A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 07, 2008
“Buy to the roar of cannon and sell to the sound of trumpets” (Wall Street adage)

Entry in progress—B.P.


Google Books
Paper Money
By Adam Smith
Published by Summit Books
1981
Pg. 286:
“Buy on the cannons, sell on the trumpets.”

New York (NY) Times
Market Place; For Warner, Few Votes
By VARTANIG G. VARTAN (NYT); Financial Desk
February 23, 1983, Wednesday
Late City Final Edition, Section D, Page 10, Column 3, 765 words
WAS it a Rothschild who said, ‘’Buy to the roar of cannon and sell to the sound of trumpets’’?

Google Books
Investment Psychology Explained:
Classic Strategies to Beat the Markets

By Martin J. Pring
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons
1993
Pg. 28:
“Buy on the sound of cannon, sell on the sound of trumpets.” This maxim is derived from the fact that the outbreak of war can usually be anticipated.

Google Books
Sector Trading: A Year in Exchange Traded Funds
By Jonathan Bernstein
Published by Maerska Publishing
2006
Back cover:
“Buy to the sound of cannons, sell to the sound of trumpets,” stated Lord Nathan Rothschild in 1810, nearly two centuries before the rise of Exchange Traded Funds in the modern market.

Google Books
Inside the Investor’s Brain:
The Power of Mind Over Money

By Richard L. Peterson
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons
2007
Pg. 67:
Buy to the sound of cannons, sell to the sound of trumpets. “ — Attributed to British banker Nathan Mayer Rothschild, during the Napoleonic wars.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Tuesday, October 07, 2008 • Permalink