20+ Inspirational Trading Quotes

September 28, 2020
20+ Inspirational Trading Quotes

The internet is full of all types of quotes. There are motivational trading quotes, positivity quotes, things that people once said and made an impact, or even those cheesy quotes that people usually use as Instagram captions.


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Most quotes, however, aim to either spread wisdom, motivation, positivity, clarity, and focus.

With this in mind, we decided to share with you the best quotes that experienced traders ever shared.

When it comes to improving skills, what other better way is there than to take notes from world-known, successful traders’ quotes?

Over the years, financial experts have been sharing the lessons learned throughout their trading careers. Their personal experiences have been helping new traders prepare and learn from their own mistakes, and motivate them during difficult times.

We gathered the best, inspirational forex quotes that professional traders ever shared in order to motivate, educate, and remind investors what trading is all about!

We hope you like these trading quotes as much as we do:


Here we go!

  1. In this business, if you’re good, you’re right six times out of ten. You’re never going to be right nine times out of ten.

    – Peter Lynch

  2. Losses are necessary, as long as they are associated with a technique to help you learn from them.

    – David Sikhosana

  3. Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.

    – Paul Samuelson

  4. In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

    – Robert Arnott

  5. In trading, the impossible happens about twice a year.

    – Henri M Simoes

  6. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.

    – Warren Buffett

  7. If most traders would learn to sit on their hands 50 percent of the time, they would make a lot more money.

    – Bill Lipschutz

  8. I don’t think you can get to be a really good investor over a broad range without doing a massive amount of reading. I don’t think any one book will do it for you.

    – Charlie Munger

  9. A peak performance trader is totally committed to being the best and doing whatever it takes to be the best. He feels totally responsible for whatever happens and thus can learn from mistakes. These people typically have a working business plan for trading because they treat trading as a business.

    – Van K. Tharp

  10. When I became a winner, I said, ‘I figured it out, but if I’m wrong, I’m getting the hell out, because I want to save my money and go on to the next trade.

    – Martin Schwartz

  11. Do not anticipate and move without market confirmation – being a little late in your trade is your insurance that you are right or wrong.

    – Jesse Livermore

  12. The goal of a successful trader is to make the best trades. Money is secondary.

    – Alexander Elder

  13. The key to trading success is emotional discipline. If intelligence were the key, there would be a lot more people making money trading… I know this will sound like a cliché, but the single most important reason that people lose money in the financial markets is that they don’t cut their losses short.

    – Victor Sperandeo

  14. I get real, real concerned when I see trading strategies with too many rules (you should too).

    – Larry Connors

  15. Throughout my financial career, I have continually witnessed examples of other people that I have known being ruined by a failure to respect risk. If you don’t take a hard look at risk, it will take you.

    – Larry Hite

  16. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ.

    – Warren Buffett

  17. Time is your friend; impulse is your enemy.

    – John Bogle

  18. The core problem, however, is the need to fit markets into a style of trading rather than finding ways to trade that fit with market behavior.

    – Brett Steenbarger

  19. Successful investing takes time, discipline, and patience.

    – Warren Buffet

  20. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.

    – Anthony Robbins

  21. I have learned through the years that after a good run of profits in the markets, it`s very important to take a few days off as a reward. The natural tendency is to keep pushing until the streak ends. But experience has taught me that a rest in the middle of the streak can often extend it.

    – Martin Schwartz

  22. Short-term volatility is greatest at turning points and diminishes as a trend becomes established.

    – George Soros

  23. Every trader has strengths and weaknesses. Some are good holders of winners but may hold their losers a little too long. Others may cut their winners a little short but are quick to take their losses. As long as you stick to your own style, you get the good and bad in your own approach.

    – Michael Marcus

  24. You will never find fulfillment trading the markets if you don’t learn to appreciate and be satisfied with what you already have.

    – Yvan Byeajee

  25. I believe in analysis and not forecasting.

    – Nicolas Darvas

  26. Focus, patience, wise discernment, non-attachment – the skills you acquire in meditation and the skills you need to thrive in trading are one and the same.

    – Yvan Byeajee

  27. In trading/investing, it’s not about how much you make but rather how much you don’t lose.

    – Bernard Baruch

  28. Money is just something you need in case you do not die tomorrow. Let this is a reminder for you not to obsess over profits and losses. In whatever you do, strive for enjoyment, focus, contentment, humility, openness… Paradoxically (and as an unintended consequence) your trading performance will improve significantly.

    – Yvan Byeajee

  29. Never, ever argue with your trading system

    – Michael Covel

  30. It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, it’s how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.

    – George Soros

  31. I just wait until there is money lying in the corner, and all I have to do is go over there and pick it up. I do nothing in the meantime.

    – Jim Rogers

  32. A lot of people get so enmeshed in the markets that they lose their perspective. Working longer does not necessarily equate with working smarter. In fact, sometimes is the other way around.

    – Martin Schwartz

  33. You can be free. You can live and work anywhere in the world. You can be independent of routine and not answer to anybody.

    – Alexander Elder

  34. Confidence is not “I will profit on this trade.” Confidence is “I will be fine if I don’t profit from this trade.

    ― Yvan Byeajee

  35. Why do you think unsuccessful traders are obsessed with market analysis? They crave the sense of certainty that analysis appears to give them. Although few would admit it, the truth is that the typical trader wants to be right on every single trade. He is desperately trying to create certainty where it just doesn’t exist.

    – Mark Douglas

  36. Learn to take losses. The most important thing in making money is not letting your losses get out of hand.

    – Martin Schwartz

  37. You have to identify your weaknesses and work to change. Keep a trading diary – write down your reasons for entering and exiting every trade. Look for repetitive patterns of success and failure.

    – Alexander Elder

  38. All the math you need in the stock market you get in the fourth grade.

    – Peter Lynch

  39. Trading is very competitive and you have to be able to handle getting your butt kicked.

    – Paul Tudor Jones

  40. Bulls make money, bears make money, pigs get slaughtered.

    – Unknown

  41. Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them, and start again.

    – Richard Branson

  42. In the short run, a market is a voting machine, but in the long run it is a weighing machine.

    – Benjamin Graham

  43. Trading doesn’t just reveal your character, it also builds it if you stay in the game long enough.

    ― Yvan Byeajee

Last but not least, we would like to share a quote by the great Malcolm X who stated, Education is the passport to the future.

With this powerful quote in mind, we want to underline the importance of education in the world of trading.

At EverFX, all of our clients have access to the latest, most updated material to help them improve their current forex knowledge and trading skills.

Disclaimer: This article is not investment advice or an investment recommendation and should not be considered as such. The information above is not an invitation to trade and it does not guarantee or predict future performance. The investor is solely responsible for the risk of their decisions. The analysis and commentary presented do not include any consideration of your personal investment objectives, financial circumstances or needs.

Risk Warning: Our products are traded on margin and carry a high level of risk and it is possible to lose all your capital. These products may not be suitable for everyone and you should ensure that you understand the risks involved.

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