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About the Author

Roy Longstreet was born in 1901. Far from retirement, Longstreet remains an active trader — a speculator whose only concession to time is the size of the positions he takes. The author of a book on trading, Longstreet left a South Dakota farm as a teenager on the eve of World War I, graduated from Iowa State University and received an MBA from the University of Chicago.

His work as a hedger, first for Swift & Co. in 1927 and then for Ralston Purina, led him to trade his own account. He is considered by many analysts one of the foremost developers of a modern fundamental research approach to markets.