Quotes by: Carol Loomis

Carol Junge Loomis
Born (1929-06-25) June 25, 1929 (age 87)
Nationality  United States
Education Drury College, University of Missouri
Occupation Journalist and retired senior editor-at-large at Fortune
Years active 1954-2014

I will confess that almost all my inspiration has come from one emotion: fear. And terrible dread of the moment when I will finally be exposed as a fraud.
Carol Loomis
The 'Fortune' I came to work for on Jan. 25, 1954, was a monthly, with pages significantly larger than what you're reading; 'art' covers that did not relate to stories inside; and a newsstand price of $1.25.
Carol Loomis
Approaches to determining stock values vary, but fundamentally, each company judging itself undervalued is saying that its future stream of earnings justifies a higher price than the stock market is willing to accord it.
Carol Loomis
There is a certain oddity to Larry Fink having problems in Washington. He is a strong Democrat who has close ties to President Obama and has often been rumored as set to take a big administration job, such as Secretary of the Treasury.
Carol Loomis
In meeting the challenges of organic growth, BlackRock has the advantage of having an executive team greatly respected for what it has accomplished.
Carol Loomis
Throughout his remarkable business and government career, Robert Rubin, now 65, has both worked exhaustively at reaching well-founded conclusions and rejected the idea that anything - and he means anything - can be a 'provable certainty.'
Carol Loomis
When they are employed wisely, derivatives make the world simpler because they give their buyers an ability to manage and transfer risk.
Carol Loomis
The goal of the program, called Giving With Purpose, is to teach college students - and anyone else who cares to register - how to beneficially contribute to charity. That's not necessarily easy. There are IRS rules for giving that must be learned, and there is wayward, wasteful philanthropy to be avoided.
Carol Loomis
If a company's stock is undervalued - as many managers believe theirs is - a repurchase may offer the best payoff of all.
Carol Loomis
In the 1987 stock market crash, according to the conclusions of the official Brady report, colossal sales of stock index futures by so-called portfolio insurers - whose investment strategies depended entirely on these derivatives - greatly exacerbated the 500-point market decline.
Carol Loomis
Larry Fink, 61, tall and outgoing and passionate about his business, is the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the largest asset-management company in the world, BlackRock.
Carol Loomis
The good thing about a dealer's derivatives portfolio is that it is marked to market.
Carol Loomis
I didn't want to be a 'Fortune' writer who was constrained in any way.
Carol Loomis
In 1980, aided by $1.5 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. government and his own pitchman routines on television, Lee Iacocca brought Chrysler back from the abyss.
Carol Loomis
By late 1953, going to New York on vacation, I had lined up several Time Inc. interviews - and what they did was give me a lifelong appreciation of the importance of luck in getting a job.
Carol Loomis
Carl Icahn, corporate raider by trade, is creative, a scrambler, and certainly not to be underestimated.
Carol Loomis
On the rare occasions when my family talked about business, the subject was Kansas City's Boss Pendergast and his potential for muscling my dad's small gravel-and-sand operation.
Carol Loomis
Limited partnerships are required to amend their filings whenever important changes, such as the admission of new partners, take place.
Carol Loomis
A buyback is itself a special kind of acquisition, made at prices that are typically a bargain compared with those a company must pay for an outside purchase.
Carol Loomis
It is the instinctive wish of most American businesspeople, even those unlikely to be directly affected, that General Motors not go bankrupt.
Carol Loomis
From the minute I got to 'Fortune,' I loved my job. I knew myself to be a virtual dunce about business, and I was wide-eyed about how much I was learning.
Carol Loomis

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