(From The Cover) – Legendary stock trader William O’Neil once described the stock market as “a maddeningly contrary beast.” For him, the greatest traders are those who move with the market and not against it. In “How Legendary Traders Made Millions”, award-winning investment author and historian John Boik tells you how O’Neil and other legendary traders rode “the beast” to fortune through booms and busts alike–and how you can too.
Boik profiles eight of the greatest traders of all time, focusing on the historic trades and strategies behind the legends. With the help of exclusive “Investor’s Business Daily” charts and data, he explores, decade by decade, how the market behaved over the past century, and how each trader took advantage of distinct market situations. And he gives you the specifics on dozens of important trades, described against the backdrop of the economic, political and market environments in which each trader’s strategy flourished.
Learn from the likes of Bernard Baruch, Jesse Livermore, Gerald Loeb, Richard Wyckoff and Jim Roppel how to:
- Use Historical Patterns To Read Today’s Market Cycles
- Predict Individual Stock Performance Based On Emerging Trends
- Spot Key Pivot Points In Market Tops And Bottoms
- Discover The Best Time To Buy Individual Stocks Based On Emerging Trends
- Know When To Sell Stocks To Lock In Profits
The first book to put the strategies of history’s top traders in one place, “How Legendary Traders Made Millions” is your guide to riding the beast to outstanding profits.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 – INDUSTRIAL STOCKS PRODUCE A MILLIONAIRE (1897-1909) Bernard Baruch Considered The Action Of The Market When Making His Plans
CHAPTER 2 – A FEW SIDESTEP LANDMINES TO PROFIT (1910-19) Jesse Livermore Followed The General Trend Of The Market To Do Well
CHAPTER 3 – SHREWD TRADERS MADE AND KEPT MILLIONS (1920-29) Richard Wyckoff Learned By Judging The Action Of The Market
CHAPTER 4 – PATIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY LEAD TO PROFITS (1930-39) Gerald Loeb’s Flexibility
Allows Him To Profit In Difficult Times
CHAPTER 5 – VICTORY CREATES MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR A LEGENDARY TRADER (1940-49) Gerald Loeb Entered The Market When The Trend Seemed Clearly Enough Established
CHAPTER 6 – INNOVATIVE STOCKS PRODUCE FABULOUS PROFITS (1950-59) Nicholas Darvas Saw The Trend And Took Full Advantage Of It
CHAPTER 7 – A “GO-GO” BULL RUN PUTS PROFITS IN POCKETS THAT STUDIED HISTORY (1960-69) Jack Dreyfus Followed Historical Stock Price Patterns To Reap Huge Returns
CHAPTER 8 – MOST GET WHIPPED UP AND DOWN EXCEPT THE BEST (1970-79) William J. O’Neil Knew That Flexibility Was One OF The Keys To Success
CHAPTER 9 – A GREAT TRADER OUTRUNS THE BULL AND AVOIDS THE CRASH (1980-89) Willam J. O’Neil Follows The Actions Of The Market And Then Acts Appropriately
CHAPTER 10 – NEW TECHNOLOGIES PRODUCE UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITIES (1990-99) William J. O’Neil Studies The Best Past Performers To Discover The Next Great Ones
CHAPTER 11 – AVOIDING BEAR TRACKS KEEPS PRIOR PROFITS IN EXPERT ACCOUNTS (2000-2004) Jim Ropple Knows That The Health Of The Market Is Paramount
CHAPTER 12 – LEARNING FROM THE LESSONS OF HISTORY AND THE GREATEST TRADERS