This was one of the first books I read when I decided to start learning about the stock market. After having been studying and trading for a little while I need to re-read this one and I may appreciate it even more. A good read to add to anyone's library.
interesting story with some good lessons
"Darvas travelled around the world performing as a dancer and taught himself how to trade successfully. How did he do it ? He used common sense and kept things simple, along with applying lots of discipline. His principles still apply today and the Darvas Box is still useful in todays world of tec Read more...
simply love it
I loved the system of Nicolas Darvas, and also loved the way he wrote the book! I laughed a lot in the beginning of the book, when he wrote about his emotions as a novice trader... Im also Hungarian, so it is great to know about a recognized and successful trader, liket him.
If a dancer can make money, so can you!!
"I enjoyed this book as it was a good read, however if I was being cynical here's what my review might read like ""Make $1million and find a stock that doubles"" To be fair, it is not quite as simple as that. Darvas develops a solid breakout strategy which he trades with good discipline. It also e Read more...
Nicolas Darvas is the pinnacle icon of sticking to his trading strategy. He developed his trading rhythm and strategy as he was traveling around the world as a professional dancer. Like many of those that succeeded in the market, Darvas kept to his roots and executed trades only from his understa Read more...
This was a really great read!
"I have had this book hanging around for well over a year now but for some reason, I was compelled to pick it up and read it the other day - I thought it would be a bit dry and boring like Reminiscences of a Stock Operator could be at times but how wrong I was! This was a rip-roaring read! And actu Read more...
I may be the dissenting opinion here....
"This book was a bit repetitive, but a fun read about some fantasy favorable-coincidences. The system Darvas used, while exceptionally effective for him in his era (and ThinkorSwim has it built in as a Study), is really not as relevant today imo. The big gains he made were virtually all just random Read more...
Too much leverage for me but a great book on trading. The evolution of trading styles is a true spectacle to study. The psychology and emotional detail in this book are to be sought after, as it is a huge help for beginners.
Excellent book following an amateur trader slowly working out a system as he travels around the world sending telegraphs of trades to his broker. Was he just lucky or did he create a system that had stood the test of time and still works today? Read to find out.
Fun, Quick, Interesting
"A really interesting book and a quick read about a man who made $2 mil in the stock market in the 50s simply through trial and error. While there isn't a whole lot in the way of hard information, it's still educational in that we can learn from Darvas' mistakes. He believed in ""technofundamental Read more...