Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 4, 2004 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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Unknown to most modern-day investors and traders who cherish Reminiscences of a Stock Operator as one of the most important investment books ever written, the material first appeared in the 1920s as a series of articles and illustrations in the Saturday Evening Post. Now, for the first time ever, this beloved classic is being made available in its original, illustrated format.

You'll track the exploits of Jesse Livermore as he won and lost tens of millions of dollars playing the stock and commodities markets during the early 1900s. At one point, he made the then astronomical sum of 10 million dollars in just one month of trading!

Originally published as a fictionalized account, the Illustrated Edition combines the Saturday Evening Post's memorable illustrations with Edwin LeFevre's timeless investment advice, recreating the look, feel, and message that was first published more than 80 years ago. Among the most compelling and enduring pieces ever written on trading, the new Illustrated Edition brings this story to life like never before. Order your copy today.


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A must read book. It clearly states the difference between speculating and gambling. The best part of the book is the experience of winning and losing.

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In an article on heroic examples of entrepreneurs in fiction by Luke Johnson - The Entrepreneur in Financial Times on 09-Jan-2008; Originally published just six years before the Wall Street crash of 1929, this book features the fictional speculator, Larry Livingston, and is a sort of instruction manual for stock market investors, written as a series of anecdotes. I’ve found it a profitable read. It is loosely based on the life of renowned trader Jesse Livermore 


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Edwin Lefèvre was trained as a mining engineer, but became a journalist at age nineteen. He produced eight books, including The Making of a Stockbroker, during his 53-year writing career. He is a celebrated finance author made famous by his publication of the fictionalized story of Jesse Livermore, which first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in 1922.

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