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Little Wisdoms from Great Investors

To be a good investor, it is best to learn from the greatest investors of all times and absorb some of their wisdom. Read these quotes from the most successful investors and incorporate their advice into your trading plan:

 

1) On what to do when the market is down

“If you expect to continue to purchase stocks throughout your life, you should welcome price declines as a way to add stocks more cheaply to your portfolio.”

Warren Buffett

 

"You make most of your money in a bear market, you just don’t realize it at the time.”

Shelby Cullom Davis

 

“Investors should purchase stocks like they purchase groceries; not like they purchase perfume."

Benjamin Graham

 

2) On trying to time the market

“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

 

“In the short run the market is a voting machine. In the long run it is a weighing machine.”

Benjamin Graham

 

“Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections or trying to anticipate corrections than has been lost in corrections themselves.”

Peter Lynch

 

“If you are not willing to own a stock for 10 years, do not even think about owning it for 10 minutes.”

Warren Buffett

 

“Great companies bought at great prices should be like great friends – you do not want to drop them precipitously.”

Shelby Cullom Davis

 

3) On value investing

“Our goal is to find an outstanding business at a sensible price, not a mediocre business at a bargain price.”

Warren Buffett

 

“The chief losses to investors come from the purchase of low-quality securities at times of favorable business conditions.”

Benjamin Graham

 

4) On the market

“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 Bogle

 

“Nobody can predict interest rates, the future direction of the economy or the stock market. Dismiss all such forecasts and concentrate on what is actually happening to the companies in which you’ve invested.”

Peter Lynch

 

“The hangover is the worst where the party was the wildest.”

Shelby Cullom Davis

 

These are the thoughts from the best minds in the investment world; seasoned investors who made serious money on the markets. If you want to be a successful investor, be guided by these words and develop your own wisdoms over time.

 

 

 

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