Ian Cassel Quotes

Who is Ian Cassel?

Ian Cassel is an American business owner and stock market investor from Pennsylvania.

Born January 01, 1981

Books by Ian Cassel


Best 53 Quotes by Ian Cassel | Page 1 of 2

“10% of successful stock picking is picking great stocks. The other 90% is not selling them.”

Ian Cassel

“18 years ago, my mentor picks me up from the airport and we went to a casino. We played craps, took out a $10k marker. The table was empty. He started winning and the table got full. He looked at me and said, "Whether it's stocks, craps, business, life, people are attracted to winners.”

Ian Cassel

“A microcap investor’s goal is to find something great when no analyst covers it and still be holding when the 10th analyst initiates coverage on it.”

Ian Cassel

“All great companies started as small companies.”

Ian Cassel

“All great companies started as small companies. Find them.”

Ian Cassel

“Do everything with excellence. How you do the small things is how you do everything. You don’t know who is watching.”

Ian Cassel

“Don’t spend the next ten years bragging about the returns you had 20 years ago. Keep learning and evolving.”

Ian Cassel

Offer of the week

Quiet Air Purifier

“During a lifetime you will own 10-20 big winners and 100’s of losers. Successful stock picking isn’t just picking winners. It also means picking out the losers in the portfolio. Losers aren’t stocks that go down – they are underperforming businesses you keep holding.”

Ian Cassel

“f you don’t cringe a little bit when you read something you wrote or believed 3-5-10 years ago then you aren’t growing.”

Ian Cassel

“Great stocks are doubted the whole way up”

Ian Cassel

“Here is a fact that few in the financial world want you to know. Individual investors have an edge over investment managers, advisors, analysts, or anyone forced to prove how smart they are to others. You don’t need to have an opinion on everything. You don’t have distractions. All you have to do is focus on making a few good investment decisions per year and living a great life.”

Ian Cassel

“I believe the true financial test is turning a small amount of money into a larger amount of money and then supporting yourself on that capital over the long term.”

Ian Cassel

“I built my capital base in my early 20’s by concentrating in 2-4 companies. I was right half the time and different degrees of wrong the other half. It makes for a volatile portfolio, but I still think it’s the best way to learn because every decision is amplified (good and bad).”

Ian Cassel

“I don't invest the same way as I did 3, 5, 10, 15 years ago. Investing is a journey of continuous improvement. Inside every investor is a better investor.”

Ian Cassel

Products by Ian Cassel

“I started out investing in story stocks.”

Ian Cassel

“I think a lot of people make the mistake of thinking they need enough money to do nothing. This is incorrect. You just need enough to do whatever you want.”

Ian Cassel

You Might Like

“I found that every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point and the turning point was where they made a clear, specific, unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50 and most never make it at all.”


More quotes by Brian Tracy

“If you don’t feel uncomfortable, stretched, and intimidated by a goal you are pursuing you aren’t thinking big enough.”

Ian Cassel

“Investing’s greatest lessons can’t be taught. We like to think they can, but they can't. They have to be experienced and the best teacher is loss.”

Ian Cassel

“It's a great sign when a majority of people get angry at you for being bullish on a stock, sector, and/or market.”

Ian Cassel

“It's easy to over-analyze when stocks are going down (fear) and under-analyze when stocks are going up (greed).”

Ian Cassel

“It’s crazy the complaining about stock prices. If you aren’t excited about some of the prices you are getting you are in the wrong business.”

Ian Cassel

“It’s often how we navigate the valleys in our lives that dictates our future direction.”

Ian Cassel

“Many of us already own the stocks we need to outperform. We just can’t get scared out of them.”

Ian Cassel

“Me talking to my daughter - "Daddy will help you."

Me talking to my son - "Life is hard. Figure it out boy.”

Ian Cassel

“Nothing better than stumbling on a new idea that makes you stop everything you are doing.”

Ian Cassel

“Nothing tests your conviction like falling stock prices. Conviction isn’t proven on the mountaintop, it’s proven in the valley.”

Ian Cassel

“One of the ultimate signs of investment maturity is when you can buy a stock higher that you passed on lower - when you can look at the same company through unbiased eyes not calloused by a cost basis that could have been.”

Ian Cassel

“Only later do you realize if you didn’t survive the last thing you went through you wouldn’t be tough enough to survive what you are going through right now. Your reward for overcoming your last challenge is your next challenge.”

Ian Cassel

Products by Ian Cassel

“Overprepare. Do the work. Be intense. It’s that attitude and work ethic that starts attracting people and opportunities. You start accomplishing things you weren’t supposed to accomplish. You start believing in yourself. This is the key to success.”

Ian Cassel

“Success isn’t a zero sum game. You are only competing against yourself and your own limitations.”

Ian Cassel

You Might Like

“As a stock trader, when you strip off what feels natural and learn to do what feels unnatural, you become supernatural.”

Think & Trade Like a Champion


More quotes by Mark Minervini