quote by Benjamin Graham

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed.

— Benjamin Graham

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Stock price quote The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange it for it.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange it for it.

My philosophy is that all stocks are bad.

There are no good stocks unless they go up in price. If they go down instead, you have to cut your losses fast Letting losses run is the most serious mistake made by most investors.

Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.

I do not feel there will be soon if ever a 50 or 60 point break from present levels, such as (bears) have predicted. I expect to see the stock market a good deal higher within a few months.

Stock price quote Responsibility is the price of greatness.

Responsibility is the price of greatness.

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There may be a recession in stock prices, but not anything in the nature of a crash.

The investor with a portfolio of sound stocks should expect their prices to fluctuate and should neither be concerned by sizable declines nor become excited by sizable advances. He should always remember that market quotations are there for his convenience, either to be taken advantage of or to be ignored.

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

Stock price quote The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

What makes stocks valuable in the long run isn't the market.

It's the profitability of the shares in the companies you own. As corporate profits increase, corporations become more valuable and sooner or later, their shares will sell for a higher price.

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

Stock prices are likely to be among the prices that are relatively vulnerable to purely social movements because there is no accepted theory by which to understand the worth of stocks....investors have no model or at best a very incomplete model of behavior of prices, dividend, or earnings, of speculative assets.

Stock price quote The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the pa

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.

The stock market really isn't a gamble, as long as you pick good companies that you think will do well, and not just because of the stock price.

Companies that get confused, that think their goal is revenue or stock price or something. You have to focus on the things that lead to those.

Fundamental analysis seeks to establish how underlying values are reflected in stock prices, whereas the theory of reflexivity shows how stock prices can influence underlying values

Stock price quote Show the path from the front. The price of greatness is responsibility.

Show the path from the front. The price of greatness is responsibility.

Knowledge is only one ingredient on arriving at a stock's proper price.

The other ingredient, fully as important as information, is sound judgment.

If you can follow only one bit of data, follow the earnings - assuming the company in question has earnings. I subscribe to the crusty notion that sooner or later earnings make or break an investment in equities. What the stock price does today, tomorrow, or next week is only a distraction.

A speculator gambles that a stock will go up in price because somebody else will pay even more for it.

Stock price quote Once destroyed, nature's beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.

Once destroyed, nature's beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.

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.

Companies that succeed are driven by internal ambition.

Stock price doesn’t drive them. Ambition and values drive them.

Although there are good and bad companies, there is no such thing as a good stock; there are only good stock prices, which come and go.

Stock price quote Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.

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.

Stock price quote Politeness and courteousness are a small price to pay for the goodwill of others

Politeness and courteousness are a small price to pay for the goodwill of others.

Real investment risk is measured not by the percent that a stock may decline in price in relation to the general market in a given period, but by the danger of a loss of quality and earnings power through economic changes or deterioration in management.

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.

The sad truth is that it is precisely those who disagree most with the hypothesis of efficient market pricing of stocks, those who pooh-pooh beta analysis and all that, who are least able to understand the analysis needed to test that hypothesis.

Stock price quote Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing

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.

It is an unfortunate fact that great and foolish excess can come into prices of common stocks in the aggregate. They are valued partly like bonds, based on roughly rational projections of use value in producing future cash. But they are also valued partly like Rembrandt paintings, purchased mostly because their prices have gone up, so far.

If you look at academic studies, you can see that stock prices are most closely correlated with cash flow. It's such a straightforward number. Cash flow is what will drive shareholder returns.

Stock price quote Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

It's not that stock prices are capricious. It's that the news is capricious.

A stock is not just a ticker symbol or an electronic blip;

it is an ownership interest in an actual business, with an underlying value that does not depend on its share price.

The ideal form of common stock analysis leads to a valuation of the issue which can be compared with the current price to determine whether or not the security is an attractive purchase.

Stock price quote Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them com

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

Mr. Market does not always price stocks the way an appraiser or a private buyer would value a business. Instead, when stocks are going up, he happily pays more than their objective value; and, when they are going down, he is desperate to dump them for less than their true worth.

The chief obstacle to success lies in the stubborn fact that if the favorable prospects of a concern are clearly apparent they are almost always reflected already in the current price of the stock. Buying such an issue is like betting on a topheavy favorite in a horse race. The chances may be on your side, but the real odds are against you.

My father asserted that there was no better place to bring up a family than in a rural environment.... There's something about getting up at 5 a.m., feeding the stock and chickens, and milking a couple of cows before breakfast that gives you a lifelong respect for the price of butter and eggs.

The public, as a whole, buys at the wrong time and sells at the wrong time.

The average operator, when he sees two or three points profit, takes it; but, if a stock goes against him two or three points, he holds on waiting for the price to recover, with oftentimes, the result of seeing a loss of two or three points run into a loss of ten points.

If we take care of the business and keep our eye on the goal line, the stock price will take care of itself.

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