Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Annotated Edition

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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Annotated Edition bringsthe story of the great speculator Jesse Livermore to life likenever before. One of the foremost investment classics of all time,the original edition of Reminiscences by Edwin Lefèvre hasinspired countless investors and traders with its fictionalizedaccount of Livermore's legendary trading experiences. Now, in thismeticulously researched Annotated Edition, Jon Markmanreveals the truth about Jesse Livermore and provides colorful,historically accurate ...

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Overview

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Annotated Edition bringsthe story of the great speculator Jesse Livermore to life likenever before. One of the foremost investment classics of all time,the original edition of Reminiscences by Edwin Lefèvre hasinspired countless investors and traders with its fictionalizedaccount of Livermore's legendary trading experiences. Now, in thismeticulously researched Annotated Edition, Jon Markmanreveals the truth about Jesse Livermore and provides colorful,historically accurate commentary on the characters, places, andevents that have made Reminiscences such an enjoyable andeducational read for generations.

The real Jesse Livermore won and lost tens of millions ofdollars playing the stock and commodities markets during the early1900s, at one point making ten million dollars in one month oftrading—an astronomical sum at the time. His ideas and keenanalyses of market price movements are as useful today as they werewhen he was first developing them. Offering profound insights intothe motivations, attitudes, fears, and aspirations shared by everyinvestor and trader, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator isamong the most compelling and enduring books ever written on themarkets.

This Annotated Edition bridges the gap betweenLefèvre's fictionalized account of Livermore's life and theactual exploits, personalities, and locations that populate thebook. Side-by-side with the original text is Markman's commentaryabout the historical setting and the real companies, individuals,and news events to which Lefèvre alludes. Readers will learnall about bucket shops—unsavory relics of the investmentworld that gave Livermore his first taste of trading. They'll alsolearn how fierce public debates over gold and silver roiled thepolitics and markets of the time; how presidential candidateWilliam Jennings Bryan incited a financial panic in 1896; how WorldWar I created a boom followed by a harsh recession; and howambitious tycoons built fortunes from scratch and drove rivals toruin by cornering stocks and through other now-illegalmanipulations.

And they'll learn about important but forgotten figures brieflymentioned or disguised via pseudonyms in the text, such as brokerE.F. Hutton, who gave Livermore a $500 loan when the trader wasdown on his luck, as well as legendary financiers like E.H.Harriman, John Gates, James Hill, James Keene, and CorneliusVanderbilt as well as daring rogues like Daniel Drew and JayGould.

Engaging and informative, the Annotated Edition ofReminiscences of a Stock Operator provides a rich and colorfulportrait of a volatile era in U.S. financial markets that in manyways parallels the crisis-prone twenty-first century. At the sametime, Markman extracts the timeless insights and wisdom from one ofthe world's greatest traders and shows how they can be applied tounderstand and profit in today's markets. Longtime fans of the bookwill understand Reminiscences in an entirely fresh way,while new readers will enjoy a much richer experience than everbefore possible.

The most important investment book for today's investors isn't on the hottest new trend--it's a book written over 70 years ago. Originally published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator continues to inspire each new generation of investors. Written by the author of The Making of a Stockbroker.

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"...is big and beautiful, cutting across two centuries of booms and busts and market and economic history, with a myriad of vintage historical photos and instructive historical charts throughout." (Barron's, November 1, 2010)

"This is a wonderful classic for any investor or economic historian...the style is pacey, robust and humorous." (Professional Investor, October, 2010)

"A 10 best finance book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470481592
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Edition description: Annotated Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 160,193
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Edwin LeFèvre was trained as a mining engineer, butbecame a journalist at age nineteen. He produced eight books,including The Making of a Stockbroker, during hisfifty-three-year writing career. He was a celebrated finance authormade most famous by his publication of the fictionalized story ofJesse Livermore, which first appeared in the Saturday EveningPost in 1922.

Jon D. Markman is an award-winning journalist, popularmarket analyst, and veteran fund manager. He was a pioneer in thedevelopment of stock-rating systems and screening software; aportfolio manager at a hedge fund; managing editor at CNBC on MSNMoney; and an investment columnist and investigative reporter atthe Los Angeles Times. Markman provides investment guidancein his daily Strategic Advantage and Trader'sAdvantage research services, as well as in his weekly MSN Moneycolumn and managed accounts. He is also the author of SwingTrading, which is published by Wiley, and two other financebooks.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Paul Tudor Jones.

Preface.

Chapter I.

Chapter II.

Chapter III.

Chapter IV.

Chapter V.

Chapter VI.

Chapter VII.

Chapter VIII.

Chapter IX.

Chapter X.

Chapter XI.

Chapter XII.

Chapter XIII.

Chapter XIV.

Chapter XV.

Chapter XVI.

Chapter XVII.

Chapter XVIII.

Chapter XIX.

Chapter XX.

Chapter XXI.

Chapter XXII.

Chapter XXIII.

Chapter XXIV.

Appendix: Dow Jones Industrial Average (1985-1929).

Paul Tudor Jones on Reminiscenses.

Selected Quotes.

Credits.

About the Author.

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