The Best Stock Trader Quotes

Putting this list together has inspired me to start to put together bios on the most famous investors. Keep an eye out for that series.

Here are some of their greatest quotes.

Warren Buffett

“Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1”

“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

“Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.”

“We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.”

“Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, ‘Too much of a good thing can be wonderful’.”

“Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.”

Benjamin Graham

“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.”

“To achieve satisfactory investment results is easier than most people realize; to achieve superior results is harder than it looks.”

“Even the intelligent investor is likely to need considerable willpower to keep from following the crowd.”

“In the end, what matters isn’t crossing the finish line before anybody else, but just making sure that you do cross it.”

“Growth stocks are worth buying when their prices are reasonable.”

Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch

“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.”

“Know what you own, and know why you own it.”

“But my system for over 30 years has been this: When stocks are attractive, you buy them. Sure, they can go lower. I’ve bought stocks at $12 that went to $2, but then they later went to $30.”

“The real key to making money in stocks is to not get scared out of them.”

“In stocks as in romance, ease of divorce is not a sound basis for commitment.”

“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.”

“Long-term investing has gotten so popular, it’s easier to admit you’re a crack addict than to admit you’re a short-term investor.”

“In the long run, it’s not just how much money you make that will determine your future prosperity. It’s how much of that money you put to work by saving it and investing it.”

 A Few Others…

“The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.” – Phillip Fisher

“In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” – Robert G. Allen

“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

“The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘this time it’s different.'” – Sir John Templeton

“The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.” – Bernard Baruch

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