I
This is a fun book to listen too. At times it seems a bit long but I assume so was the career of any stock operator! Fun read and fast paced.Published 1 month ago by Jordan Winar
The book was first published in 1923, just years before the great depression of 1929. The book is ancient, but it yet remains most relevant today if you want to understand how the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fyers Securities
Very interesting read. There are some minor errors in the Kindle version, like missing or incorrect words. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer