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Book Review: How I Made $2,000,000...

how i made 2 million dollars in the stock market
How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market is one of my all time favourite trading autobiographies. It covers the life of Nicholas Darvas, a dancer in the 1950's. Darvas' interest in stock trading and investing begun when he was paid in shares for a dancing gig in Canada. Soon after his '"payment" the owned shares rose in price dramatically, banking Darvas a handsome sum. Realising how much money could be made in stocks and shares, Nicholas Darvas decided to invest time and money into buying and sell stocks while keeping up with his dancing career. How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market contains the record of Darvas' struggle to profitability, his trading achievements and the stock trading strategy he used to make
his money. Below is my book review of How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market...

It's Plain and Simple

Nicholas Darvas was a dancer and a stock investor before becoming an author, his writing style is clear and his language is not flowery, this makes the book easy to read and very much to the point. I love trading books that are simple but fascinating, How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market is one of those books.

It's Easy to Relate to

The story of Darvas and his road to profitability is very real and easy to relate to. Darvas makes mistakes, he loses money and eventually creates a strategy to trade the stock market. Many profitable traders could tell a very similar story.

Darvas' Strategy is Price Action Orientated

Darvas provides the details of his trading strategy and his approach to trading stocks, the back of the trading publication also contains some basic price charts. I am highly interested in technical analysis and use price action as the main analysis for most of my trading activities, I do have a biased 'bone' to price action analysis. Darvas' style was very much price action based, helping me to love the book even more.


If you like (or think you would like) trading autobiographies, then this book is for you. It relates a story of an individual and his journey to success.

If you would like to purchase this book, please use this link if you are in the UK or this link if you are in the US.


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