In this article, you’ll find 100 best investment quotes that can motivate you to make that life-changing investment.
At the height of the pandemic in 2020, which brought almost every activity worldwide to a standstill, most individuals’ financial conditions greatly worsened.
This comes as no surprise as the American economy slipped into recession as early as February 2020, as revealed by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
The effects of the recession were so bad that the NBER wasted no time declaring the recession, as it’s custom.
From millions of (over 40 million) Americans who have filed for unemployment benefits to major companies such as JCPenney, who have filed for bankruptcy, the harsh financial woes of the pandemic are biting hard.
Despite the sad reality, the financial conditions of certain individuals, in contrast, improved.
As surprising as that may seem, it’s not.
Thanks to solid investment schemes, more and more people continue to get richer.
Your mind may cast away to the billionaires who made humongous earnings during the harshest periods of the pandemic.
Still, these are just a few of several people who have benefited greatly from their investments.
From cryptocurrency to stock and real estate, there exist several investment schemes that can solidly boost your financial condition.
- Now is the best time to invest.
- Experience is a great teacher; observation is the greatest.
- History repeats itself.
Investment quotes that will quicken you
1. “The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘This time it’s different.'”—Sir Joseph Templeton
2. “The person who starts simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed; you must have a larger ambition.”—John D. Rockefeller
3. “Finding the best person or the best organization to invest your money is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make.”—Bill Gross
4. “If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.”—John Bogle
5. “The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.”—Phillip Fisher
6. “Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.”—Carlos Slim
7. “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.”—Robert G. Allen
8. “Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.”—Warren Buffett
9. “As time goes on, I get more and more convinced that the right method of investment is to put fairly large sums into enterprises which one thinks one knows something about and in the management of which one thoroughly believes.”—John Maynard Keynes
10. “To achieve satisfactory investment results is easier than most people realize; to achieve superior results is harder than it looks.”—Benjamin Graham
11. “If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.”—George Soros
12. “All intelligent investing is value investing – acquiring more that you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.”—Charlie Munger
13. “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.”—Peter Lynch
14. “This company looks cheap, that company looks cheap, but the overall economy could completely screw it up. The key is to wait. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing.”—David Tepper
15. “The emotional burden of trading is substantial; on any given day, I could lose millions of dollars. If you personalize these losses, you can’t trade.”—Bruce Kovner
16. “It’s not always easy to do what’s not popular, but that’s where you make your money. Buy stocks that look bad to less careful investors and hang on until their real value is recognized.”—John Neft
17. “If you don’t study any companies, you have the same success buying stocks as you do in a poker game if you bet without looking at your cards.”—Peter Lynch
18. “If you have more than 120 or 130 I.Q. points, you can afford to give the rest away. You don’t need extraordinary intelligence to succeed as an investor.”—Warren Buffett
19. “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
20. “I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.”—George Soros
21. “‘Price is what you pay; value is what you get.’ Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.”—Warren Buffett
22. “Value investors look at cash flows. If a company can maintain present cash flows for 5 or 6 years, it’s a good investment. Investors then just hope that those cash flows—and thus the company’s value—don’t decrease faster than they anticipate.”—Peter Thiel
23. “As a speculator you must embrace disorder and chaos.”—Louis Bacon
24. “I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock and that there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.”—Peter Lynch
25. “The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.”—John Templeton
26. “My experience indicates that most people who’ve accumulated a great deal of wealth haven’t had that as their goal at all. Wealth is only a by-product, not the original motivation.”—Michael Milken
27. “This idea of anticipation is key to investing and to business generally. You can’t wait for an opportunity to become obvious. You have to think, “Here’s what other people and companies have done under certain circumstances. Now, under these new circumstances, how is this management likely to behave?”—Eddie Lamprey
28. “First of all, I trust my own instinct, experience that I gained over years, and feeling when the moment is right for buying shares. That is what one calls intuition.—Alisher Usmanov
29. “As long as you enjoy investing, you’ll be willing to do the homework and stay in the game. That’s why I try to make the show so entertaining because if you aren’t interested, you’ll either miss the opportunity to make money in the market or not pay enough attention and end up losing your shirt.”—Jim Cramer
30. “Where you want to be is always in control, never wishing, always trading, and always, first and foremost protecting your butt. After a while size means nothing. It gets back to whether you’re making 100% rate of return on $10,000 or $100 million dollars. It doesn’t make any difference.”—Paul Tudor Jones
Investment quotes about trading wisely
31. ”The most important three words in investing is: “I don’t know.” If someone doesn’t say that to you then they are lying.”—James Altucher
32. ”In trading, you have to be defensive and aggressive at the same time. If you are not aggressive, you are not going to make money, and if you are not defensive, you are not going to keep money.”—Ray Dalio
33. ”I rarely think the market is right. I believe non-dividend stocks aren’t much more than baseball cards. They are worth what you can convince someone to pay for it.”—Mark Cuban
34. ”No profession requires more hard work, intelligence, patience, and mental discipline than successful speculation.”—Robert Rhea
35. ”Panics do not destroy capital – they merely reveal the extent to which it has previously been destroyed by its betrayal in hopelessly unproductive works.”—John Stuart Mill
36. ”There are old traders and there are bold traders, but there are very few old, bold traders.”—Ed Seykota
37. ”There is no single market secret to discover, no single correct way to trade the markets. Those seeking the one true answer to the markets haven’t even gotten as far as asking the right question, let alone getting the right answer.”—Jack Schwager
38. ”The best way to make money is to not lose money… or just be 200% long.”—Adam Warner
39. ”I think to be in the upper echelon of successful traders requires an innate skill, a gift. It`s just like being a great violinist. But to be a competent trader and make money is a skill you can learn.”—Michael Marcus
40. ”Never confuse your position with your best interest. Many traders take a position in a stock and form an emotional attachment to it. They’ll start losing money, and instead of stopping themselves out, they’ll find brand new reasons to stay in. When in doubt, get out!”—Jeff Cooper
41. ”Patterns don’t work 100% of the time. But they are still critical because they help you define your risk. If you ignore patterns and focus on hunches, feelings, and hot tips, just forget about achieving consistency.”—Ifan Wei
42. ”The secret to being successful from a trading perspective is to have an indefatigable and an undying and unquenchable thirst for information and knowledge.”—Paul Tudor Jones
43. ”Traders need a daily routine that they love. If you don’t love it, you’re not gonna do it.”—Scott Redler
44. ”Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.”—George Soros
45. ”learned to avoid trying to catch up or double up to recoup losses. I also learned that a certain amount of loss will affect your judgment, so you have to put some time between that loss and the next trade.”—Richard Dennis
46. ”The right time for a company to finance its growth is not when it needs capital, but rather when the market is most receptive to providing capital.”—Michael Milken
47. ”Remember, cash is a fact, profit is an opinion.”—Alfred Rappaport
48. ”If it’s obvious, it’s obviously wrong.”—Joe Granville
49. ”One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.”—William Feather
50. ”No price is too low for a bear or too high for a bull.”—Unknown
51. ”If there was a single lesson I took away from Salomon Brothers, it is that rarely do all parties win. The nature of the game is zero-sum. A dollar out of my customer’s pocket was a dollar in ours, and vice versa.”—Michael Lewis
52. ”If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.”—George Bernard Shaw
53. ”Billionaire thinking means resisting the temptation to micro-monitor every tick in the market index. You’ll have a better chance of making a billion, and you might live a lot longer, too.”—Martin Fridson
54. ”It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.”—Robert Kiyosaki
55. ”Greed is all right, by the way. I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.”—Ivan Boesky
56. ”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
57. ”In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.”—Robert Arnott
58. ”It’s waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand to wait. If you didn’t get the deferred-gratification gene, you’ve got to work very hard to overcome that.”—Charlie Munger
59. ”Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.”—Arnold Schwarzenegger
60. ”The goal of a successful trader is to make the best trades. Money is secondary.”—Alexander Elder
61. ”Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.”—John Maynard Keynes
Investment quotes to sharpen your business wits
62. ”Insider trading tells everybody at precisely the wrong time that everything is rigged, and only people who have a billion dollars and have access to and are best friends with people who are on boards of directors of major companies – they’re the only ones who can make a true buck.”—Preet Bharara
63. ”You can’t be a good value investor without being an independent thinker – you’re seeing valuations that the market is not appreciating. But it’s critical that you understand why the market isn’t seeing the value you do. The back and forth that goes on in the investment process helps you get at that.”—Joel Greenblatt
64. ”There are just four kinds of bets. There are good bets, bad bets, bets that you win, and bets that you lose. Winning a bad bet can be the most dangerous outcome of all because a success of that kind can encourage you to take more bad bets in the future when the odds will be running against you. You can also lose a good bet no matter how sound the underlying proposition, but if you keep placing good bets, over time, the law of averages will be working for you.”—Larry Hite
65. ”When a falling stock becomes a screaming buy because it cannot conceivably drop further, try to buy it thirty percent lower.”—Al Rizzo
66. ”Many investors make the mistake of buying high and selling low while the exact opposite is the right strategy to outperform over the long term.”—John Paulson
67. ”The goal of a successful trader is to make the best trades. Money is secondary.”—Alexander Elder
68. ”The price of a commodity will never go to zero. When you invest in commodities futures, you’re not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible piece of a company that can go bankrupt.”—Jim Rogers
69. ”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 ebullience and the depth of despair alike that this too shall pass.”—John Bogle
70. ”A peak performance trader is totally committed to being the best and doing whatever it takes to be the best. He feels totally responsible for whatever happens and thus can learn from mistakes. These people typically have a working business plan for trading because they treat trading as a business.”—Van K Tharp
71. ”Price lies all the time. Facebook can be valued at $40 billion and then $20 billion and then $200 billion inside of a four-year period of time. Which of these prices is the truth? None of them. But all of them were momentarily true until they were rendered a lie, and a new truth was forged in the fires of the marketplace. Sunrise, sunset. Prices change and, with them, the truth itself.”—Josh Brown
72. ”The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd.”—Warren Buffett
73. ”A risk-reward ratio is important, but so is an aggravation-satisfaction ratio.”—Muriel Siebert
74. ”I always define my risk, and I don’t have to worry about it. I walk into the pit every day with a clean slate, so that I can take advantage of what is going on.”—Tony Saliba
75. ”Stocks Don’t Move. They Are Moved.”—Mr. Cooper
76. ”When it comes to macro events, you can either predict or react. I’ve proven time and again that my crystal ball is horrible, so my focus has to be on reacting to extremes in individual securities by selling at high valuations and buying at low valuations.”—Bruce Berkowitz
77. ”Stock price movements actually begin to reflect new developments before it is generally recognized that they have taken place.”—Arthur Zeikel
78. ”The key to trading success is emotional discipline. If intelligence were the key, there would be a lot more people making money trading.”—Victor Sperandeo
79. ”We ignore outlooks and forecasts… we’re lousy at it and we admit it… everyone else is lousy too, but most people won’t admit it.”—Marty Whitman
80. ”For better or worse we’re a herd leader. We’re at the front of the pack, we are one of the first movers. First movers are interesting; you get to the good grass first, or sometimes the lion eats you.”—David Tepper
81. ”The only true test of whether a stock is “cheap” or “high” is not its current price in relation to some former price, no matter how accustomed we may have become to that former price, but whether the company’s fundamentals are significantly more or less favorable than the current financial-community appraisal of that stock.”—Philip Fisher
82. ”Patterns of price movement are not random. However, they’re close enough to random.”—Jim Simons
83. ”One of my greatest complaints about forecasters is that they seem to ignore their own records. The amazing thing to me is that these people will go on making predictions with a straight face, and the media will continue to carry them.”—Howard Marks
84. ”The desire to maximize the number of winning trades (or minimize the number of losing trades) works against the trader. The success rate of trades is the least important performance statistic and may even be inversely related to performance.”—William Eckhardt
85. ”There is nothing riskier than the widespread perception that there is no risk.”—Howard Marks
86. “I get real, real concerned when I see trading strategies with too many rules… you should too.”—Larry Connors
87. ”The older I get, the more I see a straight path where I want to go. If you’re going to hunt elephants, don’t get off the trail for a rabbit.”—T. Boone Pickens
88. ”The fundamental law of investing is the uncertainty of the future.”—Peter Bernstein
89. ”I think investment psychology is by far the more important element, followed by risk control, with the least important consideration being the question of where you buy and sell.”—Tom Basso
90. ”Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.”—Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize Winner
91. ”When the public is most frightened, only the strong are left, and that’s when the market is in the best possible hands.”—Victor Niederhoffer
92. ”The most important thing about an investment philosophy is that you have one.”—David Booth
93. Predicting the stock market is really predicting how other investors will change estimates they are now making with all their best efforts. This means that, for a market forecaster to be right, the consensus of all others must be wrong and the forecaster must determine in which direction-up or down-the market will be moved by changes in the consensus of those same active investors.”—Burton G. Malkiel
94. ”History repeats because of the weakness of human nature. The greed for quick fortunes has cost the public countless millions of dollars. Every experienced stock trader knows that overtrading is his greatest weakness, but he continues to allow this weakness to be his ruin. There must be a cure for this greatest weakness in trading, and that cure is STOP LOSS ORDERS. The weakest point must be overcome and the stop-loss order is the cure for overtrading.”—WD Gann
95. ”The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.”—Jawaharlal Nehru
96. ”Don’t test the depth of the river with both your feet while taking the risk”—Warren Buffett
97. ”The market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”—Warren Buffet
98. “I think investment psychology is by far the more important element, followed by risk control, with the least important consideration being the question of where you buy and sell.”—Tom Basso
99. ”All the math you need in the stock market you get in the fourth grade.”—Peter Lynch
100. “You never know what kind of setup market will present to you; your objective should be to find an opportunity where risk-reward ratio is best.”—Jaymin Shah
To Wrap Up
Investing sounds easy, but gathering the impetus to begin can be challenging.
The pitfalls are all too common, thus, making investment a scary thing for many.
But with these investment quotes from the most brilliant financial minds in history, we hope you gather the needed motivation and recognize the pitfalls as you begin and continue your investment journey.
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