Bill Gross quotes

  • With all this consumer debt, business debt, government debt, smaller movements in interest rates have a magnified effect. a small movement can tip the boat.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Government #Movement #Debt

  • Slow growth and inflation have a tendency to accompany large deficits and increasing debt as a percentage of GDP.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Gdp #Growth #Debt

  • You know those adages about smelling the roses and chasing butterflies? The markets are my butterflies and my roses.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Butterfly #Rose #Chasing

  • Ex-Fidelity mutual fund manager Peter Lynch was certainly brilliant in one respect: he knew to get out when the gettin was good.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Brilliant #Mutual Fund #Fidelity

  • I would admit Im an introvert. I dont know why introverts have to apologize.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Apologizing #Introvert

  • When does money run out of time? The countdown begins when investable assets pose too much risk for too little return; when lenders desert credit markets for other alternatives such as cash or real assets.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Running #Real #Risk

  • People have different impressions of themselves, and where reality lies is somewhere in between.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Lying #Reality #People

  • Companies typically borrow money at less than their return on equity and therefore compound their return at the expense of lenders.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Return #Equity #Compounds

  • Imperceptibly, the developed world's manufacturing base was gradually eroding and being replaced by securitized finance that destroyed itself and nearly its economies in 2008.
    -- Bill Gross

    #World #Finance #Economy

  • Accountants, machinists, medical technicians, even software writers that write the software for 'machines' are being displaced without upscaled replacement jobs. Retrain, rehire into higher paying and value-added jobs? That may be the political myth of the modern era. There aren't enough of those jobs.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Jobs #Writing #Political

  • I am tough but I have a soft side.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Sides #Tough

  • If financial assets no longer work for you at a rate far and above the rate of true wealth creation, then you must work longer for your money.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Financial #Wealth #Creation

  • Do you really like a particular stock? Put 10% or so of your portfolio on it. Make the idea count … Good [investment] ideas should not be diversified away into meaningless oblivion.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Ideas #Portfolios #Oblivion

  • Both from the standpoint of stocks and bonds, an investor wants to go where the growth is.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Growth #Want #Standpoint

  • Whether a tops-down or bottoms-up investor in bonds, stocks, or private equity, the standard analysis tends to judge an investor or his firm on the basis of how the bullish or bearish aspects of the cycle were managed.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Judging #Analysis #Aspect

  • Bond investors want growth much like equity investors, and to the extent that too much austerity leads to recession or stagnation then credit spreads widen out - even if a country can print its own currency and write its own cheques.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Country #Writing #Growth

  • Why is it possible to rescue S&L buccaneers in the early '90s and provide guidance to levered Wall Street investment bankers during the 1998 long-term capital management crisis, yet throw 2 million homeowners to the wolves in 2007?
    -- Bill Gross

    #Wall #Long #Bankers

  • Finding the best person or the best organization to invest your money is one of the most important financial decisions you'll ever make.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Organization #Decision #Important

  • We are witnessing the death of abundance and the borning of austerity, for what may be a long, long time.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Long #May #Austerity

  • Bernanke and company are trying to reflate the economy with almost stated objective of inflation at 2 percent and higher in order to provide some type of safety margin for a future recession. That's where they want to go.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Order #Safety #Trying

  • Human nature means that institutions at some point lose their sense of mission. That sense of vulnerability drives Pimco.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Mean #Human Nature #Institutions

  • I have a 41-year track record of investing excellence… what do you have?
    -- Bill Gross

    #Years #Track #Excellence

  • Whenever I read the newspaper, I say to myself, 'At least my wife loves me.'
    -- Bill Gross

    #Wife #Wives Love #Newspapers

  • Pay per click was just the beginning. The real evolution is pay per action.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Real #Pay #Action

  • In questioning initially whether I am a great investor, I open the door to question whether other similarly esteemed public icons like Bill Miller are as well. It seems, perhaps, that the longer and longer you keep at it in this business the more and more time you have to expose your Achilles heel - wherever and whatever that might be.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Icons #Doors #Might

  • The market can move for irrational reasons, and you have to be prepared for that, ... you need to make big bets when the odds are in your favor -- not big enough to ruin you, but big enough to make a difference.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Moving #Differences #Odds

  • Damn inflation, full speed ahead,' Greenspan has said in both action and word. I think an investor should believe him and invest accordingly.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Believe #Thinking #Action

  • Be cautious and content with low positive returns in 2015. The time for risk taking has passed,
    -- Bill Gross

    #Risk #Return #Lows

  • Bonds despite their ridiculous yields will not easily be threatened with a new bear market,
    -- Bill Gross

    #Yield #Bears #Ridiculous