Famous Quotes By Barry Ritholtz

The bottom line is   this: Cash, in modest increments, has a role in any portfolio. But unless you   are Warren Buffett, you should limit it to 2 or 3 percent.


Anyone can make an   article longer; the skill is keeping it tight and lean.

Most of Google's   home technologies have failed to catch on in a major way.

People forget that   although we can pinpoint the price, we can only guess at future earnings. The   past isn't much help: It simply tells whether a market was pricey or cheap.

Based   on a lifetime of observations and a few decades in the markets, I understand   that societies, beliefs and fashions all move in long arcs of time. We call   these arcs several things: cycles, periods, eras.

Any time you speak   to people about their posture, you learn about their most recent investment   activity. When someone just bought stocks, they tend to be bullish; someone   who just sold is bearish.

Much of the   traditional thinking about cash is well intentioned but unrealistic. Should   you have six months of living expenses in the bank for emergencies? Sure. Do   you? Probably not.

Footage of people   camped out at Best Buy or elsewhere is not remotely a celebration. Rather,   it's a reminder of just how economically distressed a large percentage of our   populace is.

Flight Path

I have been a   member of the Microsoft-bashing society for quite some time.

You want less of   the annoying nonsense that interferes with your portfolios and more of the   significant data that allow you to become a less distracted, more purposeful   investor.