Nicolas Darvas Quotes

Who is Nicolas Darvas?

Nicolas Darvas was a Hungarian dancer, self-taught investor and author. He is best known for his book 'How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market'.

Born January 01, 1920
Died January 01, 1977

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Best 21 Quotes by Nicolas Darvas

How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market Quotes

“Accept everything for what it is, not what you want it to be.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“All a company report and balance sheet can tell you is the past and the present. They cannot tell future.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“Buy high and sell higher.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“First check whether the market as a whole is rising or falling. In other words, are you in a bull market or a bear market? If the latter, stay out. The odds are against you.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“I also learned to stay out of bear markets unless my individual stocks remain in their boxes or advance.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“I became over-confident, and that is the most dangerous state of mind anyone can develop in the stock market.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“I believe in analysis and not forecasting.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

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“I bought with bold confidence when I thought I was right and coldly, without hurt ego, I took my limited losses when I thought I was proven wrong.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“I decided never again to risk more money than I could afford to lose without ruining myself.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“I decided to let my stop-loss decide.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“I did not know it but I was already coming up against one of the great pitfalls of the small operator — the almost insoluble problem of when to enter the market.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“I keep out in a bear market and leave such exceptional stocks to those who don’t mind risking their money against the market trend.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“I knew now that I had to keep rigidly to the system I had carved out for myself.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“I listened eagerly to what they had to say and religiously followed their tips. Whatever I was told to buy, I bought. It took me a long time to discover that this is one method that never works.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

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“I made up my mind to buy high and sell higher.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“I was successful in taking larger profits than losses in proportion to the amounts invested.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

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“Like human beings, stocks behave differently. Some of them are calm, slow, conservative. Others are jumpy, nervous, tense. Some of them I found easy to predict. They were consistent in their moves, logical in their behavior. They were like dependable friends.”

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How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“My only sound reason for buying a stock is that it is rising in price. If that is happening, no other reason is required. If that is not happening, no other reason is worth considering.”

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How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“The truth was that as my pocket had strengthened, my head had weakened.”

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How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“There are no good or bad stocks, there are only rising and falling stocks.”

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How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

“There is no reason to sell a rising stock.”

Nicolas Darvas
How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market