Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The best investment advice of all time

Billionaires. A miser. A Nobel laureate. A Founding Father. We've rounded up the finest market minds -- dead or alive -- and distilled their timeless wisdom into specific suggestions for stocks, bonds and funds you can buy today. Be warned: You just might get rich.

Read through this slideshow for timeless investment advice from 10 of the world's finest financial minds.

Jack Bogle: "Don't let the miracle of long-term compounding of returns be overwhelmed by the tyranny of long-term compounding of costs."

Sir John Templeton: "If you buy the same securities everyone else is buying, you will have the same results as everyone else."

Warren Buffett: "Whether socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down."

Nathan Mayer Rothschild: Information is money

Sam Zell: "Look for good companies with bad balance sheets and understand your downside."

Joseph Schumpeter: "A depression is for capitalism like a good, cold shower."

Peter Lynch: "Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth grade math, you can do it."

Alexander Hamilton: "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one."

David Tepper: "I am the animal at the head of the pack. . . . I either get eaten, or I get the good grass."

Hetty Green: "All you have to do is buy cheap and sell dear, act with thrift and shrewdness, and be persistent."

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