W]hen once caught in the maelstrom of stock speculation the average man becomes more or less mesmerized, and at critical moments his conservatism, his resolutions and his theories all take flight. Under the discomposing influence of a rapid succession of changing values and alternating impulses he loses his perspective, is incapable of calm ...
W]hen once caught in the maelstrom of stock speculation the average man becomes more or less mesmerized, and at critical moments his conservatism, his resolutions and his theories all take flight. Under the discomposing influence of a rapid succession of changing values and alternating impulses he loses his perspective, is incapable of calm reasoning, and is likely to do precisely the opposite of what he had intended to do. -from The Psychology of Speculation How do you keep your head when large sums of money are at stake? What are the greatest psychology stumbling blocks to successful trading? How can we beat the market by learning more about ourselves? This sensible little guide teaches us how to be aware of our own assumptions and prejudices while trading so that we will expect them when they begin to interfere with our reasoning, and so that we can counter them before we do ourselves a financial injury. Originally published in a private edition, Harper's Wall Street wisdom is again available to show us how to be enlightened speculators.
No Jacket. As New. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall Exact Facsimile Reprint of Original Edition Published: 1926. 144p. Contents: Human Element in SM Transactions; Influence of Ticker; Disconcerting Effects of Losses & Gains; Transactions & Gambling; New Phenomena-World-Wide Disaster Local Prosperity; Frenzied Speculation Is Rankest Form of Gambling; Dangers of Inverted Pyramids; Knight-Errant In Speculation; Some Signs Are Comprehendible; Others Hard to Interpret; One Way To Beat the Market.
Jones, Haydon. Good. Book First edition, 1926. Privately printed with spectacular illustrations. Closed crack to spine, soiling to rear board, mild wear to corners and spine ends. Dampstain to cover along gutter, rear endpapers and edges of last few pages, does not effect text. A few minor instances of underlining. Binding sound. Zerden p. 50, The Best Books on the Stock Market. An affordable copy of this rare classic.
Haydon Jones. Fine- No dust jacket present. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 106 pages, illustrated in b&w by Haydon Jones. "There are many persons who, although knowing a great deal about the stock market, do not relaize that the reason why they cannot "beat" it, is that they know too little about themselves. It is not the purpose of this book to dissuade anyone from buying and selling securityies, but merely to point out some of the stumbling blocks and handicapping influences that speculators, and even investors, are sure to encounter." FINE-HARDCOVER, GOOD SLIPCASE.
The very uncommon 1926 1st edition. VG in its original light green paper-over-boards with beige paper spine label. Octavo, 106 pgs. Top edge gilt, fore-edge and bottom edge deckled. A fascinating and highly sophisticated pre-Crash study of the mind of the speculator. An obscure but important tiltle in the field of stock market literature. Has recently been reprinted but the original edition remains quite elusive.
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