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Wall Street Stories

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By (author) Edwin Lefevre, Introduction by Jack D. Schwager

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 182mm x 30mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 3 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0071544844
  • ISBN 13: 9780071544849
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 711,671

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"Lefevre provided me with a goal when I wrote my first Market Wizards book! to write a book that would emulate the spirit of Lefevre's work in maintaining truth and relevance many years after it was written." -from the Foreword by Jack Schwager The book that launched Edwin Lefevre's literary career, Wall Street Stories is considered by many to be his most memorable work, second only to Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, his classic fictionalization of the life of Jesse Livermore. Published to great critical acclaim in 1901, Wall Street Stories is a literary romp through the habits and customs of Wall Street. Like all of Lefevre's fiction it is firmly rooted in the facts as he knew them both as a top financial journalist and a successful investor, and, as was his style, many of the fictional characters in the stories are thinly-veiled portraits of well-known Wall Street personalities such as James R. Keene, Elverton R. Chapman, Roswell Pettibone Flower, and Daniel Drew-names as familiar to the public in their day as Warren Buffet, George Soros, and Julian Robertson are today. But the charm of the eight tales in Wall Street Stories isn't just in their ability to convey a sense of life in a bygone era. It comes from the timeless insights they offer into human nature warped in the crucible of the stock market. Each of these witty tales of still resonate with poignancy and simple authority.

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Edwin Lefevre (1871-1943) was an American journalist, author, and statesman most noted for his writing on Wall Street. Appointed an Ambassador of the United States by President Howard Taft in 1909, he served in posts in a number of countries, including Italy, France, and Spain. At the end of his diplomatic career in 1913, Lefevre returned to his home in Vermont where he resumed his literary work, writing novels and contributing short stories for magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post and McClure's.

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Timeless Wit and Wisdom on the Birth of Modern Wall Street "Lefevre's lessons on this subject are state of the art-and he provides lots more fun at the same time. His stories are a delight." -Peter L. Bernstein, author, "Capital Ideas Evolving" and "Against the Gods" ""Wall Street Stories" is as relevant today as they were over a century ago. Lefevre's descriptions of investor behavior are now the standard lessons of behavioral finance." --Burton G. Malkiel, author, "A Random Walk Down Wall Street," 9th Edition ""Wall Street Stories," Edwin Lefevre's collection of masterful short stories, is a box of rare financial bon bons; I guarantee you won't be able to eat just one." --William Bernstein, author, "The Four Pillars of Investing" and "Birth of Plenty" "More than a century after he first crafted these insightful parables of fear and greed, Edwin Lefevre's "Wall Street Storie" continues to furnish investment lessons and wisdom that are as priceless, timeless, and peerless today as they were when American capital markets first emerged onto the global stage." -David M. Darst, author, "The Art of Asset Allocation," Second Edition "Markets are driven by the law of supply and demand and human nature (hope, fear, and greed) which doesn't change. "Wall Street Stories" tells you about stock pools and human psychology on daily display." -William J. O'Neil, Chairman & Founder, "Investor's Business Daily" and www. investors.com

Table of contents

Introduction by Jack Schwager The Woman and Her Bonds The Break in Turpentine The Tipster A Philanthropic Whisper The Man Who Won The Lost Opportunity Pike's Peak or Bust A Theological Tipster