Arthur Cutten The Man Who Ruled The Markets


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“After years of researching the twists and turns of Arthur Cutten’s life—a saga steeped in ambition, risk, and the relentless pursuit of wealth—I’m thrilled to finally bring his riveting tale from the shadows of history into the spotlight. To Make A Killing is more than a biography; it’s a journey through the very heartbeat of the markets, and I’m eager for you to experience the incredible story of the man who, once upon a time, ruled them”
Robert Stephens

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Robert began his career as an investment advisor and securities analyst before entering journalism.

For over a decade, he was a business and investigative reporter with the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Ottawa Journal.

He was appointed Communications Advisor to an Ontario Cabinet Minister, and later was named Communications Director for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Technology.

He is currently president of PR POST, a public relations agency based in Toronto.

Robert studied at Tulane University in New Orleans and graduated with an Honours B.A. in English Literature.

To Make A Killing: Arthur Cutten, The Man Who Ruled The Markets

Born and raised in a small Canadian town, Arthur Cutten went to Chicago in 1890 with ninety dollars to his name. Through utter ruthlessness, he amassed a fortune trading in grain futures and stocks (equivalent to $1.5 billion today). Cutten was heralded as the modern Midas, and his every move was followed by the masses believing they could get rich quick. To Make a Killing tells the tale of Cutten’s journey to fabulous wealth, the forces that propelled him, and the fascinating characters in his life.


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What they said about Arthur Cutten …

“The greatest speculator this country has ever had.”

Counsel for the US Grain Futures Administration, 12 January 1935

“One of the most famous and spectacular market operators in the entire galaxy of the New Era.”

Ferdinand Pecora, Wall Street under Oath, 1939

“The leader of the largest and most influential group operating in the market.”

The New York Times, 30 September 1928

“Any stock that he buys is automatically skyrocketed by his buying it.”

Time, 10 December 1928

“As famous on Wall Street as Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb were in baseball.”

Robert Sobel, Inside Wall Street, 1977

“The Sampson who pulled down the pillars of the exchange.”

Toronto Star, 25 October 1929



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