Early life[ edit ] Livermore was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts , to a poverty-stricken family and moved to Acton, Massachusetts , as a child. At the age of 16, he quit his job and began trading full-time. He then moved to St. Louis , where he made bets at bucket shops. Morgan , who had bailed out the entire New York Stock Exchange during the crash, requested him to refrain from further short selling. He joined exclusive clubs and had mistresses.
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Livermore ran away from home in at the age of fourteen, with five dollars in his pocket. He started his stock market career as a chalkboard boy in the Boston offices of PaineWebber. A year later he was trading full time. He accumulated so much money by the time he was twenty that he was banned from all the "Bucket Shops" of New York and Boston.
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When to Hold and When to Fold. The Shooting of Jesse Livermore Jr. Facing the Grim Reaper.
Jesse Livermore: World's Greatest Stock Trader
Jesse Livermore : World's Greatest Stock Trader
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