If you are considering investing in stocks, learn as much as you can about the process and what to look for in a stock or fund.

Below are quotes that will, hopefully, inspire you.

“Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” Warren Buffett

[Comment]  When you decide to invest, invest for the long term.  If you don’t check your balance regularly, it may help eliminate the urge to start selling.

“The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage.” Warren Buffett

[Comment]  Find out how well the company is doing financially in comparison to others in its industry.  Also, ask yourself and others if the product or service has staying power. Research the company.

“It is a gross over simplification to say that the key to investing is to buy low and sell high.” Warren Buffett

[Comment] Learn as much as you can about investing and the companies you plan to invest in.

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” Warren Buffett

[Comment]  You cannot be involved with everything.  Research and choose carefully.

“If you’re smart, you’re going to make a lot of money without borrowing.” Warren Buffett

[Comment]  Don’t put yourself in debt. You can get started with investing by having a small amount of your income go directly into a 401k plan. Over time, it can really add up.

“Put together a portfolio of companies whose aggregate earnings march upward over the years, and so also will the portfolio’s market value.” Warren Buffett

[Comment] With research, you can find the performance history of a fund or stock.

“Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they’re doing.” Warren Buffett

[Comment] Don’t put all of your money in one stock. Spread the risk by investing in a variety of industries and companies. Index funds consist of many companies in one product. Buying an index fund could make the process easier.

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” Warren Buffett

[Comment] After devoting all of your energy and time you see that something is not working, it may be time to make a change.

“Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that ‘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.” Warren Buffett

[Comment] When stock prices are down, that can give you an opportunity to purchase quality stocks at a lower price.


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