Also known as “The Great Bear of Wall Street”, over a 100 years ago this trader amassed a fortune shorting the market worth billions today.
“Only enter a trade after the action of the market confirms your opinion and then enter promptly”
“There is nothing new in Wall Street. …”
“Buy rising stocks and sell falling stocks”
Also known as “Evil Knievil”, is Britains best known short-seller with a reputation for extreme trading and gambling exploits.
“I love a crisis because that’s when people are stupid,…”
Also known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England, is a forex trader that made 1 billion in profit betting against the British pound in 1992.
“Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.”
“Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.”
“Stock market bubbles don’t grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.”
Also known as “PTJ”, is a hedge fund manager known for is marco trades and shorting the 1987 market crash.
“The secret to being successful from a trading perspective is to have an indefatigable and an undying and unquenchable thirst for information and knowledge.”
“Intellectual capital will always trump financial capital.”
“Every day I assume every position I have is wrong.”
Also Known as the “The Indiana Jones of Finance”, famous for growing a portfolio 4200% in only 10 years.
“Those who can not adjust to change will be swept aside by it…”
“Acknowledge the complexity of the world and resist the impression that you easily understand it…”
“Never act upon wishful thinking…”
Also known as the “The Big Short”, is the hedge fund manager that in 2007 used credit default swaps to bet against the mortgage lending market.
“No one strategy is correct all the time.”
“I had to swallow my pride, buckle down the hatches, and just be patient.”
“Our goal is not to outperform all the time – that’s not possible. We want to outperform over time.”
Also known as “Dr Doom”, this American trader’s claim to fame is predicting the crash of 2007.
“Greed is normally balanced by fear.”
“I don’t want the technology of the 1950’s, but I want the free market of the 1950’s.”
“Wall Street is in trouble because Main Street is broke.”
Also Known as the “System Maker”, is one of the first to use his engineering background and technology to build systems to trade.
“If you can’t take a small loss, sooner or later you will take the mother of all losses.”
“Systems don’t need to be changed. The trick is for a trader to develop a system with which he is compatible.”