Personal Wealth Management / Behavioral Finance

Fisher Investments' Founder Ken Fisher Discusses Quotes That Inspired Him

Fisher Investments’ founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer Ken Fisher recalls how influential individuals—like Sir John Templeton, Benjamin Graham, and Mellody Hobson among others—have inspired him throughout his career. Ken shares some of his favorite investing lessons from these legendary figures, particularly those that help investors navigate tough market environments.

According to Ken, a recurring lesson from these figures is that investors should be wary of making investment decisions based on emotion—especially during tumultuous times. Benjamin Graham—the father of security analysis—said, “The investor’s chief problem—and even his worst enemy—is likely to be himself.” Ken says Graham’s message stresses how your investments behave is a lot less crucial than how you behave—a hard lesson to learn for many. Instead of reacting emotionally to stock market volatility, Ken recommends taking time to reflect upon the wisdom of these investing greats instead.

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