boutiques-francophones Auto Simple and secure cloud storage pinata Cook Kindle Music Deals Store Cycling Tools minions
How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
CDN$ 0.01
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Ships from the USA. Please allow 14-21 business days for delivery. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Sail the Seas of Value.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market Paperback – Feb 1 2001


See all 33 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, Feb 1 2001
CDN$ 24.94 CDN$ 0.01

Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping for Six Months When You Try Amazon Student
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.




Product Details

  • Paperback: 197 pages
  • Publisher: Lyle Stuart; Reissue edition (Feb. 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0818403969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0818403965
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.7 x 20.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #718,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Hungarian by birth, Nicolas Darvas trained as an economist at the University of Budapest. Reluctant to remain in Hungary until either the Nazis or the Soviets took over, he fled at the age of 23 with a forged exit visa and fifty pounds sterling to stave off hunger in Istanbul, Turkey. During his off hours as a dancer, he read some 200 books on the market and the great speculators, spending as much as eight hours a day studying. Darvas invested his money into a couple of stocks that had been hitting their 52-week high. He was utterly surprised that the stocks continued to rise and subsequently sold them to make a large profit. His main source of stock selection was Barron's Magazine. At the age of 39, after accumulating his fortune, Darvas documented his techniques in the book, How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market. The book describes his unique "Box System", which he used to buy and sell stocks. Darvas' book remains a classic stock market text to this day. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most helpful customer reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6 1999
Format: Paperback
As an older book for making money in the stock market, it is worth reading today for a few reasons. First, it reinforces the point that it is more important to avoid losses than to strive for gains. Darvas includes his rules for limiting losses. Second, this investing theory is oriented toward active, moving, growth stocks. With increasing volatility in the market, most stocks go through cycles, taking even many of the former value plays into a "growth cycle" arena for part of the year. Third, many people shy away from buying on margin, and maybe they should, but here is one philosophy for buying on margin that takes some of the risk out. This book would have been better if there were more details on what, how and when to do what is described. Other books since then have addressed these issues. One of the real problems that investors face is The Disbelief Stall: The idea that they won't really make money in the stock market. That leads to behaviors and bad decisions that reinforce that idea. Then based on those few experiences, they fall in to The Misconceptions Stall: That they may lose on each trade. That leads to The Procrastination Stall: Not getting out in time and incurring more losses. To learn more about these stalls that get in the way of being successful, you should also read THE 2,000 PERCENT SOLUTION. Books like HOW I MADE $2,000,000 IN THE STOCK MARKET, HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN STOCKS, and the new books on E-trading help to break The Communications Stall and explain what to do, how to do it, and which investing style is comfortable for you based on each individual's objectives. With the right information, you will find your 2,000 percent or $2,000,000 solutions!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 2 2003
Format: Paperback
I doubt doing the things he actually did to make his money would work today. But thankfully he documents all the mistakes he made before hitting it big.
Those mistakes would still be mistakes likely to cost an investor a lot of money. What he got right is much less important than what he got wrong.
Study the errors!!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 17 1998
Format: Paperback
This is probably my favorite book on maneuvering in the stock market. If you read William O'neill's "How to make Money in Stocks", which is also excellent, you will find he uses and expands upon many of Darvas' principles. O'neill also lists it as one of his top ten must reads on the stock market. Darvas' rules for cutting losses have helped me to limit my losses from 2 to 5 percent on average. I have avoided some serious losses from time to time(some up to 75 percent) by using Darvas' principles and cutting my losses quickly and have avoided avery market downturn in the last two years. While everyone was in distress about the '98 bear market, I was comfortably on the sidelines with my funds in cash thanks to this wonderful book. If more stars were available to rate this book, I surely would have given them. By the way, they're out of print, but if you can get Darvas' other books, "Wall Street-The Other Las Vegas" and "You Can Still Make it the Market", these are other followups that are just as good as "How I Made $2,000,000" and will really drive the points of his methods home.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Larry David II on Dec 10 2006
Format: Paperback
the theory of "boxes" was enunciated by jesse livermore in the book "reminiscences of a stock operator" about 40 yrs before darvas published his book. livermore used it in the early part of the 20th century to amass millions. darvas may have stumbled on the theory independently, and i believe such a methodology can work. my only reservation is that the book itself is written in the same way i would write a book if i wanted to create a fictional account of how i "made $2,000,000". there's just something about the organization of the book and the writing style that doesn't ring true. it's too "neat".

neverthless, the system is valid, and, although the author didn't use it this way, it can be used to short stocks in bear markets, too, by selling weak stocks as they fall through the bottom of their boxes and placing buy stops just above the tops of new boxes.

the book does a good job of describing the system. in reading some of the negative reviews, i believe these people haven't quite grasped what darvas was trying to say. but it is all here.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 24 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a nice little motivational book. Darvas went from an absolute novice who knew nothing about stocks to a millionaire in a short period of time. He basically stumbled upon simple price/volume technical analysis without realizing it. The lesson to be learned here is unemotional discipline, which Darvas clearly points out that he did not have at times and shows you the disasterous results. His trades are followed in detail along with the mindset that went along with each one. Surprisingly he really didn't diversify that much. There are no groundbreaking techniques here, but it is a fun read.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1 1999
Format: Paperback
This is the only book I have ever read that details the author's personal journey through stock trading. Yes, he doesn't spell out his system in an easy to understand fashion (in fact, I've spend many hours rereading and condensing his approach into something I could understand) but the book is a great read and his system makes perfect sense even today. Forget technical analysis -- life is too short; just read this book for a quick, lively course in momentum investing.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most recent customer reviews



Feedback