John Paulson Quotes

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John Alfred Paulson is an American billionaire hedge fund manager who leads Paulson & Co. in New York City.

Born December 14, 1955

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“An administration that supports growth supports everyone.”

“Don't focus on weekly or monthly returns.”

“Everybody said home prices never had declined on a nationwide basis except during the Great Depression.”

“Fear-driven periods in the past have been used as buying opportunities for savvy investors.”

“Gold is very volatile in the short term and could as easily go down in the near term as go up. But if you’re invested over a three to five year horizon, I think you’d be much safer in gold as a currency than the dollar.”

“Historically, gold has always been a safe haven against inflation and a safe haven in times of political instability.”

“I avoid the media. I’m not sure that actually helps me. Not participating might make the media more interested.”

“I got a piggy bank and the goal was to fill it up.”

“I still think, from an individual perspective, the best deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that you're the owner-occupier of.”

“I think buying a home is the best investment that any individual can make.”

“If you are looking for a hedge for potential inflation for the future and have a longer term view, then gold is still a good bet.”

“If you don’t own a home, buy one. If you own one home, buy another one, and if you own two homes buy a third and lend your relatives the money to buy a home.”

“If you rent, the rent goes up every year. But if you buy a 30-year mortgage, the cost is fixed.”

“In many situations today, you can make far more than the spread by holding onto the acquirer's stock after the transaction is completed.”

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“Investors that do the best, and have done the best, are those that stay and compound at above-average rates over the long term.”

“Many investors make the mistake of buying high and selling low while the exact opposite is the right strategy to outperform over the long term.”

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“You only need a few good stocks in your lifetime. I mean how many times do you need a stock to go up ten-fold to make a lot of money? Not a lot.”


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“New York periodically goes through a real estate crisis. I didn't subscribe to the school that real estate only goes up.”

“No one strategy is correct all the time.”

“Our goal is not to outperform all the time – that’s not possible. We want to outperform over time.”

“Our goal is to preserve principal, not to lose money.”

“Sometimes it’s difficult to interpret the markets, so we’re not going to play a winning hand every day. Our goal is not to outperform all the time – that’s not possible. We want to outperform over time.”

“The days of CEOs getting rich while shareholders lose has got to end. Management must be accountable.”

“The discrepancy between equity earnings yields and Treasury yields is at an all time high.”

“The financial crisis was linked to the fact that banks had excessive leverage and too many risky assets. The solution is not to try to dictate to banks what they can do or not do, but to require them to strengthen their capital to absorb potential losses and hold less risky assets.”

“The important thing in investing is to be true to your compass.”

“The stock market goes up or down, and you can't adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy in a position and stay true to that strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment.”

“There have been many very successful acquirers, where they've bought up companies, and they've grown their earnings very rapidly, and the stock has appreciated tremendously.”

“There is a disconnect between the performance in the stock market and the performance in many companies.”

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“There is nothing more important to improve humanity than education.”

“We think the most important criteria for selecting an investment firm are the manager, team, and track record.”

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“In trading you have to be defensive and aggressive at the same time. If you are not aggressive, you are not going to make money, and if you are not defensive, you are not going to keep money.”

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