Benjamin Graham Quotes

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Benjamin Graham Quotes

Diversification is an established tenet of conservative investment.
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Investing isn't about beating others at their game. It's about controlling yourself at your own game.

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Individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process.

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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.

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Buy not on optimism, but on arithmetic.

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The memory of the financial community is proverbially and distressingly short.

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Before you invest, you must ensure that you have realistically assessed your probability of being right and how you will react to the consequences of being wrong.

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The intelligent investor is likely to need considerable will power to keep from following the crowd.

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Experience teaches that the time to buy stocks is when their price is unduly depressed by temporary adversity. In other words, they should be bought on a bargain basis or not at all.

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If General Motors is worth $60 a share to an investor it must be because the full common-stock ownership of this gigantic enterprise as a whole is worth 43 million (shares) times $60, or no less than $2,600 million.

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In nine companies out of ten the factor of fluctuation has been a more dominant and important consideration in the matter of investment than has the factor of long-term growth or decline

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The best values today are often found in the stocks that were once hot and have since gone cold.

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Instead of passing blithely over into that Promised Land, flowing almost literally with milk and honey, it may be our destiny to wander a full 40 years or more in the wilderness of doubt and divided sentiments.

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Mr. Market's job is to provide you with prices; your job is to decide whether it is to your advantage to act on them. You no not have to trade with hime just because he constantly begs you to.

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While enthusiasm may be necessary for great accomplishments elsewhere, on Wall Street it almost invariably leads to disaster

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If we assume that there are normal or standard income results to be obtained from investing money in securities, then the role of the adviser can be more readily established. He will use his superior training and experience to protect his clients against mistakes and to make sure that they obtain the results to which their money is entitled.

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Whether we like it or not, government intervention in the face of surplus is here to stay.

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The investor has the benefit of the stock market's daily and changing appraisal of his holdings, for whatever that appraisal may be worth , and, second, that the investor is able to increase or decrease his investment at the market's daily figure if he chooses . Thus the existence of a quoted market gives the investor certain options which he does not have if his security is unquoted. But it does not impose the current quotation on an investor who prefers to take his idea of value from some other source.

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Why should the cotton growers suffer if there is shortage of wheat?

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No matter how careful you are, the one risk no investor can ever eliminate is the risk of being wrong. Only by insisting on what Graham called the "margin of safety" - never overpaying, no matter how exciting an investment seems to be - can you minimize your odds of error.

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The investor has a right to expect good results to flow from a consistent and courageous application of the principle of buying after the market has declined substantially and selling after it has had a spectacular rise. But he cannot expect to reduce this principle to a simple and foolproof formula, with profits guaranteed and no anxious periods.

— Benjamin Graham

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