Nicholas Darvas, author of How I Made 2,000,000 in the Stock Market, concluded that Wall Street was nothing more than a huge gambling casino. It bristled with dealers, croupiers and touts - and he explained all of this in a later highly successful book, Wall Street; The Other Las Vegas. 'How I Made 2,000,000 in the Stock Market' tells one of the most unusual success stories in the history of the stock market. Darvas was not a stock market professional trading on inside information. He was one half of the highest paid dance team in show business. Ye he was able to make himself a millionaire several times over by his unique investment approach. Unlike other so - called systems, it worked regardless of whether the market rose or fell. Many of the companies talked about in this book no longer exist. Many of the stocks are no longer traded. Nevertheless, the basic principles are as sound as ever.