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Jesse Livermore: World's Greatest Stock Trader

Jesse Livermore: World's Greatest Stock Trader

Richard Smitten

ISBN: 978-0-471-02326-5

Oct 2001

352 pages

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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 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.



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.


""...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)