Things I Learned About Life

James Altucher was the managing director of Formula Capital, an asset management firm and fund of hedge funds. He’s written five books on investing: Trade Like a Hedge Fund, Trade Like Warren Buffett, SuperCash, The Forever Portfolio, and his latest book, The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth. He currently writes at Jamesaltucher.com and has released a newsletter, The Altucher Report. Mr. Altucher is the founder of Stockpickr.com, a social network for finance that had millions … Continue reading

Jesse Livermore 21 Trading Rules

A trading philosophy is something that cannot just be transferred from one person to another; it’s something that you have to acquire yourself through time and effort. Richard Driehaus My sense of insecurity keeps me alert, always ready to correct my errors. George Soros To anticipate the market is to gamble. To be patient and react only when the market gives the signal is to speculate. Jesse Livermore Introduction In 1929 Jesse Livermore’s fortunes were … Continue reading

The game of speculation quotes

The trading game of speculation by Jesse Livermore

Speculators are not interested in putting their money into a stock or commodity for a long time. They want to see a good profit quickly – on a time scale of minutes to months. If their money does not quickly perform well in a situation, they move it into another situation. In pursuit of greater gain, speculators take greater risks with their capital than people who put their money into Savings & CD Accounts. For … Continue reading

Trading versus Gambling

Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other. Charles Lamb The market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything – you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you’re a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, “Swing, you bum! Warren Buffet To anticipate the market is to gamble. To be patient and react only when the market gives … Continue reading