50 Greatest Investment Quotes Of All Time

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50 Greatest Investment Quotes Of All Time

Famous Investing Quotes

1.“Investors should be skeptical of history-based models. Constructed by a nerdy-sounding priesthood using esoteric terms such as beta, gamma, sigma and the like, these models tend to look impressive. Too often, though, investors forget to examine the assumptions behind the models. Beware of geeks bearing formulas. ” ― Warren Buffett


2. “In trading Bitcoin and other commodities, everyone wants 1000% in a week, but can’t handle 20% drop in a week. That’s the beginning of witchcraft.”
― Olawale Daniel

3. “Investing involves risk (something that’s inevitable and can only be controlled not extinguished). Being financially uneducated is risky.” ― Robert T. Kiyosaki


4. “Buy & hold stock in companies where you love the product roadmap, sell where you don’t.”
― Elon Musk

5. “We are fond of saying that if these strategies are truly horribly overcrowded then someone has apparently forgotten to tell the prices.” — Clifford Asness

6. “I put two children through Harvard by trading options.  Unfortunately, they were my broker’s children.”— Jason Zweig

7. “Large price changes tend to be followed by more large changes, positive or negative.  Small changes tend to be followed by more small changes.  Volatility clusters.” — Benoit B. Mandlebrot


8. “Remember that stocks are never too high for you to begin buying or too low to begin selling.” — Jesse Livermore

9. “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” — Baron Rothschild

10. “The longer you’re willing to hold, the less crowded the opportunities are.” — Richard Perry

11. “I think the key for us is to mantain our core philosophy of long-term investing. As long as we still believe in our position, we won’t let the markets change our mind.” — Chris Hohn

12. “The longer you can extend your time horizon the less competitive the game becomes, because most of the world is engaged over a very short time frame.” — William Browne

13. “The advantage we have is time frame. When I came into the business the average holding period for a mutual fund was seven years. Today it’s less than nine months.” — Rob Rodriguez

14. “Investors should own a concentrated portfolio of high-quality businesses that can deliver strong organic growth even if the economy falters.” — Michael Burry

15. “Our primary frontier of risk management isn’t wide diversification, but the quality of the individual businesses, their balance sheets and the people who run them.” — Chuck Akre

16. “The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.” — Benjamin Graham

17. “Patience is one of the most critical attributes for a long-term investor because you can be right and the market may tell you that you’re wrong, and it may tell you so for an extended period of time. It may reach the point where your sanity begins to be questioned by clients and even your colleagues. I’ve been in situations like that. There were many times where I’ve been involved in an investment, where it looks like it might not work out, and it ultimately did work out, and worked out wonderfully.” — Chris Mittelman

18. “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.” — Warren Buffet

19. “What counts for most people in investing is not how much they know, but rather how realistically they define what they don’t know.” — Warren Buffet

20. “We sell really when we think we’re reevaluating the economic characteristics of the business. We probably had one view of the long-term competitive advantage of the company at the time we’ve bought it, and we may have modified that. That doesn’t mean that we think the company is going into some disastrous period, or anything like that. We think McDonald’s has a fine future, we think Disney has a fine future, and there are others. But we don’t think their competitive advantage is as strong as we thought it was when we initially made the decision.” — Warren Buffet

21. “Our investment style has been given a name – focus investing, which implies ten holdings, not one hundred or four hundred.” — Charlie Munger

22. “The investor then explained his selling strategy. He gave the example if his firm buys a stock at $10 that is worth $20, when it rises to $18 or $18.50 they sell it. — Seth Klarman

23. “In life and business, there are two cardinal sins. The first is to act precipitously without thought and the second is to not act at all.” — Carl Icahn

24. “The longer you can extend your time horizon the less competitive the game becomes, because most of the world is engaged over a very short time frame.” — William Brown

25. “Greenlight believes the traditional investment horizon is too short because equities are long, if not indefinite duration assets. When we make an investment, we usually don’t have any idea how long we will be invested. If the downside of an opportunity is no short-term return or ‘dead money’, we can live with that. We are happy to hold for more than a year before succeeding. In practice, some “dead money” opportunities work out more quickly than we expect. A portfolio where some investments work quickly, some work more slowly, and the rest retain their value generates exciting results.” — David Einhorn

26. “The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” — Stephen R. Covey

27. “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.” — Randy Pausch

28. “I’m not emotional about investments. Investing is something where you have to be purely rational and not let emotion affect your decision making – just the facts.” — Bill Ackman

29. “It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.” — John Maynard Keynes

30. “Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein

Funny Investing Quotes

31. “Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.” – Helen Gurley Brown

32. “Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.” – Rebecca Johnson

33. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde

34. “Dogs have no money. Isn’t that amazing? They’re broke their entire lives. But they get through. You know why dogs have no money? .. No Pockets.” – Jerry Seinfeld

35. “Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn’t expect to be paid back.” – Author Unknown

36. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Smith

37. “Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale.” – Zig Ziglar

38. “What’s worth doing is worth doing for money.” –Gordon Gekko

39. “Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have.”— Will Rogers

40. “You should always live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.”Josh Billings

Investing Quotes About Patience

41. “Patience can produce uncommon profits.” – Philip L Carret

42. “Any superiority an investment process may have will only emerge with time, so patience is important.” – Nick Sleep

43. “The world is full of foolish gamblers and they will not do as well as the patient investors.” – – Charlie Munger

44. “I consider patience to be the most important ingredient for success in the market.” – – Francois Rochon

45. “Patience, patience and more patience. Ben Graham said it, but it is true of all investment disciplines, not only value investing, although it is indispensable to that.” – Peter Cundill

46. “I like to be very patient and then when I see something, go a little bit crazy.” – Stanley Druckenmiller

47. “Be patient. Watched stock never boils.” – Peter Lynch

48. “Being patient is at the cornerstone of everything we do.” – John Rogers

49. “Patience and a long-term perspective are required to give the power of compounding an opportunity to do its magic.” Chris Cerrone

50. “Patience, a long-term focus, and avoiding the fads are key for successful investing.” – Steve Romick