Top 295 Investors Quotes

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Investors need to get rewarded for their investment, es

Investors need to get rewarded for their investment, especially in unstable countries.
Beny Steinmetz
Apple is a wonderful company for its customers and investors. So, too, Pixar. (NeXT, not so much…) But Apple is also an engine of misery for its subcontracted Chinese workers.
Eric Alterman
We’re pretty broad as investors. Our thesis is work with great entrepreneurs that believe they can change the world.
David Cohen
When investors, particularly investment bankers, talk about splitting up companies, there’s a lot of discussion about multiple expansion, and the reality is multiple expansion is an outcome, not a strategy.
Irene Rosenfeld
We continue to advise that investors remain committed to a patient, long-term outlook and that the best way to do well in stocks is to use a disciplined, time-tested strategy that has the benefit of empirically tested results over a variety of market environments.
James O’Shaughnessy
One of our priorities is to have an enabling environment for private investment, both domestic and foreign investment, and that means we are going to officially combat corruption because we believe that this scourge, this illness, hinders our efforts to attract private investors.
Joao Lourenco
Nobody wants to go back to the bad old days when some bureaucrat in Delhi decided what managing directors would earn, but how about more transparency in reporting pay and perks from multiple sources and giving teeth to institutional investors.
Sucheta Dalal
We know our responsibilities to our investors, and one of our challenges has always been preventing foreign investors from thinking that Indonesia is not a good place to invest.
Edwin Soeryadjaya
When a state offers your company an attractive package of incentives to relocate, you have to look at it, and if it significantly boosts your bottom line, you have to take it or answer to your investors.
William M. Daley
Enterprise zones have succeeded in attracting needed capital to our urban poverty centers. Businesses and investors that wouldn’t otherwise give these blighted areas a second glance react to the incentives and invest.
Jared Polis
As far as investors and customers are concerned, I make it a point to answer each and every piece of mail that comes to me.
Chanda Kochhar
Bitcoin is not an actual physical coin, and if computers are shut down, you can’t buy or sell them. That’s why nothing will ever replace gold and silver coins themselves, and all investors should have them at home or in a safe deposit box.
Mark Skousen
Too many investors overvalue companies in the near term while undervaluing them in the long term.
Jay Samit
There are about 100 German companies in Nigeria, and German investors have earned a lot of respect from Nigeria because of the quality of the manufactured goods they produce, especially machinery.
Muhammadu Buhari
To investors, the media is largely undependable as a source of policy information they have been wrong far too often. And business leaders and industrialists are obliged to make welcoming statements, whatever their real sentiment.
Sucheta Dalal
Investors avoid investing in a region where some elements cause political instability by their so-called movements.
Nawaz Sharif
You will never see as many great women investors or traders as men. Period. End of story.
Paul Tudor Jones
Banks and investors don’t usually view a high-ranking executive in the company selling off massive amounts of stock as a good thing.
Marc Randolph
You have to have in mind what you want when you go public. It’s not just an end in and of itself. Suddenly, you have investors to satisfy. Investors who want – who demand – a return.
Gary Kovacs
Frankly, there are better things for me to invest in than these hotels. Stewards are really needed for these kind of properties – instead of investors.
Philip Anschutz
We are patriotic enough to believe there is no good reason why foreign investors from Europe cannot be expected to resolve any disputes fairly through British justice, operating through British courts. And we are European enough to think that our companies can do the same by relying on European courts.
Barry Gardiner
In November 2007, the White House issued a Declaration of Principles demanding that U.S. forces must remain indefinitely in Iraq and committing Iraq to privilege American investors.
Noam Chomsky
At the end of 2000, most investors were optimistic that a return to quick gains could not be far off.
Alex Berenson
Electronic communications networks match trades between investors directly, without using a market maker or specialist as an intermediary.
Alex Berenson
I think the tech stock, the public market is still completely traumatized by the dotcom crash. I think the investors and reporters and analysts and everybody is determined to not get taken advantage of again, and that is what everybody who lived through 2000, what they kind of remember.
Marc Andreessen
Howard Stern gave me the best advice about Twitter and the N word. He said maybe onstage people get the intention behind the joke, but a tweet is 140 characters or less, and maybe that’s why people overreact. I don’t need to rustle any more feathers and lose any investors.
Lisa Lampanelli
Any government has to be friendly with investors and the business community. They provide jobs, new investments; they keep the country running.
Naguib Sawiris
We need the banks to be attractive to investors again.
Ana Patricia Botin
I know how to finance something. It’s easier today because, as you’re more successful, everybody wants to do deals with you. But even in the beginning, when I took Landry’s public, I owned 100 percent of it. I never had investors or anything. I was just always able to find a way to do it.
Tilman J. Fertitta
I am not a big fan of investors asking for revenues upfront. Investors seeking numbers are being too myopic. However, I personally believe in creating a product with clarity in mind on how one thinks revenues can trickle in.
Naveen Tewari
Strong credit markets give companies borrowing options to boost their stock prices while making bearish investors scramble to close out trades before losing any more money, both of which then push the stock market even higher and continue the self-reinforcing bullish cycle.
Kelly Evans
The mandate that I got from my investors is to invest.

The mandate that I got from my investors is to invest. So far, we are on the right track, and it is the right formula to invest in Indonesia.
Edwin Soeryadjaya
I think the value of venues like CNBC is that they give investors an opportunity to reevaluate the situation minute by minute, but maybe we don’t need to follow the market so closely.
Maria Bartiromo
If all of us work in accordance with rule of law, if rule of law is implemented, we are all safe, investors are safe, people will be safe.
Veerappa Moily
My role has been limited to focus on fiduciary obligations to our investors as a general partner of our funds.
Dave McClure
A stock market index helps investors track the performance of a group of stocks. NRDC worked with FTSE to develop comprehensive and transparent methodologies that screen out companies linked to owning, exploring, or extracting fossil fuels.
Frances Beinecke
Being an entrepreneur is hard. Having supportive and caring investors helps.
Fred Wilson
Rising interest rates are considered bad for stocks because they raise the cost of doing business and depress corporate earnings and because higher yields make bonds relatively more attractive than stocks to investors.
Alex Berenson
Investors need to understand the risk of individual exchanges before trusting their funds with them.
Perianne Boring
In theory, the MSRB is supposed to protect the public interest, investors, and state and local governments. In practice, the MSRB membership structure is more shaded toward protecting the financial professionals who broker the deals.
John Kennedy
Governments can and do expropriate investors or discriminate against them. Domestic judicial and administrative systems provide investors with one option for protecting themselves.
Jose Angel Gurria
My view is that one should diversify broadly across different fund investments. However, it’s tough for investors to try to pick the appropriate risk level that they should manage their funds at. Having a personal adviser would be helpful.
Myron Scholes
Hedge funds try to produce above-average investment returns using tactics ranging from traditional stock-picking to complex derivative and arbitrage plays. High minimum investments, redemption restrictions and aggressive strategies make them suitable mainly for more sophisticated and well-heeled investors.
Alex Berenson
In order to encourage private investors to pursue long-term, responsible projects, governments need to promote consistent policies and frameworks.
Jose Angel Gurria
Historically venture capital funds have only allowed elite investors in.
Brock Pierce
The mutual fund industry and small investors are very relentless and very unforgiving if people don’t perform.
Ron Chernow
I’m not crying over surplus capacity… Surplus capacity is good for India. Surplus capacity means we can get more investors, can get more households and promise them 24/7 power.
Piyush Goyal
The Indian diaspora is not a capital-accumulating diaspora. The Indian diaspora is doctors, lawyers, professors. Or newspaper sellers. They are basically trade- or profession-oriented, and so they’re not major investors in their home country.
Jairam Ramesh
It’s no secret that big institutional investors have a lot of advantages on Wall Street. They get the first chance to buy hot initial public offerings. They get to meet in person with companies’ managements.
Alex Berenson
I do lament how many investors focus on all the short-term sugar buzz of some marginal improvement in something – nothing history books are ever going to be written about. In many cases, these are quick and easy ways to make money.
Steve Jurvetson
It seems to me – particularly for these retirement-plan investors, the vast majority of whom are not particularly financially sophisticated – by far the best way is to invest in index funds.
John C. Bogle
There’s a lot of bad information about TV Azteca in the market, but that’s always an opportunity for smart and savvy investors.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego
I believe that India’s long-term growth story is strong, and foreign investors are keen to be a part of it.
Chanda Kochhar
Broadcasts from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange have propelled once-obscure financial journalists such as Maria Bartiromo to celebrity status and made CNBC to investors what ESPN is to sports fans.
Gary Weiss
Enron had already collapsed and filed for bankruptcy protection by the beginning of 2002. But despite complaints from short sellers that corporations had used accounting gimmickry to inflate their profits, many investors thought the crisis at Enron was an isolated case.
Alex Berenson
If you’re CEO of a company, you have to be a public person. You’re speaking to the press, you’re speaking to investors, you’re speaking to employees, you’re the public face of the company and so kind of naturally you become more extroverted, more outwards facing.
Fabrice Grinda
We must look after our own before lining the pockets of overseas countries and investors.
Pauline Hanson
Why do investors seem to care about ‘billion dollar exits?’ Historically, top venture funds have driven returns from their ownership in just a few companies in a given fund of many companies.
Aileen Lee
It is intellectually dishonest to lump venture investors with hedge fund and buy-out investors.
Jose Ferreira
We need to encourage investors to invest in high-technology startups.
James Dyson
Sun Pharma’s relationship with AML is on an arm’s-length basis. As investors have expressed concerns regarding this arrangement, we are in the process of evaluating various options for undertaking domestic formulation business.
Dilip Shanghvi
The business side of real estate investing is fraught with risk. Unlike purchasing mutual funds or savings bonds, with real estate, you can lose money; this is one of the reasons that seasoned real estate investors caution neophytes never to get too emotional about a property and always be willing to walk away.
Fabrizio Moreira
If companies are able to raise equity from the market,

If companies are able to raise equity from the market, then their problems for financing incomplete projects will come to end. Investment cycle in the capital market can kick-start with the money of savers and investors.
Uday Kotak
Dealing with uncertainty is always a key challenge for investors. But dealing with uncertainty doesn’t mean avoiding it – on the contrary, it is often fuzziness about a company’s future that creates the type of opportunity bargain-hunting investors cherish.
Whitney Tilson
Good investors must learn to contextualize the daily background noise.
Barry Ritholtz
My whole life has been one theme of self-sacrifice for my investors.
Martin Shkreli
When I look around, I see a world of unrealized opportunities for improvements, an abundance of talented people able to take the risks necessary to make improvements, but a shortage of people and investors willing to take those risks.
Edward Conard
Today’s investors want to see a positive impact on society and the environment as well as solid financial returns.
Sergio Ermotti
To allow all U.S. workers to put part of their earnings into private investment accounts would definitely erode the Social Security system and cause uncertainty for new investors.
Grace Napolitano
When it comes to owning stocks of the best-known businesses in the world, value investors usually feel like children looking through the window of the candy store, unable to afford the treats inside because they refuse to pay the prices such high-quality franchises typically bear.
Whitney Tilson
We are determined to improve the economic environment by getting foreign investors in and by cutting red tape.
Igor Luksic
To economists, prices serve as crucial signals to producers and consumers. In a regulated market, the state sets prices high enough for private companies to cover their costs and earn a guaranteed profit for their investors. But in a deregulated market, prices should vary with demand and supply.
Alex Berenson
Of course, looking tough on inflation is part of any central banker’s job description: if investors believe that inflation is going to get out of control, you end up with higher interest rates and capital flight, and a vicious circle quickly ensues.
James Surowiecki
I am pleased with the response of investors towards Philips Lighting and the successful pricing of the I.P.O. This strategic milestone will allow Royal Philips to focus on the fast-growing health technology market.
Frans van Houten
There is potential for more Chinese investment in India’s infrastructure, and there are already Chinese investors in India’s power and telecoms sector as well as the banking and payments space.
Arundhati Bhattacharya
It’s nice to stay up nights worrying about the material, and not about the investors who gave you $10 million to do your musical.
Harold Prince
Like many other banks and finance companies, Green Tree used a process called securitization to resell its home loans to outside investors. Green Tree grouped thousands of these small loans into a pool worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Alex Berenson
If we don’t make sure that Mexico can offer potential investors more input, they’ll stop coming to Mexico. They’ll go to the United States or other places where it is more economically viable to carry out their projects.
Enrique Pena Nieto
Virtual reality is a tough sell for a software developer. They have to convince investors that not only are they going to build a good game, which is what they normally have to do, they have to convince them that it’s going to be a good game and that virtual reality will be successful.
Palmer Luckey
Left-wing shareholder activists seek to leverage the mass economic power of institutional investors such as pension funds, whose managers are supposed to focus strictly on their fiduciary responsibilities to retirees.
Elaine Chao
Somehow, failures in the public sector are always judged as systematic. The private sector thus exists to ride to the rescue – and their failures are only judged anomalies. A pretty nice arrangement for investors. The only people who suffer are the citizens.
Rick Perlstein
The only chance for a guy like me is to make a decent picture for a reasonable budget. If it brings in a profit for investors, maybe I’ll have the opportunity to make something else.
Bill Duke
It’s human nature: for most investors, the pain of stocks going down is more tangible than the joy of when they go up. The common impulse is to do something – anything – to minimise the pain.
Whitney Tilson
Individual investors beware: If you’re constantly worried about a crash, you’re probably making some big mistakes – and losing a lot of money in the process.
Cass Sunstein
Investor confidence in Adani is fairly high, and most of our investors are long-term investors.
Gautam Adani
Unbeknownst to most American investors, significant portions of their public pension, mutual fund, life insurance and private portfolios are comprised of stocks of privately held companies that partner with state sponsors of terror.
Frank Gaffney
Spend the first six to 12 months building a great product or service that people love, rather than chasing investors. When the time comes to engage investors, you will be meeting them from a position of strength. This makes all the difference.
Aileen Lee
By helping investors create jobs in Africa and Asia we will help lift millions out of poverty.
Penny Mordaunt
We love the Vice guys; we believe in them. We’re investors. We believe in them, in the creative work that they’ve done… What they built is incredible.
Nancy Dubuc
Many investors make the mistake of buying high and selling low while the exact opposite is the right strategy.
John Paulson
One component of the leading economic indicators is the yield curve. Bond investors keep a close eye on this, as it illustrates the spread or difference between long-term interest rates and short-term ones.
Kenneth Fisher
Investors don’t like being in a world where everything is held up by and waiting for an approval from a very small number of people.
Abhijit Banerjee
In the startup work environment, you get to have a relationship with your boss, the investors, and the key members of the team. Startups are like families – you see the good, the bad and the ugly, but in the end, you’ve got each other’s back.
Clay Clark
Delays in granting of justice very often reduce the spe

Delays in granting of justice very often reduce the speed with which investment could be undertaken, discouraging investors.
Lucas Papademos
The IIP had to be folded up by the Harper Conservatives after it became clear – and as it took the ‘South China Morning Post’s Ian Young to reveal – that Canada’s ragged refugee-class immigrants had contributed more to Revenue Canada than the IIP’s big-spender immigrant investors did over the life of the program.
Terry Glavin
The research indicates that when we women invest, we women do tend to be more patient, take a longer-term perspective and as a result of it, tend to be better investors than men. But the messages we get are that investing is sort of ‘the guys’ world.’
Sallie Krawcheck
Through their own actions, customers can hold companies responsible to higher standards of social responsibility. Through collective action, they can leverage their dollars to combat the force of those investors who myopically pursue profits at the expense of the rest of society.
Simon Mainwaring
When herding behaviour among investors ramps up, a stock’s or index’s growth rate can increase faster than exponentially, leading to more herding. This positive feedback brings the system to a tipping point. About two-thirds of the time, a crash results.
Didier Sornette
Great VCs are more than mere investors; they are often seasoned leaders who have built companies themselves.
Joe Lonsdale
Most investors give too much credence to the theory that prices are rational; they presume that a market collapse must have been justified by serious economic trouble.
Kenneth Fisher
Providing investors with recourse against governments is valuable.
Jose Angel Gurria
In general, investors prefer companies to reward executives for producing recurring income, not one-time gains.
Alex Berenson
Hedge funds are not especially liquid. Many are ‘gated’ – meaning there are only small windows when you can withdraw your money. They typically have a high minimum investment and often require investors keep their money in the fund for at least one year.
Barry Ritholtz
Most citizens are consumers, not investors. They don’t recognize the benefits to consumers that come from investment.
Edward Conard
There is a reason companies raise money from investors, which is to invest in growth.
Bhavish Aggarwal
On the upswing of an economic cycle, workers, consumers, savers, investors, and entrepreneurs imagine a future that is brighter than the past. On the downswing, they imagine a future dimmer than the past.
Sanjaya Baru
I have no fear about the future for retail investors.
Frank Lowy
My belief is that the vast majority of people using digital currency today are not seeking to evade taxes. They are simply investors seeking returns and people interested in a nascent new technology.
Brian Armstrong
For those that invested in Innate, including me, we all were sophisticated investors who were aware of the inherent risk.
Chris Collins
Neither a success nor by any means a failure, Roku will nevertheless ask public investors for money because they, too, have a right to dream that magic will become reality one day.
Adam Lashinsky
Clearly, for capitalism to work properly we must expect some upward normalisation of interest rates at some future point, to provide greater incentive for savers to save and investors to invest.
Kwasi Kwarteng
When companies are private, founders can share more about their future dreams with investors; report less; and the shares are illiquid, constraining short-term changes in valuation.
Aileen Lee
I’m not going to speak about any of our investors or board members at all because we don’t.
Alexander Nix
Political elites look increasingly interchangeable: Blair, Brown, and Cameron have all tried to provide cover for the surrender of sovereignty to foreign investors with invocations of ‘British’ values, and, more opportunistically, anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Pankaj Mishra
In the early years of Rent the Runway, our challenge was twofold: getting investors to buy into our vision for how the world was changing and getting women to understand that renting was a viable – let alone a smarter – alternative to spending hundreds of dollars on dresses they would wear just once.
Jennifer Hyman
Most of my ideas come from drawing patterns across conversations I have with different types of people – technology investors, young fashion design students, a CEO. This variety is stimulating and offers many different perspectives on the things I am thinking about.
Imran Amed
The media and marketing deluge has spawned a new type of Wall Street loser: the armchair momentum player. These are novice investors who engage in short-term stock buying and selling based on media reports or an expert’s enthusiasm.
Gary Weiss
I view investors as our partners and stakeholders in the company. They are trying to build financial models. What I try to focus on is helping them understand how we think.
Ruth Porat
Imagine if investors in Wal-Mart really cared about bribery at that company’s overseas operations or safety standards at its overseas manufacturing plants. If investors pulled their capital, corporate leaders would have to respond.
Eliot Spitzer
There is almost no limit to the ability of investors to ignore the lessons of the past.
John C. Bogle
The most talented investors are animals solely focused on winning.
Stephanie Ruhle
The ultimate arbiters of the models of banking and the management of banking are the investors. It’s the shareholders.
Bob Diamond
I found that options traders – the Amex was mainly an options exchange – routinely conspired to keep as wide as possible the spreads between the prices investors paid and the prices floor traders paid for the same securities.
Gary Weiss
Investors tend to discover ‘hot’ mutual fund managers just after a successful run and just before the inescapable force of mean reversion is about to kick in.
Barry Ritholtz
The energy sector presents exceptional opportunities fo

The energy sector presents exceptional opportunities for governments and investors.
Fatih Birol
Investors can see that Facebook is feeling old and tired and isn’t seeming to be that innovative.
Robert Scoble
Tokens align incentives between developers, contributors, users, and investors. They allow everyone who wants to contribute to a project early the opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
Fred Ehrsam
Usually, you measure appetite of investors by their ability or willingness to take a bit of leverage on their positions.
Sergio Ermotti
We are going to combat corruption, and we are going to underscore the fact that we want the private investors to be a major part of our future economy.
Joao Lourenco
The financial capital is being concentrated by corporations, institutional investors, and even our pension funds, and being reinvested in companies that repeat this process because it provides the highest return on that financial capital.
Paul Hawken
I’ve a lot of respect for what people are doing here in Manchester, to promote the city’s creativity and Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair has played a big role in that. I’m glad to bring my work to the North West.
Ben Eine
One should not treat investors or a person who has set up an industry and is a successful businessman as criminals in this country. I am fully aware that everybody has a right to succeed, and success should be with ethics.
Sharad Pawar
Effective storytelling is the key to getting users to understand and adopt your product as well as imperative to recruiting team members and future investors.
Chris Sacca
Venture capitalists are professional money managers. We are provided capital to invest as long as we can return it to our investors with a strong return in a reasonable amount of time. A strong return is three times cash on cash. A reasonable amount of time is ten years max.
Fred Wilson
And so Fannie Mae produces very strong results for investors in – when interest rates are high and when interest rates are low, in recession and during booms.
Franklin Raines
I love what I do. I don’t do it for the money. I work on behalf of investors that I like and want to do well for. I’m a competitive person.
Bill Ackman
Any new producer starting up is to get investors’ confidence. Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world.
Ann Macbeth
More and more investors may be coming into markets everywhere but that doesn’t mean that the markets are really getting more and more efficient, even in the United States. It does mean that there is more access for savvy investors who watch the money flows.
Andrew Lo
If we are not more efficient, we put ourselves in a position where prices need to rise or profits deteriorate in a way that makes us less attractive to investors.
Lynn Good
In terms of challenges, I think finding the right people to maximize the chances the business will succeed is the hardest thing. You can crunch the numbers any way you want, but at the end of the day, you really need good employees and investors – and they aren’t always easy to find.
Sallie Krawcheck
A hedge fund manager whose clients demand monthly performance reports has different needs than any individual investors with a 20-year time horizon. The needs of that long-term investor differ markedly from someone who is retiring in three years.
Barry Ritholtz
All of us would be better investors if we just made fewer decisions.
Daniel Kahneman
Investors like to invest based on traction, so it’s always better to raise money when you’ve got more traction than less.
Michael Seibel
I think that the failures of Enron and WorldCom and other companies are partially failures of investors to recognize companies that are selling for a thousand times nothing, but chances are they may be worth only that.
Arthur Levitt
We’ve talked with over a dozen VCs and angel investors over the years. But we’ve never clicked with any of them until Andreessen. During our initial meeting, we were bouncing ideas around about where Imgur could go.
Alan Schaaf
I want to be known as one of the most accurate investors that ever lived.
Kevin Rose
Investors are impatient and they are also desperate for the ‘next big thing,’ and they are not paying attention to the fact that the ‘next big thing’ can be an economic crisis that they have created by being very irresponsible with their power.
Carmen Busquets
Once in a while, I see my fellow TV investors praise a business just because they like the entrepreneur behind it. That kind of thinking might make you feel warm and fuzzy inside – but let’s get back to reality.
Kevin O’Leary
Of course. I favor passive investing for most investors, because markets are amazingly successful devices for incorporating information into stock prices.
Merton Miller
We have to develop the whole system of early stage investors and a tax system around it. For every Google that has come on the scene, there are hundred entrepreneurs who never did.
Jamshyd Godrej
I think average investors should not trade a lot. The evidence is overpowering. The more you trade, the less you earn.
John C. Bogle
It’s important to choose initial investors who are not twitchy and rushing for an exit. Wall Street’s quarter-by-quarter lens may make the CEO make sub-optimal long-term decisions.
Roelof Botha
If you look at something like Spotify, many record labels are investors in the company. So from that standpoint, the money is all going back into the labels.
Om Malik
During the 2005 Bush tax holiday, corporations didn’t bring back the billions they stashed overseas to build new factories, increase wages, or create more jobs. The lion’s share of that windfall went to CEO raises and stock buybacks for investors on Wall Street.
Bob Menendez
What would I advise an aspiring young entrepreneur? Certainly I’d say read the works of great entrepreneurs and investors like Ben Horowitz, Peter Thiel, and many others. But what’s more important is to get real experience at a great startup.
Joe Lonsdale
Profits are one of the most important goals of any succ

Profits are one of the most important goals of any successful business, and investors are one of the most important constituencies of public businesses.
John Mackey
The quality and quantum of potential investors in Africa is huge.
Yemi Osinbajo
Community interest companies are a growing form of regulated social enterprises, and we want to make sure that the rules are as friendly as possible for investors and social enterprises.
David Gauke
The only reason investors haven’t run screaming from an obviously corrupt financial marketplace is because the government has gone to such extraordinary lengths to sell the narrative that the problems of 2008 have been fixed.
Matt Taibbi
Learn to invest in investments where you can achieve an honest, legal advantage over other investors. When it comes to investing, why play on a level field?
Robert Kiyosaki
The company has been clear from the start that we try to serve customers long-term, and long-term investors are going to be more excited about Amazon than short-term investors.
Andy Jassy
I am obsessed with delivering value to investors and winning the game from a personal standpoint.
Bill Gross
Having billions of dollars immediately available to plug budget holes without raising taxes is very appealing. And to the delight of Wall Street investors, state and local governments often fail to ask the important questions or consider the long-term impact.
Dick Durbin
Investors have to ask themselves two questions. How much can we grow our investments? And, can we afford our mistakes?
Mohamed El-Erian
The JOBS Act will allow entrepreneurs to utilize ‘crowdfunding,’ which permits them to raise equity capital from a large pool of small investors.
Sam Graves
The financial crisis of 2008 was not caused by investment banks betting against the housing market in 2007. It was caused by the fact that too few investors – including all of the big investment banks – bet too heavily on the housing market in the years before 2007.
James Surowiecki
We would like a stable policy framework, and whatever incentives and tax structures are there should be made known to investors upfront. There should be credibility, clarity and continuity in both policy formulation and its implementation.
Narendra Modi
The need for empowering investors to have information on the way their own money is invested is not going away.
Donald Luskin
Fannie Mae has traditionally only bought and sold mortgages. But when a loan held by the company goes into foreclosure, Fannie Mae gains ownership of the underlying property until it is resold to new investors.
Charles Duhigg
Investors have few spare tires left. Think of the image of a car on a bumpy road to an uncertain destination that has already used up its spare tire. The cash reserves of people have been eaten up by the recent market volatility.
Mohamed El-Erian
In order to access private capital, you have to provide competitive return on investment. In order to give competitive returns to investors, you’ve got to operate on a profitable basis and be thinking of yourself as a business.
Pierre Omidyar
New products, new markets, new investors, and new ways of doing things are the lifeblood of growth. And while each innovation carries potential risk, businesses that don’t innovate will eventually diminish.
Adena Friedman
The strength of the dollar has historically been tied to the strength of the U.S. economy and the faith that investors have in doing business in America.
Steve Mnuchin
The kind of investors we seek are long term because that’s how we make our decisions.
Tim Cook
So much of what happened to India late last year and early into 2011 is the same story we’ve seen with other big emerging markets, and that is that investors started to realize that the growth trajectory in India would have to get moderated by tightening policy.
Jerry A. Webman
Entrepreneurs or international conglomerateurs, or large financial institutions buy or create mutual fund management companies to create a return on their own capital. It’s capitalism at work, where the rewards tend to go to the managers rather than the investors.
John C. Bogle
All you need do is listen to very smart people and sift out the ideas that are unworthy or implausible, and I wouldn’t pretend for a moment that I hadn’t made lots of mistakes and there are companies, perhaps, that we had been investors in.
Michael Moritz
Many novice real estate investors soon quit the profession and invest in a well-diversified portfolio of bonds. That’s because, when you invest in real estate, you often see a side of humanity that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and saving money shelter you from.
Robert Kiyosaki
But successful investors tend to be not too self-destructive. They tend to be patient, they tend not to follow the crowd, and they tend not to be too guilty about winning.
Andrew Tobias
Simply put, investors should own less equities, more bonds, more global investments, more cash and more dry ammunition.
Mohamed El-Erian
If you don’t have savings, and your co-founders are as poor as you are, and if Mom and Dad won’t loan you money, then your best bet is to find people that know you – your friends. If they, too, won’t help, then you’re stuck seeking out angel investors.
Vivek Wadhwa
If I bring to light a company that’s poisoning customers, defrauding investors, or something like that… there just aren’t enough regulators in the world to keep up with all of the fraud and malfeasance that goes on out there, particularly in the little nooks and crannies of the market.
Whitney Tilson
The investors who generate big returns over five years, the guys they write books about, are supposed to keep winning, right? Well, they don’t.
Eugene Fama
Private equity investors are an integral part of the economy and should be celebrated for making our country wealthier.
Joe Lonsdale
The usual reason companies are funded or valued on the stock market for not having a current profit is because the investors believe there will be a future profit.
Jeff Bewkes
My investors expect me to maximize profits.
Martin Shkreli
Great investors need to have the right combination of i

Great investors need to have the right combination of intuition, business sense and investment talent.
Andrew Lo
Investors are always biased to invest in things they themselves understand. So venture capitalists like Uber because they like driving in black town cars. They don’t like Airbnb because they like staying in five-star hotels, not sleeping on people’s couches.
Peter Thiel
The grim irony of investing is that we investors as a group not only don’t get what we pay for, we get precisely what we don’t pay for.
John C. Bogle
I think investors ought to focus on making sure that the stock is within their circle of competence, that it’s worth a lot more than it’s valued at – and once you have those two things, a stop-loss makes no sense.
Mohnish Pabrai
Even Silicon Valley investors have put well over a $1 billion in new energy technologies.
Daniel Yergin
The only way for me to be an artist is to be honest in my craft. If I veer from that, I’m not giving the investors what they want. Sometimes it’s my job as an artist to know what I want to do, even when the fans tell me different.
Talib Kweli
The role of a founder-CEO is extremely lonely. You can’t always be fully forthcoming with your board or investors or employees.
Marc Randolph
One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is not understanding the relationship they have with their investors. At times, they confuse VCs with their friends.
Steve Blank
As long as you’ve got serious investors who wish to put money into football, I applaud. It proves that football is attractive. What upsets me, what I find scandalous, is when clubs accept fools.
Sepp Blatter
Many investors understandably want to do good while also doing well. But the standards for ESG investing are often unclear and sometimes contradictory.
Eugene Scalia
Instead of mindlessly tossing billions at or taking billions from the Net as such, investors should be spending their time making sure that it’s the future Fords and General Motors of cyberspace that are getting the capital they need.
James Surowiecki
When it comes to valuation, there’s only one thing stock investors really care about, which is earnings.
James B. Stewart
Stock exchanges say that more than half of all trades are now executed by just a handful of high-frequency traders, who use rapid-fire computers to essentially force slower investors to give up profits, then disappear before anyone knows what happened.
Charles Duhigg
Being in a band is very much like a startup. You start in a garage. You hope to get interest from investors, like a major record label.
Kevin Jonas
There is a significant momentum behind the social Internet. A wide range of public investors were very enthusiastic about that.
Yuri Milner
‘Ick investing’ means taking a special analytical interest in stocks that inspire a first reaction of ‘ick.’ I tend to become interested in stocks that by their very names or circumstances inspire unwillingness – and an ‘ick’ accompanied by a wrinkle of the nose on the part of most investors to delve any further.
Michael Burry
If you’re constantly making business decisions on behalf of your investors first, ultimately you’re going to wear down your other stakeholders. It’s going to be potentially hurtful for your employees and your customers and the community you do business with.
Danny Meyer
We want to clean up South Africa so that we can begin to make it more attractive to investors but at the same time to deal with the issues that are impeding growth.
Cyril Ramaphosa
I am not an oligarch. I am a servant and I try to align my interests and those of my investors.
Yuri Milner
Understand that VCs are simply a sophisticated form of financial investors who, in turn, need to satisfy their own investors.
Steve Blank
Investors tend to avoid food companies.
Shervin Pishevar
I’m good at what I do and still improving as I learn from mentors, founders, partners, friends, family, strangers, my own investors, and the experience itself.
Chris Sacca
I have encountered thousands of value investors over the years and am constantly struck by their differences – and their similarities.
Whitney Tilson
I pitch Mint to everyone from investors to engineers, young and old, and I do it pretty much the same way: Here’s the problem in the market place, here’s how we solve it, and here’s how we make money.
Aaron Patzer
I was lucky to work with Gamechanger Films, who are a consortium of investors financing films directed by women. This is a company that puts their money where their mouth is.
Karyn Kusama
To a large extent, equity investors put their hard-earned capital into the hands of management and count on it being employed skilfully and honestly. When that doesn’t happen, losses typically follow.
Whitney Tilson
As an artist, you want to make good stories and create good art; as a businessman, you want to make money and make sure the investors are happy. The two will always clash, unfortunately.
Neil Jackson
Low interest rates benefit individuals or investors who own or want to buy assets; in that regard, they disproportionately benefit wealthier Americans.
John Delaney
For decades, activist shareholders were an entertaining, but largely ignored, Wall Street sideshow. Disgruntled investors would attend annual meetings to harangue executives, criticize strategies – and protest that their complaints were being ignored.
Charles Duhigg
So many folks in the venture capital business are sheep that just want to follow the herd. They are momentum investors purchasing highly illiquid investments. That is a recipe for disaster.
Fred Wilson
The message for the smart investor is to watch out. Do not get carried away with news reports and turn smart by pooling information with like-minded investors.
Sucheta Dalal
I think a very good system in a world with a lot of pas

I think a very good system in a world with a lot of passive investors is one in which there are at least a few entrepreneurial investors, prepared to say what they think, prepared to propose a change in management, change in strategy, change in cost structure, capital structure.
Bill Ackman
Investors like to hear that you’re in a multi-billion dollar market.
Michael Seibel
Being women behind a massively growing business is not an easy task, and the journey to find the right investors and to secure true partners has proven that.
Huda Kattan
If it were not for government regulation of big corporations, executives at companies like Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, they could have cheated investors out of millions.
P. J. O’Rourke
For every Tesla or Uber, there’s a Valeant Pharmaceuticals or Theranos – two story stocks that seduced an astounding array of prominent investors and supporters based on stories that did turn out to be too good to be true.
James B. Stewart
We believe SpaceX will become the world leader in space transport, and we want our investors to be part of that future.
Luke Nosek
Ultimately, the success of America’s market economy depends on trust. This includes trust between buyers and sellers, between lenders and borrowers, and between investors and the companies in which they invest.
Amy Klobuchar
Investors are sometimes too busy looking for profits to notice where the truth ends and the deception begins.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Many gold and silver experts will recommend you buy numismatic coins – rare and old coins. If you are not a rare coin expert, I’d encourage you to stay away from them. New investors often pay too much for rare coins that are not really rare.
Robert Kiyosaki
We work as a team. I think having the individual being shown as a star actually creates problems internally. We encourage all our investors to work as a team for the benefit of the founders.
Douglas Leone
Savvy, competitive investors able to build, buy, and fix companies will continue to stimulate growth by allowing us to do more with less – the only way to create prosperity.
Joe Lonsdale
We’ve seen it time and again – Chinese companies don’t play by the rules, committing intellectual property theft and disregarding basic regulatory standards at the expense of investors. Not a single taxpayer dollar should be invested with these entities that have a clear history of corruption.
Tommy Tuberville
What must occur is a greater recognition by investors of their individual responsibility.
Arthur Levitt
Investors have finally woken up to the fact that there is something called the ‘Russian Internet’ into which you can invest.
Maelle Gavet
It’s nice to do an IPO where your investors get value straightaway and the share price pops up; it proves you left something on the table for them.
Ivan Glasenberg
I’m not an economist, but I have spent time around thousands of small-business owners and investors, and I remain skeptical – despite the best intentions of the Fed – that even lower interest rates can make a meaningful dent in our unemployment problem.
John Delaney
Market timing, by the way, is a tag some buy-and-hold investors use to put down anything that involves using your brain. These are the same people who like to watch the locomotive coming and get run down in the name of discipline.
Jeremy Grantham
We are increasing our efforts to attract the right kind of foreign investors through our various agencies.
Hassanal Bolkiah
Our investors are here for only one reason: great returns. They want to make money.
Steve Ells
The market is ridiculously overcrowded with early stage investors. This results in a talent drain, where the best talent gets diffused and work for their own startups.
Sean Parker
In normal times, investors should pay more attention to the credit markets because it’s the energy by which everything is driven. It’s the oil in the engine.
Rick Santelli
Investors covet past improvements but also always believe pricing unimaginable future creativity and efficiency gains is Pollyannaish. And they’re always wrong. Bet on it.
Kenneth Fisher
Regulations for international accounting and funding will have to be examined to identify policies that inadvertently discourage institutional investors from putting their resources into longer-term, illiquid assets.
Jose Angel Gurria
Foreign investors are looking for a consistent and stable policy in India.
Uday Kotak
After graduating in International Relations in 2011, I turned down safe, corporate job offers and instead accepted a position at an ‘incubator’ in L.A. – a tech word for a team of people who are funded by investors to create apps. I knew the future was digital and that I had to take a risk.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
The decisions you make affect a lot of people. You have investors, employees, and customers who all rely on you. Being a leader is a 24-hour-a-day job.
Jon Oringer
Investors are right to demand a clear path to self-sustainability from every business they invest in, and I believe we should ask for the same from philanthropy.
Naveen Jain
Investors should be cautiously positioned as the global economy and markets face major uncertainties. The downgrade will be a further headwind to growth and job creation in the U.S.
Mohamed El-Erian
Prove to yourself that your business, in micro-scale at least, creates value. If you believe it, you’ll find it that much easier to convince potential investors, partners and employees, too.
Eric Ries
We have to provide more visibility, more certainty to the investors and reduce the cost of failure.
Emmanuel Macron
I don’t feel any pressure at all to go along with anybody. I feel pressure to do the right thing for U.S. markets and U.S. investors.
Mary Schapiro
Beware angel investors: they can be disruptive.

Beware angel investors: they can be disruptive.
Mitch Kapor
When my co-founder and I first had the idea for IronPort, an email security company, we triangulated a list of the 20 most relevant people in email – former CEOs, open source technologists, investors and thought leaders.
Scott Weiss
The reality is that SXSW is packed with brilliant entrepreneurs, investors and partners. They’re everywhere, zipping back and forth like thousands of atoms. Your chances of colliding with one actually improve just by standing still.
Ryan Holmes
Main Street investors, who cannot trade credit default swaps, should not be tempted to trade an instrument with the same risk profile simply because it has been given a different name.
Daniel L. Doctoroff
This is our 40th year in business. We don’t have a single penny from outside investors, and we never borrowed heavily from the banks. We have a healthy balance sheet and more credit than we can use.
Andrew Cherng
We believe that according the name ‘investors’ to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a ‘romantic.’
Warren Buffett
You have a class of investors and you have a class of speculators. The speculators historically haven’t been big enough to cause the investors to doubt the long-term vision of stock.
Jim Cramer
The actions of hedge fund managers in exercising their fiduciary responsibilities to their investors is not the reason why Chrysler is in jeopardy.
Scott Garrett
Peer-to-peer lenders originally sought to attract retail investors to its loan marketplace, but the lack of high-returning assets elsewhere in the market has made these platforms increasingly attractive to major asset managers and hedge funds.
Kayla Tausche
We have to have a business model that can be a sustainable and acceptable one to both regulators and the other stakeholders, clients, and investors.
Sergio Ermotti
There’s a tendency to look at investments in isolation. Investors focus on the risk of individual securities.
Daniel Kahneman
Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.
Arthur Levitt
It got a little stressful in my first two years of high school, trying to make conference calls with investors in between classes, but I definitely learned a lot of important time-management lessons.
Ben Casnocha
There’s still a lot of investors wondering what to invest in. And, of course, I think entertainment looks attractive when you read the few films that make these insane amounts of money. What they don’t know is they don’t always do that.
Ridley Scott
I have 250 contacts, employees, and investors who, anytime they come across something relevant, will share it with me. I wake up to 10-15 links that people have explicitly recommended for me. I don’t have to look for news anymore; it flows to me.
Garrett Camp
While the interests of the business are served by the aphorism ‘Don’t just stand there. Do something!’ the interests of investors are served by an approach that is its diametrical opposite: ‘Don’t do something. Just stand there!’
John C. Bogle
Many entrepreneurs, and the venture investors who back them, seek to build billion-dollar companies.
Aileen Lee
I almost always recommend investors get fully invested, since it’s better to put your money to work than to let it simply track the rate of inflation.
Louis Navellier
The markets represent the aggregate interaction of many investors. Their attitudes, philosophies, and behavioral patterns on many levels are predictable… and repetitive.
Rick Santelli
I believe investors should invest for the long run, so I don’t buy and sell. I usually maintain the classic index of global equities, diversified U.S. and global and emerging markets, and when the risk is larger, I diminish the amount in global equities and put more into liquid assets – but very irregularly.
Nouriel Roubini
For investors who do want to speculate in high-yield bonds, one alternative may be a junk bond mutual fund, which can offer investors the relative safety of diversification.
Alex Berenson
In a Ponzi scheme, a promoter pays back his initial investors with money he has raised from new investors. Eventually, the promoter can no longer find enough new investors to pay off the people who have already put up money, and the scheme collapses.
Alex Berenson
Being a CEO still means sitting across the table from big institutional investors and showing your leadership and having them believe in you.
Christie Hefner
If you burn out you aren’t doing your customers or your investors or your employees any favors. You need to create a situation inside your company where you are going to be retained for a long time. I think that’s your obligation if you’re good.
Justin Kan
Amazon has suffered quarters-long profit droughts. Alphabet has given its investors agita over profligate spending on non-core products. Microsoft’s growth – if not its profit engine – stalled for years, causing its stock to idle, too.
Adam Lashinsky
Perhaps storytellers don’t need to care as much about the future as executives and investors do. After all, isn’t it possible that technology will enable storytellers to connect directly to their audience without the need for anyone to share the programming decisions or the profit in between? Don’t bet on it.
John Landgraf
Plenty of funds have fine long-term returns despite being tax-inefficient and generally costly. But a dirty secret is this: Average, no-load fund investors do much worse than the funds – or the market.
Kenneth Fisher
Defaulting on the nation’s debt would be cataclysmic. The U.S. Treasury’s Aaa rating is the one constant in the world’s financial system. When times are bad anywhere on the planet, global investors flock to Treasury bonds because they know they will get their money back.
Mark Zandi
Numerous studies, and my own experience as a serial entrepreneur, have proven that companies with a diverse management team provide greater financial returns to investors.
Jay Samit
When high-growth companies slow down, growth and momentum junkies often sell indiscriminately, which can create great opportunities for value investors. Just be careful not to anchor on the stock’s previous price or earnings multiple, which are no longer relevant.
Whitney Tilson
We are so fortunate that our new and existing investors share our vision of making Hyperloop the world’s first new mode of transportation in over a century. We initially targeted $50 million and ended up raising $85 million instead.
Shervin Pishevar
My job is to support businesses, that means promoting B

My job is to support businesses, that means promoting British commerce in the big emerging markets that have been neglected in the past. It means keeping Britain open to inward investors, trade and skilled workers. It means cutting red tape which is suffocating growing companies which create jobs.
Vince Cable
We think nothing of protecting consumers from faulty toasters or unsafe cars. Is it unreasonable to suggest that investors are entitled to information they can trust before investing their hard-earned money? I don’t think it’s unreasonable at all.
Jackie Speier
We can bring together rich natural resources, innovative research and development, smart investors, and risk-taking farming and manufacturing entrepreneurs.
Anthony Pratt
A typical Ponzi scheme involves taking money from investors, then paying them off with money taken from new investors, rather than paying them from actual earnings.
Amy Goodman
Over the past several decades, a growing number of investors have been choosing to put their money in funds that screen companies for their environmental and labor records. Some socially responsible investors are starting to add free expression and privacy to their list of criteria.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Capitalists seem uninterested in capitalism, even as eager entrepreneurs can’t get financing. Businesses and investors sound like the Ancient Mariner, who complained, ‘Water, water everywhere – nor any drop to drink.’
Clayton M. Christensen
Traditionally, companies have made major announcements before or after the close of trading so that all interested investors and analysts are apprised of the news before trading resumes in their stocks.
Alex Berenson
Citadel is a global technology leader, recognized for its work to level the playing field for investors and make markets more fair, transparent and efficient. I look forward to leading this exemplary team as we grow this global business.
B. Kevin Turner
With tech startups, it’s all loose-goosie. You raise money as you go, often from friends, family and investors.
Naval Ravikant
State funds, private equity, venture capital, and institutional lending all have their role in the lifecycle of a high tech startup, but angel capital is crucial for first-time entrepreneurs. Angel investors provide more than just cash; they bring years of expertise as both founders of businesses and as seasoned investors.
Jay Samit
Pension funds, endowments, and private investors trust Mitt Romney’s former company Bain Capital enough to hand it billions of dollars in assets.
Ronald Kessler
The good news is that economists are intelligent, engaging and often charming folks. The bad news is their work is often of little use to investors.
Barry Ritholtz
I think good private equity investors create a lot more economic value than they destroy.
Bill Ackman
If you’re just interested in the prestige of banking, that’s not what’s going to sustain you. You have to be interested in what we do: managing and originating capital, helping issuers and investors come together is great, bringing these companies to life.
James P. Gorman
One way for investors to protect themselves from a rapid change in the price of a stock is to use a limit order rather than a market order.
Arthur Levitt
Money is available from investors as long as you have a great business model and a talented leader.
Masayoshi Son