Selected Quotes about Stocks

A collapse in U.S. stock prices certainly would cause a lot of white knuckles on Wall Street. But what effect would it have on the broader U.S. economy? If Wall Street crashes, does Main Street follow? Not necessarily. -- Ben Bernanke

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 have computers now that let us do 400 million shares a day or whatever the equivalent number of transactions in the bond business is, compared to the old days. But it's the same process. We still have salesmen selling to people. -- Michael Bloomberg

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

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows. -- Warren Buffett

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

When it comes to choosing shares that will perform in this century, the starting point is to think about how we will be living. -- Paul Clitheroe

If you wait for the market or a particular share to bottom (the best time to buy), you could be waiting forever, because there is no way of knowing when a share or the market has bottomed. -- 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

There are two elements of basic importance that the analyst should recognize in the behavior of stocks over the last six years. The first is the principle of continuity, and the other is what I would call the principle of deceptive selectivity in the stock market. -- 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

When somebody asserts that a stock has an earning power of so much, I am sure that the person who hears him doesn't know what he means, and there is a good chance that the man who uses it doesn't know what it means. -- Ben Graham

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed. -- 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

Industry analysis relates to the past and the future. Insofar as it relates to the past, the elements dealt with have already influenced the results of the companies in the industry and the average market price of their shares. -- Ben Graham

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

If a stock doesn't act right don't touch it; because, being unable to tell precisely what is wrong, you cannot tell which way it is going. No diagnosis, no prognosis. No prognosis, no profit. -- Jesse Livermore

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

If somebody had told me my method would not work I nevertheless would have tried it out to make sure for myself, for when I am wrong only one thing convinces me of it, and that is, to lose money. And I am only right when I make money. -- 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

You only need a few good stocks in your lifetime. I mean how many times do you need a stock to go up ten-fold to make a lot of money? Not a lot. -- Peter Lynch

I'm talking about economics as forecasting the future. If you own auto stocks you ought to be very interested in used car prices. -- 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

There's lots of stocks out there and all you need is a few of 'em. That's been my philosophy. -- Peter Lynch

Everyone has the brain power to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach. -- Peter Lynch

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

Whenever, then, the usual and ordinary rate of the profits of agricultural stock, and all the outgoings belonging to the cultivation of land, are together equal to the value of the whole produce, there can be no rent. -- David Ricardo

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

When share markets are booming it's easy to believe the propaganda that shares will always bounce back from a fall and that shares always outperform other investments over the long term. -- Annette Sampson

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 the chairman and a shareholder, I have a duty and responsibility to create long-term value and achieve short-term returns for all shareholders. -- Li Ka Shing

The proprietor of stock is necessarily a citizen of the world, and is not necessarily attached to any particular country. -- Adam Smith

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