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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator [biography, Wall Street, Stock Market Story, Financial gain and Success in the Market, Strategy unfolded]

Lefevre, Edwin / 1988 Fraser Management Edition

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ISBN 10: 0870340581 / ISBN 13: 9780870340581
Published by Books of wall Street / Fraser Management Associates 1988, 1988
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Paperback : soft cover edition in good to better condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself. Or would make a GREAT GIFT for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Lower ends of pages have some minor dents, does not effect text. Size: Success Stories / How to Guide to Help Yourself. Bookseller Inventory # 5001973

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Title: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator [biography...

Publisher: Books of wall Street / Fraser Management Associates 1988

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: ~ SCARCE EDITION ~

Illustrator: Cover Illustration

Book Type: Investing / Stock Market

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In the early 1900s Jesse Livermore was a legend - as a highly successful, yet intuitive trader of stocks. A private man, he rarely gave interviews until Edwin Lefevre persuaded him to give a series of interviews in which Jesse revealed the story - and the methods - of how he created a multi-million fortune from nothing. He didn't use sophisticated charts or statistics. He understood that stock prices - indeed any market - is driven by human fears, hopes, and selfish machinations. "Reminscences of a Stock Operator" is written to be both entertainnig and enlightening. Widely referenced by the best trading textbooks, it should be primer reading for anyone hoping to make it as a successful trader in modern markets - FX, commodities, or stocks.

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Stock investing is a relatively recent phenomenon and the inventory of true classics is somewhat slim. When asked, people in the know will always list books by Benjamin Graham, Burton G. Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street, and Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher. You'll know you're getting really good advice if they also mention Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre.

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

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