10 Favourite Stock Market Quotations

Summary: These well known stock market quotations offer food for thought for all investors and traders on the stock exchanges of the world. We hope that you find them fun and useful.

In no particular order:

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

2. George Soros: It's not whether you are 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.

3. Donald Trump: Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

4. Michael Levy: Never be frightened to take a profit. Better in your pocket than theirs.

5. Ben Graham: Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike.

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6. Charlie Munger: We both (he and Warren Buffett) insist on a lot of time being available almost every day to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. We read and think. So Warren and I do more reading and thinking and less doing than most people in business. We do that because we like that kind of a life.

7. Charlie Munger: All intelligent investing is value investing - to acquire more than you are paying for. Investing is where you find a few great companies and then sit on your ass.

8. Philip Fisher: The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.

9. Peter Lynch: Go for a business that any idiot can run - because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it.

10. Harry Schultz: As a loose rule of thumb, you can say that historically most stocks lose half their value in the average bear market.

And to prove that there is a 'free lunch' in finance, one more stock market quotation, and a sobering one at that...

11. J.K.Galbraith: The singular feature of the great crash of 1929 was that the worst continued to worsen. What looked one day like the end proved on the next day to have been only the beginning. Nothing could have been more ingeniously designed to maximise the suffering, and also ensure that as few as possible escaped the common misfortune.

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