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Notable Quotes From Seeking Alpha Authors And Commenters

I present these quotes with no bias but with the understanding that it is not only what we say but how it is said that make language and learning so intriguing.
Enjoy and let me know if you know the author if is not mentioned and if I have misrepresented the quote or content.

I'm no fund expert, so I'm reluctant even to say what I just said. David Van Knapp

Warren Buffett pointed out, my goal is to be generally correct so that I will not be precisely wrong.

Too bad youth is wasted on the young

The site is offered by CNN-Money. You sign up, it automatically down loads your portfolios from your brokerage and then tells you what a dummy you were for selling..................

What is it that Woody Allen said?..."80% of success can be attributed to just showing up." The rest is pure luck.
For all the time and effort spent by academics trying to explain things, Woody was pretty smart.
Woody Allen said: Ninety percent of success is just showing up.

I agree with almost everything You say. The rest of the time, I'm content to be wrong

Someone once said that investing success was not from being right but from being wrong less often than everyone else. Eddie Herring

"One of my friends says, "There are two ways to be rich: Get more or want less."

Perhaps one aspect of finding "Alpha" (in the sense of reaching "critical mass") is that one no longer needs to worry about the daily tally.

"An investment portfolio is like a bar of soap; the more you touch it, the smaller it gets." - anonymous

Dividend tipping point" Or critical mass when dividends exceed expenses.

Peter Lynch made the point about companies who are users of technology
are advantaged over the producers of it, as technology keeps getting better, faster and cheaper.

It is important to understand that share price is not the same thing as "company value". Dave Crosetti.

"Time in the market is more important than timing the market."

Robert Allan Schwartz
AAM is so right, that I want to repeat what he said:
"Holding an overvalued company is more risky to your capital than holding an undervalued company. So by selling the overvalued and putting the same capital to work in an undervalued company, you have reduced the risk to your capital and likely increased your dividend income."
Now *that's* a good definition of "risk"!

Alexkeywest. My simple strategy: Buy good stuff. Ignore talking heads. Look out the window. When the world changes, change! August 2014

"Never do anything in life if you would be ashamed of seeing it printed on the front page of your hometown newspaper for your friends and family to see." Warren Buffet

Because we learn more from our failures than our successes I too would sometimes prefer to stop learning so much. - Aaron Funding

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in. - J.D. Rockefeller

Total Return...... is a strict and unforgiving master, success is fleeting and average is king. Give me DGI and more of your articles. Or those quarterly dividends
Doug Meeks.

Prices are determined by the market.
Dividends are determined by a company's board of directors.
There is no direct causal relationship between the two. Robert Allan Schwartz

Since many investors' have no choice but to rely upon dividends as their major income source in retirement, they have to choose. Do they focus on the undeniable, unavoidable risk inherent in their strategy or do they focus on the undeniable strengths inherent in the strategy. Good mental hygiene suggests the latter, which is the favored choice in these environs.

I am a guy who will be 66 in April. I have spent a lifetime building up my net worth. I have a large part of that net worth in the stock market. Since 1984, I have lived through:
1987 Black Monday
1990-1991 recession
2000 Dot Com bubble
2007-2009 Bear market
2010 post recession crash

My exit strategy for my holdings was to hold onto them. Simple. Dave Crosetti

As always, thanks for your massive data mining Mr. Fish, you are the "big data" of dividends! GT. Grand Torino

Quality determines WHAT I buy.
Valuation determines WHEN I buy. Robert Allan Schwartz

Quality will determine who makes the list. Valuation will decide who gets purchased first. Chowder

Interest rates took a one way move from 15% in the early 1980s to current levels where the yield on a stock is greater than the yield on bonds often of the same company...If you think that will continue for the next 34 years your data is useful

History always repeats itself except when it doesn't.

Because I began with the mindset of buy and hold, reinvest all until I'm old, it's not at all "natural" to do the Buy Low, Sell High game and pay for the privilege both ways. If I don't want to own it for 10 years, I don't want it. Geekette

"I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women. The other half I wasted." -- W.C. Fields

Rule 1: make good investments.
Rule 2: consider taxes before harvesting. Jgrever621

At 95, I'll cash out and hire your favorite rock band for a party--we'll invite Eddie Herring, Martin Rice and some of the other young guys. Dividend Sleuth

Hey, I liked what Bogle said here: "What's going on in the market is domination of short-term speculation over long-term investment." Maybenot

I see retirement as 3 phases: The 1st is the travel phase where we are traveling and taking trips to new destinations. The 2nd phase is we are traveling but mostly to see the kids and grandchildren. The 3rd phase is the tea and biscuit phase where the family will come and visit you.
For me I want to enter the phase 1 as soon as possible and have it last as long as possible.
Dividend Nut

<<"Harvesting" is a term frequently used by Dale Roberts, the author>>
You are correct, this a benign and innocuous term concocted by the Quants to characterize the selling of shares. Kind of like strolling thru the garden and picking a few tomatoes. It sounds better than "liquidating assets" or "depleting capital" to pay your operating costs. Riverside1993

All I can do is remind them of the truth of Albert Einstein's alleged response when he was asked, "What do you, Mr. Einstein, consider to be man's greatest invention?" He didn't reply the wheel or the lever. He is reported to have said, "Compound interest." Quote investigator.

Well balanced portfolios (for retirees) in the hands of patient and non-emotional investors made it through the recession(s). Dale Roberts Dec 2014

As Chowder says, "Don't chase the dream, BUILD the dream", and you are doing that!