40+ Funny Trading Quotes That’ll Make You a Better Trader

Trading is an emotional game. It’s the fluctuations between fear and greed & how we tame those emotions determine whether we become a profitable trader or not at the end of the day. Trading also helps us understand life & human nature in general. Perhaps that’s why most successful traders always have great humor sense. There are a lot of funny trading quotes out there. Here are some of our favorites:

Funny Trading Quotes

“The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.” – Bernard Baruch

“There is time to go long, time to go short and time to go fishing.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.” – William Feather

“Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.” – John Maynard Keynes

Funny Trading Quotes

“If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you would buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume.” – Benjamin Graham

 “Most people, whether bull or bear, when they are right, are right for the wrong reason, in my opinion.” – Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you would buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume.” – Benjamin Graham

“There is only one side to the stock market; and it is not the bull side or the bear side, but the right side.” – Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“Someone will always be getting richer faster than you. This is not a tragedy.” – Charlie Munger

“The four most expensive words in the English language are ‘This time it’s different.” – John Templeton

“People calculate too much and think too little.” – Charlie Munger

“It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffett

“It is what people actually did in the stock market that counted – not what they said they were going to do.” – Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“The stock market is never obvious. It is designed to fool most of the people, most of the time.” – Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“Losers average losers” – Paul Tudor Jones

“You don’t have to be brilliant, only a little bit wiser than the other guys, on average, for a long, long time.” – Charlie Munger

“No one ever went broke by taking a profit.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“He will risk half his fortune in the stock market with less reflection that he devotes to the selection of a medium-priced automobile.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“The elements of good trading are: 1, cutting losses. 2, cutting losses. And 3, cutting losses. If you can follow these three rules, you may have a chance.” — Ed Seykota

“I always laugh at people who say, “I’ve never met a rich technician.” I love that! It’s such an arrogant, nonsensical response. I used fundamentals for nine years and got rich as a technician.” – Marty Schwartz

“If trading is like chess, then macro is like three-dimensional chess.” — Paul Tudor Jones

“It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“There is the plain fool who does the wrong thing at all times anywhere, but there is the Wall Street fool who thinks he must trade all the time.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

 “Win or lose, everybody gets what they want out of the market. Some people seem to like to lose, so they win by losing money.” — Ed Seykota

“The trend is your friend except at the end where it bends.” — Ed Seykota

“Funny, but after trading for more than 15 years, I still am capable of forgetting a cardinal rule: The paper you own, in the end, will be intertwined with the fate of the 30-year bond.” – Jim Cramer

“The prevailing wisdom is that markets are always right. I take the opposite position. I assume that markets are always wrong.” — George Soros

“Luck plays an enormous role in trading success. Some people were lucky enough to be born smart, while others were even smarter and got born lucky.” – Ed Seykota

“There are old traders and there are bold traders, but there are very few old, bold traders.” — Ed Seykota

“The concept of paying one-hundred-and-something times earnings for any company for me is just anathema. Having said that, at the end of the day, your job is to buy what goes up and to sell what goes down so really who gives a damn about PE’s?” — Paul Tudor Jones

 “A loss never bothers me after I take it. I forget it overnight. But being wrong – not taking the loss – that is what does damage to the pocketbook and to the soul.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“First of all, never play macho man with the market. Second, never overtrade.” — Paul Tudor Jones

“To avoid whipsaw losses, stop trading.” — Ed Seykota

“There is always a divergence between our perception and what actually exists.” — George Soros

“There is very little difference between speculation and investment. The only difference is basically that investments are successful speculations because if you successfully anticipate the future you make a speculative profit.” — George Soros

“The average man doesn’t wish to be told that it is a bull or a bear market. What he desires is to be told specifically which particular stock to buy or sell. He wants to get something for nothing. He does not wish to work. He doesn’t even wish to have to think.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“Losing a position is aggravating, whereas losing your nerve is devastating.” — Ed Seykota

“I never hesitate to tell a man that I am bullish or bearish. But I do not tell people to buy or sell any particular stock. In a bear market all stocks go down and in a bull market they go up.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“If a man is both wise and lucky, he will not make the same mistake twice. But he will make any one of ten thousand brothers or cousins of the original.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“There is no point in being confident and having a small position.” — George Soros

“A prudent speculator never argues with the tape. Markets are never wrong, opinions often are.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“I’m right, and you’re smart, and sooner or later you’ll see I’m right.” – Charlie Munger

“When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.” — Warren Buffett

“Wall Street never changes, the pockets change, the suckers change, the stocks change, but Wall Street never changes, because human nature never changes.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore.

“If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.” — George Soros

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