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.
This book is old, but what a classic. A lot of other classic authors and wealthy investors refer to this book and its subject. This is one book that has to be read several times. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chisa
Whether you are an individual investor or someone who gives investment advice, this is a must-read. Out of the 100+ business and investing books I've read, this one is on the Top... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gavin Radzick
After getting some great insights in The Perfect Trader: Learn How The Investing Legends Made Fortunes And How You Can Too(A great book by the way) it constently refers to Nicolas... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alex Taylor
This book is amazing. I love it because it shows how he developed his trading system and make money with real examples. Read morePublished 19 months ago by charles
I hestated to buy this book at first because it didn't seem too 'revelant' - Darvas was trading stocks back in the days of telegrams and newspaper quotes! Read morePublished 23 months ago by kate
Marvel tell tale of a determined trader who went big and bold on trades through undulating learning curves to find his success.Published on Jan. 3 2013 by mario Dg
This is an excellent book for people for people getting into investing as it's put into easy-to-understand terms (most of it anyway, with the exception of some financial ratios). Read morePublished on May 21 2009 by Richard Roma