quote by John Maynard Keynes

If farming were to be organised like the stock market, a farmer would sell his farm in the morning when it was raining, only to buy it back in the afternoon when the sun came out.

— John Maynard Keynes

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Buying stocks quote He who buys what he does not need stels from himself.

He who buys what he does not need stels from himself.

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.

It's not always easy to do what's not popular, but that's where you make your money. Buy stocks that look bad to less careful investors and hang on until their real value is recognized.

Buying stocks quote Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

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If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you would buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume.

Disregarding the big swing and trying to jump in and out was fatal to me.

Nobody can catch all the fluctuations. In a bull market your game is to buy and hold until you believe that the bull market is near its end. To do this you must study general conditions and not tips or special factors affecting individual stocks.

Anybody who plays the stock market not as an insider is like a man buying cows in the moonlight.

Buying stocks quote People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.

People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.

The person that is buying a share of stock is convinced he knows something that the other person who's selling it to him does not know. There's no zero sum game in Wall Street.

So the first thing I learned about how to get superior performance is not to buy stocks that are near their lows, but to buy stocks that are coming out of broad bases and beginning to make new highs.

Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.

Buying stocks quote Money can't buy manners.

Money can't buy manners.

When stocks are attractive, you buy them.

Sure, they can go lower. I've bought stocks at $12 that went to $2, but then they later went to $30. You just don't know when you can find the bottom.

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.

The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.

Buying stocks quote If money can buy it, it's not a blessing, it's a purchase.

If money can buy it, it's not a blessing, it's a purchase.

When I'm bearish and I sell a stock, each sale must be at a lower level than the previous sale. When I am buying, the reverse is true. I must buy on a rising scale. I don't buy long stocks on a scale down, I buy on a scale up.

Investors must keep in mind that there's a difference between a good company and a good stock. After all, you can buy a good car but pay too much for it.

There's no shame in losing money on a stock.

Everybody does it. What is shameful is to hold on to a stock, or worse, to buy more of it when the fundamentals are deteriorating.

Buying stocks quote You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.

You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.

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I never attempt to make money on the stock market.

I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.

We may buy a little bit of a stock, to get our feet wet and get a feeling for it.

I never hesitate to tell a man that I am bullish or bearish.

But I do not tell people to buy or sell any particular stock. In a bear market all stocks go down and in a bull market they go up.

Buying stocks quote The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what y

The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later .

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Each year we buy stocks and they go up, we sell them and then we try to buy something cheaper.

Over the long run, the price of gold approximates the total amount of money in circulation divided by the size of the gold stock. If the market price of gold moves a long way from this level, it may indicate a buying or selling opportunity.

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

Buying stocks quote Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.

Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.

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We like to buy stocks which we feel are undervalued and then we have to have the guts to buy more when they go down.

The thing that I have been emphasizing in my own work for the last few years has been the group approach. To try to buy groups of stocks that meet some simple criterion for being undervalued-regardless of the industry and with very little attention to the individual company.

One of the best programmers I ever hired had only a High School degree;

he's produced a lot of great software, has his own news group, and made enough in stock options to buy his own nightclub.

Buying stocks quote People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.

People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.

A lot of share-buying, not bargain-seeking, is designed to prop stock prices up.

Thirty to 40 years ago, it was very profitable to look at companies that were aggressively buying their own shares. They were motivated simply to buy below what it was worth.

In almost every walk of life, people buy more at lower prices;

in the stock market they seem to buy more at higher prices.

For instance, let us say that a new stock has been listed in the last two or three years and its high was 20, or any other figure, and that such a price was made two or three years ago. If something favorable happens in connection with the company, and the stock starts upward, usually it is safe play to buy the minute it touches a brand new high.

Buying stocks quote If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't bu

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

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In an ideal world, the intelligent investor would hold stocks only when they are cheap and sell them when they become overpriced, then duck into the bunker of bonds and cash until stocks again become cheap enough to buy.

Over many decades, our usual practice is that if something we like goes down, we buy more and more. Sometimes something happens, you realize you’re wrong, and you get out. But if you develop correct confidence in your judgment, buy more and take advantage of stock prices.

Zimbabwe's stock market was the best performer this decade - but your entire portfolio now buys you 3 eggs

Buying stocks quote You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.

You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.

Do not buy the hype from Wall St. and the press that stocks always go up. There are long periods when stocks do nothing and other investments are better.

Many financial advisors recommend that you diversify for your own protection.

What they fail to tell you is that it is also for their protection. Since most financial advisors cannot tell you exactly which stock or mutual fund is a great investment, they tell you to buy a bunch of them.

New Orleans is the only city in the world you go in to buy a pair of nylon stockings they want to know your head size.

Just as outright euphoria is often a sign of a market top, fear is for sure a sign of a market bottom. Time and time again, in every market cycle I have witnessed, the extremes of emotion always appear, even among experienced investors. When the world wants to buy only treasury bills, you can almost close your eys and get long stocks.

The way we make money as a group is that we don't pay a lot for anything, and most of the stocks we buy have low expectations.

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