Investing in the stock market is your personal choice, but most of the real financial gurus have the opinion that 70% of your investment should be in equities till the age of 45. This does not mean you open a demat account tomorrow and start investing blindly in equities. The best indirect way to equities is through SIP.
For the direct exposure an individual need to invest time along with some basic knowledge. There is no Lakshmi without Saraswati, Here are the individuals who made the impact in the financial market.
I have been using the most of them in my post but here are the best ones.
- Warren Buffett – ‘Price is what you pay; value is what you get.’ Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.
- George Soros – I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.”
- David Rubenstein – “Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years.”
- Ray Dalio – “More than anything else, what differentiates people who live up to their potential from those who don’t is a willingness to look at themselves and others objectively.”
- Eddie Lampert – This idea of anticipation is key to investing and to business generally. You can’t wait for an opportunity to become obvious. You have to think, “Here’s what other people and companies have done under certain circumstances. Now, under these new circumstances, how is this management likely to behave?”
- T. Boone Pickens – “The older I get, the more I see a straight path where I want to go. If you’re going to hunt elephants, don’t get off the trail for a rabbit.”
- Charlie Munger “If you took our top fifteen decisions out, we’d have a pretty average record. It wasn’t hyperactivity, but a hell of a lot of patience. You stuck to your principles and when opportunities came along, you pounced on them with vigor.”
- David Tepper – “This company looks cheap, that company looks cheap, but the overall economy could completely screw it up. The key is to wait. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing.”
- Benjamin Graham – “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. This means that he should be able to justify every purchase he makes and each price he pays by impersonal, objective reasoning that satisfies him that he is getting more than his money’s worth for his purchase.
- Louis Bacon – “As a speculator you must embrace disorder and chaos.”
- Paul Tudor Jones – “Were you want to be is always in control, never wishing, always trading, and always, first and foremost protecting your butt. After a while size means nothing. It gets back to whether you’re making 100% rate of return on $10,000 or $100 million dollars. It doesn’t make any difference.”
- Bruce Kovner – ” My experience with novice traders is that they trade three to five times too big. They are taking 5 to 10 percent risks on a trade when they should be taking 1 to 2 percent risks. The emotional burden of trading is substantial; on any given day, I could lose millions of dollars. If you personalize these losses, you can’t trade.
- Rene Rivkin – “When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company?
- Peter Lynch – “I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock, and that there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.”
- John Templeton – “The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.”
- John (Jack) Bogle – “If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.”