Quotes do inspire and creates new hopes in individuals who read them, they also teach you complex lessons in just one sentence or two.Today I am sharing with you some of the best investment quotes of all time.
“To be an investor you must be a believer in a better tomorrow.” Benjamin Graham
You invest in something on the basis of going concern assumptions and when you invest in a particular company you look out for its future growth prospects more than you check its present. So a true investor is the one who believes in better tomorrow in Ben Graham’s words.
“I will tell you how to become rich…Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” Warren Buffett
When most of the people are panicking and selling the prices of stocks tend to tumble and this is an opportunity for you to start building your fortune, buy low and sell when most are buying high. You need to be a disciplined investor to practice this.
“The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘this time it’s different’.” John Templeton
Analyzing the trend and current situation in the market is a big deal. Always look out for the trend market is moving in, history may or may not repeat.
“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on scepticism, mature on optimism and die of euphoria.” John Templeton
Would you go against the crowd and invest? If yes, you will make money.
“Unless you can watch your stock holding decline by 50% without becoming panic stricken, you should not be in the stock market.” Warren Buffett
Really, will you not be affected? If you have confidence in your stock you might buy more when its down 50%. Strong confidence and vision is required for the same. Remember when markets are down its an opportunity.
“Never invest in a business you can’t understand” and “Beware geeks bearing formulas.” Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett himself never invests in tech companies because he doesn’t understand their business model even when Bill Gates founder of Microsoft is one of his good friend. Invest in the business you understand completely as this will help you make more money than anything else will.
“Successful investing professionals are disciplined and consistent and they think a great deal about what they do and how they do it.” Benjamin Graham
Discipline is they key to success in many walks of life and so it is in investing as well.
“I buy on the assumption they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years” and “Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell.” Warren Buffet
Wont you be impacted? You must be checking your portfolio online several times a week if not daily. Checking stock prices every now and then can impact your long term goals as you can get lured away when the prices are a little high to make a quick buck.
“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts?” Robert G Allen
Inflation in India is more than what saving banks offer you as interest. Will you become rich just by investing in your saving bank account? No in-fact you might be impacted the other way round as your purchasing power is reduced. So invest in something which would offer you more than the inflation rate.
“Markets are like women — always commanding, mysterious, unpredictable and volatile.” Rakesh Jhunjhunwala