Investors Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Investors Quotes from Masayoshi Son, Fred Wilson, Joe Lonsdale, John Mackey, Didier Sornette. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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Money is available from investors as long as you have a great business model and a talented leader.
Masayoshi Son
Being an entrepreneur is hard. Having supportive and caring investors helps.
Fred Wilson
Private equity investors are an integral part of the economy and should be celebrated for making our country wealthier.
Joe Lonsdale
Profits are one of the most important goals of any successful business, and investors are one of the most important constituencies of public businesses.
John Mackey
When herding behaviour among investors ramps up, a stock’s or index’s growth rate can increase faster than exponentially, leading to more herding. This positive feedback brings the system to a tipping point. About two-thirds of the time, a crash results.
Didier Sornette
When it comes to owning stocks of the best-known businesses in the world, value investors usually feel like children looking through the window of the candy store, unable to afford the treats inside because they refuse to pay the prices such high-quality franchises typically bear.
Whitney Tilson
My investors expect me to maximize profits.
Martin Shkreli
It seems to me – particularly for these retirement-plan investors, the vast majority of whom are not particularly financially sophisticated – by far the best way is to invest in index funds.
John C. Bogle
We have to have a business model that can be a sustainable and acceptable one to both regulators and the other stakeholders, clients, and investors.
Sergio Ermotti
‘Ick investing’ means taking a special analytical interest in stocks that inspire a first reaction of ‘ick.’ I tend to become interested in stocks that by their very names or circumstances inspire unwillingness – and an ‘ick’ accompanied by a wrinkle of the nose on the part of most investors to delve any further.
Michael Burry
Electronic communications networks match trades between investors directly, without using a market maker or specialist as an intermediary.
Alex Berenson
Most startup entrepreneurs unnecessarily spend half their time and give up half their equity in search of funding from angel investors and venture capitalists. Tens of millions of dollars are available to them for free from partners who not only don’t want their equity, they don’t even want to be paid back.
Jay Samit
Celtel established a mobile phone network in Africa at a time when investors told me that there was no market for mobile phones there.
Mo Ibrahim
It’s very important as a startup to get early press because, although it may not be a large number of people, having a ‘Fast Company’ story – some of those people that read it are going to be your next employees and hires, your next investors.
Jason Calacanis
Most investors give too much credence to the theory that prices are rational; they presume that a market collapse must have been justified by serious economic trouble.
Kenneth Fisher
If we don’t make sure that Mexico can offer potential investors more input, they’ll stop coming to Mexico. They’ll go to the United States or other places where it is more economically viable to carry out their projects.
Enrique Pena Nieto
I feel many responsibilities – to our customers, to our employees, to the environment, to the world at large. But I don’t want to feel responsible to investors, to outsiders with financial concerns that may differ from those of the welfare of IKEA.
Ingvar Kamprad
I love what I do. I don’t do it for the money. I work on behalf of investors that I like and want to do well for. I’m a competitive person.
Bill Ackman
Political elites look increasingly interchangeable: Blair, Brown, and Cameron have all tried to provide cover for the surrender of sovereignty to foreign investors with invocations of ‘British’ values, and, more opportunistically, anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Pankaj Mishra
I found that options traders – the Amex was mainly an options exchange – routinely conspired to keep as wide as possible the spreads between the prices investors paid and the prices floor traders paid for the same securities.
Gary Weiss
The problem with EMMA is that it is cost prohibitive for the small investors who were supposed to benefit from the new transparency.
John Kennedy
One way for investors to protect themselves from a rapid change in the price of a stock is to use a limit order rather than a market order.
Arthur Levitt
We can’t have investors buying four apartments while young couples struggle to raise another 5,000 shekels for a home. I appeal to investors: Think about these young couples, and invest your money elsewhere.
Moshe Kahlon
The DOJ has long considered the SEC an indispensable partner in protecting markets and investors, promoting lawful commerce around the world, and deterring misconduct.
William Barr
The idea is that angel investors are supposed to be wealthy people supporting people who need funds, typically who are not wealthy, and don’t have the ability to do it themselves.
Jason Calacanis
The decisions you make affect a lot of people. You have investors, employees, and customers who all rely on you. Being a leader is a 24-hour-a-day job.
Jon Oringer
Many investors make the mistake of buying high and selling low while the exact opposite is the right strategy.
John Paulson
Capitalists seem uninterested in capitalism, even as eager entrepreneurs can’t get financing. Businesses and investors sound like the Ancient Mariner, who complained, ‘Water, water everywhere – nor any drop to drink.’
Clayton M. Christensen
Capitalist systems function less well without state protection of investors, lenders, and companies against monopoly, deception, and fraud.
Edmund Phelps
Typically in a panic, corporate bonds sell off as investors fear weaker growth, tighter financial conditions, or need liquidity.
Kelly Evans
We know our responsibilities to our investors, and one of our challenges has always been preventing foreign investors from thinking that Indonesia is not a good place to invest.
Edwin Soeryadjaya
For every Tesla or Uber, there’s a Valeant Pharmaceuticals or Theranos – two story stocks that seduced an astounding array of prominent investors and supporters based on stories that did turn out to be too good to be true.
James B. Stewart
Frankly, there are better things for me to invest in than these hotels. Stewards are really needed for these kind of properties – instead of investors.
Philip Anschutz
To investors, job creation is a second-order effect. Market participants care first about interest rates, exchange rates, bond prices and the one great factor that affects all three: the long-term solvency of a bond company called the U.S. government.
Amity Shlaes
People think rationally that the world really is more risky. Imagine in 2008 that investors thought there was a 10% chance we’d have a depression. That would partly justify the drop in prices.
Eugene Fama
And so Fannie Mae produces very strong results for investors in – when interest rates are high and when interest rates are low, in recession and during booms.
Franklin Raines
With tech startups, it’s all loose-goosie. You raise money as you go, often from friends, family and investors.
Naval Ravikant
Investors like to invest based on traction, so it’s always better to raise money when you’ve got more traction than less.
Michael Seibel
A typical Ponzi scheme involves taking money from investors, then paying them off with money taken from new investors, rather than paying them from actual earnings.
Amy Goodman
Investor confidence in Adani is fairly high, and most of our investors are long-term investors.
Gautam Adani
All of us would be better investors if we just made fewer decisions.
Daniel Kahneman
We’re pretty broad as investors. Our thesis is work with great entrepreneurs that believe they can change the world. But there are specific areas that we get excited about – areas like hard tech, deep tech, companies that deal with really difficult technology, etc.
David Cohen
Audiences aren’t fools – their judgement really is important. And the true heroes of films are the investors. They take the risk, after all.
Stephen Frears
Investors need to understand the risk of individual exchanges before trusting their funds with them.
Perianne Boring
It’s nice to stay up nights worrying about the material, and not about the investors who gave you $10 million to do your musical.
Harold Prince
I think a very good system in a world with a lot of passive investors is one in which there are at least a few entrepreneurial investors, prepared to say what they think, prepared to propose a change in management, change in strategy, change in cost structure, capital structure.
Bill Ackman
Once investors come in, it’s hardly your company anymore!
Henrik Fisker
Company culture is my number one priority. It’s more important than the team, the product, the business model, or the investors. All of those things can be fixed and made better over time. But culture has to be established on Day 1.
Eric Yuan
We love the Vice guys; we believe in them. We’re investors. We believe in them, in the creative work that they’ve done… What they built is incredible.
Nancy Dubuc
When you look at how technology companies are funded, it’s not a zero-sum game. It could be 20 investors in one company, and everybody has to work together for the benefit of that company.
Troy Carter
Many gold and silver experts will recommend you buy numismatic coins – rare and old coins. If you are not a rare coin expert, I’d encourage you to stay away from them. New investors often pay too much for rare coins that are not really rare.
Robert Kiyosaki
Amazon has suffered quarters-long profit droughts. Alphabet has given its investors agita over profligate spending on non-core products. Microsoft’s growth – if not its profit engine – stalled for years, causing its stock to idle, too.
Adam Lashinsky
Good investors must learn to contextualize the daily background noise.
Barry Ritholtz
When it comes to valuation, there’s only one thing stock investors really care about, which is earnings.
James B. Stewart
The mandate that I got from my investors is to invest. So far, we are on the right track, and it is the right formula to invest in Indonesia.
Edwin Soeryadjaya
We believe that according the name ‘investors’ to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a ‘romantic.’
Warren Buffett
Main Street investors, who cannot trade credit default swaps, should not be tempted to trade an instrument with the same risk profile simply because it has been given a different name.
Daniel L. Doctoroff
Investors can see that Facebook is feeling old and tired and isn’t seeming to be that innovative.
Robert Scoble
The market is ridiculously overcrowded with early stage investors. This results in a talent drain, where the best talent gets diffused and work for their own startups.
Sean Parker
Early investors in Uber and Airbnb, though they remain private companies, have valued them at stratospheric multiples based largely on the notion that Uber will transform and dominate local transportation and Airbnb will revolutionize the hotel industry.
James B. Stewart
For the life of me, I cannot understand Clinton and her proposed across-the-board tax hikes on individuals, businesses and investors. I cannot fathom her plans for increased regulatory burdens, which include more government-run healthcare and a halt to the fossil-fuel energy boom.
Lawrence Kudlow
I pitch Mint to everyone from investors to engineers, young and old, and I do it pretty much the same way: Here’s the problem in the market place, here’s how we solve it, and here’s how we make money.
Aaron Patzer
On the upswing of an economic cycle, workers, consumers, savers, investors, and entrepreneurs imagine a future that is brighter than the past. On the downswing, they imagine a future dimmer than the past.
Sanjaya Baru
In theory, the MSRB is supposed to protect the public interest, investors, and state and local governments. In practice, the MSRB membership structure is more shaded toward protecting the financial professionals who broker the deals.
John Kennedy
Nobody wants to go back to the bad old days when some bureaucrat in Delhi decided what managing directors would earn, but how about more transparency in reporting pay and perks from multiple sources and giving teeth to institutional investors.
Sucheta Dalal
Investors covet past improvements but also always believe pricing unimaginable future creativity and efficiency gains is Pollyannaish. And they’re always wrong. Bet on it.
Kenneth Fisher
The money’s there in England. They try to gather the best players. We do it differently here at Bayern. We have no investors, no owners.
Niko Kovac
Investors tend to avoid food companies.
Shervin Pishevar
Investors like to hear that you’re in a multi-billion dollar market.
Michael Seibel
All I do is talk to people, email people, take meetings with people, and do interviews. Then I work at maintaining relationships with my investors because the trust people place in me is my business model.
Gil Penchina
Neither a success nor by any means a failure, Roku will nevertheless ask public investors for money because they, too, have a right to dream that magic will become reality one day.
Adam Lashinsky
Picking winners among the many young companies seeking money is a tough business, even for the most sophisticated investors. Indeed, most professionally run venture funds lose money. For individuals, it’s pure folly. Buy a lottery ticket instead. Your chance of winning is likely to be higher.
Steven Rattner
One component of the leading economic indicators is the yield curve. Bond investors keep a close eye on this, as it illustrates the spread or difference between long-term interest rates and short-term ones.
Kenneth Fisher
We’re pretty broad as investors. Our thesis is work with great entrepreneurs that believe they can change the world.
David Cohen
Venture capitalists are professional money managers. We are provided capital to invest as long as we can return it to our investors with a strong return in a reasonable amount of time. A strong return is three times cash on cash. A reasonable amount of time is ten years max.
Fred Wilson
Our investors are here for only one reason: great returns. They want to make money.
Steve Ells
It’s time for Haitians to have access to health care. It’s time to open our borders to the Haitian diaspora, open our markets to the world. It’s time to open our country to potential investors.
Michel Martelly
Of course, technology is not an exogenous force over which humans have no control. We are not constrained by a binary choice between acceptance and rejection. Rather, the decisions we make every day as citizens, consumers, and investors guide technological progress.
Klaus Schwab
For decades, activist shareholders were an entertaining, but largely ignored, Wall Street sideshow. Disgruntled investors would attend annual meetings to harangue executives, criticize strategies – and protest that their complaints were being ignored.
Charles Duhigg
To a large extent, equity investors put their hard-earned capital into the hands of management and count on it being employed skilfully and honestly. When that doesn’t happen, losses typically follow.
Whitney Tilson
What would I advise an aspiring young entrepreneur? Certainly I’d say read the works of great entrepreneurs and investors like Ben Horowitz, Peter Thiel, and many others. But what’s more important is to get real experience at a great startup.
Joe Lonsdale
I’m not an economist, but I have spent time around thousands of small-business owners and investors, and I remain skeptical – despite the best intentions of the Fed – that even lower interest rates can make a meaningful dent in our unemployment problem.
John Delaney
If you’re constantly making business decisions on behalf of your investors first, ultimately you’re going to wear down your other stakeholders. It’s going to be potentially hurtful for your employees and your customers and the community you do business with.
Danny Meyer
In Opportunity Zones, as they are called, investors will receive huge tax breaks for building office parks, warehouses, housing, grocery stores, and the like, helping to ease poverty and end blight in distressed communities.
Annie Lowrey
Unbeknownst to most American investors, significant portions of their public pension, mutual fund, life insurance and private portfolios are comprised of stocks of privately held companies that partner with state sponsors of terror.
Frank Gaffney
State funds, private equity, venture capital, and institutional lending all have their role in the lifecycle of a high tech startup, but angel capital is crucial for first-time entrepreneurs. Angel investors provide more than just cash; they bring years of expertise as both founders of businesses and as seasoned investors.
Jay Samit
So much of what happened to India late last year and early into 2011 is the same story we’ve seen with other big emerging markets, and that is that investors started to realize that the growth trajectory in India would have to get moderated by tightening policy.
Jerry A. Webman
Virtual reality is a tough sell for a software developer. They have to convince investors that not only are they going to build a good game, which is what they normally have to do, they have to convince them that it’s going to be a good game and that virtual reality will be successful.
Palmer Luckey
I’m good at what I do and still improving as I learn from mentors, founders, partners, friends, family, strangers, my own investors, and the experience itself.
Chris Sacca
After graduating in International Relations in 2011, I turned down safe, corporate job offers and instead accepted a position at an ‘incubator’ in L.A. – a tech word for a team of people who are funded by investors to create apps. I knew the future was digital and that I had to take a risk.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
When the only people in mainstream discourse who care about the working class are Wall Street investors, it really is time to ask where our politics went wrong.
Timothy Noah
Robert M. Morgenthau, the Manhattan district attorney, has seen a few financial schemes in his time. As the lead local prosecutor in the world’s financial capital, he has battled frauds like the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which stole billions of dollars from investors worldwide.
Alex Berenson
Delays in granting of justice very often reduce the speed with which investment could be undertaken, discouraging investors.
Lucas Papademos
There is a significant momentum behind the social Internet. A wide range of public investors were very enthusiastic about that.
Yuri Milner
More and more investors may be coming into markets everywhere but that doesn’t mean that the markets are really getting more and more efficient, even in the United States. It does mean that there is more access for savvy investors who watch the money flows.
Andrew Lo
There’s still a lot of investors wondering what to invest in. And, of course, I think entertainment looks attractive when you read the few films that make these insane amounts of money. What they don’t know is they don’t always do that.
Ridley Scott
There’s a tendency to look at investments in isolation. Investors focus on the risk of individual securities.
Daniel Kahneman
Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat, but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology.
Arthur Levitt
At the first rumors of war, timid investors in various government stock, being panic-stricken, sell out, to their loss and the gamblers’ gain.
Randal Cremer
Why do investors seem to care about ‘billion dollar exits?’ Historically, top venture funds have driven returns from their ownership in just a few companies in a given fund of many companies.
Aileen Lee
Any government has to be friendly with investors and the business community. They provide jobs, new investments; they keep the country running.
Naguib Sawiris
My view is that one should diversify broadly across different fund investments. However, it’s tough for investors to try to pick the appropriate risk level that they should manage their funds at. Having a personal adviser would be helpful.
Myron Scholes
The Indian diaspora is not a capital-accumulating diaspora. The Indian diaspora is doctors, lawyers, professors. Or newspaper sellers. They are basically trade- or profession-oriented, and so they’re not major investors in their home country.
Jairam Ramesh
Of course. I favor passive investing for most investors, because markets are amazingly successful devices for incorporating information into stock prices.
Merton Miller
Ultimately, the success of America’s market economy depends on trust. This includes trust between buyers and sellers, between lenders and borrowers, and between investors and the companies in which they invest.
Amy Klobuchar
In terms of challenges, I think finding the right people to maximize the chances the business will succeed is the hardest thing. You can crunch the numbers any way you want, but at the end of the day, you really need good employees and investors – and they aren’t always easy to find.
Sallie Krawcheck
Peer-to-peer lenders originally sought to attract retail investors to its loan marketplace, but the lack of high-returning assets elsewhere in the market has made these platforms increasingly attractive to major asset managers and hedge funds.
Kayla Tausche
My ultimate idea would be to get a lot of big investors together, buy some land outside Orlando, Florida, and start up Rabbitt Land.
Eddie Rabbitt
Sun Pharma’s relationship with AML is on an arm’s-length basis. As investors have expressed concerns regarding this arrangement, we are in the process of evaluating various options for undertaking domestic formulation business.
Dilip Shanghvi
The United States has the most sophisticated financial markets in the world, which does not leave much room to maneuver. But it also offers investors the greatest access to information and the ability to execute trades quickly and efficiently. So it is a mixed bag of opportunity.
Andrew Lo
Sure, investors do tend to overreact, but they are investing real money based on doubtful information. Complacency or a wrong move sees their money literally vanish into thin air.
Sucheta Dalal
We must look after our own before lining the pockets of overseas countries and investors.
Pauline Hanson
I do lament how many investors focus on all the short-term sugar buzz of some marginal improvement in something – nothing history books are ever going to be written about. In many cases, these are quick and easy ways to make money.
Steve Jurvetson
Market timing, by the way, is a tag some buy-and-hold investors use to put down anything that involves using your brain. These are the same people who like to watch the locomotive coming and get run down in the name of discipline.
Jeremy Grantham
Investors need to get rewarded for their investment, especially in unstable countries.
Beny Steinmetz
Prove to yourself that your business, in micro-scale at least, creates value. If you believe it, you’ll find it that much easier to convince potential investors, partners and employees, too.
Eric Ries
As you can probably tell, the push to develop talent in Africa is personal. I grew up there. I played there. I know how much talent there is. We have to concentrate on building facilities, establishing successful leagues and finding investors to help young players.
Masai Ujiri
For me, it is very important that we listen to the voice of the investors, not only the voice of the Ukrainian government officials, parliamentarians, or the president.
Petro Poroshenko
We can bring together rich natural resources, innovative research and development, smart investors, and risk-taking farming and manufacturing entrepreneurs.
Anthony Pratt
We are increasing our efforts to attract the right kind of foreign investors through our various agencies.
Hassanal Bolkiah
Investors don’t like uncertainty.
Kenneth Lay
Whether an economic boom is fueled by the fashion industry or technology innovations, it needs a brick-and-mortar foundation. This is not only true in New York and San Francisco; wherever you live, you can find a local hotspot positioned to attract interest from businesses, consumers and investors.
David Lichtenstein
Broadcasts from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange have propelled once-obscure financial journalists such as Maria Bartiromo to celebrity status and made CNBC to investors what ESPN is to sports fans.
Gary Weiss
Despite what some investors say, older age is an advantage in the startup world. You know more about industries and markets, and have ideas for products that the world actually needs and a better ability to motivate and manage than a kid out of school does.
Vivek Wadhwa
What if every high-caliber chef told our investors that for every fancy restaurant we build, it would be a requirement to build one in the hood as well?
Roy Choi
In the past, when venture-funded startups told their investors they’d found a profitable business model, the first thing VCs would do is to start looking for an ‘operating exec’ – usually an MBA who would act as the designated ‘adult’ and take over the transition from Search to Build.
Steve Blank
Though the Income Tax Act obliges even non-residents to pay tax on incomes earned in India, many foreign institutional investors avoided paying taxes citing the Double Taxation Treaty with Mauritius.
Prashant Bhushan
It’s clear to me when you do private equity well, you’re making companies more efficient and helping them grow and become more profitable. That success means our investors – such as public pension funds – benefit, which contributes to the economic wealth of society.
David Rubenstein
I think it’s a mistake to rely too much on any one economic factor. It’s why investors try to spread their portfolio round.
Paul Wolfowitz
When high-growth companies slow down, growth and momentum junkies often sell indiscriminately, which can create great opportunities for value investors. Just be careful not to anchor on the stock’s previous price or earnings multiple, which are no longer relevant.
Whitney Tilson
The financial crisis of 2008 was not caused by investment banks betting against the housing market in 2007. It was caused by the fact that too few investors – including all of the big investment banks – bet too heavily on the housing market in the years before 2007.
James Surowiecki
Governments can and do expropriate investors or discriminate against them. Domestic judicial and administrative systems provide investors with one option for protecting themselves.
Jose Angel Gurria
We call ourselves ‘opportunistic value investors.’
Whitney Tilson
Volatility may be rising simply because investors must digest more information every day.
Alex Berenson
The amount of data and analysis available for free is a true example of information explosion has leveled the playing field for individual investors.
Maria Bartiromo
The actions of hedge fund managers in exercising their fiduciary responsibilities to their investors is not the reason why Chrysler is in jeopardy.
Scott Garrett
Foreign investors like decisiveness; they like clarity. There isn’t any confusion about Ireland’s corporate tax rate: it is 12.5%. End of story.
Enda Kenny
Community interest companies are a growing form of regulated social enterprises, and we want to make sure that the rules are as friendly as possible for investors and social enterprises.
David Gauke
As long as you’ve got serious investors who wish to put money into football, I applaud. It proves that football is attractive. What upsets me, what I find scandalous, is when clubs accept fools.
Sepp Blatter
Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor.
Paul Ryan
My favorite pre-Ponzi schemer was known as ‘520 Percent Miller’ because he promised 10 percent returns a week, or 520 percent a year. Of course he was just using new investors’ money to pay old investors, and soon he was on the lam.
Mitchell Zuckoff
While U.K. is one of India’s most important trade and investment partners, India has become one of the largest investors in the U.K.
Preneet Kaur
I think 2tor has a chance of remaking higher ed in a really great way. If we do that, those investors will do well.
John Katzman
We would like a stable policy framework, and whatever incentives and tax structures are there should be made known to investors upfront. There should be credibility, clarity and continuity in both policy formulation and its implementation.
Narendra Modi
It’s no secret that big institutional investors have a lot of advantages on Wall Street. They get the first chance to buy hot initial public offerings. They get to meet in person with companies’ managements.
Alex Berenson
We want to clean up South Africa so that we can begin to make it more attractive to investors but at the same time to deal with the issues that are impeding growth.
Cyril Ramaphosa
I have 250 contacts, employees, and investors who, anytime they come across something relevant, will share it with me. I wake up to 10-15 links that people have explicitly recommended for me. I don’t have to look for news anymore; it flows to me.
Garrett Camp
Our purpose, as we face these challenges, remains clear – fair and orderly markets that allow for efficient capital formation, while protecting the interests of investors.
Arthur Levitt
We think nothing of protecting consumers from faulty toasters or unsafe cars. Is it unreasonable to suggest that investors are entitled to information they can trust before investing their hard-earned money? I don’t think it’s unreasonable at all.
Jackie Speier
I believe that India’s long-term growth story is strong, and foreign investors are keen to be a part of it.
Chanda Kochhar
Amazon and Snap both have stories that are compelling for many investors: Amazon has transformed retailing and is destined to dominate it. Snap is reinventing communication, at least for millennials and those even younger.
James B. Stewart
If a company is profitable, the founder is in control. If it’s not, investors are in control.
Sam Altman
The most talented investors are animals solely focused on winning.
Stephanie Ruhle
Great investors need to have the right combination of intuition, business sense and investment talent.
Andrew Lo
If I bring to light a company that’s poisoning customers, defrauding investors, or something like that… there just aren’t enough regulators in the world to keep up with all of the fraud and malfeasance that goes on out there, particularly in the little nooks and crannies of the market.
Whitney Tilson
You have a class of investors and you have a class of speculators. The speculators historically haven’t been big enough to cause the investors to doubt the long-term vision of stock.
Jim Cramer
It was an important and daring decision to open Eletrobras capital to private investors.
Michel Temer
I believe that the market is slowly waking up to the fact that the Federal Reserve is a clueless organization. They have no idea what they’re doing. And so the confidence level of investors is diminishing, in my view.
Marc Faber
Individual investors beware: If you’re constantly worried about a crash, you’re probably making some big mistakes – and losing a lot of money in the process.
Cass Sunstein
Investors have to ask themselves two questions. How much can we grow our investments? And, can we afford our mistakes?
Mohamed El-Erian
Around the world, businesses and investors are increasingly taking action to climate-proof their own organizations.
Paul Polman
I was lucky to work with Gamechanger Films, who are a consortium of investors financing films directed by women. This is a company that puts their money where their mouth is.
Karyn Kusama
My whole life has been one theme of self-sacrifice for my investors.
Martin Shkreli
Founding a company is a sheer act of will and tenacity in the face of immense skepticism from everyone – investors, customers, friends, family, and employees, to name a few.
Steve Blank
The media and marketing deluge has spawned a new type of Wall Street loser: the armchair momentum player. These are novice investors who engage in short-term stock buying and selling based on media reports or an expert’s enthusiasm.
Gary Weiss
We got to know a lot of investors and know what they like and don’t like. Through many co-investments opportunities, we have built trust among these investors. So when it came to investing in Xiaomi, things were a lot easier.
Lei Jun
I started Shutterstock without any outside funding; I believe in creating a lean startup. By not taking outside investors early, I was forced to use every dollar I had as efficiently as possible. And I was able to keep a large part of the company.
Jon Oringer
In investing, you get what you don’t pay for. Costs matter. So intelligent investors will use low-cost index funds to build a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds, and they will stay the course. And they won’t be foolish enough to think that they can consistently outsmart the market.
John C. Bogle
Tokens align incentives between developers, contributors, users, and investors. They allow everyone who wants to contribute to a project early the opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
Fred Ehrsam
To be sure, the provision of liquidity alone can by no means solve the problems of credit risk and credit losses; but it can reduce liquidity premiums, help restore the confidence of investors, and thus promote stability.
Ben Bernanke
It’s human nature: for most investors, the pain of stocks going down is more tangible than the joy of when they go up. The common impulse is to do something – anything – to minimise the pain.
Whitney Tilson
Stock exchanges say that more than half of all trades are now executed by just a handful of high-frequency traders, who use rapid-fire computers to essentially force slower investors to give up profits, then disappear before anyone knows what happened.
Charles Duhigg
Investors have few spare tires left. Think of the image of a car on a bumpy road to an uncertain destination that has already used up its spare tire. The cash reserves of people have been eaten up by the recent market volatility.
Mohamed El-Erian
If you’re pitching to investors for the first time and expecting them to be so blown away by how thoroughly amazing your pitch is that they write a check on the spot – well, prepare to be disappointed.
David Cohen
Individual investors have become far more powerful than anyone gives them credit for. Today, 85 million Americans invest in stocks. Collectively, that kind of buying and selling power can move markets.
Maria Bartiromo
We work as a team. I think having the individual being shown as a star actually creates problems internally. We encourage all our investors to work as a team for the benefit of the founders.
Douglas Leone
Foreign investors are looking for a consistent and stable policy in India.
Uday Kotak
You have to have in mind what you want when you go public. It’s not just an end in and of itself. Suddenly, you have investors to satisfy. Investors who want – who demand – a return.
Gary Kovacs
There are about 100 German companies in Nigeria, and German investors have earned a lot of respect from Nigeria because of the quality of the manufactured goods they produce, especially machinery.
Muhammadu Buhari
Imperfect substitutability of assets implies that changes in the supplies of various assets available to private investors may affect the prices and yields of those assets.
Ben Bernanke
Effective storytelling is the key to getting users to understand and adopt your product as well as imperative to recruiting team members and future investors.
Chris Sacca
Entrepreneurs or international conglomerateurs, or large financial institutions buy or create mutual fund management companies to create a return on their own capital. It’s capitalism at work, where the rewards tend to go to the managers rather than the investors.
John C. Bogle
Strong credit markets give companies borrowing options to boost their stock prices while making bearish investors scramble to close out trades before losing any more money, both of which then push the stock market even higher and continue the self-reinforcing bullish cycle.
Kelly Evans
Many novice real estate investors soon quit the profession and invest in a well-diversified portfolio of bonds. That’s because, when you invest in real estate, you often see a side of humanity that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and saving money shelter you from.
Robert Kiyosaki
The markets represent the aggregate interaction of many investors. Their attitudes, philosophies, and behavioral patterns on many levels are predictable… and repetitive.
Rick Santelli
Life inside successful Web startups – especially the really successful ones – can be nasty, brutish, and short. As companies grow exponentially, egos clash, investors jockey for control, and business complexities rapidly exceed the managerial abilities of the founders.
Brad Stone
Most of us have not heard about Master Limited Partnerships. These special financing arrangements allow oil and gas investors to avoid paying certain corporate income taxes, but are not available to clean energy businesses.
Bernie Sanders
I almost always recommend investors get fully invested, since it’s better to put your money to work than to let it simply track the rate of inflation.
Louis Navellier
The energy sector presents exceptional opportunities for governments and investors.
Fatih Birol
Hedge funds try to produce above-average investment returns using tactics ranging from traditional stock-picking to complex derivative and arbitrage plays. High minimum investments, redemption restrictions and aggressive strategies make them suitable mainly for more sophisticated and well-heeled investors.
Alex Berenson
If you don’t have savings, and your co-founders are as poor as you are, and if Mom and Dad won’t loan you money, then your best bet is to find people that know you – your friends. If they, too, won’t help, then you’re stuck seeking out angel investors.
Vivek Wadhwa
Investors have finally woken up to the fact that there is something called the ‘Russian Internet’ into which you can invest.
Maelle Gavet
In general, investors prefer companies to reward executives for producing recurring income, not one-time gains.
Alex Berenson
Investors should be cautiously positioned as the global economy and markets face major uncertainties. The downgrade will be a further headwind to growth and job creation in the U.S.
Mohamed El-Erian
I think the tech stock, the public market is still completely traumatized by the dotcom crash. I think the investors and reporters and analysts and everybody is determined to not get taken advantage of again, and that is what everybody who lived through 2000, what they kind of remember.
Marc Andreessen
Most of my ideas come from drawing patterns across conversations I have with different types of people – technology investors, young fashion design students, a CEO. This variety is stimulating and offers many different perspectives on the things I am thinking about.
Imran Amed
Banks and investors don’t usually view a high-ranking executive in the company selling off massive amounts of stock as a good thing.
Marc Randolph
New products, new markets, new investors, and new ways of doing things are the lifeblood of growth. And while each innovation carries potential risk, businesses that don’t innovate will eventually diminish.
Adena Friedman
Fundamentally cheap stocks are often held in low regard by market participants. Something may be tainting their perception in investors’ minds.
Kenneth Fisher
There’s a lot of bad information about TV Azteca in the market, but that’s always an opportunity for smart and savvy investors.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego
To finance deficits, the government must sell bonds to investors, competing for capital that could otherwise be used to invest in stocks or corporate bonds. Government borrowings raise long-term interest rates, stifling economic growth.
Alex Berenson
But successful investors tend to be not too self-destructive. They tend to be patient, they tend not to follow the crowd, and they tend not to be too guilty about winning.
Andrew Tobias
We must not have an economy that discourages and chases away investors from investing in South Africa.
Cyril Ramaphosa
I am not an oligarch. I am a servant and I try to align my interests and those of my investors.
Yuri Milner
Pension funds, endowments, and private investors trust Mitt Romney’s former company Bain Capital enough to hand it billions of dollars in assets.
Ronald Kessler
One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is not understanding the relationship they have with their investors. At times, they confuse VCs with their friends.
Steve Blank
We are going to combat corruption, and we are going to underscore the fact that we want the private investors to be a major part of our future economy.
Joao Lourenco
If you run a corporation, your job is to maximize the return on investment for your investors. Good for you. But by the same token, we have to remember that corporations have no compassion. That’s why legislation and regulations are necessary.
Russell Simmons
By helping investors create jobs in Africa and Asia we will help lift millions out of poverty.
Penny Mordaunt
Learn to invest in investments where you can achieve an honest, legal advantage over other investors. When it comes to investing, why play on a level field?
Robert Kiyosaki
When I look around, I see a world of unrealized opportunities for improvements, an abundance of talented people able to take the risks necessary to make improvements, but a shortage of people and investors willing to take those risks.
Edward Conard
What investors want is growth, margin, and cash.
John L. Flannery
While the interests of the business are served by the aphorism ‘Don’t just stand there. Do something!’ the interests of investors are served by an approach that is its diametrical opposite: ‘Don’t do something. Just stand there!’
John C. Bogle
As investors, we want to believe we are smart, insightful and uniquely talented – even though we often fail to do the heavy lifting, put in the long hours, and make the uncomfortable but necessary decisions to achieve success.
Barry Ritholtz
The only reason investors haven’t run screaming from an obviously corrupt financial marketplace is because the government has gone to such extraordinary lengths to sell the narrative that the problems of 2008 have been fixed.
Matt Taibbi
The usual reason companies are funded or valued on the stock market for not having a current profit is because the investors believe there will be a future profit.
Jeff Bewkes
Defaulting on the nation’s debt would be cataclysmic. The U.S. Treasury’s Aaa rating is the one constant in the world’s financial system. When times are bad anywhere on the planet, global investors flock to Treasury bonds because they know they will get their money back.
Mark Zandi
We have a government that borrows $4 billion a day. We have a government that owes trillions of dollars in debt, half of that to foreigners, most of that to Chinese investors. I don’t – that is extreme. Not only is it extreme. It’s insane and it’s unsustainable.
Marco Rubio
One should not treat investors or a person who has set up an industry and is a successful businessman as criminals in this country. I am fully aware that everybody has a right to succeed, and success should be with ethics.
Sharad Pawar
I’ve been investing in the stock market for 27 years and, within that time, have helped investors beat the market nearly four to one.
Louis Navellier
Instead of mindlessly tossing billions at or taking billions from the Net as such, investors should be spending their time making sure that it’s the future Fords and General Motors of cyberspace that are getting the capital they need.
James Surowiecki
Thanks to a deal finalized in 2008, Chicago’s parking meters will be operated for the next 75 years by a group of investors put together by Morgan Stanley, including the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi.
Thomas Frank
Once in a while, I see my fellow TV investors praise a business just because they like the entrepreneur behind it. That kind of thinking might make you feel warm and fuzzy inside – but let’s get back to reality.
Kevin O’Leary
There is not necessarily a good reason why a regulator should have to be involved in product design and marketing for rich and sophisticated investors. We recommend that such investors should be able to sign a piece of paper, which allows them to go ahead and buy unregulated products at their own risk.
John Redwood
Many investors understandably want to do good while also doing well. But the standards for ESG investing are often unclear and sometimes contradictory.
Eugene Scalia
Understand that VCs are simply a sophisticated form of financial investors who, in turn, need to satisfy their own investors.
Steve Blank
Publicly traded United States companies report sales and profits to investors every quarter.
Alex Berenson
If you’re CEO of a company, you have to be a public person. You’re speaking to the press, you’re speaking to investors, you’re speaking to employees, you’re the public face of the company and so kind of naturally you become more extroverted, more outwards facing.
Fabrice Grinda
The research indicates that when we women invest, we women do tend to be more patient, take a longer-term perspective and as a result of it, tend to be better investors than men. But the messages we get are that investing is sort of ‘the guys’ world.’
Sallie Krawcheck
Spend the first six to 12 months building a great product or service that people love, rather than chasing investors. When the time comes to engage investors, you will be meeting them from a position of strength. This makes all the difference.
Aileen Lee
Chicago’s a flyover city. I don’t think we should try to change that. But it would be really cool if we had a little more opportunity for investors to come hang out.
Harper Reed
We need to encourage investors to invest in high-technology startups.
James Dyson
We need the banks to be attractive to investors again.
Ana Patricia Botin
2005 is highly likely to be a more challenging environment, both for policymakers and investors.
Charles Dallara
As a whole, investors should welcome attempts to safeguard the integrity of markets. You need very clear rules applied to markets.
Mohamed El-Erian
As an artist, you want to make good stories and create good art; as a businessman, you want to make money and make sure the investors are happy. The two will always clash, unfortunately.
Neil Jackson
I feel like I went through the Great Depression. All these companies are being successful around you, you’re on that track, and then the market collapses, and you’re out of a job. You’re trying to save your investors’ investment, and it doesn’t work, and you sell the company for nothing. It was brutal.
Nick Woodman
You need to keep having data points of progress, so even if an investor – and we’ve all had investors say no to us – there are times where you go back, and you keep them in the loop, and you keep telling them the progress and the perseverance you have.
Payal Kadakia
The JOBS Act will allow entrepreneurs to utilize ‘crowdfunding,’ which permits them to raise equity capital from a large pool of small investors.
Sam Graves
Our focus is not on exit. In fact if you talk to any of my entrepreneurs, I’m generally saying, ‘Don’t sell the company,’ when other investors want to sell. I’d much rather focus on building long-term value in building companies rather than worrying about exits.
Vinod Khosla
I’ve a lot of respect for what people are doing here in Manchester, to promote the city’s creativity and Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair has played a big role in that. I’m glad to bring my work to the North West.
Ben Eine
The actions taken by central banks and other authorities to stabilize a panic in the short run can work against stability in the long run if investors and firms infer from those actions that they will never bear the full consequences of excessive risk-taking.
Ben Bernanke
I’m not going to speak about any of our investors or board members at all because we don’t.
Alexander Nix
Being a CEO still means sitting across the table from big institutional investors and showing your leadership and having them believe in you.
Christie Hefner
It got a little stressful in my first two years of high school, trying to make conference calls with investors in between classes, but I definitely learned a lot of important time-management lessons.
Ben Casnocha
Historically venture capital funds have only allowed elite investors in.
Brock Pierce
Numerous academic studies have shown that amateur investors make poor traders – buying stocks for the wrong reasons, holding losers for too long, and acting on whims and emotions.
Gary Weiss
Cabin Fever was murder. There was a lot of psychological stress, like not knowing if we were going to finish the movie. The day we arrived to start rehearsals, our main investors pulled out.
Rider Strong
If investors avoid the Treasury market, we could be unable to pay off maturing securities, which would mean an immediate default. Market participants generally agree that even a brief default would create potentially catastrophic risks to the financial system, like the meltdown of 2008.
Jerome Powell
I’m not crying over surplus capacity… Surplus capacity is good for India. Surplus capacity means we can get more investors, can get more households and promise them 24/7 power.
Piyush Goyal
Bitcoin is not an actual physical coin, and if computers are shut down, you can’t buy or sell them. That’s why nothing will ever replace gold and silver coins themselves, and all investors should have them at home or in a safe deposit box.
Mark Skousen
I want to be known as one of the most accurate investors that ever lived.
Kevin Rose
Beware angel investors: they can be disruptive.
Mitch Kapor
At the end of 2000, most investors were optimistic that a return to quick gains could not be far off.
Alex Berenson
We are determined to improve the economic environment by getting foreign investors in and by cutting red tape.
Igor Luksic
Citadel is a global technology leader, recognized for its work to level the playing field for investors and make markets more fair, transparent and efficient. I look forward to leading this exemplary team as we grow this global business.
B. Kevin Turner
To economists, prices serve as crucial signals to producers and consumers. In a regulated market, the state sets prices high enough for private companies to cover their costs and earn a guaranteed profit for their investors. But in a deregulated market, prices should vary with demand and supply.
Alex Berenson
From 1983 to 2000, William Goren stole more than $30 million from investors on Long Island and in Queens. His favorite targets were widows and retired couples, like Helga and Simon Novack, Holocaust survivors who gave Mr. Goren their life savings.
Alex Berenson
For those that invested in Innate, including me, we all were sophisticated investors who were aware of the inherent risk.
Chris Collins
I can imagine a future in which we give investors the opportunity to invest not just in the companies Siemens Healthineers or Siemens-Gamesa renewable energy, but also in a high-performing digital industry business.
Joe Kaeser
We’re starting to see a renaissance of investors embracing the idea that scientists can build businesses.
Ryan Bethencourt
The mutual fund industry and small investors are very relentless and very unforgiving if people don’t perform.
Ron Chernow
The reality is that SXSW is packed with brilliant entrepreneurs, investors and partners. They’re everywhere, zipping back and forth like thousands of atoms. Your chances of colliding with one actually improve just by standing still.
Ryan Holmes
We continue to advise that investors remain committed to a patient, long-term outlook and that the best way to do well in stocks is to use a disciplined, time-tested strategy that has the benefit of empirically tested results over a variety of market environments.
James O’Shaughnessy
In order to access private capital, you have to provide competitive return on investment. In order to give competitive returns to investors, you’ve got to operate on a profitable basis and be thinking of yourself as a business.
Pierre Omidyar
A stock market index helps investors track the performance of a group of stocks. NRDC worked with FTSE to develop comprehensive and transparent methodologies that screen out companies linked to owning, exploring, or extracting fossil fuels.
Frances Beinecke
By promising to intervene in vulnerable markets in the event of excessive financial volatility, the IMF, as the largest player, would reduce coordination problems among investors.
Gita Gopinath
Big companies are reliant on institutional investors on a punishing schedule which leads to ruthless behaviour. This form of capitalism with this structure and incentives will never deliver sustainability.
Tim Jackson
Investors tend to discover ‘hot’ mutual fund managers just after a successful run and just before the inescapable force of mean reversion is about to kick in.
Barry Ritholtz
Our best and brightest must conceive of themselves as stewards of our society and confront the critical challenges of our time. It’s the best bet for our society, for entrepreneurs, and for the investors who believe in them.
Joe Lonsdale
I know how to finance something. It’s easier today because, as you’re more successful, everybody wants to do deals with you. But even in the beginning, when I took Landry’s public, I owned 100 percent of it. I never had investors or anything. I was just always able to find a way to do it.
Tilman J. Fertitta
Investors avoid investing in a region where some elements cause political instability by their so-called movements.
Nawaz Sharif
We’ve seen it time and again – Chinese companies don’t play by the rules, committing intellectual property theft and disregarding basic regulatory standards at the expense of investors. Not a single taxpayer dollar should be invested with these entities that have a clear history of corruption.
Tommy Tuberville
Over the past several decades, a growing number of investors have been choosing to put their money in funds that screen companies for their environmental and labor records. Some socially responsible investors are starting to add free expression and privacy to their list of criteria.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.
Arthur Levitt
Venture capitalists buy minority positions in young companies they think will grow quickly; buy-out investors buy most or all of companies they think can be turned around by fixing a few basic things.
Jose Ferreira
Many U.S. investors are already investing overseas rather than at home.
Robert Kiyosaki
Howard Stern gave me the best advice about Twitter and the N word. He said maybe onstage people get the intention behind the joke, but a tweet is 140 characters or less, and maybe that’s why people overreact. I don’t need to rustle any more feathers and lose any investors.
Lisa Lampanelli
Great VCs are more than mere investors; they are often seasoned leaders who have built companies themselves.
Joe Lonsdale
Being women behind a massively growing business is not an easy task, and the journey to find the right investors and to secure true partners has proven that.
Huda Kattan
Investor demand for distressed property has been healthy, as rents rise to levels that can cover investors’ costs while they wait for properties to appreciate. Giving investors a small tax break should further juice up demand, supporting prices for distressed homes and the market in general.
Mark Zandi
Often, investors will discover a manager after he’s had a terrific run, usually when he lands on a magazine cover somewhere. Invariably, funds swell up with new investor money just before they revert to their long-term averages.
Barry Ritholtz
There is nothing as nervous as a highly overbought and slightly crazy stock market dominated by greedy small investors and day traders all out to squeeze a huge profit out of the present bull run.
Sucheta Dalal
In the early days, I promoted the idea of spending time in libraries to gain facts that other investors didn’t have. Not many people did that kind of research, so it worked.
Kenneth Fisher
It has been an incredibly rewarding experience to work with so many dedicated SEC staff who strive every day to protect investors and ensure our markets operate with integrity.
Mary Schapiro
We have to develop the whole system of early stage investors and a tax system around it. For every Google that has come on the scene, there are hundred entrepreneurs who never did.
Jamshyd Godrej
Like many other banks and finance companies, Green Tree used a process called securitization to resell its home loans to outside investors. Green Tree grouped thousands of these small loans into a pool worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Alex Berenson
For value investors, General Motors is a tempting target. The company’s share of the North American auto market has steadily declined for two decades, and analysts say the company suffers from weak management and unexciting cars.
Alex Berenson
I believe investors should invest for the long run, so I don’t buy and sell. I usually maintain the classic index of global equities, diversified U.S. and global and emerging markets, and when the risk is larger, I diminish the amount in global equities and put more into liquid assets – but very irregularly.
Nouriel Roubini
In every business I had ever started, even ones that had totally failed, I had kept good relations with the investors.
James Altucher
Fannie Mae has traditionally only bought and sold mortgages. But when a loan held by the company goes into foreclosure, Fannie Mae gains ownership of the underlying property until it is resold to new investors.
Charles Duhigg
While it’s wonderful that investors have access to all the data now available to them, it has become a full-time job to sift through it and separate out the valuable news from the useless noise.
Maria Bartiromo
Some investors may grumble about entrepreneurs wanting ‘unicorn valuations.’ But let’s be honest: most investors want them, too, and are supporting the massive capitalization of these companies.
Aileen Lee
The public, investors and stakeholders now expect higher standards of tax compliance and more transparency from large businesses about the way they approach taxation.
David Gauke
Providing investors with recourse against governments is valuable.
Jose Angel Gurria
Requiring fund managers to disclose how they vote would increase accountability and mean that pensioners and ordinary investors would more easily be able to see how those acting on their behalf vote on all issues, including remuneration.
Chuka Umunna
Rather than engage in the sort of selective retention that so many investors tend to do and pretend mistakes never happened, I prefer to ‘own’ them. This allows me to learn from them and, with any luck, avoid making the same errors again.
Barry Ritholtz
It helps tremendously to have operating startup experience when advising startups. It is much easier to tell people how to talk to customers, build product, manage an engineering team, raise money from investors, and talk to press when you’ve done it before yourself.
Justin Kan
If you’re just interested in the prestige of banking, that’s not what’s going to sustain you. You have to be interested in what we do: managing and originating capital, helping issuers and investors come together is great, bringing these companies to life.
James P. Gorman
Work is work; wherever I’m working, I do the best I can. If the actual dollars come from investors as opposed to taxpayers and patrons, what’s the difference?
Twyla Tharp
The thing that’s confusing for investors is that founders don’t know how to be CEO. I didn’t know how to do the job when I was a CEO. Founder CEOs don’t know how to be CEOs, but it doesn’t mean they can’t learn. The question is… can the founder learn that job and can they tolerate all mistakes they will make doing it?
Ben Horowitz
Having billions of dollars immediately available to plug budget holes without raising taxes is very appealing. And to the delight of Wall Street investors, state and local governments often fail to ask the important questions or consider the long-term impact.
Dick Durbin
Rising interest rates are considered bad for stocks because they raise the cost of doing business and depress corporate earnings and because higher yields make bonds relatively more attractive than stocks to investors.
Alex Berenson
I think good private equity investors create a lot more economic value than they destroy.
Bill Ackman
It is intellectually dishonest to lump venture investors with hedge fund and buy-out investors.
Jose Ferreira