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Owning stocks is like having children - don't get involved with more than you can handle.
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If you can't find any companies that you think are attractive, put your money in the bank
until you discover some.
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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.
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When you invest in the stock market you should always diversify.
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Gentlemen who prefer bonds don't know what they're missing.
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The junior high schools and high schools of America have forgotten to teach one of the most
important courses of all - investing.
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You can lose money in a very short time but it takes a long time to make money.
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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.
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The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.
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Equity mutual funds are the perfect solution for people who want to own stocks without
doing their own research.
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It would be wonderful if we could avoid the setbacks with timely exits, but nobody has figured
out how to predict them.
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Over the last seventy years the market has declined forty times, so an investor has to be
willing to be in the market for the long term.
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In the long run, a portfolio of well chosen stocks and/or equity mutual funds will always
outperform a portfolio of bonds or a money-market account. In the long run, a portfolio of
poorly chosen stocks won't outperform the money left under the mattress.
Peter Lynch

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