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Richard D Wyckoff, Jesse Livermore

Few stock market operators in American history continue to command as much respect and attention from modern investors as Jesse Livermore. And thanks to American journalist Edwin Lefevre's , a work of "fiction" that is in fact a thinly veiled biography of Livermore, we have a clear account of the notorious speculator's successes and failures.

Jesse Livermore Jr., the wealthy but ill-starred society figure, put two bullets into the head of his prize dog, Caesar, his Doberman pinscher, then pegged a shot at a cop called to his town house at 214 E. 72d St. Livermore, whose...

Richard D. Wyckoff,Jesse Livermore

November 28, 1940—Jesse Livermore Jr., as he arrives at the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York to identify the body of his father. On viewing his father’s body, minutes later, he collapsed.

Jesse and Dorothy March 3, 1926, looking dapper at a costume ball at their mansion "Evermore." Jesse Livermore loved beautiful women and his wife Dorothy loved throwing parties often for 100 people or more.

Jesse Livermore stands on the porch of the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach where he took a large apartment every winter. He traveled to the Breakers in his private railway car and had his yacht sent down to Palm Beach ahead of his arrival.

—Jesse Livermore, How To Trade In Stocks

The most storied and important trader who ever lived, Jesse Livermore, was not of the mindset that there was always some kind of action to be taking.

The final dessert speaker of day two was Jon Markman (). Jon annotated one of my favorite books, a classic among investment-book classics, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, a novel that provides a great introspective look inside a trader’s mind and teaches many behavioral and common-sense lessons. It was written in 1923 by Edwin Lefevre, and depicts from a first-person perspective the early years of the great trader Jesse Livermore. Jon’s skillful annotation takes you behind the scenes of Lefevre’s story and provides important insights into characters and the backdrop of that very interesting time period. Jon’s annotations are almost like a book within a book. I asked Jon to give a dessert talk about Jesse Livermore and the 1920s.