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John Wood
John Wood
16 days ago

Warren Buffett, commenting on a company he had reviewed for investment:

“The assets were questionable, but the liabilities were solid.”

Wayne Koppa
Wayne Koppa
16 days ago

Once you spend money it’s just like it’s gone.

Scott Schnipper
Scott Schnipper
16 days ago

“No one ever went broke taking a profit.” — Philip Schneck

(My late maternal grandfather, sometime in the 1980s. Definitely was investing during the Great Depression, when he was a dress salesman, and was able to retire young in the 1960s. I wish I knew if he also bought on the way up in the 1920s — I only know that he was younger, and so would have had less capital to commit.)

Jackie
Jackie
16 days ago

“save, save, save” … my father

Arpe Gio
Arpe Gio
2 months ago

“Don’t Allow a winner’s game to become a loser’s game”. “Successful investment is all about common sense”. John Bogle

Martin McCue
Martin McCue
2 months ago

Americans are getting stronger. Twenty years ago, it took two people to carry ten dollars worth of groceries. Today, a five-year-old can do it. (Henny Youngman, on inflation)

Last edited 2 months ago by Martin McCue
David Golden
David Golden
2 months ago

“Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it.” Albert Einstein

Mike Zaccardi
Mike Zaccardi
4 months ago

In the short run, the market is a narrative machine, but in the long run, it is a narrative-debunking machine. -Barry Ritholtz

Mike Zaccardi
Mike Zaccardi
4 months ago

You can be right and still be a moron -Daniel Crosby

Roboticus Aquarius
Roboticus Aquarius
5 months ago

I’m going to cheat. I have two:

Probability interests me, and so I have a particular liking for Keynes’ “The markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.”

Plus I think anyone who loves learning sees the truth in Franklin’s “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

Grant James
Grant James
5 months ago

Fear and greed are the enemy of good investing

parkslope
parkslope
5 months ago

When you’ve won the game, stop playing with the money you really need.” William Bernstein

Philip Stein
Philip Stein
6 months ago

“Exiting the market after a decline – and thus failing to participate in a cyclical rebound – is truly the cardinal sin in investing.”

Howard Marks

Thomas
Thomas
6 months ago

“Time in the market beats timing the market.” I don’t know who coined this adage.

Skateroll
Skateroll
6 months ago

Stocks in the short term are a voting machine, in the long term they are a weighing machine. – Graham

Roboticus Aquarius
Roboticus Aquarius
5 months ago
Reply to  Skateroll

This is a good one. I always wondered at what point the short term becomes the long term, and how does one know??!

The general concept is useful, though.

Rick Connor
Rick Connor
6 months ago

” The secret to the stock market is to buy a stock that’s going to go up in price. If it doesn’t go up, don’t buy it.” — Will Rogers

SCao
SCao
6 months ago

People first, then money, then things. – Suze Orman

Bob Wilmes
Bob Wilmes
6 months ago

‘Price is what you pay; value is what you get.’

Attributed to Benjamin Graham by Warren Buffett

Scrooge_McDuck88
Scrooge_McDuck88
6 months ago

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six , result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Last edited 6 months ago by Scrooge_McDuck88
Sonja Haggert
Sonja Haggert
6 months ago

“When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep becomes your downfall.” Rick Rule I really like this one.

Marc Bisbal Arias
Marc Bisbal Arias
6 months ago

I like this one by Warren Buffett because it touches on an important topic in a funny way:

“Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.”

Anika Hedstrom
Anika Hedstrom
6 months ago

“Enough” by Jack Bogle. One word and concept packs a powerful punch.

mjflack
mjflack
6 months ago

“Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison. After too many years of investing, I have realized that even if beating the market long term was possible, I do not have the discipline or desire to put in the “perspiration” required.

Ben Rodriguez
Ben Rodriguez
6 months ago

Almost anything from Jack Bogle, but probably none better than “Stay the course.”

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