This collection of investing quotes and sayings provides practical insight into today’s investment markets. As always, be sure to plan carefully and work with a professional before making significant investment decisions.
These investment quotations include funny takes on the markets and some wise analysis of what works and what doesn’t. We hope you enjoy it.
Ten Best Investing Quotes
1.) Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.
2.) Never invest in a business you cannot understand.
3.) If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.
4.) In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.
5.) An investor without investment objectives is like a traveler without a destination.
6.) The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.
7.) Good, bad or indifferent, if you are not investing in new technology, you are going to be left behind.
8.) The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.
9.) The wisest rule in investment is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell.
10.) If your investing approach requires that you become Nostradamus to succeed, then you are destined to fail.
Good Investment Quotes
Invest for the long haul. Don’t get too greedy, and don’t get too scared.
Shelby M.C. Davis
Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.
Whenever you invest in any company, you’re looking for its market cap to rise. This can’t happen unless buyers are paying higher prices for the shares, making your investment more valuable.
Investing is about predicting the future, and the future is inherently unpredictable. Therefore, the only way you can do better is to assess all the facts and truly know what you know and know what you don’t know. That’s your probability edge.
I’ve been doing a hybrid of investing and entrepreneurship, which I think initially I wasn’t set out to do. But I realized it fit my personality.
Based on my own personal experience – both as an investor in recent years and an expert witness in years past – rarely do more than three or four variables really count. Everything else is noise.
It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.
You cannot save time for future use. But you can invest it for the future.
Funny Investing Quotes
How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.
Robert G. Allen
Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket — it’s part ownership of a business.
The investor’s chief problem — even his worst enemy — is likely to be himself.
Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away.
The broker said the stock was “poised to move.” Silly me, I thought he meant up.
The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.
If you owe the bank $100, that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.
There seems to be an unwritten rule on Wall Street: If you don’t understand it, then put your life savings into it.
The grim irony of investing is that we investors as a group not only don’t get what we pay for, we get precisely what we don’t pay for.
John C. Bogle
The good news in investing is there are no HR problems. If there are no humans, there are no problems!
Short Investment Quotations
Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!
In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.
Investing should be dull. It shouldn’t be exciting.
In the world of money and investing, you must learn to control your emotions.
The four most dangerous words in investing are: This time’s it’s different.
Sir John Templeton
Invest for the long-term.
Money and investing can be complex, confusing, and often boring subjects.
There is no such thing as a value trap. There are investing mistakes.
What’s the logic of investing millions in agriculture if it will not pay off?
Successful investing takes time, discipline, and patience.
Funding and Finance Quotations
Here are some important investing quotes for you to consider.
Rule #1: Don’t lose money. Rule #2: Don’t forget Rule #1.
Invest in yourself; you can afford it, trust me.
I’m always investing. I’m constantly in talks with someone about some opportunity.
I am not criticizing investing in the stock market; I am an investor.
To me, the most critical thing in agriculture is investing in peasant agriculture.
When it comes to investing, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all portfolio.
You must trust yourself more than you trust others. Pay attention to your inner voice – it will tell you if how and in what you are investing is right for you.
When you invest in commodities futures, you are not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible of a company that can go bankrupt.
One of my rules for investing is, I don’t invest in a deal where I don’t think I have an unfair advantage and where I don’t think I can personally impact the outcome.
Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies.
Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.
Investment is an asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future.
A 10% decline in the market is fairly common — it happens about once a year. Investors who realize this are less likely to sell in a panic and more likely to remain invested, benefitting from the wealth-building power of stocks.
Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.
The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go.
Rapidly changing industries are the enemy of the investor.
The three most important words in investing are margin of safety.
Wall Street Sayings and Wisdom
Here are some investing quotes from the most famous financial district in the world.
Sometimes buying early on the way down looks like being wrong, but it isn’t.
Earn as much as you can, save as much as you can, invest as much as you can, give as much as you can.
Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.
Success in investing doesn’t correlate with IQ. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing. You need a temperament that controls the urges that get other people into trouble.
Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes.
John C. Bogle
Investing money is the process of committing resources in a strategic way to accomplish a specific objective.
All there is to investing is picking good stocks at good times and staying with them as long as they remain good companies.
I’m trying to teach my daughter Chloe at an early age about investing and money so she’s not afraid of it.
Impact investing has become a broad umbrella that includes all investing with a focus on both financial return and social impact, but in its best form, impact investing prioritizes impact over returns and achieves outcomes that traditional investing cannot.
Inspirational Invest Quotes
All intelligent investing is value investing. Acquiring more than you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.
Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high. Anne M. Mulcahy
Everyone wants a piece of land. It’s the only sure investment; it can never depreciate like a car or a washing machine.
One of the very nice things about investing in the stock market is that you learn about all different aspects of the economy. It’s your window into a very large world.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Never depend on a single income; make an investment to create a second source.
I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors, be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.
Wise spending is part of wise investing. And it’s never too late to start.
I made my first investment at age eleven. I was wasting my life until then.
Wealth isn’t primarily determined by investment performance but by investor behavior.
The biggest risk of all is not taking one.
Interesting Investing Quotes
Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.
When you invest, you are buying a day that you don’t have to work.
Investing time in yourself is the only safe investment that will give you maximum return throughout life.
When it comes to investing, we want our money to grow with the highest rates of return and the lowest risk possible. While there are no shortcuts to getting rich, there are smart ways to go about it.
I’m investing. I’m taking a lot of bitcoin, selling it as the price goes up, and putting it into real estate. Because then if bitcoin goes to zero – which, it’s an experiment, it could – I won’t be on the street.
Investors should purchase stocks like they purchase groceries, not like they purchase perfume.
To be a successful business owner and investor, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing. Winning and losing are just part of the game.
An investment in education is an investment in our future.
If you want your children to turn out well, invest twice as much time with them and half as much money.
Abigail Van Buren
Quotes About Investing
Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.
Your success in investing will depend in part on your character and guts and in part on your ability to realize, at the height of ebullience and the depth of despair alike, that this, too, shall pass.
Investing in gold is one of the wisest decisions that you can make as an investor.
Waiting helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand to wait. If you didn’t get the deferred-gratification gene, you’ve got to work very hard to overcome that.
The main thing during a crisis is discipline, to begin investing in time again after the crisis subsides.
Bottoms in the investment world don’t end with four-year lows; they end with ten or 15-year lows.
An investment is deemed an investment only through its returns.
The game of professional investment is intolerably boring and overreacting to anyone who is entirely exempt from the gambling instinct, while he who has it must pay to this propensity the appropriate toll.
John Maynard Keynes
Famous Investment Quotes
These notable investing quotes have stood the test of time.
Real estate is about the safest investment in the world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
The game of investing is a process of discovering who you are, what you’re interested in, what you’re good at, what you love to do, then magnifying that until you gain a sizable edge over all the other people.
If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.
Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, ‘Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.’
Well, the most important thing in investing is to know what you’re investing in, and if you’re confident in the outcome, it’s important to stay true to your position.
Individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process.
All throughout my life, I have been deeply immersed in start-ups, either because I was running one or investing in them or helping them.
A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments. You need to keep raw, irrational emotions under control.
We are fond of saying that if these strategies are truly horribly overcrowded, then someone has apparently forgotten to tell the prices.
Here are some more great investing quotes to get you thinking about your financial future.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.
Mutual funds were created to make investing easy, so consumers wouldn’t have to be burdened with picking individual stocks.
Far more money has been lost by investors trying to anticipate corrections than lost in the corrections themselves.
Teach your children about credit, tax, and investing. Be extremely truthful about how they all work.
I’ve been investing in the stock market for 27 years and, within that time, have helped investors beat the market nearly four to one.
If you do not know how to care for money, money will stay away from you.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I am investing like a crazy person, mostly in internet start-ups. And I want to invest in Brazil as well because I am Brazilian, and that’s in my heart.
The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.
An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.
Investing is a business where you can look very silly for a long period of time before you are proven right.
Investing Quotes FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions about investing.
Our favorite is from Warren Buffett, “Never invest in a business you cannot understand.”
“The first rule of investment is don’t lose (money). And the second rule of investment is don’t forget the first rule.”
“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.”
As of the start of 2022, Warren Buffett is worth a little over $112 billion USD. (That’s a lot of Dilly Bars!)
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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