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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio) | [Edwin Lefevre]

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio)

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.
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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.

©1993,1994 Expert Trading, Ltd. (P)2004 Marketplace Books

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    What made the experience of listening to Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio) the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the boy plunger


    Have you listened to any of uncredited’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. This one is good.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Just a good book. I'll be listening to it often.

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    Chris 09-20-14
    Chris 09-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great narrative that provided insight on wall st"
    If you could sum up Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio) in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, Motivational, Educational


    What other book might you compare Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio) to and why?

    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


    Which scene was your favorite?

    to watch the character constantly be kicked out of trading rooms because he was so good


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