Trading Quotable Quotes

Discussion in 'Trading' started by tyrant, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. tyrant


    Hi all,

    This thread is about Quotable Quotes or Words of Wisdom in Trading. I am building a collection of these quotes in my personal blog on trading,, together with other various aspects related to trading that might be useful.

    I hope to keep this thread clean with only EXACT quotes quoted directly from books or journals etc. Please only post these quotes if you are sure of the wordings. And please keep discussion of the merits or otherwise of these quotes out of this thread, hopefully. That can be done in a different thread if needed. Hopefully, this will provide a convenient collection of trading wisdom for those seeking inspirations.

    I will start off with one of the favourite quotes of mine below which emphasizes the importance of CUTTING LOSSES.

    "The elements of good trading are: (1) cutting losses, (2) cutting losses, and (3) cutting losses. If you can follow these three rules, you may have a chance."

    Ed Seykota

    Please limit strictly quotable quotes related to trading, except those who are short, concise and powerful, like

    He who controls others may be more powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

    Lao Tse, Chinese Philosopher

    Please include BOTH the QUOTES and the PERSON making the quotes.

  2. tyrant


    "I think investment psychology is by far the more important element, followed by risk control, with the least important consideration being the question of where you buy and sell."

    Tom Basso

    "The key to trading success is emotional discipline. If intelligence were the key, there would be a lot more people making money trading... I know this will sound like a cliche, but the single most important reason that people lose money in the financial markets is that they don't cut their losses short."

    Victor Sperandeo
  3. tyrant


    "Don't focus on making money; focus on protecting what you have."

    Paul Tudor Jones

    "I always define my risk, and I don't have to worry about it."

    Tony Saliba

    "The most important thing in making money is not letting your losses get out of hand."

    Marty Schwartz
  4. tyrant


    "If I have positions going against me, I get right out; if they are going for me, I keep them... Risk control is the most important thing in trading. If you have a losing position that is making you uncomfortable, the solution is very simple: Get out, because you can always get back in."

    Paul Tudor Jones
  5. tyrant


    "The fundamental law of investing is the uncertainty of the future."

    Peter Bernstein

    "There is the plain fool who does the wrong thing at all times anywhere, but there is the Wall Street fool who thinks he must trade all the time."

    Edwin Lefevre
  6. “keep it simple,stupid"

    Stanley Kroll
  7. tyrant


    Please post in the other thread "Good Trading Quotable Quotes".