Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

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By (author) Edwin Lefevre

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 28mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1994
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0471059684
  • ISBN 13: 9780471059684
  • Edition: 3
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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Critical Praise. "In my interviews with over 30 of the best traders of our time, there were some questions that I raised in each conversation. One of these was: Are there any books that you found particularly valuable and would recommend to aspiring traders? By far, the most frequent response was Reminiscences of a Stock Operator-a book that was over 70 years old!" -from the Foreword by Jack Schwager Author of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards "Although Reminiscences.was first published some 70 years ago, its take on crowd psychology and market timing is as timely as last summer's frenzy on the foreign exchange markets." -Worth magazine "The most entertaining book written on investing is Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, by Edwin Lefevre, first published in 1923." -The Seattle Times "The best book I've read is Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. I keep a supply for people who come to work for me." -Martin Zweig "After 20 years and many re-reads, Reminiscences is still one of my all-time favorites." -Kenneth L. Fisher Forbes First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest speculators ever. Reminiscences remains the most widely read, highly recommended investment book ever written. Generations of investors have found that it has more to teach them about themselves and other investors than years of experience in the market. This is a timeless tale that will enrich the lives-and portfolios-of today's investors as it has those of generations past.

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About the author EDWIN LEFEVRE was trained as a mining engineer at Lehigh University, but became a journalist at age 19. He produced eight books during his 53-year writing career, including The Making of a Stockbroker.

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Critical Praise..."In my interviews with over 30 of the best traders of our time, there were some questions that I raised in each conversation. One of these was: Are there any books that you found particularly valuable and would recommend to aspiring traders? By far, the most frequent response was Reminiscences of a Stock Operator--a book that was over 70 years old!" --from the Foreword by Jack Schwager Author of "Market Wizards" and The "New Market Wizards""Although Reminiscences...was first published some 70 years ago, its take on crowd psychology and market timing is as timely as last summer's frenzy on the foreign exchange markets." --"Worth" magazine"The most entertaining book written on investing is "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator," by Edwin Lefevre, first published in 1923." --"The Seattle Times""The best book I've read is "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator." I keep a supply for people who come to work for me." --Martin Zweig"After 20 years and many re-reads, Reminiscences is still one of my all-time favorites." --Kenneth L. FisherForbes Offering timeless lessons about the market and investor psychology, "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" has enriched the lives of generations of investors and continues to be the most widely read and celebrated investment book ever written.

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"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" ..". I learned early that there is nothing new in WallStreet. There can't be because speculation is as old as thehills. Whatever happens in the stock market today has happenedbefore and will happen again. I've never forgottenthat.... The fact that I remember that way is my way ofcapitalizing experience."--from Reminiscences of a Stock OperatorFirst published in 1923, "Reminiscences of a StockOperator" is the fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, oneof the greatest speculators who ever lived. Now, more than 70 yearslater, Reminiscences remains the most widely read, highlyrecommended investment book ever written. Generations of investorshave found that it has more to teach them about themselves andother investors than years of experience in the market. They havealso discovered that its trading advice and keen analyses of marketprice movements ring as true today as in 1923. Jesse Livermore wonand lost tens of millions of dollars playing the stock andcommodities markets during the early 1900s--at one pointmaking the thenastronomical amount of ten million dollars in justone month of trading. So potent a market force was he in his daythat, in 1929, he was widely believed to be the man responsible forcausing the Crash. He was forced into seclusion and had to hire abodyguard. Originally reviewed in The New York Times as anonfiction book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator vividly recountsLivermore's mastery of the markets from the age cf 14. Alwaysgood at figures, he learns, early on, that he can predict which waythe numbers will go. Starting out with an investment of fivedollars, he amasses a fortune by his early twenties and establisheshimself as a major player on the Street. He makes his first killingin 1906, selling short on Union Pacific. He goes on to corner thecotton market, and has a million-dollar day Bullish in bear marketsand bearish among bulls, he claims that only suckers gamble on themarket. The trick, he advises, is to protect yourself by balancingyour investments, and selling big on the way down. Livermore goesbroke three times, but he comes back each time feeling richer forthe learning experience. Offering profound insights into themotivations, attitudes, and feelings shared by every investor, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a timeless instructional talethat will enrich the lives--and portfolios--oftoday's traders as it has those of generations past.