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First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest speculators who ever lived. Now, almost 90 years later, it remains the most widely read, highly recommended investment book ever written. Generations of investors have found that it has more to teach them about themselves and other investors than years of experience in the market. They have also discovered that its trading advice and keen analyses of market price movements ring as true today as in 1923.

Jesse Livermore won and lost tens of millions of dollars playing the stock and commodities markets during the early 1900s. So potent a market force was he in his day that, in 1929, he was widely believed to be the man responsible for causing the Crash.

Originally reviewed in The New York Times as a nonfiction book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator vividly recounts Livermore's mastery of the markets from the age of 14. Always good at figures, he learns, early on, that he can predict which way the numbers will go. Starting out with an investment of five dollars, he amasses a fortune by his early twenties and establishes himself as a major player on the Street. Bullish in bear markets, and bearish among bulls, he claims that only suckers gamble on the market. The trick, he advises, is to protect yourself by balancing your investments, and selling big on the way down. Livermore goes broke three times, but he comes back each time feeling richer for the learning experience.

Offering profound insights into the motivations, attitudes, and feelings shared by every investor, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a timeless instructional tale that will enrich the lives – and the portfolios – of today's traders as it has those of generations past.

©1993,1994 Expert Trading, Ltd. (P)2004 Marketplace Books

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Incomplete book

This is an incomplete audio book. I know because I have read the book. It ends abruptly after "Larry Livingston" made a killing from the war bride boom and its subsequent bust. The actual book goes on for much more!

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timeless

the very best for every trader, regardless of experience, just sit back and enjoy the joy.

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Fantastic!

The beginning of the book describing trading as it was conducted a century ago can be percieved as less relevant for a modern time reader, although fundamental principles of tape reading still are the same. The last two thirds or so of the book is just a pleasure to listen to and offers so many great insights any trader can relate to. It is truly a classic that lives up to it's reputation as one of the "must reads" for anyone interested in trading.

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great tips and wonderful story

loved it , good story with great principals entrenched for a beginner like me !

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For trade addiction only

A classic of American business. All traders can relate Jesse's and Edwin's experience as a trader as well as learn from them. Though fictionalised but has actual exploits, personalities, and locations in the story. You'll notice nothing has changed in the markets and in traders for the last 100 years with the exception of technology.

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I adore this book.

I have listened to this again and again. It’s a must read for new and experienced traders alike. It’s a classic that should be owned by everyone with an interest in trading.

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Loved it!

So much timeless knowledge in this wonderful book. I highly recommend it to new and also experienced traders.

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  • 06-06-17

An all time classic - and an excellent adaptation.

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If you're interested in trading/investing at all, you're probably familiar with this classic thinly veiled biography of Jesse Livermore. It has lasted for nearly a century because it's a book on trading psychology before the concept really existed, and the lessons it teaches are still relevant today. I liked that it is as long as needs to be, and no longer, and that it doesn't get bogged-down in irrelevant personal stories, but does bring in the protagonists personal quirks and history when they are relevant to the subject.

The narrator is particularly good - he's lively, brings the characters to life, and makes the book memorable.

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Useless - dont buy

Would you try another book written by Edwin Lefevre or narrated by uncredited?

Hardly 2 hours worth of material - no real insight, this is just a shame !

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disappointing

Story well told but as a beginner to trading didnt find much new new information

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  • Michael Ng
  • 25-04-19

scrambled

The chapter audio ordering in this book are scrambled! I know because I own the physicall book. I would like a refund.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 09-05-19

Terrible. Incomplete.

This audiobook is poorly made. The division of chapters is terrible, each paragraph of the text is one chapter of the audiobook. Therefore, the true chapters of the book are not explicit on the audiobook. Plus, the audiobook is incomplete. It begins at the middle of the 4th chapter, on page 38 of the written book (considering the edition I got, at least). As it starts in the middle of the narrative, I didn't bother finishing it, because I don't trust it anymore. Just bought the paper version. If I could, I would request a refund.

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  • Tiago Di Pierro Celestino
  • 11-01-17

Great story, but audiobook shockingly incomplete!!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book WAS for me and it's great. I'm just shocked at how the "abridged" audiobook is grossly incomplete!
After I finished listening and was a bit intrigued that it went so fast, I checked the audio-book against the text in my complete Kindle version. I was shocked to find out that the audiobook reads some text which lies at 61% into the real book, then simply jumps straight to the last paragraph of the book and that's it!!!
How can I base my reading in an audiobook which simply skips a whole chunk of 39% of the book at once?? (not to mention the possible previous simplifications, which I did not check)

Sorry, nice try but I'm going back to old school reading.

What other book might you compare Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio) to and why?

Other older books on investing and speculation. But this one is unique.

Have you listened to any of uncredited’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. The performance is great, very clear and inspiring.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story is great, and very well narrated. But the "simplification" in the "abridged" audiobook is bizarre and a disrespect to the original text.
It's a great book, but drop the audiobook. Sit down and read it.

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I'm shocked at how the "abridged" audiobook is grossly incomplete!

I lost my trust in audiobooks in my very first try. I'm cancelling my trial subscription and sticking to good ol' books.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 23-05-19

mistake it was,

mistake it was, One click buy. I Know this version, is refund possible? fifteen words

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  • Brann Verstraete
  • 04-09-18

This is not the book

Why is this such a short version? Should be made clearer at the start. Feels like a scam to me. As a loyal audible fan this is the first time I feel I should get ny money back. The book and its content are great btw.

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  • Run F. Cai
  • 09-11-13

Great

What made the experience of listening to Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Trading Audio) the most enjoyable?

How fast I can finish the book listening to it instead of reading it. Learn much of the classic trading wisdom that has proven time and time again...although put it to practice still as hard as a hundred years ago.

Who was your favorite character and why?

the boy plunger

Have you listened to any of uncredited’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. This one is good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Just a good book. I'll be listening to it often.

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  • Mr_ Cozmik
  • 01-08-20

best narration

I've listened to more than 60 books so far this year and this book was probably one of the best narrated books that I've heard. I also believe that the storyline and the way it was projected truly grasped the listener

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  • Lanre Madojutimi
  • 11-08-19

Mmmmh

It’s not what I needed but it was a cheap book lol I’ll do a much thorough review next time

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  • Rodrigo Morales Prentice
  • 08-08-19

what to read before wallstreet stock exchange

My broker told me to read this and other 3 books on stocks and bonds. This is my favorite, since it's the life of a stock operator. Stock market is gambling. better read or listen to this short concise book.

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  • G S
  • 11-07-18

very well narrated

Very well narrated. Liked it. Nice voice! Feelings modulated in the voice and energetic voice!!