– Some of our favourite –
Stock Market Sayings & Quotes
Although market conditions may change, good investment advice remains timeless. After many years of involvement in the stock market, we have heard many famous sayings and quotes. Some are amusing and some are also helpful. Here are some of our favourites:
Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.
Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on scepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria. The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.
Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.
John Maynard Keynes
Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you’re not ready, you won’t do well in the markets.
Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.
It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.
Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.
The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘this time it’s different’.
Sir John Templeton
Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.
The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.
I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
If you owe the bank $100, that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
J. Paul Getty
Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
Go for a business any idiot can run because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it.
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
John D. Rockefeller
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.