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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator | [Edwin Lefevre]

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

First published in 1923, this lightly fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest market speculators ever, is widely regarded as one of best investment books of all time. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the resource that generations of investors have turned to when they needed deeper insight into their own investing habits and those of others. Listen to this work, featuring narrator Rick Rohan, and you'll soon discover your portfolio growing in new and unexpected ways!
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Publisher's Summary

First published in 1923, this lightly fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest market speculators ever, is widely regarded as one of best investment books of all time. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the resource that generations of investors have turned to when they needed deeper insight into their own investing habits and those of others. Listen to this work, featuring narrator Rick Rohan, and you'll soon discover your portfolio growing in new and unexpected ways!

©1923 Edwin Lefevre; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"A classic that gives readers a sense of a trader's mind." (Wall Street Journal)
"An engaging read, chock-full of pearls of wisdom and amusing anecdotes." (Money Week)

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    Julie Chandler, OK, United States 05-06-12
    Julie Chandler, OK, United States 05-06-12

    I am a potter, real estate investor and an office manager who commutes to work monday - friday. I use my commute time to educate myself.

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    "Little hard to follow but you will learn something"
    Would you listen to Reminiscences of a Stock Operator again? Why?

    Yes, every year or so, to gleam more information. It's like the Bible, everytime you read it you learn something new.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not possible. Too much information.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a must read for anyone who likes to invest in stocks. Each time you listen to it you will find yourself becoming smarter with your stock investments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PHIL San Diego, CA, United States 04-26-12
    PHIL San Diego, CA, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining, but self-serving, incomplete"

    This is a colorful memoir apparently by Jesse Livermore. It's a fine rollicking earlier (pre-SEC) Wall Street tale. The omissions, however, are glaring. I suggest first hearing the fine summary of the story in about 12 minutes in "100 Minds that Made the Market" (starting about 7:09 of part 2 of the audible book) - the details are squalid and ugly. Livermore ended a self-admitted failure, broke, blowing his brains out. His trading style seems a seat-of-the-pants combo of momentum, trend-following, superstition and hunches. Other good tales to hear first would be N. Taleb's books, "Fooled by Randomness" and "The Black Swan," mapping out the errors in this sort of gambler's mentality. Livermore's mentality reminds me of a guy I knew who always seemed to pull out miracles at the horse track, but was last seen toothless and homeless. For all that, it's a fine story, rich in imagery, that conveys some sense of a trader's mentality, at least in an old-school sense. And we may yet see a comeback of some version of the old "bucket shops" (are there are online in the UK), allowing small side-bets on stocks.

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    Amazon Customer Panguitch, UT 04-08-12
    Amazon Customer Panguitch, UT 04-08-12

    Too long gone, two wrongs right, to a brighter day and Tupelo night . . .

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    "Fictional Tale of a Stock Market Speculator"

    Written in the 1st person, from the perspective of a stock speculator in the early twentieth century. Follows his career from his early entry as a clerk to his domination of the action.

    Although a fictional account, there are many lessons to be learned. Many contemporary stock market investors suggest this book should be required reading.

    Even for one whose interest may not be in things financial, this is still an engaging, fun story.

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    Handlowiec 03-12-12
    Handlowiec 03-12-12
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    "Trading insights and a great story"
    Would you listen to Reminiscences of a Stock Operator again? Why?

    Yes. I listened to it twice and read the book twice. If you have traded (not investing but trading) you will gain many insights from this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Livermore and the owners of the bucket shops. The bucket shop owners were a bunch of scammers, modern day Bear Sterns.


    What does Rick Rohan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rohan is by far the BEST narrator I have heard. He puts so much feeling into the reading of the book, he made is so much more “real.”


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No way, it is 16 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not only an audio book, but an investment expense!

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    Newton NORTH BALDWIN, NY, United States 02-19-12
    Newton NORTH BALDWIN, NY, United States 02-19-12 Member Since 2011

    cnewton1@optonline.net

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    "EXCELLENT, I love this book."

    This book is a true classic. I highly recommend this for serious traders.
    I listen to the book multiple times, over and over. There are very good lessons in this book for anyone that is serious about trading.

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    Saif NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States 10-15-11
    Saif NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States 10-15-11

    smart shopper

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    "AMAZING"

    Investment books, by definition, are usually un-entertaining and boring. This book bucks the trend. Fantastic storytelling and even better pearls of wisdom. A must listen.

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    Moore Richmond, VA, United States 09-10-11
    Moore Richmond, VA, United States 09-10-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Really, really good."

    This book is a timeless classic. The narrator is excellent and it's one of those deals where you can listen to it over and over again and learn something new every time. This is a MUST for any aspiring trader.

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    Christopher French 08-29-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Well Done !"

    Sure to be a favourite. I have read the book a couple times, but I can easily say that in the audiobook there were subtle nuances that did not sink in before. I will surely listen again.

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    Waj NY, USA 02-16-10
    Waj NY, USA 02-16-10
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    "Simply amaizing !!"

    if you are an investor or a trader, not only will this book give you some great overall ideas, it is so interesting and entertaining that I felt sad when it ended. Jessy Livermore is indeeed the world's greatest stock operator.

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    Jayson Sparks, NV, USA 07-26-09
    Jayson Sparks, NV, USA 07-26-09
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    "Amazing"

    This book is a must read for any trader. Gives thousands of insights from the mind of a successful trader.

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