Sometimes it’s good to go back to basics and re-evaluate your investing strategies.  Here are some inspirational quotes from some wise investors that could help.

 

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“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

 

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“The four most dangerous words in investing are: “This time it’s different”.”
Sir John Templeton

 

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

 

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“Rule number one: Don’t lose money. Rule number two: Don’t forget rule number one.”
Warren Buffett

 

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“The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.”
Warren Buffett

 

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“Games are won by players who focus on the playing field – not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.”
Warren Buffett

 

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“October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.”
Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson

 

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“The trick is not to learn to trust your gut feelings, but rather to discipline yourself to ignore them. Stand by your stocks as long as the fundamental story of the company hasn’t changed.”
Peter Lynch, One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In

 

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“If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes.”
Warren Buffett

 

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“The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.”
Phillip Fisher

 

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin

 

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“If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.”
George Soros

 

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“Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.”
Warren Buffett

 

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“If I’d only followed CNBC’s advice, I’d have a million dollars today. Provided I’d started with a hundred million dollars.”
Jon Stewart

 

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“People don’t like the idea of thinking long term. Many are desperately seeking short term answers because they have money problems to be solved today.”
Robert Kiyosaki

 

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“Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell.”
Warren Buffett

 

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“Unless you can watch your stock holding decline by 50% without becoming panic stricken, you should not be in the stock market.”
Warren Buffett

 

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“More money has been lost trying to anticipate and protect from corrections than actually in them.”
Peter Lynch

 

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“The investor’s chief problem and even his worst enemy is likely to be himself.”
Benjamin Graham

 

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“Tell me where I’m going to die so that I won’t go there.”
Сharlie Munger

 

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“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, The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America

 

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“The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.”
Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

 

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“On the other hand, investing is a unique kind of casino — one where you cannot lose in the end, so long as you play only by the rules that put the odds squarely in your favour.”
Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

 

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“Big companies have small moves, small companies have big moves.”
Peter Lynch, One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In

 

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“Know what you own, and know why you own it.”
Peter Lynch, One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market

 

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“If you don’t stay with your winners, you are not going to be able to pay for the losers.”
Jack D. Schwager, Market Wizards: Interviews With Top Traders

 

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“If a man didn’t make mistakes he’d own the world in a month. But if he didn’t profit by his mistakes he wouldn’t own a blessed thing.”
Edwin Lefèvre, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

 

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“Calling someone who trades actively in the market an investor is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a romantic.”
Warren Buffett, The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America

 

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“”Prices are too high” is far from synonymous with “The next move will be downward.” Things can be overpriced and stay that way for a long time … or become far more so.”
Howard Marks, The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

 

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“The most dangerous thing is to buy something at the peak of its popularity. At that point, all favourable facts and opinions are already factored into its price and no new buyers are left to emerge.”
Howard Marks, The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

 

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“Everyone has the brainpower to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach.”
Peter Lynch

 

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“Investing is not supposed to be easy. Anyone who finds it easy is stupid.”
Charlie Munger

 

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Happy Investing!

 




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