Edwin LeFèvre 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 fifty-three-year writing career. He was a celebrated finance author made most famous by his publication of the fictionalized story of Jesse Livermore, which first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1922.
Jon D. Markman is an award-winning journalist, popular market analyst, and veteran fund manager. He was a pioneer in the development of stock-rating systems and screening software; a portfolio manager at a hedge fund; managing editor at CNBC on MSN Money; and an investment columnist and investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Markman provides investment guidance in his daily Strategic Advantage and Trader's Advantage research services, as well as in his weekly MSN Money column and managed accounts. He is also the author of Swing Trading, which is published by Wiley, and two other finance books.