The following are Wall Street sayings offering informative insights and common sense for retail and institutional investors.
The Wall Street thoughts, investing quotes, and pearls of wisdom can help one navigate a challenging and volatile market environment.
Bulls make money, bears make money, and pigs get slaughtered. - Anthony Gallea.
Bull markets climb a wall of worry; bear markets slide down a river of hope.
Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful – Warren Buffett.
No One Ever Went Broke by Taking a Profit. - Bernard Baruch
The four most dangerous words in investing are “It's different this time.” - Sir John Templeton
Markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent. - John Maynard Keynes
"In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable." - Robert Arnott
The stock market will always do whatever makes the greatest number of people look foolish.
The trend is your friend - an existing trend is likely to continue until it ends. Do not trade against the primary trend.
A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force - Newton's first law of motion.
Investing can be cold and hard. The above quotes have stood the test of time and when you are confused or uncertain about investing it is often a good idea to refer to the pearls of wisdom.
This year has been especially challenging for both traders and investors alike. The market volatility will likely continue into the near future.
Remember, it pays to be patient, stock selective, and disciplined.
Investing often comes down to one simple thing - keep it simple. The following technical screen may help traders and investors with their stock selection process. It identifies S&P 500 stocks trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages.
Stocks trading above their respective key moving averages are likely in uptrends. One of the basic rules of investing is trading in the direction of the primary trend.
The caveat remains - if this is the start of a structural bear trend, then almost all stocks will succumb to the broad market sell-off. Adhering to a disciplined risk management strategy can help to minimize losses.