Investment Sayings and Quotes — Explained

For my post, I have to qualify the investment “quotes” as sayings since quotes in investments are more likely to refer to prices.

Many people like to read quotes/sayings since these are inspiring, enlightening, motivating ideas which are condensed into something short, witty, enigmatic and catchy. Sometimes though, the quotes may be too enigmatic that interpretations may be necessary. Here is what this post (which will be a part of a series) is for.


Investment Quote:

“In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott


What the quote probably means:

In investing, there is such a thing as the risk-return tradeoff. The higher the risk, the higher the potential return. Taking risks takes someone away from his comfort zone. An investor taking low risks will less likely earn big.