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Contrarian investing in the time of coronavirus: 10 powerful quotes to put bear market into perspective

Updated : 2020-03-20 17:20:35

If you invest in stocks, there are times when feel the world is about to end. But nothing of that sort happens. Here then are 10 quotes by financial legends that will put the coronavirus-induced market decline into perspective. Read on!

The legendary trader tells you that there comes a time, during the depths of despair, that bear markets become immune to bad news. Then, the slightest of silver linings is all it takes to turn things around.
The legendary trader tells you that there comes a time, during the depths of despair, that bear markets become immune to bad news. Then, the slightest of silver linings is all it takes to turn things around.
The greatest advocate of common sense offers, well, common sense advice on how to conduct yourself when there is blood on the street. Buy whatever you can lay your hands on.
The greatest advocate of common sense offers, well, common sense advice on how to conduct yourself when there is blood on the street. Buy whatever you can lay your hands on.
The most famous quote of contrarian investing sums up making money in one very succinct manner.
The most famous quote of contrarian investing sums up making money in one very succinct manner.
In other words, Peter Lynch says that contrarian investing may not be for everybody.
In other words, Peter Lynch says that contrarian investing may not be for everybody.
A good way to de-hyphenate stocks with companies and realize that the more stocks are hammered – with the underlying business remaining the same – the better they become as investing opportunities.
A good way to de-hyphenate stocks with companies and realize that the more stocks are hammered – with the underlying business remaining the same – the better they become as investing opportunities.
The grandfather of value investing offers a simple thumb rule to buying stocks, even if the market is losing its collective mind.
The grandfather of value investing offers a simple thumb rule to buying stocks, even if the market is losing its collective mind.
The commodities guru has always been an advocate of thinking differently from the crowd – a fact that serves contrarian investors well.
The commodities guru has always been an advocate of thinking differently from the crowd – a fact that serves contrarian investors well.
Conversely, the time to buy is after the crash, and not before.
Conversely, the time to buy is after the crash, and not before.
The sarcasm in the legendary economist’s quote reminds you that just because the market is telling you something does not mean it will happen
The sarcasm in the legendary economist’s quote reminds you that just because the market is telling you something does not mean it will happen
The last one comes from a non-investor but that does not take away from the profoundness of its wisdom: if you are an investor, patience and level-headedness can reap rich dividends
The last one comes from a non-investor but that does not take away from the profoundness of its wisdom: if you are an investor, patience and level-headedness can reap rich dividends
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