Mark Minervini Quotes

Who is Mark Minervini?

Mark Minervini is a stock market trader and author of books on stocks like 'Trade Like A Stock Market Wizard' and 'Think & Trade Like a Champion'.

Born January 22, 1965

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Best 57 Quotes by Mark Minervini | Page 1 of 2

“A good company is not always a good stock.”

Mark Minervini

“As long as the price holds above my stop loss, I try to give the stock some room.”

Mark Minervini

“Before I enter a stock position, the first thing I do is decide where I’m going to cut my loss. As the stock moves up, my priority changes to protecting my breakeven price. If I’m fortunate to have a decent gain, my priority shifts to protecting my profit.”

Mark Minervini

“By keeping your losses small, you preserve your hard earned capital for future investments.”

Mark Minervini

“Chart patterns are not the cause; they're the effect. Human behavior hasn't changed and isn't likely to change much in the future.”

Mark Minervini

“Don't force trades - wait for proper stocks setups. How long? As long as it takes!”

Mark Minervini

“Every major correction begins as a minor reaction. You can't tell when a 10% decline is the beginning of a 50% decline until after the fact, when it's too late.”

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“If you can't learn to accept small losses, sooner or later you will take big losses.”

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“If you can't manage risk you will never perform really well over time; superperformance will at best, be a hit or miss affair.”

Mark Minervini

“In time, there will always be a trade that meets your criteria and delivers easy dollars... and over time there will always be fools that rush and lay the groundwork for such opportunities.”

Mark Minervini

“It doesn't really matter what you think about a stock. What matters is what big institutions think, because they are the ones that can move a stock price dramatically.”

Mark Minervini

“Never add to losers.”

Mark Minervini

“Only buy in the direction of the trade.”

Mark Minervini

“Only get aggressive when trades are working well; scale back when they're not.”

Mark Minervini

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“Practice does not make perfect. Practice only makes habitual.”

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“The market can and will break anyone who ignores the risks and dangers.”

Mark Minervini

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“Stocks that have been strong during the day show up on their scans, which the following morning will bring in more interest and ultimately buying.”

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“When a stock you have bought falls below your purchase price, it is telling you have made an error – at a minimum in timing.”

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Think & Trade Like a Champion Quotes

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

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

“During a difficult trading environment your gains will be smaller and less frequent than during a healthy market. When this occurs, remember three words (with a nod to Nike): “Adjust” Do It! Always think risk in relation to reward. You must adjust your risk as a function of potential reward.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

“Expectancy is your percentage of winning trades multiplied by your average gain, divided by your percentage of losing trades multiplied by your average loss. Maintain a positive expectancy, and you’re a winner. My results went from average to stellar when I finally made the choice that I was going to make every trade an intelligent risk/reward decision.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

“Four very dangerous words: 'Just this one time'.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

“Hope is not a strategy.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

“I want to be at a profit immediately. If I don’t see a profit very soon after I buy the stock, I’m inclined to just get out.”

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Think & Trade Like a Champion

“I went from mediocre to a stellar performer when I told myself: To heck with worrying about the money and obsessing over the scoreboard. I’m just going to focus on being the best trader I can be and sticking to the rules. Then the money followed.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

“If you don’t have a plan, you will surely experience paralyzing emotions and second-guess yourself at key decision-making moments.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

“If you want success in the stock market, before you do anything, you should develop a plan.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

“If you want to mitigate risk effectively, you simply must acknowledge that stocks don’t manage themselves. You’re the manager, and it’s up to you to protect your hard-earned capital.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

“In the stock market, those who are not humble are destined to be humbled.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

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“In the stock market, you can make money or you can make excuses, but you can’t make both. Do whatever it takes to eliminate your own personal excuses. Your road to success starts by taking responsibility. Don’t blame outside factors for your lack of success.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

“Investing styles may differ among successful market players, but without exception, winning stock traders share certain key traits required for success. Fall short in those qualities and you will surely part ways with your money.”

Mark Minervini
Think & Trade Like a Champion

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