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9 Peter Lynch Quotes That Every Investor In The World Should Know

"If you don't study any companies, you have the same success buying stocks as you do in a poker game if you bet without looking at your cards." - Peter Lynch

"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

"Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." - Peter Lynch

"People who want to know how stocks fared on any given day ask, "Where did the Dow close?" I'm more interested in how many stocks went up versus how many went down. These so-called advance/decline numbers paint a more realistic picture." - Peter Lynch

"Sensible professionals wondered if they should take up hunting and fishing, because soon we'd all be living in the woods, gathering acorns. Then the moment of greatest pessimism, when 8 out of 10 swore we where heading into the 1930s the stock market rebounded with a vengeance and suddenly all was right with the world." - Peter Lynch

"If you can follow only one bit of data, follow the earnings -- assuming the company in question has earnings. I subscribe to the crusty notion that sooner or later earnings make or break an investment in equities. What the stock price does today, tomorrow, or next week is only a distraction." - Peter Lynch

"During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit." - Peter Lynch

"If a picture is worth a thousand words, in business, so is a number." - Peter Lynch

"The simpler it is, the better I like it." - Peter Lynch