Reminiscences of a Stock Operator


Originally reviewed as a nonfiction book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator dramatically accounts the fictionalized memoir of Jesse Livermore and his mastery of the markets from age 14. He won and lost tens of millions of dollars playing the markets during the early 1900's. At one point, he made an astronomical amount of million dollars in just one month of trading. Livermore was believed to be the man accountable for causing the Crash. This book remains to be the most recommended investment book ever written. The trick is to balance investments and sell big on the way down. Livermore went broke three times, but he bounced back each time feeling richer than ever for the learning experience. Offering profound insights into the motivations, feelings, and attitudes shared by every investor, this book is a timeless instructional narrative that will enrich the lives of today’s traders as it has those of generations past.

"Although Reminiscences...was first published some seventy years ago, its take on crowd psychology and market timing is a s timely as last summer's frenzy on the foreign exchange markets."

Worth magazine

"The most entertaining book written on investing is Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, by Edwin Lefèvre, first published in 1923."

The Seattle Times

"After twenty years and many re-reads, Reminiscences is still one of my all-time favorites."

Kenneth L. Fisher, Forbes

"A must-read classic for all investors, whether brand-new or experienced."

William O'Neil, founder and Chairman, Investor's Business Daily

"Whilst stock market tomes have come and gone, this remains popular and in print eighty years on."

GQ magazine

"Simply a very well-written book and an engulfing story for anyone interested in the stock market" -Matt Koppenheffer, The Motley Fool "You'll be glad that you read this book." -Value Walk "Probably the single most important book on trading that exists" 

Bill Bonner