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There are worse situations than drowning in cash and sitting, sitting, sitting. I remember when I wasn’t awash in cash — and I don’t want to go back.
Warren Buffett once wrote that value investing is like an inoculation--it either takes or it doesn't--and when you explain to somebody what it is and how it works and why it works and show them the returns, either they get it or they don't.
I’ve learned many things from him [George Soros], but perhaps the most significant is that it’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.
The true investor... will do better if he forgets about the stock market and pays attention to his dividend returns and to the operation results of his companies.
If users are not doing what the designer intended (when users are investing time, effort, etc in your product), the designer may be asking them to do too much.
Ludwig Von Mises
What people today call inflation is not inflation, i.e., the increase in the quantity of money and money substitutes, but the general rise in commodity prices and wage rates which is the inevitable consequence of inflation.
The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself.
We are big fans of fear, and in investing it is clearly better to be scared than sorry.
More than anything else, what differentiates people who live up to their potential from those who don't is a willingness to look at themselves and others objectively
In trading/ investing it's not about how much you make, but how much you don't lose
The stock market is the story of cycles and of the human behavior that is responsible for overreactions in both directions.
Generally speaking, investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. Anything that improves your own talents; nobody can tax it or take it away from you. They can run up huge deficits and the dollar can become worth far less. You can have all kinds of things happen. But if you’ve got talent yourself, and you’ve maximized your talent, you’ve got a tremendous asset that can return ten-fold.
Diversification is something that stock brokers came up with to protect themselves, so they wouldn't get sued for making bad investment choices for clients. Henry Ford never diversified, Bill Gates didn't diversify. The way to get rich is to put your eggs in one basket, but watch that basket very carefully. And make sure you have the right basket.
Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon
The essence of investment management is the management of risks, not the management of returns.
We can guarantee cash benefits as far out and at whatever size you like, but we cannot guarantee their purchasing power.
In our society, it's been the men who've handled most of the finances, and the women who've stood by and watched men botch things up.
Since a relationship involves two members investing in it, its value increases twice as fast as one's investment.
There is probably no worse investment strategy than following the conventional wisdom with a time-lag, and that is precisely what many small investors do - often with the encouragement of their advisers.
Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it.
The greatest Enemies of the Equity investor are Expenses and Emotions.
I don't want a lot of good investments; I want a few outstanding ones.
I knew a lot about what I did when I was 20. I had read a lot, and I aspired to learn everything I could about the subject.
Money is not everything. Make sure you earn a lot before speaking such nonsense.
Suppose it was demonstrated that one out of twenty alcoholics could learn to become a moderate social drinker. The experienced clinician would answer, 'Even if true, act as if it were false, for you will never identify that one in twenty, and in the attempt five in twenty will be ruined.' Investors should forsake the search for such tiny needles in huge haystacks.
You don't get what you want from investing, you get what you deserve.
By focusing on teaching businesses about the ROI they can achieve by preserving and investing in nature, you're expanding the scope of the impact you can have.
Demanding immediate success invariably leads to playing the fads or fashions currently performing well rather than investing on a solid basis. A course of investment, once charted, should be given time to work out. Patience is a crucial but rare investment commodity.
Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.
There is no other proposition in economics that has more solid empirical evidence supporting it than the Efficient Market Hypothesis... In the literature of finance, accounting, and the economics of uncertainty, the EMH is accepted as a fact of life.
The only ones to get hurt on a roller coaster are the jumpers.
You've got to have models in your head and you've got to array you experience - both vicarious and direct - onto this latticework of mental models.
If you want to have a lasting influence upon the world, you must invest in people's lives; and if you want to maximize that investment, then you must invest in those people while they are young.
More money is lost anticipating the changes in the overall stock market than any other way of investing.
The distribution of the market is fat-tailed relative to the normal distribution... For passive investors, none of this matters, beyond being aware that outlier returns are more common than would be expected if return distributions were normal.
We can't all be bakers or chefs. Many of us have modest ambitions. But we can all buy a piece of the pie.
The Americans are good about making fancy cars and refrigerators, but that doesn't mean they are any good at making aircraft. They are bluffing. They are excellent at bluffing.
The sillier the market's behavior, the greater the opportunity for the business like investor.
Inactivity strikes us as intelligent behavior.
The investor should be aware that even though safety of its principal and interest may be unquestioned, a long term bond could vary widely in market price in response to changes in interest rates.
The good news is, the stock market is closed and it can't hurt us again until tomorrow.
Blindly trusting financial experts is like trusting your chickens to Mr. Fox.
Investing in a startup does not make you an entrepreneur any more than buying a grand piano makes you a concert pianist.
John Maynard Keynes
There is nothing so disastrous as a rational investment policy in an irrational world.
Index funds do not trade from security to security and, thus, they tend to avoid capital gains taxes.
If I have any claim to originality, I do it by investing my own personality into it, so it's coming from a slightly more sardonic, English point of view.
The determining trait of the enterprising (or active, or aggressive) investor is his willingness to devote time and care to the selection of securities that are both sound and more attractive than the average.
As soon as you think you've got the key to the stock market, they change the lock.
Real estate investing can make you wealthy, and it can make you wealthy faster than any other investment out there, if you are willing to work toward it. And that’s the key: work.
Does the business have favourable long term prospects?