What makes a great stock trade? Is it profitability? Absolutely—but it’s more than that. It’s faith, foresight, and the courage to go against the trend and advice of just about everyone else you meet. Most traders will go with the flow because conventional wisdom will still give you some capital gains.
Great trades are what some of the greatest Wall Street movies ever made are based on. The best Wall Street books regularly espouse the lessons these stock trades offer. Wall Street acts as a teacher and as a proving ground that most will never fully grasp.
However, if you want to really profit in ways that’ll make veterans turn their heads in shock, you need to be daring. That’s what made these greatest stock trades so insane. Don’t believe it? Well then check out these stories about some of the most ridiculous trades ever made.