“During the 90s, investing on your own was like a person on a bicycle riding downhill thinking he was an exceptional athlete. If you owned stock you made money.”

-Cheryl Johnson, Rochester, N.Y.

“To contradict our former President, we have not beaten the business cycle, we never have and never will because thats life. We have a business cycle and we always will.”

-Richard English, Arlington, Texas

“In 99% of the cases, risk tolerance is great when the market is going up, but not when its going down.”

-Hartman Axley, Denver, Colo.

“If you dont need the dollars, then the risk is less, if you have time.”

-Cheryl Johnson

“Some economists feel that a lot of the good American companies are as much as 48% undervalued right now.”

-Richard English

“People who have really gotten stung are the people who were probably a little more greedy, and got a little more aggressive. And that aggression has backfired a bit.”

-Hartman Axley


Reproduced from National Underwriter Life & Health/Financial Services Edition, August 5, 2002. Copyright 2002 by The National Underwriter Company in the serial publication. All rights reserved.Copyright in this article as an independent work may be held by the author.