"Reminiscenses of a Stock Operator is a Loose Autobiography of Jesse Livermore and How He Traded The Markets
with Extraordinary Success"

"Edwin Lefevre Does a Brilliant Job of Telling the Life Story of Jesse Livermore. Was It a True Story Or Pure Fiction?
Read It and Decide for Yourself"


Reminiscences of a Stock Operator was first published in 1923.

It is the story of a stock market speculator, Larry Livingston, as told by a journalist Edwin Leferve.  It is widely believed that Larry Livingston was none other than Jesse Livermore, a famous speculator that made fortunes, and lost fortunes.

There are several publications of this book available but we like this illustrated version.

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({REMINISCENCES OF A STOCK OPERATOR}) [{ By (author) Edwin Lefevre, Foreword by William J. O'Neil }] on [October, 2004]

"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
Illustrated Edition"

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator first appeared in a serialised form in 1922 in The Saturday Evening Post before it was published as a book.

The book was first published as long ago as 1923 and is regarded as a classic. 


Because the book is still in print today and still selling well.

The illustrated version of the book contains the original artwork from the articles in The Saturday Eveneig Post.  Rich illustrations adorn the book from the front to the back cover.

The book has a foreword by William O'Neill, himself a distinguished author (his 'How to Make Money in Stocks' is a best seller with over 2 million copies sold). He is the founder of the Investor's Business Daily. 

When Jack Schwager (author of Market Wizards) asked over 30 of the best stock traders interviewed by him which book they would recommend to aspiring traders, by far the most frequent response was 'Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.'

This illustrated edition of 'Reminiscencesof a Stock Operator' is hardbacked (with a dust cover) and, as well as being extremely informative, is also beautifully bound and an attractive addition to any investor's collection.

"Other Publications of This Work"

This book is available in paperback.  We were surprised to find that the content is not exactly the same as the illustrated edition.

The foreword is written by non other than Jack Schwager the author of Market Wizards.

At just shy of 300 pages the book is a great read (no pictures in this one though :)

By Edwin LefÇùvre Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (A Marketplace Book) (Reprint)

This second book is actually two books.  Both were wrtitten in the early 1920's.

The first book is 'Reminiscenses of a Stock Operator' andthe second is titled: 'Jesses Livermore's Method of Trading in Stocks'.

Both books portray Livermore's life and times and the methods by which he attained great success. 

Prior to World War I the general public were not that interested in Wall Street and its characters.  But that all changed after the war.

People were interested in new things.  People wanted to know how wizards like Jesse Livermore weaved their magic. A new dawn had become.

Jesse Livermore's Two Books of Market Wisdom: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator & Jesse Livermore's Methods of Trading in Stocks


If this was a book about Jesse Livermore, and as good a read as it is, he is certainly not one to follow.  Our website, and indeed saving and investing for your retirement, is all about investing - not speculating.

Jesse Livermore had a risk appetite bigger than Harry Houdini, but he is a man NOT to be followed.  He was an out and out speculator - the kind of investor this website is not about.

However, the book is included because it does contain some extremely useful information.  Just be aware that this investor is not the type of investor you want to be following.

There is one thing to be said about this excellent story by Lefevre and that is that human nature just hasn't changed over the years. It is a great read for that alone.

'Reminiscenses of a Stock Operator' is a classic and we put it up there with the best.  It has been translated into many languages.

It would make a fantastic film.

Many top stock traders agree that it is the most entertaining book written on investment.

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