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Merton Miller Quotes and Sayings

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To beat the market you'll have to invest serious bucks
to dig up information no one else has yet.
- Merton Miller

Related topics: Finance

What counts is what you do with your money,
not where it came from.
- Merton Miller

You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever.
- Merton Miller

I should mention that I am a member of the board of
directors of Dimensional Fund Advisors.
- Merton Miller

 

My expertise was in public finance, particularly corporate taxation,
since I had worked at the US Treasury.
- Merton Miller

But in practice, if often comes down to not suffering
a loss as big as the huge gain you made a while ago.
- Merton Miller

As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers
about portfolio decisions,
writing reports.
- Merton Miller

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Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics.
- Merton Miller

Of course.
I favor passive investing for most investors,
because markets are amazingly successful devices for
incorporating information into stock prices.
- Merton Miller

What happened after publication of our paper was that,
for the next 40 years, people said, all right,
we now know the answer to the capital structure question under ideal conditions.
- Merton Miller

My main interest, however, was in economics,
not law.
- Merton Miller

So everybody has some information.
The function of the markets is to aggregate that information,
evaluate it, and get it incorporated into prices.
- Merton Miller

Most people might just as well buy a share of the whole market,
which pools all the information, than delude themselves
into thinking they know something the market doesn't.
- Merton Miller

Junk bonds prove there's nothing magical in a Aaa bond rating.
- Merton Miller

Another is, if you take money out of your left pocket
and put it in your right pocket,
you're no richer.
- Merton Miller

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 16,
1923, the only child of Joel and Sylvia Miller.
- Merton Miller

Everyone recognizes that's a joke because obviously
the number and shape of the pieces doesn't affect the size of the pizza.
And similarly, the stocks, bonds, warrants,
etc., issued don't affect the aggregate value of the firm.
- Merton Miller

I can't speak for them, of course, but I believe that
most economists would accept the view that,
while you sometimes can make a score by sheer luck,
you can't do it constantly, unless you're willing to put the resources in.
- Merton Miller

I had some of the students in my finance class actually
do some empirical work on capital structures,
to see if we could find any obvious patterns in the data,
but we couldn't see any.
- Merton Miller

My research interests since then have shifted strongly
towards the economic and regulatory problems of the
financial services industry,
and especially of the securities and options exchanges.
- Merton Miller

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

Build a better mousetrap
and the world will beat a path to your door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The goal of life is
to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.
- Joseph Campbell

Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
- Friedrich Halm

The world is changing very fast.
Big will not beat small anymore.
It will be the fast beating the slow.
- Rupert Murdoch

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.
- Emo Philips

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
- Emo Philips

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
- Euripides

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
- Langston Hughes

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
- Kyle Chandler

I got a good mind to join a club
and beat you over the head with it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens
to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
- Doug Larson

I think I can beat Usher on the dance floor.
- Chris Brown

You always have to give 100 percent,
because if you don't,
someone, someplace, will give 100 percent and will beat you when you meet.
- Ed Macauley

We're here to win the race.
If we get beat, we get beat.
- Jerry Moss

A neighborhood is where, when you go out of it,
you get beat up.
- Murray Kempton

My body grew hot, then cold.
I tried to eat the bed sheets.
My heart beat madly.
Every joint in my body ached.
When I took the cure they took it all away from me.
- Bela Lugosi

If you're playing for the Kansas City Royals about
all you can do is beat your head against the wall.
- John Kruk

If you have your eye set on somebody,
don't beat around the bush.
- Vanessa Hudgens

I'd like to imagine that in order to beat me a person
would have to play almost perfect tennis.
- Venus Williams

But otherwise, music is about a beat and a message.
- Casey Kasem

I'm aware if I'm playing at my best I'm tough to beat.
And I enjoy that.
- Tiger Woods

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

I ran into Snoop one night.
I was in the studio later, and I got this beat and
thought he would sound great on it.
I called him and he came right through that night.
- Angie Martinez

I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind
would beat on strongly and steadily and without any
quickening if the league were to perish altogether.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Something inside of me just said 'Hey,
wait a minute, I want to beat him,' and I just took off.
- Steve Prefontaine

Don't tell me to watch the beat.
You watch me.
- Boozoo Chavis

If you train hard, you'll not only be hard,
you'll be hard to beat.
- Herschel Walker

I like tinkering with the tribe beat boxes and love
using Reason as a beefed up beat box.
- Pat Mastelotto

I like a women who's got some balls,
some strength.
As long as I can beat her at arm wrestling,
that's fine.
- James Hetfield

I had to fight all my life to survive.
They were all against me...
but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch.
- Ty Cobb

Every man's got to figure to get beat sometime.
- Joe Louis

The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance.
I can let go but I don't give up.
I don't beat myself up about negative things.
- Phylicia Rashad

It is tough to say what has influenced me the most
because I know that Mozart makes me think better,
but you cannot beat Dave Matthews for feeling good!
- Mackenzie Astin

One truth is the swing of the sentence,
the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity
of the writer as he matches with the language.
- Don DeLillo

There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
- Muhammad Ali

We don't just borrow words; on occasion,
English has pursued other languages down alleyways
to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
- Booker T. Washington

I refused to beat my head against stone,
of course.
- Herbert Lom

My dad was a tyrant.
He used to physically beat the crap out of us.
- Dennis Wilson

A boxing match is like a cowboy movie.
There's got to be good guys and there's got to be bad guys.
And that's what people pay for - to see the bad guys get beat.
- Sonny Liston

If you wish to draw off the people from a bad or wicked custom,
you must beat up for a march; you must make an excitement,
do something that everybody will notice.
- Lewis Tappan

Rugby is great.
The players don't wear helmets or padding;
they just beat the living daylights out of each other and then go for a beer.
I love that.
- Joe Theismann

Everyone wants to beat us.
So you can never take a single game lightly.
- Jim Otto

The last two years we got beat in this round.
They came out with the motivation to win.
- Jimmy Haynes

It was endlessly entertaining, watching people beat each other up.
All the little kids in the neighborhood would come and watch...
and then we'd beat them up as well.
- Wayne Coyne

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand.
I beat people up.
- Muhammad Ali (world champion boxer)


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