Jesse Livermore 25 Trading Lessons

Jesse Livermore was born in 1877 and he is probably considered one of the most famous trader in history. He started trading at the age of 14 from bucket shops (an unauthorized office for speculating in stocks or currency using the funds of unwitting investors). His tape reading skill was so good that these bucket shops eventually didn’t want to do business with him. Jesse Livermore led a life of brilliance and excess, surrounded by … Continue reading

50 Famous Quotes by Jesse Livermore

Jesse Livermore was one of the greatest traders who ever lived. Jesse Lauriston Livermore was born on July 26, 1877, and started his trading career at the age of 14 as a “chalk boy”, posting quotes for stocks at a brokerage in Boston. It was in this job that he learned to trade, and over his long career he traded both up and down markets including the panic of 1907 and the 1929 stock market … 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

Prediction and Trading

Actions and results in trading history

Failed Prediction from History. Economist and Yale professor Irving Fisher spent the early 20th century as one of the undisputed wizards of Wall Street. Today, however, he is best known for making what is perhaps the most disastrously timed stock market prediction in history. The call came in early October 1929, in the days after stock prices leapt to dizzying new heights. Some claimed the jump was a sign that a massive crash was imminent, … Continue reading