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Investing Wisdom From The Wisest Of The Wisest
Deepika Asthana - 03 January 2020

Now that we have bid adieu to the volatility of the teens it is time to embrace the 20s. There is no better way to do this than with the wisdom of one of the investing greats, Mr. Warren Buffet. I am sharing with you quotes from the Oracle of Omaha that have inspired an entire generation of investors and continue to stay relevant in all market situations.

  1. An investor should focus on two things. First is quality and second is the price they pay for quality.
  2. “Whether we're talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise, when it is marked down.”
  3. “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.”
  4. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – in order to become a successful investor, learn to distinguish between the value and price of an asset.
  5. "Be a contrarian investor. It will save you from human biases."
  6. “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”
  7. Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.”
  8. “Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1.” – adopt a disciplined investment approach.
  9. “Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” – knowledge is the most powerful tool in investing.
  10. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – reflect upon the impact of your actions. Do not make decisions in haste.
  11. Investing for the long-term is an optimal way to generate superior returns.
  12. “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”
  13. “An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.”
  14. “If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for 10 years, don’t even think about owning it for 10 minutes.”
  15. “Calling someone who trades actively in the market an investor is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a romantic.”
  16. “The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient.”
  17. “Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.” – investing is a serious business, not to be confused with crystal ball gazing.
  18. “Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.” – harness the ability to identify good opportunities that have the potential to generate robust returns.
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