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500 of the Most Witty, Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said About Money by Philip Jenks

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Researching companies

The necessity for research

“Investing without research is like playing poker without looking at the cards.”

Peter Lynch

“Great stocks are extremely hard to find. If they weren’t, then everyone would own them.”

Philip A. Fisher, author of ‘Common Stocks & Uncommon Profits’

Reports and accounts

Many investors ignore them

“Most men would rather die than think. Many do.”

Bertrand Russell

...at their peril

“Hollow vessels make the greatest sound.”

Anon

“When you buy a stock for its book value, you have to have a detailed understanding of what those values really are. At Penn Central, tunnels through mountains and useless rail cars counted as assets.”

Peter Lynch

“A fully fledged economic ...

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