"This new edition of the investment classic not only contains interesting illustrations but also includes a 1920s Saturday Evening Post article by the author that was not included in the original book. My original copy of Reminiscences is now dog-eared and has notes from different colored pens from the several times I read and reread it over the years. Years ago, I purchased a library of over a thousand stock market and investment books. However, in my 45 years of experience in this business, I have only found 10 or 12 books that were of any real value - Reminiscences is one of them." - William O'Neil Founder and Chairman Investor's Business Daily
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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest speculators ever. The timeless insights found within these pages have inspired countless generations of investors and made this book one of the foremost investment classics of all time. And although most modern-day investors and traders are familiar with this investment classic, many do not know that Reminiscences of a Stock Operator first appeared in the 1920's as a series of articles and illustrations in The Saturday Evening Post. Now, for the first time ever, this beloved classic is available in its original, illustrated format.
In 1922, Edwin Lefevre began publishing his fictionalized account of Livermore's exploits in a series of articles for The Saturday Evening Post, which appeared under the title “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.” Now, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator Illustrated combines those memorable illustrations with Lefevre's timeless investment advice to recreate the look, feel, and message that was first published more than eighty years ago.
Jesse Livermore won and lost tens of millions of dollars playing the stock and commodities markets during the early 1900s, at one point making ten million dollars in one month of trading – an astronomical sum for this time. His ideas and keen analyses of market price movements are as true today as they were when he first implemented them. Offering profound insights into the motivations, attitudes, and feelings shared by every investor, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, is among the most compelling and enduring pieces ever written on trading in the markets – and this new illustrated edition brings this story to life like never before.
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a timeless take that will enrich the lives – and portfolios – of today's traders as it has done for generations in the past. This handsome coffee-table book combines for the first time in a single source, beautifully crafted reproduction of the original “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator” articles and artwork as they were initially found in The Saturday Evening Post. Take the time to study both the vintage art and proven trading wisdom of this impressive illustrated edition, and you'll discover more about the markets and yourself.
In addition to The Saturday Evening Post illustrations, this new version contains commentary from renowned financial historian Charles Geisst. Geisst explains the historic context of each chapter of Reminiscences, providing insight into the financial markets and speculative culture of this bygone era. Readers will learn how bucket stops operated, the exploits of other big traders, and how Jesse Livermore figured in the controversies of the day. The result is a far richer, more enlightening reading experience.
EDWIN LEFEVRE was trained as a mining engineer, but became a journalist at age nineteen. He produced eight books, including The Making of a Stockbroker, during his 53-year writing career. He is a celebrated finance author made famous by his publication of the fictionalized story of Jesse Livermore, which first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in 1922.
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Table of Contents:
I. The Biggest Plunger Wall Street Ever Saw: June 10, 1922
II. The Boy Trader Beats the Bucket Shops: June 17, 1922
III. I Was Dead Right – I lost Every Cent I Had: July 1, 1922
IV. The Quarter Million Dollar Hunch: July 15, 1922
V. My Day of Days: August 12, 1922
VI. No Man Living Can Beat the Stock Market: Sept. 2, 1922
VII. Playing Another Man's Game: Sept. 16, 1922
VIII. $1 Million in Debt; $1 Million Repaid: Oct. 7, 1922
IX. Black Cats and Irresistible Impulses: Oct. 21, 1922
X. The Coffee Corner and the Price Fixing Committee: Dec. 16, 1922
XI. Why the Public Always Loses: May 19, 1923
XII. Kings, Paupers, and the Hazards of the Game: May 26, 1923
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