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People are always asking me, where is the outlook good? But that’s the wrong question. The right question is: Where is the outlook most miserable?

—Sir John Templeton (Photo courtesy of the John Templeton Foundation)

John Templeton was one of the greatest value and international investors of the 20th century. He made a fortune by sifting through forlorn or forgotten sectors or industries in search of hidden gems. Fittingly, one of his first investment moves came as America was reeling from a decade of depression and economic turmoil, and as Hitler was invading Poland to begin a world war. He called his broker and requested to buy 100 shares of every company trading for under $1 per share. There were 104 such companies. Over the course of World War II, that investment went up 400%. While everyone else was battening down the hatches, Sir John was looking for opportunities.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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Humor Friday

Get inside information from the president of a company and you will probably lose half your money. If you get it from the chairman of the board, you will lose all of your money.

—Jim Rogers (by FDV—own work; Creative Commons)

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Control Your Circumstances

Save a part of your income and begin now, for the person with a surplus controls circumstances, while the person without a surplus is controlled by circumstances.

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—Henry H. Buckley 

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Remember that investments are never too high for you to begin buying or too low to begin selling.

Livermore, Jesse

—Jesse Livermore

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Know what you own, and know why you own it.

PETER LYNCH

—Peter Lynch

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