Market Fluctuations

Why Do Stock Prices Go Up And Down?

"October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February."
Mark Twain

Why Do Stock Prices Go Up And Down? - a brief explanation by famous investment gurus.
  • The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.
    -Jean-Paul Kauffmann
  • Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make
    -Donald Trump
  • Wall Street people learn nothing and forget everything.
    -Benjamin Graham
  • There are no rules about investment. Sharks can be good. Artist's dung can be good. Oil on canvas can be good.
    -Charles Saatchi
  • The four most dangerous words in investing are 'This time it's different'.
    - John Templeton
  • The only reason to invest in the market is because you think you know something others don't.
    -R. Foster Winans
  • From my point of view, the investors are the big gamblers. They make a bet, stay with it, and if all goes wrong, they lose it all.
    -Jesse Livermore
  • In this business if you're good, you're right six times out of ten. You're never going to be right nine times out of ten.
    -Peter Lynch
  • In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
    -Warren Buffett
  • It's not whether you're right or wrong that's important, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong.
    -George Soros
  • I never hesitate to tell a man that I am bullish or bearish. But I do not tell people to buy or sell any particular stock. In a bear market all stocks go down and in a bull market they go up.
    -Jesse Livermore
  • We have two classes of forecasters: Those who donít know and those who donít know they donít know.
    -John Kenneth Galbraith.
  • Stocks are bought on expectations, not facts.
    -Gerald M. Loeb
  • When most investors, including the pros, all agree on something, they're usually wrong.
    -Carl Icahn
  • Change is the investor's only certainty.
    -T. Rowe Price
    Userul Books about Market Fluctuations
  • Economists and the Stock Market: Speculative Theories of Stock Market Fluctuations by J. Patrick Raines and Charles G. Leathers
  • The Stock Market: Bubbles, Volatility, and Chaos by G.P. Dwyer and R.W. Hafer

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