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How I Made $2 Million in the Stock Market: The Darvas system for stock market profits by Nicolas Darvas

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Chapter one: Canadian Period

It was November 1952. I was playing in Manhattan’s “Latin Quarter” in New York when my agent telephoned. He had received an offer for me and my dancing partner, Julia, to appear in a Toronto nightclub. This was owned by twin brothers, Al and Harry Smith, who made me a very unusual proposition. They offered to pay me in stock instead of money. I have had some strange experiences in show business, but this was a new one.

I made further inquiries and found they were prepared to give me 6,000 shares in a company called BRILUND. This was a Canadian mining firm in which they were interested. The stock at that time was quoted at 50 cents a share.

I knew stocks went up and down – that was about all I did know – so I asked ...

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