There are many motivational quotes in the age of the internet. Love quotes, life quotes, inspirational quotes, and so on. But they are all generic and don’t mean much. Even more so for stock market investors.
Move over quotes like ‘there is no substitute for hard work’ and ‘buy low, sell high’.
Here are 10 solid stock market motivational quotes that come straight from the biggest names in the investing world.
While 10-15-year lows are not common in the stock market, they may happen.
Invest in the stocks of an industry you’ve researched thoroughly and be ready to see your investment go low before touching new highs.
Going against the majority is the true way to make windfall gains in the stock market. This is one place where trying to fit in can be a giant mistake. Among the motivational quotes here, this one by Warren is probably the most famous one on this entire list.
The truth is, this simple suggestion by him is extremely hard to follow.
People in the stock markets love to look at the historical prices of a share and make buy or sell decisions. This approach is, needless to say, a loss-making approach in the long term and even in the short term.
There can be shares that are at an all-time low and are still not worth paying for. There can be shares that have reached their all-time high and still be worth investing in.
Philip Fisher’s motivational quotes are very popular among slightly more experienced investors.
Robert is trying to highlight how important it is to try newer options while investing. Nobody ever made high returns in the stock market without taking risks.
In fact, the more risk you take, the more you might earn. But then again, it is ‘risk’. The more risk you take, the more you might lose too. Rober advocates careful, calculated risk-taking.
Very smart people have tried to understand and predict the movement of the stock markets. And they have failed.
The stock markets are very irrational in the short term.
You must always be prepared for the unexpected to happen. That is how randomness works.
On this list of motivational quotes, this quote by Jim Cramer is more intended as a statement than a quote or advice.
Do not invest in stocks because everybody is talking about them. There is an interesting topic – the circle of competence. This means you should only invest in stocks that you understand.
And not just that, understand why you invested in a certain stock at all. There might be times when you might have to sell the stock because it does not suit your investment style.
The legendary investor has doled out such great advice to the markets that he has several motivational quotes to his credit.
Investing in stocks over a long period of time is as incredibly boring and often involves hard work. It is not as exciting as many think it is. Paul Samuelson wants you to realize not to expect a thrilling experience from investing.
For that, he suggests you go to casinos and bet.
A track record is of utmost importance. If you are investing a huge chunk of your money in a stock that has a history of poor performance, don’t expect very different results. The chances of the stock suddenly changing its nature are minuscule.
Recessions can and do happen. In fact, they are unavoidable.
If you do not have the courage to stay invested through the ups and downs of the markets, investing in stock markets may not be for you.
As mentioned earlier, most of whatever Peter Lynch said became motivational quotes.
This is something new investors may find contradicting. You are advised to diversify your risk by investing in many stocks so that if something bad happens to one stock, you don’t lose too much.
But the flip side of this is if you invest in too many stocks, you don’t get the massive returns from the meteoric rise of a few good stocks.
So what Warren Buffet suggests is that once your understanding of stocks is good enough, you should invest n fewer companies. You should still diversify – but avoid over-diversification.
“As time goes on, I get more and more convinced that the right method of investment is to put fairly large sums into enterprises which one thinks one knows something about and in the management of which one thoroughly believes.”
“The person who starts simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed; you must have a larger ambition.”
“If you have more than 120 or 130 I.Q. points, you can afford to give the rest away. You don’t need extraordinary intelligence to succeed as an investor.”
“The older I get, the more I see a straight path where I want to go. If you’re going to hunt elephants, don’t get off the trail for a rabbit.”
Let's now see the top 5 quotes from Indian stock market investors.
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