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Once J. P. Morgan (1867 - 1943) , certainly not the richest man of his time but definitely among the most powerful and influential financiers in history, appeared before a congressional committee. One member put the question to him:

"Mr. Morgan, what is the market going to do? Can you answer that?"

To the amazement of everyone, Morgan replied "Yes."

Immediately total silence fell in the room and the members of the committee, all their clerks and aids, and every spectator leaned forward and eagerly awaited Morgan's response, which was pronounced in due course:

"It's going to fluctuate."

---------------A Final Thought ...

"If you can actually count your money, then you are not really a rich man."

- J. Paul Getty (18921976), U.S. oil millionaire, arts patron