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Old 02-28-2019, 02:35 PM   #1
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Investment Cliches

There are probably hundreds of investment cliches floating around out there. I often hear one and have to stop and think "What the heck does that really mean? As an investor I should be familiar with that catchy phrase."

My all time favorite is one that is attributed to Warren Buffet- "When the tide goes out, you see who's swimming naked." I am not 100% sure what it means, but it is damn descriptive.

What is your favorite investment cliché? Why?
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I rising tide raises all boats. For example housing markets and stock markets make idiots look smart. When the tide goes out you can see who was swimming naked because they only can make money in up markets.
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“For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat and wrong.” H. L. Mencken

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” Buffet

(on investing for retirement) “Make no mistake about it: The object of this particular game is not to get rich – It’s to not get poor.” William Bernstein

(applicable to people who still advocate stock-picking funds) “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair
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One heard on here many times:
Never invest in what you do not understand

A few funny ones related to financial investing:
We lose money on every deal but we make it up in volume

Experience is that thing you get just after you could have used it

Common sense isn't

A fool never learns from his mistakes. A wise man does, but a smart man learns from other people's mistakes

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A former co-worker was fond of this one:

Be a bear, or be a bull, but don't be a pig
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Dont step over dollars to pick up dimes.

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I rising tide raises all boats. For example housing markets and stock markets make idiots look smart. When the tide goes out you can see who was swimming naked because they only can make money in up markets.


A rising tide lifts all boats except those with holes in their hull.
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College marketing class: Always remember the Golden rule. He who has the gold makes the rules

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