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The typical big winner in the Lynch portfolio generally takes three to ten years to play out.
All you need for a lifetime of successful investing is a few big winners, and the pluses from those will overwhelm the minuses from the stocks that don't work out.
It only takes a handful of big winners to make a lifetime of investing worthwhile.
Investing in stocks is an art, not a science, and people who've been trained to rigidly quantify everything have a big disadvantage.
The biggest winners are surprises to me, and takeovers are even more surprising. It takes years, not months, to produce big results.
I talk to hundreds of companies a year and spend hour after hour in heady pow-wows with CEOs, financial analysts and my colleagues in the mutual-fund business, but I stumble onto the big winners in extracurricular situations, the same way you do.
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It is very wicked for you not to take care of your masters goods, but how much worse is it to pilfer and steal from them, whenever you think you shall not be found out.
January 19, 1944
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