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Why do traders still quote Jesse Livermore?

Found this excellent quote from the Elite Trader forums .  In a response to one poster asking, " Why does everyone quote Jesse Livermore? He was a horrible trader, who blew up every couple of years. ", another forum member answered:  " Simple. He was a pure artist of "the game." Artists always reach beyond their grasp. They sometimes succeed brilliantly. They sometimes fail tragically. But they never fail to inspire. "   Speculation is an art form. And true artists, however flawed, never fail to inspire us.    Subscribe to Finance Trend s by email or get new posts via RSS . You can follow our real-time updates on Twitter .