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Jesse Livermore was a loner, an individualist - and the most successful stock trader who ever lived. Written shortly before his death in 1940, How to Trade Stocks offered traders their first account of that famously tight-lipped operator's trading system. Written in Livermore's inimitable, no-nonsense style, it interweaves fascinating autobiographical and historical details with step-by-step guidance on:  

  • Reading market and stock behaviors 
  • Analyzing leading sectors 
  • Market timing 
  • Money management 
  • Emotional control  

In this new edition of that classic, trader and top Livermore expert Richard Smitten sheds new light on Jesse Livermore's philosophy and methods. Drawing on Livermore's private papers and interviews with his family, Smitten provides priceless insights into the Livermore trading formula, along with tips on how to combine it with contemporary charting techniques. Also included is the Livermore Market Key, the first and still one of the most accurate methods of tracking and recording market patterns.

©2019 BN Publishing (P)2019 BN Publishing

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Needs Editing!!

This audio book provides very good 100 year old wisdom! It is highly recommended.
However the book recording needs editing. I hope they do it as it is not that hard to fix.
Also listening at 0.9X speed is recommended for a more pleasant experience.

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absolutely thankful for this insight

I am very thankful for feedback from Livermores brain! youd be silly to think otherwise!

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Put this one in your library

I have followed Nicolas Darvis listening to his story and even made 1.4 million using his box theory in crypto. I just listened to this book and I know Jesse was well before Nicolas Darvis time, it now makes total sense, all the hero traders were influenced by Jesse. Jesses book is short and should be listened to often for staying on track before during and after a bull run. I would recommend it if you are not on track or new to trading.

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Misleading Title

I got this book thinking it was going show what the title says.

The book starts out by explaining who Livermore was, and how successful he was. Good info. It goes on to share stories of his trades. Good and bad. In an overly general way, it explains his method of finding potentially profitable trades, holding them if they gain, and selling them if they are losing. So “buy low, sell high”.

It did offer a very very small amount of things to look out for, but again, very general. This is absolutely NOT a book on “how to trade in stocks”, but rather a book on how he prepared to look for his trades, some of Livermore’s successful trades, and some not successful trades. And a few mistakes he made, which he learned from.

Overall the book isn’t terrible, I did enjoy it, but it is definitely a short and very general recap of his trading career.

If the book was titled “A general overview of Livermore’s trading”, it would probably have gotten a better review from me. But I don’t think I would have bought that book. I was under the impression this was some insight to his trading method.

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Excellent Excellent book I'm definitely going to put the last two chapters to work .

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Jesse Livermore guru

The Market remains the same except for the current use of present technology. JL’s admonition of study, patience, and following your own judgement remains timeless. It too k me a long time to stop trying to find the “Holy Grail” and simply use my own brain and a solid set of rules (both buy & sell) and patience in order to make a profit. Thanks

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All Time Classic!

Timeless, I will listen to this book on repeat for the rest of my days. Livermore spills all his secrets in this one about how he became one of the most successful speculators ever.

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excellent content, delivery needs work

Tone of narrative delivery is off-putting, mispronunciation of some common words. however, I found Mr Livermore's commentary to be extremely helpful.

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one of the best written

if you understand this book thoroughly, then you understand how to trade. The truth of profitable trading is hiding in there in plain sight for those who want to dig for it.

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Great book, but tough on audio

Enjoyed the book, but recommend getting the physical copy as well in addition to the audio.

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  • 05-31-20

Very blah

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is one of my all-time favs...read that instead of this, bit of a waste of time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-21

Okay

A little dated as expected, you can find all the same information read how to trade like a stock market champion - mark minnervini, still a good read, just a little introductory for someone far into trading.