Investment Quotes

Wednesday, Aug 17 2016 by

These quotes really inspire me. Which quotes inspire you?

  • It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price (Buffet, W)
  • Investing: Hours of boredom punctuated by moments of terror (Marks, H)
  • The essence of investing.. lies in the management of risks, not the management of returns (Graham, B)
  • You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don't understand that's going to happen, then you're not ready, you won't do well in the markets (Lynch, P)
  • Don't quit. Suffer now & live the rest of your life as a champion (Ali, M)

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shipoffrogs 17th Aug '16 1 of 18

Rule number one - don't lose money.
Rule number two - don't forget rule number one. (WB).

Tautological maybe, but….

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gus 1065 18th Aug '16 2 of 18

I think this one was Ernest Hemmingway. Not specific to investing but useful guidance to those who like a drop of the sauce:-

"Do sober what you said you would do drunk. It will teach you to keep your mouth shut".

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pka 18th Aug '16 3 of 18

"Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it." (Will Rogers)

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janebolacha 18th Aug '16 4 of 18

Two acronyms of my own and that have served me well:

BOOB = Buy Only Obvious Bargains

TABOO = There'll Always Be Other Opportunities.

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danpollard 18th Aug '16 5 of 18

Both of these help me out on a daily basis…!

The minute you know you're on safe ground, you're dead – David Bowie

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face – Mike Tyson

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Edward Croft 18th Aug '16 6 of 18

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”  Teddy Roosevelt

Sorry... not an investing quote I know... but those are my favourite lines.

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janebolacha 18th Aug '16 This post is under review

Here's this week's "Shares" magazine, again free and courtesy of those generous people at Beaufort Securities:

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Patxi 18th Aug '16 8 of 18

Thanks Jane. I didn't see this mentioned anywhere previously. The date part of the URL can be adjust by 7 days at a time back to 070716, so I now have a few copies to browse when I get a moment.

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danpollard 18th Aug '16 9 of 18

In reply to post #147390

Thanks Jane, although I think your reply disserves a thread of its own.

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Blissgull 18th Aug '16 10 of 18

I also couldn't understand why that link is in a thread about investment quotes. However, there is a wonderful Warren Buffet quote on page three of that magazine.

"‘I try to buy stock in businesses that
are so wonderful that an idiot can run
them. Because sooner or later, one will.’

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crazycoops 18th Aug '16 11 of 18

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who has been swimming naked.

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago

Plus another 3 pages of WB quotes

Blog: Share Knowledge
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janebolacha 18th Aug '16 12 of 18

In reply to post #147417

Just very busy, Dan, I just wanted to post the link on Stockopedia so that people on here can get the magazine. This seemed to be the thread most engaging people's attention. Actually, by signing up to Beaufort's daily bulletin and getting on their mailing list, "Shares" seems to come free along with it from time to time.

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Firtashia 19th Aug '16 13 of 18

Jane, please can you confirm whether or not you are able to post links to shares magazine weekly. As a paying subscriber to the magazine, seeing this free link infuriates me and I am seriously considering cancelling my subscription.

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janebolacha 19th Aug '16 14 of 18

In reply to post #147504

Steve,no. The free access comes for a couple of weeks every three months or so, to people signed up for the Beaufort investment bulletins. It is a promotional exercise by Beaufort Securities.

I'm not getting involved in any dispute with "Shares" magazine. I merely posted the links here as something that could interest other investors here. I did note it was "courtesy of Beaufort Securities", making the source quite clear. 

I should add that Beaufort say this :

Download this week's Shares magazine for FREE... with compliments from Beaufort
As a client/subscriber of Beaufort, we'd like to offer you this free gift.

Please feel free to forward this email on to friends and family who may also find today's edition of Shares magazine of interest.

So it is presumably already cleared with "Shares" that the magazine may be passed on freely.  However, I can understand your point of view and shall no longer pass on the links.

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gus 1065 19th Aug '16 15 of 18

In reply to post #147528

Hi Jane.

Thanks for posting the Shares magazine. I hadn't seen it before and found both this and the edition you posted last week interesting, not least because I hold some of the shares covered. The quality of the analysis is pretty good, to the extent that I am considering subscribing which is presumably the purpose behind the original mail shot of the freebie (i.e. to solicit new readers). I suspect the publishers would be quite grateful that you have reached out on their behalf to this particular affinity group of investors.

I guess you can only please some of the people some of the time ....



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VegPatch 2nd Sep '16 16 of 18

from the great American Football Coach and Hall of Famer, Vince Lombardi - these refer to sport but I definitely feel can be applied to most things

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.”

"If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives."

""Every time a football player goes to ply his trade he's got to play from the ground up -- from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That's OK You've got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second."

and remember this if its all going wrong...

"If you aren't fired up with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm."

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LovelyLovelyGorgeous 4th Sep '16 17 of 18

In reply to post #147528

Hi Jane, I just wanted to add that I really appreciate all the links and comments that you post to this site. Please keep doing so.

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janebolacha 4th Sep '16 18 of 18

In reply to post #149103

LLG, thank you.

Since there were some adverse comments on here to my having posted links to the issues of "Shares" magazine offered by Beaufort Securities (I was even "reported for advertising"!), I will not be posting those particular links any more since I can't be bothered (and don't have the time) to get involved with tedious arguments. However, anyone wishing to obtain these, when offered free by Beaufort, may simply sign up for Beaufort's free daily bulletin from where they can themselves click through to the magazine, when it is offered.

Thanks for your kind words and best wishes,

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