Quotes About Investments

In finance and business, an investment refers to the asset purchased for profit, whether via income, or capital appreciation, or some combination (InvestorGlossary.com definition). Some people love investing. Just by mentioning the word, they can feel the adrenaline rushing through their veins. Others cannot be bothered to even think about investments. One way or the other, for most of us investments are nevertheless parts of our daily life (even when saving money in your bank account or paying down your pension fund commitments). Whether you are professional investor, beginner or totally risk-aversed person, few quotes and sayings about investments can teach you a lot about money and how to treat it. Also quotes and sayings about investments can enrich your presentations, emails, books or any other finance writings. Enjoy the quotes!

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"Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway." Warren Buffett

"Sometimes your best investments are the ones you donít make." Donald Trump

"Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful." Warren Buffett

"Throughout all my years of investing I've found that the big money was never made in the buying or the selling. The big money was made in the waiting." Jesse Livermore

"Wall Street people learn nothing and forget everything." Benjamin Graham

"Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can't buy what is popular and do well." Warren Buffett

"Everybody has a powerful conviction of what is going on (in the stock market), but the truth is not a soul knows what is going on. That's what makes markets so fascinating." Roger Altman

"Market Timing is a wicked idea. Donít try it ever." Charles D. Ellis

"Buy on the cannons, sell on the trumpets." French proverb

"We have two classes of forecasters: Those who donít know and those who donít know they donít know." John Kenneth Galbraith

"There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies." Winston Churchill

"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." Donald Trump

"The four most dangerous words in investing are 'This time it's different.'" Sir John Templeton

"Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years." Warren Buffett

"Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered." Unknown author

"Stock market bubbles donít grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception." George Soros

"Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away." Jim Cramer

"No matter what information you have, no matter what you are doing, you can be wrong." Larry Hite

"Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent." John Maynard Keynes

"Your success in investing will depend in part on your character and guts, and in part on your ability to realize at the height of the ebullience and the depth of despair alike that this too shall pass." John C. Bogle

"When investing, pessimism is your friend, euphoria the enemy." Warren Buffett

"If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time." Chinese proverb

"Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others." John Maynard Keynes

"Wall Street, with its army of brokers, analysts, and advisers funneling trillions of dollars into mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity funds, is an elaborate fraud." Michael Lewis

"This message (that attempting to beat the market is futile) can never be sold on Wall Street because it is in effect telling stock analysts to drop dead." Paul Samuelson

"The right time to invest is always." Bruce Berkowitz

"It's just not true that you can't beat the market. Every year about one-third of the fund managers do it. Of course, each year it is a different group." Robert Stovall

"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." Warren Buffett

"If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice." Norman Ralph Augustine

"Anybody who plays the stock market not as an insider is like a man buying cows in the moonlight." Daniel Drew

"Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing." Warren Buffett

"The only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune-tellers look good." Warren Buffett

"We continue to make more money when snoring than when active." Warren Buffett

"Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock." Bernard Baruch

"How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case." Robert G. Allen

"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

"The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth." Warren Buffett

"Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little." Fred Schwed Jr.

"You never know who is swimming naked until the tide goes out." Warren Buffett

"Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in Rolls-Royce to get advice from those who take the subway." Warren Buffett

"If you are a client of a major Wall Street firm and your broker tells you that you are a sophisticated (or qualified) investor, IFA's best advice is to turn around and run for the hills." Mark T. Hebner

"Practically speaking, individual investors should treat the market as unbeatable and realize that when they try to beat it because it is inefficient, they are likely to injure themselves, rather than gain at the expense of another..." Meir Statman

"Investment managers sell for the price of a Picasso [what] routinely turns out to be paint-by-number sofa art." Patricia C. Dunn

"Our favorite holding period is forever." Warren Buffett

"Our stay-put behavior reflects our view that the stock market serves as a relocation center at which money is moved from the active to the patient." Warren Buffett

"Inactivity strikes us as intelligent behavior." Warren Buffett

"The only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune-tellers look good." Warren Buffett

"The miracle of compounding returns is overwhelmed by the tyranny of compounding costs." John C. Bogle

"If you knew what was going to happen in the economy, you still wouldn't necessarily know what was going to happen in the stock market." Warren Buffett

"Wall Street indices predicted nine out of the last five recessions." Paul Samuelson

"Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back." Thomas Sowell

"99% of fund managers demonstrate no evidence of skill whatsoever." William Bernstein

"Properly measured, the average actively managed dollar must underperform the average passively managed dollar, net of costs. Empirical analyses that appear to refute this principle are guilty of improper measurement." William F. Sharpe


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