Hi all, since I'm a grandad now, been in business all my life, have some experience of 'the market', both good and bad, have read many books on trading I've decided to do a small review of Jesse Livermore's book of 1940 and then maybe later of Richard Wyckoff's two books 1910 and 1925. These are the only authors who have made an impact on me - maybe because of their respective motivations in writing. I'm not a trader by profession, I do trade as an 'enjoyment', my trading a/c is small but healthy. I own a business which thankfully is also healthy, that business 'trades' Eur/Gbp, it exchanges the actual currencies as part of it's activities. The book I'm reviewing has added material by Richard Smitten. Some may say that times and markets have changed since the early 1900's, 'Wall St never changes, the pockets change, the stocks change, but Wall St never changes because human nature never changes' - JL 'Businessmen opening a shop would not expect to make over 25% on their investment in the first year. But to people who enter the speculative field 25% is nothing. They are looking for 100%. Their calculations are faulty; they fail to make speculation a business and run it on business principles.' JL I'll end this first post with Richard Smitten's words: 'Thank you Jesse Livermore, for your wisdom, hard work, and your high intelligence. And your never ending quest to learn the ways of the stock market'.