5 Intelligent Quotes From Ben Graham About Money, Markets, and Investing | Exploring Markets

5 Intelligent Quotes From Ben Graham About Money, Markets, and Investing

Ben Graham is the founder of value investing.

Warren Buffett has consistently listed him as his mentor and inspiration. His books, Security Analysis and The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing remain best sellers today. They inspire millions of students and young investors each year.

In ode to Graham's genius, we present 5 of his most outstanding quotes about stocks and markets:

1. "Have the courage of your knowledge and experience. If you have formed a conclusion from the facts and if you know your judgment is sound, act on it - even though others may hesitate or differ. You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right." –  Ben Graham

2. "Basically, price fluctuations have only one significant meaning for the true investor. They provide him with an opportunity to buy wisely when prices fall sharply and to sell wisely when they advance a great deal. At other times he will do better if he forgets about the stock market and pays attention to his dividend returns and to the operating results of his companies." –  Ben Graham

3. "If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you would buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume." –  Ben Graham

4. "The stock investor is neither right or wrong because others agreed or disagreed with him; he is right because his facts and analysis are right." –  Ben Graham

5. "It has long been the prevalent view that the art of successful investment lies first in the choice of those industries that are most likely to grow in the future and then in identifying the most promising companies in these industries." –  Ben Graham