Friday, October 05, 2007
Stock Spammers from the 1800's
Somethings never change.
When mustaches were twice as big, and punched off four times as fast.
If anyone wants to read a real slice of history (including a good dollop of the hilariously arcane language they used back then), then "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by Edwin Lefevre (Jesse Livermore's autobio) is a must read.
A great trading guide as well.
That book fucking sucked.
The person who wrote that shit must have had a 5th grade education.
Cramer's first book was one of the best "in the trench" books ever written.
Now granted, it wasn't Wm. Somerset Maugham or E.M. Forster, but it gives one a great "feel" for the trading markets of the day. Personally, I enjoyed it just for the language.
I'd be hard pressed to pick up anything written by a television nutball, but perhaps I'm being overcritical.
What recommendations do you have, if any?
Personally, I liked:
"How to Make Money in Stocks." by William O'neil
"Come into my trading room." by Dr. Elder
Thus, the best read of all time is www.flyonwallstreet.blogspot.com.
But I'm still working on my fourth decade.
I think they had a show about that one time. Very Clintonish.
When I pull up the actual names for CREG and DLSL I am pulled directly into a humorous Fly post.
What the hell is going on in that there China?
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