Selected Quotes about Investment

The goal is to win. It's not about making money. I have many much less risky ways of making money than this (buying Chelsea football club). I don't want to throw my money away, but it's really about having fun and that means success and trophies. -- Roman Abramovich

Investors have very short memories. -- Roman Abramovich

In this country (UK), I have given 35 years to, I have 13,000 people working for me. I brought in this money to invest I am not just some asylum seeker who is asking for cash. -- Mohamed Al-Fayed

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

We're getting hurt, but I'm a long-term investor. -- Prince Alwaleed

My wheels are running. My investments are local, regional and international. -- Prince Alwaleed

Bears don't live on Park Avenue. -- Bernard Baruch

Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars. -- Bernard Baruch

I made my money by selling too soon. -- Bernard Baruch

When beggars and shoeshine boys, barbers and beauticians can tell you how to get rich it is time to remind yourself that there is no more dangerous illusion than the belief that one can get something for nothing. -- Bernard Baruch

In any market, in any country, there are developers who make money. So I say all of this doom and gloom, but there will always be people who make money, because people always want homes. -- Sarah Beeny

To me, it’s very clear-cut - it’s your home or it’s an investment. But a lot of people on Property Ladder cannot see the distinction between the two. It would be like being a clothes designer who’s a size 20 and only making size-20 clothes. -- Sarah Beeny

We are not a stock that you can sleep well with at night. We are a volatile stock . . . For a short-term investor, or for a small investor, I wouldn't invest in internet stocks. -- Jeff Bezos

We've got thousands of investors counting on us. And we're a team of thousands of employees all counting on each other. That's fun. -- Jeff Bezos

We will continue to invest in systems, people and product expansion, each of which helps us better serve customers. -- Jeff Bezos

One of the things that is most important for a company is to be very clear about their strategy, so investors get to self-select as to whether or not that's the right strategy for them. -- Jeff Bezos

We try to be a pure investment and a long-term decision making company. No company cares more about profitability than Amazon.com. -- Jeff Bezos

People are worried about the unknown. They are worried about things that they are unwilling to invest some time in and learn about. I don't think most of these people are going to be automated out of existence. -- Michael Bloomberg

Virgin's policy has always been to reinvest our surplus cash back into the business, our profit and loss accounts understate the underlying value of the businesses. -- Richard Branson

My first rule – the golden rule – ensures that over the economic cycle the Government will borrow only to invest, and that current spending will be met from taxation. -- Gordon Brown

Our new economic approach is rooted in ideas which stress the importance of macro-economics, post neo-classical endogenous growth theory and the symbiotic relationships between growth and investment, and people and infrastructure. -- Gordon Brown

Investing is laying out money today to receive more money tomorrow. -- Warren Buffett

I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful. -- Warren Buffett

You ought to be able to explain why you’re taking the job you’re taking, why you’re making the investment you’re making, or whatever it may be. And if it can’t stand applying pencil to paper, you’d better think it through some more. And if you can’t write an intelligent answer to those questions, don’t do it. -- Warren Buffett

The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage. -- Warren Buffett

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

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

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

The fact that people will be full of greed, fear or folly is predictable. The sequence is not predictable. -- Warren Buffett

Success in investing doesn't correlate with I.Q. once you're above the level of 25. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing. -- Warren Buffett

The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect... You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd. -- Warren Buffett

A market is the combined behavior of thousands of people responding to information, misinformation and whim. -- Kenneth Chang

I don't think investment is that hard. It's doing the simple things on a regular basis. -- Paul Clitheroe

Investing means putting your money on something that has a good chance of winning in the short to medium term, and an even better, if not dead-certain, chance of winning in the long term. -- Paul Clitheroe

Taking higher risks, such as borrowing to invest or investing in shares rather that interest-bearing securities, should, over time, magnify your returns. -- Paul Clitheroe

To minimize risk and get the lifestyle you want by utilizing a car means purchasing and maintaining a safe car, using the seat belts and driving safely. To get the lifestyle benefits (more money) from investing in growth assets, such as shares and property, time is the equivalent of a safety belt. -- Paul Clitheroe

Cash is an extremely safe investment. -- Paul Clitheroe

Before you start trying to work out which direction the property market is headed, you should be aware that there are markets within markets. -- Paul Clitheroe

Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth. -- Paul Clitheroe

Personally, I tend to worry about what I save, not what I spend. -- Paul Clitheroe

Don't invest in anything that you don't understand. Do your research first. -- Paul Clitheroe

I rarely think the market is right. I believe non dividend stocks aren’t much more than baseball cards. They are worth what you can convince someone to pay for it. -- Mark Cuban

Over the past 12 month we have made a series of strategic decisions that have affected short term revenue, but will yield and are already yielding a more profitable portfolio. -- Lou Gerstner

A typical investor has a great advantage over the large institutions. -- Ben Graham

That it is perfectly proper to buy stocks for speculation. There is no crime in that. When you buy stocks for speculation it is perfectly proper to take speculative factors into account, which are different from investment factors. -- Ben Graham

The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. -- Ben Graham

I am sure that back in 1914 the typical person had a much clearer idea of what he meant by investing his money, and what he meant by speculating with his money. He had no exaggerated ideas of what an investment operation should bring him. -- Ben Graham

It is fortunate for Wall Street as an institution that a small minority of people can trade successfully and that many others think they can. -- Ben Graham

The stock market resembles a huge laundry in which institutions take in large blocks of each other's washing--nowadays to the tune of 30 million shares a day--without true rhyme or reason. But technologically it is remarkably well-organized. -- Ben Graham

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

I have every confidence in the threefold merit of this general method based on (a) sound logic, (b) simplicity of application, and (c) an excellent supporting record. At bottom it is a technique by which true investors can exploit the recurrent excessive optimism and excessive apprehension of the speculative public. -- Ben Graham

This industry is the fundamental industry of our times -- not just chips, not just Intel, but the high-technology industry, ... For those of you that have a stake in there, I'd like to share my confidence and enthusiasm for this industry long-term. So keep the faith. -- Andrew Grove

Emotions are your worst enemy in the stock market. -- Don Hays

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

People need to have the incentive that if they invest and succeed, they can make a fair profit. Otherwise they'll stop investing. -- Steve Jobs

Businesses are not investing in trying to figure out what they’ve done wrong. That’s not an accident. They don’t want to know. -- Daniel Kahneman

It's not how much money you make, but how money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep for it. -- Robert Kiyosaki

The average person is 95 percent eyes and only 5 percent mind when they invest. If you want to become a professional you need to train your eyes to be only 5 percent and train your mind to see the other 95 percent. -- Robert Kiyosaki

People who are high-level investors are not concerned about the market going up or going down because their knowledge will allow them to make money either way. -- Robert Kiyosaki

Once a person gains experience and a good reputation, it takes less and less money to create bigger and bigger investments. -- Robert Kiyosaki

People don't like the idea of thinking long term. Many are desperately seeking short term answers because they have money problems to be solved today. -- Robert Kiyosaki

You can't explain much in 60 seconds, but when you show Michael Jordan, you don't have to. It's that simple. -- Phil Knight

Investors don't like uncertainty. -- Kenneth Lay

From my point of view, the investors are the big gamblers. They make a bet, stay with it, and if all goes wrong, they lose it all. -- Jesse Livermore

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. -- Peter Lynch

People spend all this time trying to figure out "What time of the year should I make an investment? When should I invest?" And it's such a waste of time. It's so futile. -- Peter Lynch

Investing without research is like playing stud poker without looking at the cards. -- Peter Lynch

Know what you own, and know why you own it. -- Peter Lynch

I think the secret is if you have a lot of stocks, some will do mediocre, some will do okay, and if one of two of 'em go up big time, you produce a fabulous result. And I think that's the promise to some people. -- Peter Lynch

In this business if you're good, you're right six times out of ten. You're never going to be right nine times out of ten. -- Peter Lynch

This is not like pure science where you go, "Aha" and you've got the answer. By the time you've got "Aha," Chrysler's already quadrupled or Boeing's quadrupled. You have to take a little bit of risk. -- Peter Lynch

There's always been the position that the small investor has no chance against the big institutions. -- Peter Lynch

An important key to investing is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets. -- Peter Lynch

Your ultimate success or failure will depend on your ability to ignore the worries of the world long enough to allow your investments to succeed. It isn’t the head but the stomach that determines the fate of the stock-picker. -- Peter Lynch

The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. -- Peter Lynch

It's always said the small investor doesn't have a chance. And if they (people) so believe this theory that the small investor has no chance, they invest in a different format. -- Peter Lynch

Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it. -- Peter Lynch

There is the dream of winning the lottery or investing in the results of a future event, such as gambling that the next roulette number will be yours. -- Chuck Martin

Even if we could reduce deaths from one disease, like ovarian cancer, the return on investment would be priceless. -- Michael Milken

As with all politically lead governments, foreign investment is the slowest in the media section. Politicians are somewhat paranoid about the media but we still think it’s worthwhile. -- Rupert Murdoch

90% of the people in the stock market, professionals and amateurs alike, simply haven't done enough homework. -- William J. O'Neil

We need to give people more of an incentive to work, to save, to invest, to create a true future for themselves. -- Suze Orman

Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and decisions. We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business situations. -- Azim Premji

If you want to know what's happening in the market, ask the market. -- Japanese Proverb

Financial peace isn't the acquisition of stuff. It's learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can't win until you do this. -- Dave Ramsey

I would not pre-pay. I would invest instead and led the investments cover it. -- Dave Ramsey

Investing is often about whom you know and not about what you know. -- Rene Rivkin

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

There is no better investment that companies can make than in the education and development of their own people. -- Tony Robbins

I know it sounds obvious, but taxpayers generally - not just investors- often miss out on valuable tax deductions purely because they forget to claim them. -- Annette Sampson

Experienced investors will tell you there' s no ideal time to buy investment and, if there was, most people only recognize it with hindsight. -- Annette Sampson

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

I believe nations, all of us, not only NATO nations, need to invest more in existing humanitarian funds, to help families and communities affected by conflict. -- Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

We're seeing a shift in investor sentiment from thinking of cash as an idle deposit to using it as a strategic investment. -- Charles M. Schwab

Don't limit investing to the financial world. Invest something of yourself, and you will be richly rewarded. -- Charles R. Schwab

I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser. -- Charles M. Schwab

As people seek to improve their living environment, there will be continuous demand for residential property. Investment in real estate market should have reasonable prospects in the long run. -- Li Ka Shing

The greater the uncertainty, the more people are influenced by the market trends; and the greater the influence of trend following speculation, the more uncertain the situation becomes. -- George Soros

If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring. -- George Soros

People.. especially people in positions of power.. have invested a tremendous amount of effort and time to get to where they are. They really don't want to hear that we're on the wrong path, that we've got to shift gears and start thinking differently. -- David Suzuki

We live in a big world, and it is important for us to be aware of culture other than our own. Learn something new, whether you think you're interested in it or not. That's the opposite of having a closed mind - or a closed door. -- Donald Trump

Use intellectual capital to replace plant and equipment investment. -- Jack Welch

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