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We make the complicated stock market simple. We show you how to take advantage of the emotions in the market with lessons from successful strategies such as value investing and dividend growth investing, with a few elements of growth investing and trend following.

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In this podcast episode, Andrew and Dave discuss "yellow flags" in investing, such as leadership changes, negative events, financial concerns, and slowing revenue growth. They use real-world examples like PayPal, Microsoft, and Square to illustrate the impact on company trajectory and emphasize the importance of observing these indicators for informed decisions. 00:00 Yellow flags could lead to deeper issues. 04:53 Management's job is to allocate capital effectively. 07:39 Gross margins signal company strength and advantage. 12:52 Management's choices, companies as serial acquirers. 15:11 Google's history of strategic acquisitions discussed briefly. 19:28 Competitors pulling ahead, be vigilant and proactive. 23:22 Concern about trend in grocery store performance. 25:53 Changing company mindset and culture takes time. 27:32 Change takes time, need patience for success. 32:01 Management avoiding tough questions raises significant concerns. 34:32 Honesty and accountability build trust with stakeholders. 39:08 Consider impact of employee incentives on shareholders. 41:31 Leaders' diverse backgrounds impact business success profoundly. Today's show is sponsored by: Go to shipstation.com and use code INVESTING to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to Episode 350 of The Investing For Beginners Podcast! Today, Andrew and Dave delve into the intriguing world of international and tech investments. We'll kick things off by addressing a listener's question about investing in foreign companies and the unique challenges it presents, using TSMC's ADR as a case study. We’ll explore the impact of geopolitical factors, differing accounting standards, and cultural nuances. Next, we shift gears to discuss the tech and energy sectors, focusing on the rising demand for cloud computing and green energy infrastructure. We'll highlight Microsoft's collaboration with Brookfield Asset Management, Georgia's new nuclear facilities, and the US's electricity infrastructure needs. Plus, we'll predict the future landscape of cloud powerhouses like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, and debate whether chip manufacturers like TSMC or AMD may get crowded out. We'll also tackle the controversial topic of investing in Palantir, diving into its high PE ratio, stock-based compensation, and Dave's evolving perspective on its potential. Wrapping up, we'll consider the opportunities and risks of investing in the burgeoning cloud industry, from data centers to power back-ups. Stay tuned for an insightful episode packed with expert advice on navigating the complex terrains of international and tech investments! 00:00 Consideration of different accounting standards in global business. 03:19 Understanding cultural differences crucial for international investing. 07:02 High PE means more risk, but depends. 10:08 Palantir's potential growth and stock volatility explained. 14:48 Comparing computing power: AWS vs Azure. 18:11 It's hard to pick a winner. Invest wisely. 21:08 Data centers expanding for faster customer access. 25:29 US infrastructure needs significant investment for improvement. 26:33 Interest in learning tech and energy related areas. 29:47 Emphasize safety while investing. Have a great week! Today's show is sponsored by: Go to shipstation.com and use code INVESTING to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
[00:00:00] – Welcome to another episode of the Investing for Beginners Podcast. In today's installment of our "Back to the Basics" series, hosts Andrew and Dave dive into the topic of efficient markets. What exactly is the Efficient Market Hypothesis, and how does it influence your investment strategy? Our hosts break down the theory, explore its origins, and debate its real-world implications. Is the market always right? Can savvy investors still find hidden opportunities? From historical market reactions to contemporary examples, Andrew and Dave unpack how market emotions and behaviors can sometimes disrupt the "efficient" pricing of stocks. Whether you're new to investing or looking to sharpen your skills, this episode provides valuable insights on navigating efficient markets and seizing those elusive investment opportunities. Tune in and discover how to enhance your investing acumen with practical tips and strategies. 00:00 Efficient market theory says it all - no edge. 05:34 Apple's growth not necessarily future indicator. Opportunities in motions getting out of whack. 09:07 Crowds' wisdom helps stock market with emotions. 11:57 ETFs offer various stock baskets for investors. 13:34 Hot sectors attract money, driving market returns. 17:19 Embrace dollar cost averaging to amplify returns. 21:21 Investing requires patience, strategy, and valuation knowledge. 23:52 Series wrapping up, back to basics investing. Today's show is sponsored by: Go to shipstation.com and use code INVESTING to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to Episode 349 of the Investing for Beginners Podcast! In this episode, Dave and Andrew delve into the fascinating world of investing, addressing listener questions on topics ranging from stock splits to portfolio diversification. They share insights on maintaining interest in investing, the impact of liking the players in your portfolio, and the importance of finding what works best for your individual time commitments. Stay tuned as they discuss the upcoming stock split for Chipotle, the European stock market, and the structure of a novice investor's journey. Plus, valuable advice on diversifying investments, moving into ETFs or index funds, and maximizing returns. Let's dive into this episode filled with informative content for all levels of investors. 00:00 Gradually sold Wells Fargo stock, reinvested profit. 05:48 Consider VTI or SPY for investments. 09:18 Maximizing returns depends on stock diversification. 10:13 Diversify portfolio, expect performance variations over time. 14:13 Beginners should focus on investing more money. 19:13 Timing of stock purchase doesn't significantly matter. 22:35 Missed deadline; impact of trading options. 23:58 Agree on reasons, maybe also cynical motives. 29:29 Prioritized investing based on life stage, adjusted routines. 31:20 Building knowledge through consistent dedicated time management. Today's show is sponsored by: Go to shipstation.com and use code INVESTING to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast! In this episode titled "How to read a 10-K," Dave and Andrew dive deep into the world of annual reports, discussing the critical role a 10-K plays in helping investors understand a company's performance and risks. They share their approaches to navigating complex financial information, filtering companies based on key indicators, and the importance of understanding different business metrics. From deciphering cash flow statements to uncovering potential blind spots in company risks, join our hosts as they unravel the intricacies of reading and analyzing 10-K reports. Learn how experience, note-taking, and deep thinking can empower you to make informed investment decisions as they explore the fundamental elements of company analysis. Stay tuned for invaluable insights on investing practices and techniques that can enhance your investing journey. 00:00 Publicly traded companies require 10-K for transparency. 04:47 Approach company analysis by focusing on revenue. 06:39 Using Finchat, I evaluate company financials. 10:14 Long-time user biased by positive experiences. 13:43 Focus on cyclical companies, especially John Deere. 17:38 Company focus on tech; understand key aspects. 21:46 Evaluate Netflix using shortcuts, like Finchat and Quickfs.net, plus cash flow deductions. 25:20 Netflix revenue segmented by geography, US growth. 28:32 Analyzing KPIs, creating more questions, educational experience. 30:13 Writing things down helps learn and retain. 34:19 Analyzing company's debt and potential future issues. 37:05 Analyze company checklist, research, and evaluate competitors. 40:35 Time spent thinking crucial for successful investing. Today's show is sponsored by: Go to shipstation.com and use code INVESTING to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to "The Investing For Beginners Podcast." In today's episode, we welcome Scott Hanson, co-founder and vice chair of Allworth Financial. As a fiduciary advisor with extensive experience in financial planning, Scott provides valuable insights on several key topics. We'll discuss recent Department of Labor regulations emphasizing fiduciary responsibilities for 401k plans, the shift in retirement trends, and the evolving landscape of financial advising. Scott will explain why smaller investors should consider subscription or fee-based models and the importance of comprehensive financial planning with a tax perspective. We'll also cover the changing concept of retirement, the critical role of 401k savings, and why Social Security should not be your sole retirement plan. Additionally, Scott will share tips on properly vetting your financial advisor and the importance of building a trusting relationship. Whether you're starting your financial journey or refining your investment strategies, this episode is packed with actionable advice and industry insights. Tune in as we explore these crucial topics and more with Scott Hanson. 00:00 Surround myself with smart people, seek growth. 03:55 Conflicts in financial product distribution and commissions. 07:37 Advisors should act as fiduciaries at all times. 12:01 New financial planning model includes various fees. 13:53 Building trust in relationships crucial for financial advice. 17:32 No free lunch, watch insurance company claims. 22:02 Iras require fiduciary management; game changing. 23:34 Financial advisors help achieve goals through planning. 26:57 Young financial advisors need people skills, persuasion. 31:29 Gut feeling: Benefits to wealthy will decrease. 33:24 Financial independence ideal, retirement evolving, work options. 37:38 Personal responsibility crucial for financial security, government assistance. 40:00 Assisting with financial planning and mentoring new advisors. Learn more about Scott and his firm here: Allworth Financial Today's show is sponsored by: Go to shipstation.com and use code INVESTING to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to "The Investing For Beginners Podcast!" In today's episode, "Portfolio Maintenance," hosts Andrew and Dave explore strategies for building and maintaining an investment portfolio. They address the market's unpredictability and the difficulty of forecasting leading companies, emphasizing the importance of considering age, time horizon, and risk tolerance. They discuss balancing growth potential with risk, especially nearing retirement, and highlight the dominance of tech giants like Google and Apple. The hosts also share insights on owning low-growth companies, tax considerations when selling stocks, and the risks of investing in young industries. Drawing from personal experiences, Andrew and Dave stress understanding the businesses you invest in and avoiding sectors outside your expertise. Part of the "back to the basics" series, this episode offers wisdom to help you make informed investment decisions. Tune in for practical tips and thought-provoking discussions on portfolio maintenance! 00:00 Building a portfolio requires strategic future planning. 05:08 Diversify investments based on company maturity and risk. 07:23 "Retirement: Less risk, more bonds, seek advice." 13:49 Investing in mature companies with slow growth. 17:30 Big tech dominates stock market, future unclear. 18:21 Importance of company size in investment decisions. 22:43 Maximize growth by sticking with high performers. 27:19 Adjust portfolio based on lifecycle and goals. 30:11 Seek guidance from experienced individuals and companies. 31:22 Value spotlight offers support and guidance. Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Episode 348 of The Investing for Beginners Podcast, hosts Dave and Andrew explore various investment topics, including the impact of electric vehicles and stock buybacks with examples like Autozone and Nvidia. They discuss the advantages of small investments for compounding benefits, transitioning from specific retirement accounts, and understanding tax implications. The episode emphasizes the importance of mindset in investing, acknowledging that learning from mistakes is part of the journey, catering to both new and seasoned investors looking to enhance their strategies. 00:00 Investing book recommendations include "Happier" and "Warren Buffett Way." 06:22 Consider self directed brokerage account vs. 457. 08:00 Focus on investor goals, consider tax implications. 11:32 Approach stock picking with a growth mindset. 15:37 Uninterested in company due to lack of interest. 20:25 Businesses can surprise with sudden growth opportunities. 22:45 Adapt to circumstances, save, budget for stability. 26:32 Seeking Alpha, company website, beginner books, resources. 28:52 Focus on value, not just price comparisons. 32:11 Autozone retail stores avoid significant disruption, unlike tech. 34:49 Investing in uncertain markets: no sure thing. Today's show is brought to you by: Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of The Investing For Beginners Podcast, hosts Dave and Andrew discuss how to manage investment portfolios effectively while avoiding market noise. They offer strategies for monitoring investments over time, using tools like Seeking Alpha and Bamsec for updates, and setting up company alerts for firsthand information. The discussion emphasizes focusing on essential data and introducing deliberate pauses in decision-making to avoid impulsive reactions, aiming to help both new and experienced investors concentrate on long-term gains. 00:00 Track company shares, events, and recommendations. 06:07 Skim annual report, focus on management remarks. 07:21 Checking stock market daily for entertainment, caution. 11:50 Assessed business sustainability during lockdown, waited to sell. 16:33 Balancing portfolio awareness without overreacting emotionally. 18:46 Gathering data leads to better investment decisions. 23:00 Struggling to resist influence from media and peers. 24:10 Focus on ten k and occasional ten q's for updates. 28:28 User prefers Finchat over seeking Alpha app. 30:36 Emphasize safety in your investment. Have a great week! For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link Today's show is sponsored by: Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to episode 347 of The Investing For Beginners Podcast! Today, hosts Andrew and Dave discuss key investment topics for all levels of investors. We’ll start by examining the importance of SIPC insurance in protecting investments and the strategy behind holding multiple IRA accounts. We'll then discuss transitioning from growth to dividend-paying stocks as retirement approaches, exploring the benefits and risks. Next, we'll analyze a company with less than 1% revenue growth over the past decade, discussing its viability as a bond substitute or income-generating asset considering its slow dividend growth and steady free cash flow. We'll delve into company life cycles, spotlighting Watsco and using Berkshire Hathaway as an example to explain complex financial concepts. We wrap up with a look at 3M’s financial challenges and what they mean for investors. For more resources and insights, visit einvestingforbeginers.com. Join us to enhance your investment strategy and decision-making. 00:00 FDIC insures your money up to $250k. 04:12 This doesn't cover losses in your investments. 08:07 Focus on overall financial picture for retirement. 10:11 Invest in growth stocks, consider future dividends. 13:14 Consider market diversification for long-term security. 17:53 3M stock underperforms market with flat revenue. 22:20 Investment approach and types of investors discussed. 24:15 Company needs to reinvigorate business to grow. 26:23 Lesson learned: be vigilant with financial statements. 30:00 Watsco owns 80% of store, affects finances. 33:49 Amazon trucks easy to use and efficient. Today's show is brought to you by: Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to another episode of The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I'm your host, Dave, joined by Andrew. Today, we're exploring essential tools every stock picker needs, from Excel to advanced platforms like Bamsec and Finchat IO. We’ll discuss how these tools aid in understanding business operations, verifying financial data, and making informed investment decisions. Andrew and I will share our experiences with tools like Excel and the Little Package Evaluation for financial analysis and valuation. We'll also discuss diversifying investment idea sources, from financial statements to social media insights from Twitter and Substack. Today’s goal is to show you how to use these tools to understand a company's revenue generation and its potential as an investment. Whether you’re generating new investment ideas or refining strategies, this episode offers valuable advice to enhance your investing skills. Tune in to learn how to leverage these tools to advance your investment acumen. 00:00 Google helps understand businesses with tools. 05:03 Visualizing helps me understand complex concepts better. 08:58 Comparing company revenues requires adjusting for scale. 12:42 Consider investing in companies with Finviz.com. 13:32 Investment ideas from blogs and newsletters save time. 18:09 Discover investment ideas through investor portfolio analysis. 22:12 Substack offers more free content but limited information. 24:15 Use dollar sign and capital ticker symbol. 28:48 Excel simplifies financial analysis; valuable tool. 32:26 Discounted cash flow models determine future cash worth. 35:34 Estimate revenue and terminal growth rates realistically. 37:50 Comparison of financial analysis tools and platforms. Today's show is brought to you by: Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to a fascinating new episode of The Investing For Beginners Podcast! Today, your hosts Andrew and Dave will dive into the much-anticipated IPO of Reddit. As seasoned investors who typically steer clear of IPOs, they find it intriguing to unpack Reddit’s introductory documents to better understand its financial health and strategic direction. Throughout the episode, they'll explore Reddit’s user engagement and compare its financial metrics, like the Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), with those of other social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter. Despite the challenges in evaluating a fresh IPO like Reddit, they’ll dissect the S-1 document, spotlight the company's R&D allocations, and discuss the implications of its user base growth potential. Whether you’re a potential investor or just curious about Reddit’s next steps in the public sphere, this episode will equip you with key insights into making more informed investment decisions. Stay tuned as Andrew and Dave weigh the risks and opportunities that come with investing in an IPO, all while emphasizing the importance of a margin of safety. 00:00 Investing for Beginners podcast analyzes Reddit's recent IPO. 03:29 IPO: Company goes public, anyone can buy. 08:48 Public companies need proven track record, growth runway. 11:17 Reddit offers intellectual engagement, less aimless scrolling. 15:29 Comparing Facebook and Reddit's business monetization strategies. 18:46 Concerns about Reddit's future growth and profitability. 20:47 Muted response to Reddit going public discussed. 23:29 Good revenue growth, high R&D spend. Concerns. 29:20 Reddit has loyal user base, lacks investor appeal. 32:21 Discussion on IPOs, Reddit's IPO, and investment. Today's show is brought to you by: Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome back to another episode of The Investing For Beginners Podcast. Today, hosts Dave and Andrew dive deep into the individual investor's unique advantage over the professional sphere, focusing on the power of time horizon. Tune in as they unravel how personal investment goals differ fundamentally from institutional objectives, and how that structural freedom can lead to superior long-term results. They'll also discuss the inherent disadvantages faced by fund managers, constrained by short-term performance pressures and large capital inflows and outflows. Whether you're new to investing or looking to refine your approach, this episode is packed with insights on leveraging time to enhance your investment strategy, understand market dynamics, and discover why sometimes, the best action is no action at all. Join us as we explore how playing a different game than institutional investors can be your biggest advantage. 00:00 Investing with different strategy, focusing on growth. 06:06 Funds judged on performance, affect inflows/outflows. 09:43 Market forces drive stock ownership patterns. 13:24 Focus on long-term value, not market timing. 16:43 Investing doesn't have to be complicated, stressful. 19:53 Hidden gems in smaller market cap companies. 22:43 Microcap investing doesn't require style change. Today's show is brought to you by: Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome back to The Investing for Beginners Podcast. In today's episode 345, we're tackling your pressing questions on making the most out of your investments and preparing for a comfortable retirement. First off, a big shoutout to Enrique, one of our long-time listeners, for a thought-provoking query on the 4% rule and the smartest withdrawal strategies for a sustainable retirement. Also, Enrique, Andrew truly appreciates your marathon training tip—yes, he survived the race! Then, we move on to Martin's dilemma about the staggering expense charges on his educator 403B account. You'll get our take on navigating the world of fees that could chip away at your nest egg and explore alternative investment strategies that align with your financial future. Are hefty fees eating into your retirement funds? 00:00 4% rule: living from stock market gains. 04:15 Consider tax implications when managing retirement accounts. 07:26 Retirement planning expert can improve financial outlook. 10:03 IRA comes in two flavors for taxes. 13:59 Max out Roth IRA, consider long-term fees. 15:56 Watch out for high expense ratios when investing. Today's show is brought to you by: Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dave: Welcome, listeners, to The Investing For Beginners Podcast. Today's discussion, "Back to the Basics" delves into the intricacies of portfolio sizing and diversification. Andrew: We'll explore traditional and contemporary thoughts on portfolio structure, the role of diversification, and the influence of market trends on investment choices. Dave: Plus, insights on position sizing: when to start small, when to increase, and how to manage your investments within your circle of competence. Andrew: We'll be sharing our own portfolio experiences, addressing the balance between knowledge and market unpredictability. Dave: Join us for this and future episodes as we guide you through the investment landscape with a margin of safety as your compass. 00:00 Build diversified portfolio, balance exposure, avoid risk. 04:59 Manageable portfolio size: 15-20 companies, 5% per stock. 08:00 Consider portfolio diversity, own what you understand. 12:10 Portfolio strategy: comfort, familiarity, and company growth. 14:11 Suggest considering concentration versus smaller position sizes. 18:05 Diversified portfolio aiming for around 25 companies. 21:05 Unsure about investing, knowledge may hinder decisions. 24:33 Being aware of market trends is crucial. 26:42 Be aware of IPOs like DoorDash's. 30:34 Knowledge leads to bigger investment opportunity. 33:00 Have a great week, talk to you! Today's show is brought to you by: Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to episode 344 of The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I'm your host Dave, joined as always by Andrew. Today, we're diving deep into investment strategies tailored for beginners and seasoned investors alike. Our focus takes a sharp turn towards industries that are often overlooked due to pessimism but may offer valuable opportunities for the mean-reverting cyclical trends. 00:00 Beginner's podcast praised, planning brokerage investments, seeking advice. 04:31 Buy partial shares; bypass need for full shares. 07:05 Buy more shares of familiar, strong companies. 10:22 Simplicity in stock screening can yield ideas. 13:15 Choose low-expense index funds for better returns. 17:32 Common stock valuation metrics depend on context. 19:52 Understanding insurance terms is crucial for valuation. 24:47 Buying in pessimistic industry, reversion to mean. 28:29 Read financials, analyze earnings calls for insight. 29:19 Encouraging thanks for questions, keep sending them. Today's episode is brought to you by: Go to monarchmoney.com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial! For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to a new episode of The Investing For Beginners Podcast where we continue our engaging Back to the Basics series. Join us every Thursday for insightful discussions on foundational investment topics. This week, we dive into the murky waters of bankruptcies and value traps, helping you navigate these treacherous scenarios in the investing world. Hosts Dave and Andrew, our resident bankruptcy expert, bring their knowledge to the forefront, illuminating what bankruptcy really means for investors, how to spot value traps, and strategies to protect your portfolio from total loss. Whether it's assessing interest coverage ratios or scrutinizing revenue trends, they're here to provide the tools you need to invest with a margin of safety. 00:00 Stock ownership risky, bondholders get priority in bankruptcy. 03:44 Enron scandal's impact on stock market fears. 09:00 Debt management crucial for company financial health. 10:57 Interest coverage ratio measures company's ability to pay. 14:12 High dividend yield, declining revenues, negative earnings. 18:11 GameStop and Macy's face declining revenue. 20:49 Start with simple rules, then dive deeper. 23:22 Develop checklist for better investment decision-making. Today's show is sponsored by: Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hello and welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast, episode 343. I'm Andrew, with my co-host, Dave, and today we delve into the prudent world of investing with a margin of safety. In this episode, we'll unveil the robust characteristics of stable companies that offer consistent dividends, exploring their often overlooked but critical role in a balanced portfolio. We discuss the allure of Nvidia, a tech titan whose stock value surge sparks a debate on valuation and investment strategy. We examine the wisdom of paying premiums for stalwart companies like Microsoft and Visa and share our perspectives on the steadfast dividend aristocrats and kings, which many income investors favor for their reliable performance. 00:00 Invest regularly, avoid timing the market. 06:35 Challenging to evaluate stock with emotional attachment. 10:02 Individual companies should be evaluated differently for investment. 11:51 Steady growth in Visa can yield returns. 15:13 Dividend aristocrats and kings are solid companies. 19:37 Unsustainable high dividend payout ratios can lead to problems. 21:56 Interest in Nvidia due to semiconductor industry. 23:44 Technology enabling AI acceleration, driving Nvidia's growth. 27:44 Conflicted view on Nvidia's potential success. 30:47 Balancing risk in tech investments, consider Nvidia's suppliers. 33:39 End of conversation. Keep sending great questions. Today's episode brought to you by: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/beginners. Start your free online visit today at Hims.com/INVESTING For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome back to another episode of The Investing For Beginners Podcast, where we dive deep into the essentials of investing to help you become a savvier market participant. Today, we’re continuing our "Back to the Basics" series with a fascinating discussion about the concept of Mister Market, a term coined by Benjamin Graham, the mentor of Warren Buffett. Our hosts, Andrew and Dave, will guide us through understanding Mister Market's role as a temperamental business broker whose daily price quotes can stir emotions and create opportunities for investors. They'll share insights into separating stock performance from business facts, forming independent opinions away from prevailing narratives, and maintaining a healthy detachment from market hysteria. Join us as Andrew and Dave break down the fine line between market noise and actionable investment signals, explore historical cases where going against the herd paid off, and remind us of the importance of focusing on a company's financial health when evaluating its stock. So, put on your thinking cap, and get ready for some valuable investing wisdom. Let's get started! 00:00 Mister Market is a chaotic, persuasive figure. 03:26 Market fluctuates, hold onto valued businesses. 06:47 Focus on financials, not market speculation. 10:07 Market sentiment shifts, seize opportunity in drops. 14:15 Challenging narrative biases to seize investment opportunities. 17:13 External influences shape critical thinking and perception. 19:36 Research, positive financials, customer confidence in American Express. 25:21 Separate stock movement from business performance, think independently. 26:26 Read annual reports, form independent business thoughts. Pay attention to financial data, avoid emotional narratives. For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hello and welcome to The Investing for Beginners Podcast, episode 342. Today, we'll dive deep into the nuanced world of REITs, as hosts Andrew and Dave shed light on the benefits, challenges, and strategies for investing in this unique asset class. Are you looking to enhance your portfolio's dividend potential, or maybe you're trying to understand the complexities of funds from operations? We've got you covered. A hot topic in this episode is the impact of interest rates, the ongoing work-from-home movement, and the weighty influence of political scenarios on your investment strategy. With elections around the corner, we’ll explore whether it’s prudent to adjust your financial sails or stay the course. We also answer Cheryl's pressing question about the logic behind dedicating a portion of your portfolio to REITs, diving into the sage advice of Benjamin Graham on diversification. Plus, we provide a word of caution to those looking to pinpoint that perfect REIT ETF or stock. Additionally, Jeff, a listener approaching retirement, seeks advice on optimizing his investment options, including a 401k and a Walmart stock plan. We’ll break down the merits of maximizing employer matches and the advantages of Roth IRAs as part of a retirement strategy. We’re not just looking at the macro picture; we also dissect the psychology of managing stock positions. Hear from Andrew as he compares holding onto successful stocks with keeping a star basketball player on your team. And for individual investors, we discuss the compelling advantages you hold over the big financial institutions, highlighting real-life success stories to fuel your investment journey. 00:00 Maximize 401k, consider rebalancing, evaluate investment options. 03:08 Managing Wells Fargo stock in 401K. 06:33 Invest in index funds for success and relaxation. 13:07 Invest in smaller companies for big returns. 16:23 Political power doesn't impact stock market returns. 19:16 Wait and see before making decisions. 22:35 Subscribe to value spotlight for full context. 24:58 REITs offer great dividends, but face challenges. 29:31 Evaluate selling shares, consider investment returns, forecast future. 32:01 I'm wary of losing life savings. Sell = sad lie. For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com  DCF Demystified Link SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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