|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
Mass Market Paperback
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)
There are a lot of good lessons learned. It is written from another time period but is an excellent read and applies to the current market. Read morePublished 26 days ago by K. Moritz
I found he book is not easy to read. It has very little plot, it's not a novel. It's definitely not a how-to book, and its not really a historical piece either. Read morePublished 26 days ago by JohnP
Learn so great principle for trading.... Learn some great principles for life!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book has been recommended to me by so many sources. One day I was doing my rounds through a second hand store and there it was, on sale for only $2. The regular price was $20. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alain G.
The book is a classic but the illustrations are not clever. Childish.Published 1 month ago by Amazoholic
no real insight to trading, but a good story. I honestly didn't finish it because it was the same story over and over, just different times in his life.Published 1 month ago by dave