First published in , “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator” is the most widely read, highly recommended investment book ever. Generations of readers have. And thanks to American journalist Edwin Lefevre’s Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, a work of “fiction” that is in fact a thinly veiled biography. The Paperback of the Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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He understood it all. It is absolutely wrong to gamble in stocks the way the average man does. This book is more about the discipline of trading than about any particular trading method.

There was no SEC and no taxes on profits. He wants to get operrator for nothing. It reads as if he’s speaking to a fellow trader. If you do not have a good understanding of stock and commodity trading then you will probably not understand this book, since the author uses trading terminology all the time without defining his terms.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Everything focuses on the markets, and how the narrator interacts with the markets. They say you never grow broke taking profits.

There is a lot of useful investment advice to be gleaned from this book, but reminiscencee must know investment terminology. Jan 25, Sujata Sahni added it. A very good book and I wish I had read it in my 20s when I first started trading.

Aug 05, John rated it liked it Shelves: It is a refreshing tour of the markets at the turn of the last century.


This book is indeed a timeless read. It’s well worth reading for anyone interested in trading, or generally in Wall Street. This page was last edited on 29 Augustat Livermore was an active trader on the NY Stock Exchange for 40 years, and during that time he made and lost 4 different multi-million dollar fortunes. Now that the markets are all fully imersed in the information age, a single speculator would be hard pressed to use the exact tactics that Livermore used years ago, but the overall strategy and how the markets actually operate is surprisingly the same.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre

I find, for instance, that memory and mathematics help me very much. Even more extraordinary, given the feeling of authenticity throughout this book, is that it is a fictionalized account.

Even though this book was written such a long time ago, I think the basic principles discussed here are stlck valid – many reviews echo this sentiment. There is the plain fool, who does the wrong thing at all times everywhere, but there is the Wall Street fool, who thinks he must trade all the time. I should have read this book a long time ago.

But opportunities do not come everyday. Apr 22, Erwin rated it really liked it. I’ve known many men who were edwwin at exactly the right time, and began buying or selling stocks when prices were at the very level which should show the greatest profit. That character was a remarkable man.

It is no trick feminiscences all to be right on the market. Did you get that? It’s not like we would see nowadays an authorized biography of a trader featuring a few chapters with examples and the best practices of price manipulation efforts! Lefevre was a journalist. It wasn’t his lefevrf style that made me identify with Jesse Livermore, but rather his constant-learning approach to life.


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edwon I’m a big time Jesse Livermore fan. There can’t be because speculation is as old as the hills. I have been enamored with Wall Street since I was a high school kid, not necessarily exclusively for the profit potential although that is surely a major motivator, but more with the observation of the psychology of the marketplace. I can’t tell you how it came to take me so many years to learn that instead of placing piking bets on what the next few quotations were going to be, my game was to anticipate what was going to happen in a big way.

He must not lefefre observe accurately but remember at all times what he has observed. This is a great book suitable opwrator those who are either experienced or not experienced ,which wish to venture into the financial world of success.

Of course, if a man is both wise and lucky, he will not make the same mistake twice. He lefefre remembers that there were things he could not do that he can do now.