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Peter Lynch Quotes: "Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections, or trying to anticipate corrections, than has been lost in corrections themselves."

Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections, or trying to anticipate corrections, than has been lost in corrections themselves.




Peter Lynch Quotes: "Although it's easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket... it's part-ownership of a business."

Although it's easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket... it's part-ownership of a business.




Peter Lynch Quotes: "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon"

Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon



Peter Lynch Quotes: "When stocks are attractive, you buy them. Sure, they can go lower. I've bought stocks at $12 that went to $2, but then they later went to $30. You just don't know when you can find the bottom."

When stocks are attractive, you buy them. Sure, they can go lower. I've bought stocks at $12 that went to $2, but then they later went to $30. You just don't know when you can find the bottom.




Peter Lynch Quotes: "Everyone has the brain power to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach."

Everyone has the brain power to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "You only need a few good stocks in your lifetime. I mean how many times do you need a stock to go up ten-fold to make a lot of money? Not a lot."

You only need a few good stocks in your lifetime. I mean how many times do you need a stock to go up ten-fold to make a lot of money? Not a lot.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Know what you own, and know why you own it."

Know what you own, and know why you own it.




Peter Lynch Quotes: "The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy."

The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Never invest in a company without understanding its finances. The biggest losses in stocks come from companies with poor balance sheets."

Never invest in a company without understanding its finances. The biggest losses in stocks come from companies with poor balance sheets.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "It only takes a handful of big winners to make a lifetime of investing worthwhile."

It only takes a handful of big winners to make a lifetime of investing worthwhile.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Just because you buy a stock and it goes up does not mean you are right. Just because you buy a stock and it goes down does not mean you are wrong."

Just because you buy a stock and it goes up does not mean you are right. Just because you buy a stock and it goes down does not mean you are wrong.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "If you spend more than 13 minutes analyzing economic and market forecasts, you've wasted 10 minutes"

If you spend more than 13 minutes analyzing economic and market forecasts, you've wasted 10 minutes




Peter Lynch Quotes: "If you can't find any companies that you think are attractive, put your money in the bank until you discover some."

If you can't find any companies that you think are attractive, put your money in the bank until you discover some.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "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."

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.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Time is on your side when you own shares of superior companies."

Time is on your side when you own shares of superior companies.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "In this business if you're good, you're right six times out of ten. You're never going to be right nine times out of ten."

In this business if you're good, you're right six times out of ten. You're never going to be right nine times out of ten.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don't understand that's going to happen, then you're not ready, you won't do well in the markets."

You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don't understand that's going to happen, then you're not ready, you won't do well in the markets.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Your ultimate success or failure will depend on your ability to ignore the worries of the world long enough to allow your investments to succeed."

Your ultimate success or failure will depend on your ability to ignore the worries of the world long enough to allow your investments to succeed.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "The best stock to buy is the one you already own."

The best stock to buy is the one you already own.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "If you're prepared to invest in a company, then you ought to be able to explain why in simple language that a fifth grader could understand, and quickly enough so the fifth grader won't get bored."

If you're prepared to invest in a company, then you ought to be able to explain why in simple language that a fifth grader could understand, and quickly enough so the fifth grader won't get bored.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "In the long run, it's not just how much money you make that will determine your future prosperity. It's how much of that money you put to work by saving it and investing it."

In the long run, it's not just how much money you make that will determine your future prosperity. It's how much of that money you put to work by saving it and investing it.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit."

During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "There's lots of stocks out there and all you need is a few of 'em. That's been my philosophy."

There's lots of stocks out there and all you need is a few of 'em. That's been my philosophy.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "The typical big winner in the Lynch portfolio generally takes three to ten years to play out."

The typical big winner in the Lynch portfolio generally takes three to ten years to play out.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "When management owns stock, then rewarding the shareholders becomes a first priority, whereas when management simply collects a paycheck, then increasing salaries becomes a first priority."

When management owns stock, then rewarding the shareholders becomes a first priority, whereas when management simply collects a paycheck, then increasing salaries becomes a first priority.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "The real key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them."

The real key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Most investors would be better off in an index fund."

Most investors would be better off in an index fund.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Hold no more stocks than you can remain informed on."

Hold no more stocks than you can remain informed on.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Absent a lot of surprises, stocks are relatively predictable over twenty years. As to whether they're going to be higher or lower in two to three years, you might as well flip a coin to decide."

Absent a lot of surprises, stocks are relatively predictable over twenty years. As to whether they're going to be higher or lower in two to three years, you might as well flip a coin to decide.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Investing in stocks is an art, not a science, and people who've been trained to rigidly quantify everything have a big disadvantage."

Investing in stocks is an art, not a science, and people who've been trained to rigidly quantify everything have a big disadvantage.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "I don't know anyone who said on their deathbed: 'Gee, I wish I'd spent more time at the office.'"

I don't know anyone who said on their deathbed: 'Gee, I wish I'd spent more time at the office.'



Peter Lynch Quotes: "An important key to investing is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets."

An important key to investing is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "There's no shame in losing money on a stock. Everybody does it. What is shameful is to hold on to a stock, or worse, to buy more of it when the fundamentals are deteriorating."

There's no shame in losing money on a stock. Everybody does it. What is shameful is to hold on to a stock, or worse, to buy more of it when the fundamentals are deteriorating.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "You have to keep your priorities straight if you plan to do well in stocks."

You have to keep your priorities straight if you plan to do well in stocks.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Go for a business that any idiot can run - because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it."

Go for a business that any idiot can run - because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "The biggest winners are surprises to me, and takeovers are even more surprising. It takes years, not months, to produce big results."

The biggest winners are surprises to me, and takeovers are even more surprising. It takes years, not months, to produce big results.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "You have to let the big ones make up for your mistakes."

You have to let the big ones make up for your mistakes.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Long shots almost always miss the mark."

Long shots almost always miss the mark.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "My method for picking stocks has never changed. When businesses go from crappy to semicrappy, there's money to be made."

My method for picking stocks has never changed. When businesses go from crappy to semicrappy, there's money to be made.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "In stocks as in romance, ease of divorce is not a sound basis for commitment."

In stocks as in romance, ease of divorce is not a sound basis for commitment.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "The basic story remains simple and never-ending. Stocks aren't lottery tickets. There's a company attached to every share."

The basic story remains simple and never-ending. Stocks aren't lottery tickets. There's a company attached to every share.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it."

Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "Everyone has the brainpower to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach. If you are susceptible to selling everything in a panic, you ought to avoid stocks and mutual funds altogether."

Everyone has the brainpower to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach. If you are susceptible to selling everything in a panic, you ought to avoid stocks and mutual funds altogether.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "You should not buy a stock because it's cheap but because you know a lot about it."

You should not buy a stock because it's cheap but because you know a lot about it.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "If you can find a company that can get away with raising prices year after year without losing customers (an addictive product such as cigarettes fills the bill), you've got a terrific investment."

If you can find a company that can get away with raising prices year after year without losing customers (an addictive product such as cigarettes fills the bill), you've got a terrific investment.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "All the math you need in the stock market you get in the fourth grade."

All the math you need in the stock market you get in the fourth grade.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "There are substantial rewards for adopting a regular routine of investing and following it no matter what, and additional rewards for buying more shares when most investors are scared into selling."

There are substantial rewards for adopting a regular routine of investing and following it no matter what, and additional rewards for buying more shares when most investors are scared into selling.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "In business, competition is never as healthy as total domination."

In business, competition is never as healthy as total domination.



Peter Lynch Quotes: "The extravagance of any corporate office is directly proportional to management's reluctance to reward the shareholders."

The extravagance of any corporate office is directly proportional to management's reluctance to reward the shareholders.