—Ace Greenberg, Chairman, Bear Stearns
Richard Smitten's Jesse Livermore is the first full biography ofthe legendary trader profiled in the bestselling Reminiscencesof a Stock Operator (Wiley: 0-471-05970-6). Although he diedmore than half a century ago, Livermore is considered by today'stop traders as the greatest trader who ever lived. An enigmaticloner, misanthrope, and notorious miser, Livermore revolutionizedthe profession with his innovative timing techniques, moneymanagement strategies, and high-momentum approach to tradingstocks. Smitten provides a vivid portrait of Livermore and thetimes in which he lived and operated. He deftly combines eyewitnessaccounts of those who knew Livermore with fascinating stories ofsensational love affairs, shootings, and suicides, and a detailedexploration of the trading strategies that made Livermore severalfortunes in his lifetime.
Richard Smitten (Key West, FL) is the author of severalbooks, including The Godmother, the critically acclaimedstory of a famous woman criminal.