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48 Investing Quotes To Know When Investing In The Stock Market!

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As we move forward to invest in the markets,  I would suggest that we should keep at least the following short list of quotes in mind from some of the best investors throughout history. 

  1. “A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments. You need to keep raw, irrational emotion under control.” — Charlie Munger
  2. “Behind every stock is a company. Find out what it’s doing.” — Peter Lynch
  3.  “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein
  4. “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors, be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” — Warren Buffett
  5. “All intelligent investing is value investing. Acquiring more that you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.” — Charlie Munger
  6.  “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” — Robert G. Allen
  7. “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” — Ben Graham
  8. “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.” — Robert Kiyosaki
  9. “Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” — Paul Samuelson
  10. “The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘this time it’s different.’” — Sir John Templeton
  11. “All you need for a lifetime of successful investing is a few big winners, and the pluses from those will overwhelm the minuses from the stocks that don’t work out.” — Peter Lynch
  12.  “The investor’s chief problem — even his worst enemy — is likely to be himself.” — Benjamin Graham
  13. “If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.” — John Bogle
  14. “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin
  15. “The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” – Warren Buffett
  16. “Thousands of experts study overbought indicators, head-and-shoulder patterns, put-call ratios, the Fed’s policy on money supply…and they can’t predict markets with any useful consistency, any more than the gizzard squeezers could tell the Roman emperors when the Huns would attack.” – Peter Lynch
  17. “Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.” – Grant Cardone
  18. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  19. “You cannot save time for your future use however you can invest time for your future.” – John F. Heerdink, Jr.
  20. “We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time.” – Warren Buffett
  21. “Never test the depth of the river with both of your feet.” – Warren Buffet
  22. “Know what you own, and know why you own it.” – Peter Lynch
  23. “Liquidity is only there when you don’t need it.” -Old Proverb
  24. “There is no such thing as no risk. There’s only this choice of what to risk, and when to risk it.” – Nick Murray
  25. “If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” – Richard Branson
  26. “Fear incites human action far more urgently than does the impressive weight of historical evidence.” – Jeremy Siegel
  27. “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott
  28. “Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up.” – Charlie Munger
  29. “The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exit strategy.” – Edward Lampert
  30. “The rivers don’t drink their own water; Trees don’t eat their own fruits. The sun does not shine for itself, And flowers do not spread their fragrance For themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature” – PopeFrancis
  31. “It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different from the majority.” – John Templeton
  32. “Inaction and patience are almost always the wisest options for investors in the stock market.” – Guy Spier
  33. “Remember that the stock market is a manic depressive.” – Warren Buffett
  34. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
  35. “I believe the returns on investment in the poor are just as exciting as successes achieved in the business arena, and they are even more meaningful!” -Bill Gates
  36. “Every portfolio benefits from bonds; they provide a cushion when the stock market hits a rough patch. But avoiding stocks completely could mean your investment won’t grow any faster than the rate of inflation.” – Suze Orman
  37. “The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital… the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.” – John F. Kennedy
  38. “If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.
    -George Bernard Shaw
  39. “The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo. I get up at 4:30 in the morning, seven days a week, no matter where I am in the world. I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately. What I’ve really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.” – Bob Iger, Former Ceo of Disney
  40. “In the short run, the market is a voting machine. But in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” – Ben Graham
  41. “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” -Robert Arnott
  42. “The fundamental law of investing is the uncertainty of the future.” -Peter Bernstein
  43. “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts?” -Robert G Allen
  44. “Greed is all right, by the way. I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.”-Ivan Boesky
  45. “Michael Marcus taught me one other thing that is absolutely critical: You have to be willing to make mistakes regularly; there is nothing wrong with it. Michael taught me about making your best judgment, being wrong, making your next best judgment, being wrong, making your third best judgment, and then doubling your money.” -Bruce Kovner
  46. “The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.” -Jawaharlal Nehru
  47. “I talk about macro themes a lot because they are fun to talk about, but it is the risk management that is the most important thing. The risk control is all bottom-up. I structured the business right from the get-go so that we would have lots of diversification.” -Michael Platt
  48. “Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It’s almost always the wrong response.” -Larry Summers




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