Updated: June 22, 2012
As I was reading through my archives the other day, I noticed that I only had a few posts about investing last year. Admittedly, I was indeed more focused on business and personal finance.
That’s why this year, I’ll try to write more articles about investing, specifically on paper assets like stocks, bonds, mutual funds and others. I know this is a subject of special interest to those who really have extra money and doesn’t want their cash just sitting in their savings accounts.
Actually, a few weeks ago, I received an email from someone who is quite happy with his job and doesn’t want to leave the corporate world to become an entrepreneur. However, he does want to retire young and achieve financial freedom. His plan is to study and invest in the stock market and dabble on real estate, which is quite good if you ask me.
Anyway, as I plan and prepare these articles for you, let me first share some investing quotes from various personalities in the world of business and financial investments. I hope you enjoy reading them and do add a few more that you know. 🙂
“Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman.”
George Soros, Jewish-American financial speculator and stock investor
“As long as you enjoy investing, you’ll be willing to do the homework and stay in the game.”
Jim Cramer, American television personality, former hedge fund manager, and best-selling author
“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, Wall Street stock investor
“The average man doesn’t wish to be told that it is a bull or 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, an early 20th century stock trader
“This market right now is moving on nothing more than emotions. Guess what? It almost always moves on emotions.”
David Bach, financial columnist and author of several best-selling books on personal finance
“Never count on making a good sale. Have the purchase price be so attractive that even a mediocre sale gives good results.”
Warren Buffett, American investor, businessman, and philanthropist
“Understanding how to be a good investor makes you a better business manager and vice versa.”
Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s partner at Berkshire Hathaway
“I swore I was going to exclusively collect assets and not liabilities for the rest of my life. I swore never to take gambles I couldn’t back up, or that I couldn’t afford to lose. And, I’ve stuck with that ever since.”
Tim Blixseth, American businessman and billionaire
“I have a problem with too much money. I can’t reinvest it fast enough, and because I reinvest it, more money comes in. Yes, the rich do get richer.”
Robert Kiyosaki, investor, businessman, self-help author and motivational speaker
“The rich get richer. Not only because they have surpluses with which to invest, but because of the overriding emotional release they experience from having wealth.”
Stuart Wilde, self-help author
“Many of the biggest and most far-reaching investments we make in our lives are investments that have little or nothing to do with money.”
Daniel Quinn, American author
Excited to start investing? Then make sure you read my previous article entitled, A Beginner’s Guide To Investing In Anything and Everything. It’s a really informative two-part post.
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