Jesse Livermoore

Jesse Livermoore
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Jesse Lauriston Livermore also known as the Boy Plunger and "Great Bear of Wall Street", was an American stock trader. He was famed for making and losing several multi-million dollar fortunes and short selling during the stock market crashes in 1907 and 1929.

While working, he would write down certain hunches he had about future market prices, which he would check for accuracy later. A friend convinced him to put his first actual money on the market by making a bet at a bucket shop, a type of gambling establishment that took bets on stock prices but did not actually buy or sell the stock.

By the age of fifteen, he had earned profits of over $1,000 (which equates to about $23,000 today). In the next ...More
  • Description: Sell Side Research Analyst/Trader. Trading frequency: Daily
  • Interests: Stocks - short
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