Thoughts on investing

Published: Mar 15, 2019 02:11:33 PM IST
Updated: Mar 15, 2019 02:16:43 PM IST

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Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.
—Warren Buffett
October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.
—Mark Twain

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

In tennis, you strike a ball just after the rebound for the fastest return. It’s the same with investment.
—Masayoshi Son

Nearly every time I strayed from the herd, I’ve made a lot of money. Wandering away from the action is the way to find the new action.
—Jim Rogers

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

There are no good or bad stocks. The company is either good or bad. Stocks are just stocks.
—Kenneth L Fisher

The fundamental work of investment management is filtering. The question is what do you filter.
 —Donald Luskin

The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
—Phillip Fisher

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
—Benjamin Franklin

Investing in a startup does not make you an entrepreneur any more than buying a grand piano makes you a concert pianist.
—Jeffrey Fry

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