Philip Fisher

DEFINITION of 'Philip Fisher'

A widely acclaimed stock investor and author who is believe to have a profound influence on Warren Buffett. He is perhaps known best for his book "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits", first published in 1958. Philip also founded a money management company in 1931 called Fisher and Company.

BREAKING DOWN 'Philip Fisher'

Philip Fisher lived from 1907 until 2004. His most famous stock pick was Motorola which he purchased in 1955 and held until his death. One of his most publicized quotes pertained to the sale of stock. Philip said that the best time to sell a stock was "almost never".

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