Selected Quotes about Buying

Nobody knows what any building would look like ... You have to see who wants to rent or buy and when the economy really needs them. I think you're seeing the democratic process working exactly the way it should. -- Michael Bloomberg

I've made money over the years by buying into good companies, run by good people, at attractive prices. And I don't try and make it out of buying into the market at one point and selling at another point. -- Warren Buffett

I like to buy things I can understand. I do a lot of research on things. -- Warren Buffett

Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years. -- Warren Buffett

I'm having a hard time finding things to buy, if that says anything about the market. If I find something tomorrow to buy, I don't give a thought as to whether the market is going up or down. I just barrel in. -- Warren Buffett

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. -- Warren Buffett

Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can't buy what is popular and do well. -- Warren Buffett

For many people buying an existing business sounds like a good way to get started. But this may not always be the best option. -- Paul Clitheroe

When you talk to users, you continue to hear the focus move away from memory-processor into other things-- video, media, networking. We as an industry have to make our products more reliable, safer, more productive, more entertaining. If we don't they won't buy it. -- Michael Dell

Five years ago, using the Net to buy a car or trade stock or earn college credits was revolutionary, ... So why not envision a day when we vote with much greater convenience -- from our home or workplace -- or a day beyond that when issues are presented to all the people of the world and we vote as a global statement of individual preference without regard for conventions like political parties or national borders? -- Lou Gerstner

If life was so easy that you could just go buy success, there would be a lot more successful companies in the world. Successful enterprises are built from the ground up. -- Lou Gerstner

The investor should have a definite selling policy for all his common stock commitments, corresponding to his buying techniques. -- Ben Graham

When everybody else is better off, they can buy more, they strengthen demand, strengthen the market, strengthen the country. -- Carlos Slim Helu

We want these assets to be productive. We buy them. We own them. To say we care only about the short term is wrong. What I care about is seeing these assets in the best hands. -- Carl Icahn

The average man doesn’t wish to be told that it is a bull or a bear market. What he desires is to be told specifically which particular stock to buy or sell. He wants to get something for nothing. He does not wish to work. He doesn’t even wish to have to think. -- Jesse Livermore

Speculation is a hard and trying business, and a speculator must be on the job all the time or he’ll soon have no job to be on. -- Jesse Livermore

When I buy stocks for a rise I like to pay top prices and when I sell I must sell low or not at all. -- Jesse Livermore

I think flexibility is one of the key things. I mean I would buy companies that had unions. -- Peter Lynch

People just can't wake up in the morning and say, "Now's the time to buy this. Now's the time to buy IBM. Now's the time to by GE. Now's the time to buy Dow Chemical. Now's the time to buy some biotechnology company," if they don't know something about it. You have to know the story. -- Peter Lynch

People spend an unbelievable amount of mental energy trying to pick what the market's going to do, what time of the year to buy it. It's just not worth it. -- Peter Lynch

The first thing you have to do, whether you are the buyer or the seller, is find out what the other party's budget is. If you are buying, your offer should be ridiculously low so you have room to go up. If you are selling, start ridiculously high so you can come down. -- Max Markson

With all this wealth, the problem is not who's going buy assets, it's are there any assets to buy with all the liquidity in the world. -- Michael Milken

The real issue is the rate of return. If it increases, it solves the problems. The issue will be, "Where can I invest?" not "Who's the buyer." -- Michael Milken

The rest of the world is growing so quickly, they'll be looking for anything to buy. -- Michael Milken

If I go to a match it doesn't mean I want to buy the stadium or the club. -- Lakshmi Mittal

In the past twenty years, we have lived through several cycles and we have always managed to buy under good terms and conditions at the right time. This has enabled us to build a solid group that is now the world number one. -- Lakshmi Mittal

The industrialized countries need the economic recovery of the Third World, need these billions of human beings, potential buyers of our products. This is not only a generous attitude, it is a self-serving one. -- Francois Mitterrand

There are two great moments in a man's life. One, when he buys his first yacht. Second, when he sells the thing! -- Kerry Packer

The amazing thing is that we’re part of people’s daily lives, like brushing their teeth. It’s just something they do throughout the day while working, buying things, deciding what to do after work and much more. Google has been accepted as part of people’s lives. -- Larry Page

When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company? -- Rene Rivkin

A partnership is really just another way of buying in joint names. -- Annette Sampson

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