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

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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 ...

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Overview

"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

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"...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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471023265
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Wiley Investment Series , #86
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 498,190
  • 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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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Great Bear of Wall Street.

The Back Story.

The San Francisco Earthquake Rumbles in New York.

The Crash of 1907.

The Cotton King.

Back on His Game.

Perfecting His Market Theory.

Stock Pools and Scandals.

Boston Billy.

The Crash of 1929.

When to Hold and When to Fold.

Livermore's Money-Management Rules.

Livermore's Luck Sours.

The Shooting of Jesse Livermore Jr.

Facing the Grim Reaper.

Livermore's Laws and Trading Secrets Revealed.

Sources.

Bibliography.

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  • Posted March 12, 2012

    This book struck a chord in my heart, although, the author only

    This book struck a chord in my heart, although, the author only had a pretty good understanding of Jesse Livermore, he didn’t know Livermore personally so it was more of a secondary source book. The actual title of the book is Jesse Livermore: World’s Greatest Stock Trader. It was proscribed by Richard Smitten and it is a biography of the great Jesse Livermore.
    The author’s purpose in writing this book was to define the life of a man who was a visionary in his own way. A brilliant man, Jesse Livermore revolutionized the stock market. The point of view of this exquisite work of literature is like an admirer who wanted to be just like Mr. Livermore. The author put the fun in dysfunctional. By the way, I love your cat Ms. Fairhead.
    This extraordinary book contains the embodiment of the emotional life of the awesome man, Jesse Livermore. It reveals details about his life from when he was born to when he killed himself. He was personally blamed for the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and received numerous death threats for it. He accumulated a massive wealth but lost almost all of it towards the end of his beautiful life. Jesse Livermore really was a great guy don’t you think?
    I recommend this book to any American who enjoys any variation of literature. I could go as far as to say this book has changed my life. This book caught my interest from the start and I couldn’t put it down. Needless to say, I have rated this book 5/5 stars!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2012

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    Excellent

    Excitingly true story of the early days of the stock market and one man's journey.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    I read this book..........it was the worst experience of my life

    I read this book..........it was the worst experience of my life.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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