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Quotes: Capone's Broker

From Al Capone, the Chicago gangster. “It’s a racket, those stock market guys are crooked”. Takes one to know one? Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to hear it. Please drop me a message @shaneleonard121 or message our full team @stockflare. Shane Leonard Managing Director...

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Quotes: Crayon Quality

From Peter Lynch. Lynch was one of the most successful money managers of the 20th Century. “Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.” If you can’t explain that hot stock tip you got, to any friend in simple words, then you probably don’t know what you are getting into! Do you...

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Quotes: Bull Brains

From the Sage of Saxtons River, Humphrey B. Neill. Neill wrote The Art of Contrary Thinking. “Don’t confuse brains with a bull market.” It’s dangerous to your financial health when you get too confident. Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to hear it. Please drop...

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Quotes: Dumb Reasoning

From Warren Buffett “The dumbest reason in the world to buy a stock is because it’s going up.” On their own, momentum investing and technical analysis are absurd? Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to hear it. Please drop me a message @shaneleonard121 or message...

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Quotes: Time To Speculate

From Mark Twain, author and humorist. “There are two times in a man’s life when he shouldn’t speculate: when he can afford to and when he can’t.” Despite making a fortune writing, Twain lost it all on tech investments and setting up a publishing business. Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor...

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Quotes: Markets Are Never Wrong

From Jesse Livermore, aka the Great Bear of Wall Street. “Markets are never wrong, opinions are.” Listen to the opinions of brokers, if you wish, but don’t ignore what the market’s price is telling you! Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to hear it. Please...

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Quotes: Emptying Their Pockets

From Matthew McConaughey’s character in the Wolf or Wall Street movie. “The name of the game, moving the money from the client’s pocket to your pocket.” Hollywood never portrays Wall Street in a kind way. I wonder why? Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to...

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Quotes: Forecasting Stocks

From JK Galbraith, Harvard Professor and advisor to President Kennedy. “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” It’s the same with people forecasting stock prices! Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to hear it. Please drop me a message @shaneleonard121...

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Quotes: Limo vs Subway

From Warren Buffett “Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” So who should be taking advice from whom, eh? Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to hear it. Please...

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Quotes: Torturing Data

From a Nobel prize winning economist, Ronald Coase. “If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything”. Well? Shouldn’t we trust our intuition when investing in stocks? Not just run analysis after analysis? Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to hear it....

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Quotes: A Baruchian Profit

From the “Lone Wolf of Wall Street”. Baruch was a key advisor to President Roosevelt during World War II. “Nobody ever lost money by taking a profit”. Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to hear it. Please drop me a message @shaneleonard121 or the full...

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What to Buy? When to Sell?

Stockbrokers and bankers have access to all the financial data in the world. It’s expensive and comprehensive with Bloomberg and Reuters making $15 billion a year. So it’s tragic that few people tell me their broker gives them great stock ideas. Instead people are reading the papers, searching on blogs, and doing the research themselves....

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Quotes: Lynch's Idiots

From the Master of the Magellan Fund. Go for a business that any idiot can run, because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it. Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to hear it. Please drop me a message @shaneleonard121 or the...

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Quotes: Buffett's Rules for Investors

From the Sage of Omaha. Rule One: Never Lose Money. Rule Two: Don’t Forget Rule One. Do you have a favourite quote from a famous investor or stock market pundit? We’d love to hear it. Please drop me a message @shaneleonard121 or the full team @stockflare. Shane Leonard Managing Director Stockflare

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Take Care of Yourself!

I’ve worked for large Wall Street firms since 1996. So I’m pretty immune to the outrage of friends when a bank is fined a few billions dollars. Face up to it. Money just doesn’t have morals. The people who look after our stock portfolios make money from trades. They love holding onto our money, regardless...

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