Slideshows | April 12, 2013

Four not-so-famous quotes about investing

Wise words can provide inspiration to achieve many things – and investing is no different.

A pin lies in wait…
We’ve found quotes from four famous identities that might provide insight into managing money well. The sources as diverse as former heavy weight boxer Muhammad Ali to Renaissance philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli. They address key aspects, such as goal setting and tolerance to risk.

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1

Eye on the prize

Former heavy weight boxer Muhammad Ali highlights the importance of setting goals. Outside the ring, this is also true, with 48% in an eZonomics poll saying it is easier to save if they have a goal in mind.

2

All roads lead to...

Renaissance philosopher Machiavelli’s words are relevant in the modern day to many types of decision. One is weighing choices around risks and returns in investing.

3

Pop goes the bubble

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is well-known for his contrarian approach. In this quote, he highlights the danger of asset bubbles; the danger of the boom and bust.

4

All through the year

Timing share investments is notoriously difficult. Mark Twain’s witty words have a serious twist about taking care throughout the year.

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