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By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

In the long run, a portfolio of well chosen stocks and/or equity mutual funds will always outperform a portfolio of bonds or a money-market account. In the long run, a portfolio of poorly chosen stocks won't outperform the money left under the mattress.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

Investing is fun and exciting, but dangerous if you don't do any work.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

People who want to know how stocks fared on any given day ask, "Where did the Dow close?" I'm more interested in how many stocks went up versus how many went down. These so-called advance/decline numbers paint a more realistic picture.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

I've always been a great lover of baseball.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

Time is on your side when you own shares of superior companies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

As I look back on it now, it's obvious that studying history and philosophy was much better preparation for the stock market than, say, studying statistics.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

So while I was in college I did a little study on the freight industry, the air freight industry. And I looked at this company called Flying Tiger. And I actually put a thousand dollars in it and I remember I thought this air cargo was going to be a thing of the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

Absent a lot of surprises, stocks are relatively predictable over twenty years. As to whether they're going to be higher or lower in two to three years, you might as well flip a coin to decide.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

If you're lucky enough to have been rewarded in life to the degree that I have, there comes a point at which you have to decide whether to become a slave to your net worth by devoting the rest of your life to increasing it or to let what you've accumulated begin to serve you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

In the summer of 1990, I was buying stocks and I was probably three or four months early there. But we had a great rally in 1991.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

I spend about fifteen minutes a year on economic analysis.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

Gentlemen who prefer bonds don't know what they're missing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

The typical big winner in the Lynch portfolio generally takes three to ten years to play out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Suicide is a choice and I think if we work with that with kids, we'll get somewhere.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

I think you have to learn that there's a company behind every stock, and that there's only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

If you have the stomach for stocks, but neither the time nor the inclination to do the homework, invest in equity mutual funds.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

The natural-born investor is a myth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

If a picture is worth a thousand words, in business, so is a number.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

The most important organ in the body as far as the stock market is concerned is the guts, not the head. Anyone can acquire the know-how for analyzing stocks.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, it wouldn't be a bad thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

Improved turnout will give parliament and government the appearance of being more legitimate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

A stock market decline is as routine as a January blizzard in Colorado. If you're prepared, it can't hurt you. A decline is a great opportunity to pick up the bargains left behind by investors who are fleeing the storm in panic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

If you hope to have more money tomorrow than you have today, you've got to put a chunk of your assets into stocks. Sooner or later, a portfolio of stocks or stock mutual funds will turn out to be a lot more valuable than a portfolio of bonds or CDs or money-market funds.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

The junior high schools and high schools of America have forgotten to teach one of the most important courses of all. Investing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

If you spend more than 13 minutes analyzing economic and market forecasts, you've wasted 10 minutes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

When you sell in desperation, you always sell cheap.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

There is always something to worry about. Avoid weekend thinking and ignoring the latest dire predictions of the newscasters. Sell a stock because the company's fundamentals deteriorate, not because the sky is falling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

Although it's easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket... it's part-ownership of a business.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

There are substantial rewards for adopting a regular routine of investing and following it no matter what, and additional rewards for buying more shares when most investors are scared into selling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

I talk to hundreds of companies a year and spend hour after hour in heady pow-wows with CEOs, financial analysts and my colleagues in the mutual-fund business, but I stumble onto the big winners in extracurricular situations, the same way you do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

Equity mutual funds are the perfect solution for people who want to own stocks without doing their own research.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

If you can follow only one bit of data, follow the earnings - assuming the company in question has earnings. I subscribe to the crusty notion that sooner or later earnings make or break an investment in equities. What the stock price does today, tomorrow, or next week is only a distraction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

Often, there is no correlation between the success of a company's operations and the success of its stock over a few months or even a few years. In the long term, there is a 100 percent correlation between the success of the company and the success of its stock. This disparity is the key to making money; it pays to be patient, and to own successful companies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

My method for picking stocks has never changed. When businesses go from crappy to semicrappy, there's money to be made.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

It's human nature to keep doing something as long as it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it, which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

A lot of people got in at the wrong time. A lot of people did very well and some people said, "This is it. I'll never get back in again." And they maybe meant it, but they probably got back in again anyway.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Lynch

I've found that when the market's going down and you buy funds wisely, at some point in the future you will be happy. You won't get there by reading 'Now is the time to buy.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

Imagine if you borrowed your parents' car without permission and ran it into a tree, how much better you'd feel if you were incorporated.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Peter Lynch

The old Wall Street adage "never invest in anything that eats or needs repairs" may apply to racehorses, but it's malarkey when it comes to houses.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

The more cash that builds up in the treasury, the greater the pressure to piss it away.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

You can find good reasons to scuttle your equities in every morning paper and on every broadcast of the nightly news.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

If you can't find any companies that you think are attractive, put your money in the bank until you discover some.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Lynch

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Peter Lynch

The stock market really isn't a gamble, as long as you pick good companies that you think will do well, and not just because of the stock price.