First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest speculators who ever lived. Now, almost 90 years later, it 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. They have also discovered that its trading advice and keen analyses of market price movements ring as true today as in 1923.
Jesse Livermore won and lost tens of millions of dollars playing the stock and commodities markets during the early 1900s. So potent a market force was he in his day that, in 1929, he was widely believed to be the man responsible for causing the Crash.
Originally reviewed in The New York Times as a nonfiction book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator vividly recounts Livermore's mastery of the markets from the age of 14. Always good at figures, he learns, early on, that he can predict which way the numbers will go. Starting out with an investment of five dollars, he amasses a fortune by his early twenties and establishes himself as a major player on the Street. Bullish in bear markets, and bearish among bulls, he claims that only suckers gamble on the market. The trick, he advises, is to protect yourself by balancing your investments, and selling big on the way down. Livermore goes broke three times, but he comes back each time feeling richer for the learning experience.
Offering profound insights into the motivations, attitudes, and feelings shared by every investor, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a timeless instructional tale that will enrich the lives – and the portfolios – of today's traders as it has those of generations past.
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I have never read the printed version
its about jesse livermore
I listen to it over 3-4 sittings
this book was a story of how jesse Livermore made and lost millions on the stock market. not a bad book, I think there are much better ones out there if your wanting to learn about the financial markets but it terms of a story its pretty good
How fast I can finish the book listening to it instead of reading it. Learn much of the classic trading wisdom that has proven time and time again...although put it to practice still as hard as a hundred years ago.
the boy plunger
No. This one is good.
Just a good book. I'll be listening to it often.
"All trader should red this at least once"
The cause of failures in trading
It's a bit over the top at times, nice, but unnecessary.
Very interesting story.. not what I wanted to hear really but a great reality check..
"Great narrative that provided insight on wall st"
Insightful, Motivational, Educational
I would compare it to Liar's Poker because it was a narrative story of an individual and how he interacted with wall st and the institutional side of trading
to watch the character constantly be kicked out of trading rooms because he was so good
this is an incomplete recording! nowhere does it say so in the description! felt shortchanged!
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