Jesse Livermore: World's Greatest Stock Trader (Wiley Investment Series)

Jesse Livermore: World's Greatest Stock Trader (Wiley Investment Series)

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by Richard Smitten
     
 

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"An excellent read."
—Ace Greenberg, Chairman, Bear Stearns

Richard Smitten's Jesse Livermore is the first full biography of the legendary trader profiled in the bestselling Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley: 0-471-05970-6). Although he died more than half a century ago, Livermore is considered by today's top traders as the greatest

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"An excellent read."
—Ace Greenberg, Chairman, Bear Stearns

Richard Smitten's Jesse Livermore is the first full biography of the legendary trader profiled in the bestselling Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley: 0-471-05970-6). Although he died more than half a century ago, Livermore is considered by today's top traders as the greatest trader who ever lived. An enigmatic loner, misanthrope, and notorious miser, Livermore revolutionized the profession with his innovative timing techniques, money management strategies, and high-momentum approach to trading stocks. Smitten provides a vivid portrait of Livermore and the times in which he lived and operated. He deftly combines eyewitness accounts of those who knew Livermore with fascinating stories of sensational love affairs, shootings, and suicides, and a detailed exploration of the trading strategies that made Livermore several fortunes in his lifetime.

Richard Smitten (Key West, FL) is the author of several books, including The Godmother, the critically acclaimed story of a famous woman criminal.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a lively and absorbing account of a trading legend..." (Lloyd's List, 23 November 2001-12-03)

"...another rich vein of fascinating wit and wisdom..." (The Independent, 8 December 2001)

Business Book of the Week (Money Week, 7 December 2001)

"...really enjoyed reading..." (Amply Interactive Investor, 13 December 2001)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471023265
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Wiley Investment Series, #86
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,159,920
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD SMITTEN is a full-time author and trader who resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He holds a BA in English from the University of Western Ontario. As executive vice president of MTS International, he oversaw personnel on North Sea oil rigs, the design of the Dassault Mirage jet fighter, and security for the then newly discovered Nigerian oil fields. He also worked for the Vick Chemical Company where he became marketing director of the Canadian division. Smitten is the author of a number of books, including The Godmother, Capital Crimes, and Legal Tender, and the coauthor (with Robin Moore) of Inside the Cocaine Cartel.

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