Jesse Lauriston Livermore was one of the very first traders to have become famous for his incredible risk taking, his gregarious method of. The most fabled trader of all time is probably Jesse Lauriston Livermore. In fact, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, a thinly veiled fictional. Jesse Lauriston Livermore was born on July 26, , and started his trading career at the age of 14 as a “chalk boy”, posting quotes for stocks.

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I am tired of fighting. This is what Jesse Livermore wrote in his suicide note to his wife: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He wants to get something for nothing.

Jesse Lauriston Livermore Quotes

GivingPatientSignals. Livermore started to trade on his own in the bucket shops, soon earning more than he did at Paine Webber. He must fear that his loss may develop into a much bigger loss, and hope that hesse profit may become a big profit. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. It is designed to fool most of the people, most of the time. Less than a year later, he went broke after some reverses in his stock trading; for a new stake, he asked her to pawn the substantial collection of jewelry he had bought her, but she refused, permanently damaging their relationship.


Don’t try to play the market all the time. But neither do you grow rich taking a four-point profit in a bull market. Because you lose it.


Only ones that have nothing to lose are good traders as exchange is favourable. That is why the numerical formations and patterns recur on a constant basis. Markets are never wrong, opinions often are.

Retrieved 14 February Retrieved September 25, Always sell what shows you a loss and keep what shows you a profit. And those successes and ultimate failures took livwrmore on a course that contributed to his decision to commit suicide. When asked why he had cornered the Cotton market Livermore replied, “To see if I could. A loss never troubles me after I take it.

In the crash of Livermore had huge short positions which could have netted him immense profits. After around 6 months trading on Wall Street Jesse went bust. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. While there, Jesse starts learning to read the tape and discovered that he could speculate at the many bucket shops unauthorized office for speculating in stocks around town. What he desires is to be told specifically which particular stock to buy or sell.

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Jesse had purchased some very expensive antique furniture. MenUncommonBull Markets. Views Read Edit View history. It isn’t as important to buy as cheap as possible as it is to buy at the right time. Related Authors Edwin Lefevre Journalist. He was, however, requested by JP Morgan who had bailed out the entire New York Stock Exchange during the crash, to refrain from further short selling in the interests of the national economy.


When Jesse got home he was surprised to walk into a totally vacant house. Things have been bad with me. Where I should have made twenty thousand dollars I made two thousand. His beliefs included always trading with the trend and studying underlying market conditions.

It took me five years to learn to play the game intelligently enough to make big money when I was right. But it is only after a stock operator has firmly grasped this that he can make big money.

I am a failure. His wife hired a contractor to saw the legs off so the furniture would be level.

Jesse Livermore suicide

To be patient and react only when the market gives the signal is to speculate. This is the only way out. Paul Tudor Jones Trader. Suppose Smith is away on a holiday when the selling time comes around?

That was what conservatism did for me.

This was also a favorite book of Bernard Barucha stock trader and close friend of Livermore.