Talk:George Soros

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  • An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others. The Bush administration merely has a narrower definition of self-interest. It does not include the interests of others.
  • The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.
  • The goal of competitors is to prevail, not to preserve competition in the markets.
  • The greater the uncertainty, the more people are influenced by the market trends; and the greater the influence of trend following speculation, the more uncertain the situation becomes.
  • The worse a situation becomes, the less it takes to turn it around, the bigger the upside.
  • You attain superior long-term returns through preservation of capital and home runs. I'm not better than the next trader, just quicker at admitting my mistakes and moving on to the next opportunity.