What are some of the most cliche trading quotes/mantras you’ve read or heard?

Exscudo

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Slightly more seriously: the problem with cliché "labelling" is the same as that of stereotyping. The reason why stereotyping is possible is because the stereotype exists and it's exactly the same for trading clichés.

Basic trading/financial knowledge (like all of the simpler kinds of knowledge) is axiomatic in the sense that an idea or truism can be encapsulated in a neat and easily comprehensible phrase or proverb, more often than not in a rhyme. You can instantly see that "The trend is your friend until the bend at the end" belongs in the same category as " A stitch in time saves nine" though they are separated by some 300 years. The meanings of both are obvious and endless repetition makes them trite .......but that doesn't detract from their veracity.

Vive le cliché!
That is true. Cliches became cliches for a reason, mostly because they work. But still, I was just curies to know what examples you guys could give.
 

fibo_trader

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Two blondes were driving to Disneyland. The sign said, "Disneyland Left". So they started crying and went home
 

J Livermore

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I’ll start.
No one ever went broke taking profits.
Trade hasn’t reached TP levels yet but already getting antsy? But no one ever went broke taking profits!
There are two that come to mind:


#1 Bulls and bears make money. Hogs get slaughtered.

#2 Don’t confuse brains with a bull market.
 

fibo_trader

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A speculator is a Man who sees the future in his Mind and acts before its arrival on the Physical Plane

An Investor is a Man who sits thru' so many draw-downs that his best friend is a proctologist
 

fibo_trader

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Fibo's Law: applies to all Life but here especially to forums

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind
 
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fibo_trader

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The Physical Universe does not have the power to consistently thwart the persistent MAN - inevitably although after considerable fuss she will open up her doors to such a Man
 

fibo_trader

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A rich Man will give you 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of his net worth and tell the world what a great guy he is. A poor Man, Woman or Family will share with you upwards of 50% of their net worth and not think its a big deal for even an ogonblick.

Heart is to be found in abundance in the 3rd world - its near extinct in the west and disappearing at breakneck speed from America, the once benevolent country.
 

fibo_trader

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Shirley Maclaine has tried almost every offbeat religion and practice known on earth and then some but real freedom and peace of mind remain elusive. She has been searching and searching but totally missed the "its easier for a camel to go thru' the eye of a needle than for a rich person to gain peace of mind/heaven/nirvana" Fibo's best advice: forgeddabout it for this lifetime - next time around wake up sucking on a poor tit in a hospital in the 3rd world, then you can have a shot at the title.
 

fibo_trader

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Inspiration in Life, as in Financial Markets comes so shockingly similar to Love - quietly and without fanfare
 

Exscudo

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There are two that come to mind:


#1 Bulls and bears make money. Hogs get slaughtered.

#2 Don’t confuse brains with a bull market.
Interesting, I've never heard this one before for some reason "#2 Don’t confuse brains with a bull market."
 

fibo_trader

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The most hilarious thing about daytraders is that they will go Long the rallies but totally ignore the force of the river going short
 

fibo_trader

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Fibo's Law:
At all major stock market Tops, not a single T2W or ET trader EVER saw the turn to BEAR coming
At all major stock market bottoms, not a single T2W or ET trader EVER saw the turn to BULL coming.
NONE!
 

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