The Investing for Beginners Podcast - Your Path to Financial Freedom

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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. read less

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The concept of investing money scares many people, who fear they will do something wrong. Some also worry they will lose their money through bad decisions or from getting scammed. The Investing for Beginners Podcast - Your Path to Financial Freedom is a show that can ease those fears. Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern have hosted this program since 2017. The title indicates it is for beginners. But even longtime investors may learn something from the show's many episodes.

The hosts want their listeners to find financial freedom. They explain how the average person can take advantage of investment opportunities. Ahern says he never understood why schools don't teach personal finance concepts. So he teamed up with Sather to create the website and podcast.

Acronyms like 401K, HSA, and REIT may confuse potential investors. And people sometimes miss out on investment opportunities because they don't understand them. The Investing for Beginners Podcast - Your Path to Financial Freedom explains hard concepts in a simple way. One example is the episode "Why Time in the Market is More Important Than Timing the Market." They encourage investors to think long-term, and not to delay getting into the market. Many of the show's topics come from listeners' questions.

New episodes of The Investing for Beginners Podcast drop several times a week. The show helps make investing understandable and appealing. Listeners may get both knowledge and confidence from this podcast.

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IFB336: Navigating Investment Strategies - Diversification vs. Sector Focus
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IFB336: Navigating Investment Strategies - Diversification vs. Sector Focus
Welcome to The Investing for Beginners Podcast, I'm Dave, joined by Andrew. In episode 336, we tackle the myths around imitating investment giants like Warren Buffett and emphasize forging your own path in the financial markets. We debate the merits of diversification vs. selecting top-tier businesses, with Andrew sharing his personal investment principals and sectors to avoid. We also examine the intricacies of capital spending and R&D investments, underscoring the success stories of Microsoft and Apple to illustrate our points. Later, we discuss evaluating management quality and competitive edge in the market, sprinkling in resources like Michael Porter's literature and "Seven Powers" by Hamilton Helmer for those wanting a deeper understanding. For our beginners, we stress starting small, using trusted brokers, and keeping a long-term mindset. We advocate for learning the ropes of the stock market gradually, reassuring you that everyone makes mistakes along the way. So buckle up for a straightforward, wisdom-packed episode aimed at helping newcomers navigate the investment landscape with confidence. Let's get started! 00:00 Approach investing as a lifelong learning journey. 03:54 Experience stock market by investing wisely. 09:38 Tech dominates market, diversify for best returns. 13:06 Diversified portfolio focused on individual stock performance. 14:44 Focus on finding best business, not sectors. 20:13 R&D is crucial for creating new products. 21:58 Compare margins and spending to revenue growth. 27:23 Incorporating stock analysis into long-term investment strategy. 29:30 Evaluate business management by measuring financial performance. 32:18 Analyze performance, compare numbers in retail industry. 35:16 Encouraging sign-off after discussing awesome book. 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 Today's show is sponsored by: Compare and find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, and more today at NerdWallet.com.  SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IFB335: A Comprehensive Look at Five Vital Valuation Metrics for Investors
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IFB335: A Comprehensive Look at Five Vital Valuation Metrics for Investors
Welcome to episode 335 of the Investing for Beginners podcast! In this episode, Dave and Andrew dive into a comprehensive discussion about five valuation metrics that can help investors understand the value of a company. They start by explaining the simplest and most frequently used shortcut for evaluating stocks, known as the price to earnings ratio. They also cover the importance of understanding how different metrics apply to companies in various stages of their lifecycle. Additionally, they share insights into the price to free cash flow, price to sales, and price to gross margin metrics before delving into the fascinating world of discounted cash flow (DCF) models. Throughout the discussion, they emphasize the importance of not relying solely on these metrics for investment decisions and highlight the need to compare and interpret them within a larger investment strategy. Prepare to gain valuable insights from this episode as Dave and Andrew shed light on essential valuation techniques and provide practical examples to help simplify the complex world of stock valuation. 00:00 PE ratio not suitable for cyclical companies. 03:14 Consider industry differences when comparing performance metrics. 08:04 Price to free cash flow provides crucial insights. 09:39 Sales indicators are more consistent than earnings. 12:55 Price to sales reveals company's value better. 17:44 Superior product, efficiency, technology, potential moat, pricing power, Buffett's investments: key investment indicators. 19:46 Simplify investment evaluation and future cash flow. 22:30 Valuing business using discount rate for negotiation. 26:47 Free email series teaches building DCF model. 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 P.S. Want to grow as an investor? Learn to Start valuing a company in 7 days for free. Discover the 6-step process to value companies. Unravel the mystery of valuing Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and more. Join here (it's free) → https://lnkd.in/gwzB5MPy SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Investing for the Next Generation: A Conversation with Matthew Roseberry
19-02-2024
Investing for the Next Generation: A Conversation with Matthew Roseberry
Dave: Welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I'm your host Dave, joined by my co-host Andrew. Today, we present a compelling episode with Matthew Roseberry, titled “Matthew.” Andrew: Matthew, an author and self-taught investor inspired by investing legends Buffett and Munger, shares his journey and strategies that simplify investing for the younger generation. Dave: Beyond numbers, it's the investor's psychology that Matthew underscores, using examples like the renowned Coca Cola. We'll explore how to introduce teens to investing through their existing interests and the imperative concept of compound interest. Andrew: With a look at Activision Blizzard’s moat within the gaming sector and the benefits of company founders at the helm, Matthew imparts his knowledge that serious investors should not overlook. Dave: So stay tuned for a thought-provoking discussion on investing fundamentals and strategies tailored for longevity and success. 00:00 Interest in making money led to investing. 05:53 New investors don't need to overcomplicate things. 07:29 Coca Cola's marketing builds share of mind. 12:46 Founder-led companies prioritize simplicity and user-friendliness. 15:21 Conflict with Charlie on Costco board avoided. Costco's ethical, customer-focused business model emphasized. 17:04 Activision Blizzard is a social network for gamers. 21:03 Acquiring Activision will lead to long-term profit. 25:34 Start with what you love: investing advice. 29:01 Compound interest key for teenagers' long-term wealth. 31:45 Book on investing like Buffett and Munger. Suitable for teenagers and new investors. Emphasizes the power of incentives in 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 More from Matthew Roseberry: A Teenager’s Guide on how to Invest Like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IFB333: Free Financial Tools - Accessing Relevant Ratios and Revenue Sources
15-02-2024
IFB333: Free Financial Tools - Accessing Relevant Ratios and Revenue Sources
On episode 333 of the Investing For Beginners Podcast, Dave and Andrew dive into three great listener questions. They start with Tyron's inquiry about evaluating stocks in the European market and discuss the implications of currency differences and accounting practices. They then address Sergio's question about free financial ratio tools, offering recommendations like Quickfs.net and finviz.com. Lastly, they explore the impact of equity raises, discussing the importance of considering cash allocation and profitability, using the example of Plug Power's recent dilution. Join Dave and Andrew as they provide insightful responses to these thought-provoking investment questions. 00:00 Understanding currency and metric consistency in analysis. 05:33 Finchat IO and others offer free services. 07:14 Importance of company life cycle for investors. 10:34 Raising equity means owning less of company. 13:37 Important to consider demand before raising capital. 16:10 Chart shows market cap growth needed to offset dilution. 21:22 ROIC tracks profitability and capital allocation success. 22:27 Analyzing return on equity and dollar earnings. 25:51 Closing remarks express gratitude and welcome questions. 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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IFB332: Listener Q&A - From Paycheck to Paycheck and Starting to Invest
12-02-2024
IFB332: Listener Q&A - From Paycheck to Paycheck and Starting to Invest
In the latest episode of The Investing For Beginners Podcast, Dave and Andrew tackle key listener questions about investing and finance. The episode kicks off with advice for a listener named Danny, who is living paycheck to paycheck despite having no debt. Andrew and Dave discuss the importance of starting to save for retirement, offering insights on wealth generating opportunities like 401ks and real estate. They emphasize the significance of finding a job with a 401k match and share personal experiences to underscore the benefits of investing early in one's career. The hosts also delve into the question of when to sell a stock, prompted by a query from a listener named Ryan. They share their individual perspectives on establishing a selling discipline and emphasize the significance of assessing if anything fundamentally changes about a business before making a decision. Throughout the episode, Dave and Andrew draw parallels between fitness and investing, and encourage listeners to focus on gradual improvement and consistency. With real-life examples and practical insights, they deliver valuable advice for both seasoned investors and beginners looking to navigate the world of finance and investment. 00:00 Don't miss out on 401k match. 03:49 Consider your investment goals and options. 06:20 Investing small amounts can lead to wealth. 12:06 Understanding worst case scenario alleviates anxiety. 14:46 Best reason not to sell: fundamental business. 16:08 Document your reasons for investment decisions. 19:12 Questioning fundamental changes in the business. 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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IFB331: 6 Ways to Avoid Buying High and Selling Low
08-02-2024
IFB331: 6 Ways to Avoid Buying High and Selling Low
Welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast, I'm Dave and with me is Andrew. In episode 331, we're diving into the crucial role of conviction in investing. Learn why knowing the reason behind your investments can help you stay the course during market volatility and aid in building wealth over time. We'll share tips on how to develop and maintain your conviction, even when the market tests your resolve. Discover insights on the pitfalls of overconfidence and the wisdom of humility. Andrew will discuss his long-term holding approach focused on quality, and I'll emphasize understanding a company's true value. We'll also touch upon the importance of systems like dollar-cost averaging and strategies to prevent rash decisions, including insights from our experience with Berkshire during uncertain times. Join us as we explore the power of informed investing decisions and building a steadfast investment philosophy. Let's get started! 00:00 Understanding the game, investing wisely, avoiding mistakes. 04:02 Consistency in investment and learning from mistakes. 07:26 Focus on behavioral psychology in business success. 12:53 Write down your understanding to handle stress. 15:18 Repeated deep dives reveal valuable missed details. 17:52 Understanding outward vs inward looking investment strategies. 22:09 Maintain confidence and patience in investing strategy. 26:03 Understanding your limits, sticking to your plan. 28:45 Don't follow the herd, focus on opportunities. 33:09 Slow down, create systems for rational decisions. 34:51 Company seemed strong despite pandemic challenges and price. 39:15 Investors can find opportunities with deep analysis. 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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IFB330: Balancing the Art and Science in Valuation
05-02-2024
IFB330: Balancing the Art and Science in Valuation
Welcome back to The Investing For Beginners Podcast, episode 330! I'm Dave, and with me is my co-host Andrew. Today, we're unpacking the significance of ROIC and price to free cash flow in company analysis. Understanding these numbers could be the difference between picking a gem and falling for a dud. We're also exploring the intricate balance between art and science in investing. Whether you lean towards growth or value strategies, we'll discuss how intuition and analytical rigor shape your investment choices. For an extra special twist, Andrew and I are in the same room, broadcasting live together for the first time ever! We'll dissect the theory of intrinsic value and the conundrum of market inefficiencies, taking a close look at intriguing cases like Netflix. Plus, we'll get into the nitty-gritty of P/E ratios and how market sentiment reflects in these figures. Ready for a journey into the heart of investing wisdom? Stay tuned as we merge hard data with gut feeling in this unique episode of The Investing For Beginners Podcast! 00:00 Intrinsic value: easy to visualize, agreed societal worth. 03:41 Efficient market theory, new info affects stock prices. 07:06 Science of stock valuation focuses on numbers. Art involves interpreting news and industry for value. 12:37 Comparing Visa and PayPal’s revenue growth. 15:22 PayPal and Visa acquisition prospects diverge. 16:44 Balancing intuition and logic in investment decisions. 20:47 PE ratio gives relative idea of value. 26:20 Higher ROIC linked to higher company valuation. 28:40 Different types of businesses have different ROICs. 32:39 Long-term decline leads to shareholder value destruction. 35:39 Growth investing values future, value focuses on past. 37:56 Mature businesses are more stable than growth. 41:26 Invest in companies with growth potential and stability. 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 Today's show is sponsored by: Get 55% off at Babbel.com/BEGINNERS. Go to greenchef.com/60beginners and use code 60beginners to get 60% off, plus 20% off your next two months! Use promo code INVESTING today at shipstation.com to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Noah Kagan on Building Million-Dollar Ventures with Zero Experience
01-02-2024
Noah Kagan on Building Million-Dollar Ventures with Zero Experience
We are excited to have Noah Kagan, author of the Million Dollar Weekend to our show. Noah has been a huge influence on both Andrew and I over the years. Noah is an entrepreneurial visionary who challenges traditional notions about what it takes to start a business. Contrary to popular belief, he asserts that neither an Ivy League education nor substantial funds are prerequisites for success. With a skeptical view on the need for a formal education or extensive courses to launch a venture, Noah advocates the entrepreneurial path as the ultimate investment. He believes in the potential for unlimited returns, making it an opportunity that transcends conventional investments. Noah's journey and insights offer a fresh perspective to beginners eager to step into the world of business without the constraints of conventional wisdom. 00:00 Invest capital, start business, make significant sales. 05:48 Focus on action, ask for what you want. 08:28 Solving problems leads to business opportunities. 12:14 Investing for the long term mindset success. 15:46 Stick with building software, service for 100 days. 17:45 Neighbors reject business idea, reflect on skills. 20:30 Search docusign emails, talk to contacts, simplify. 25:25 Compounded momentum in business, longevity needs acknowledgment. 28:04 Instagram showcases idealized lives, but hides struggles. 32:31 Rejection and failures are learning opportunities. 35:44 Overcoming fear of rejection leads to growth. 38:56 "Start small, build courage, gain confidence, succeed." 40:48 Invest wisely, pursue happiness, change generational cycles. 46:21 Noah's book inspired successful entrepreneur journey. 47:07 Noah, thanks for your valuable, inspiring message. You can find more about Noah including his wonderful book here: NoahKagan.com 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 Today's show is sponsored by: Get 55% off at Babbel.com/BEGINNERS. Go to greenchef.com/60beginners and use code 60beginners to get 60% off, plus 20% off your next two months! Use promo code INVESTING today at shipstation.com to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Back to the Basics: Investment Strategies for Lifecycle Stages
29-01-2024
Back to the Basics: Investment Strategies for Lifecycle Stages
Welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I’m Dave. Andrew: And I’m Andrew. In today’s episode, 'B2B,' we delve into the critical investment stages from initial accumulation to retirement's harvest. Dave: Understanding the dichotomy between investment and speculation is essential, and we’re here to navigate these sometimes murky waters. Andrew: We'll examine how astute investments in stalwart companies like Microsoft can lead to significant wealth accumulation and discuss the transformational impact of informed portfolio choices. Dave: The conversation will extend to the nuances of stocks, bonds, and an analysis of contemporary investment strategies, highlighting the delicate balance between risk and reward. Andrew: Whether considering the resurgence of investment clubs or choosing between growth and value investing, the discourse will be grounded in pragmatism for the disciplined investor. Dave: Today’s insights are geared towards equipping you to make strategic decisions with a long-term view, ensuring a robust financial future. 00:00 Investment journey phases and strategies based on age. 04:18 Stock market has risks, consider consulting advisor. 08:38 Investing in assets that produce value. 10:33 Investing in new stocks can be speculative. 13:48 Accredited investing offers different opportunities, risks. 18:30 Stocks= high potential, high volatility. Bonds= growth, less risk. Money market= safety, low returns. 21:37 Index funds suit passive investors, individual stocks active. 24:31 Investing requires research and commitment to succeed. 29:08 Value investors seek discounted, stable, growing companies. 31:50 Success in growth investing relies on market timing. 36:19 Learn basics, pay attention, find your style. 37:27 Closing remarks on investing with emphasis on safety. Today's show is sponsored by: Get 55% off at Babbel.com/BEGINNERS. Go to greenchef.com/60beginners and use code 60beginners to get 60% off, plus 20% off your next two months! 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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Back to the Basics: Investing Simplified - Practical Advice Inspired by Peter Lynch
25-01-2024
Back to the Basics: Investing Simplified - Practical Advice Inspired by Peter Lynch
Dave: Hello and welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I'm Dave. Andrew: And I'm Andrew. Today, we're tapping into the legendary wisdom of Peter Lynch in our episode "Peter," revealing insights for both new and veteran investors. Dave: We'll be discussing Lynch's unbeatable record at the Magellan fund and how his strategies, like focusing on suppliers during a gold rush, apply today with examples like Taiwan Semiconductor. Andrew: We're also dissecting why knowing your investments well is crucial, especially in volatile times. Strong balance sheets have proven crucial and can really set companies apart during crises. Dave: Definitely, Andrew. Plus, we're touching on the idea that investing doesn't require complex math, just focused research. And we'll explore the important long-term link between a company's earnings and stock performance. Andrew: So tune in as we distill the teachings of one of the best investors around and apply them to today's market. Let's get to the heart of smart investing. Dave: Ready to boost your investment IQ? Here we go. And remember, have a great week, folks! [Transition Music] 00:00 Thinking about investments in terms of supply chain. 03:05 Investment opportunities related to semiconductor industry products. 07:20 Prepare and research to avoid panic selling. 10:35 Research and understanding lead to better investments. 13:08 Use finviz.com, stock screener, to find specific stocks. 19:12 Company's future unpredictable, pay price wisely. 22:31 Understanding business matters for long-term investment success. 23:35 Importance of balance sheets in avoiding problems. 28:40 Finance is exponential, outliers have huge impact. 32:27 Stock market drops create investment opportunities. 33:34 Investors recognize undervalued stock's future potential. 38:22 Long-term investment success depends on forward thinking. 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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IFB327: Beginner's Guide to Investing - $500 Strategies and Understanding Dividend Yields
22-01-2024
IFB327: Beginner's Guide to Investing - $500 Strategies and Understanding Dividend Yields
Welcome back to The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I'm your co-host Dave, alongside Andrew, and you're tuning into Episode 327. Today, we ease the minds of new investors considering how to wisely invest $500. Don't overthink it—we've got strategies for you, from monthly investment increments to understanding dividends and earnings per share. We answer a listener question about the right number of shares for an ETF or stock, and discuss portfolio diversification over quantity. Plus, we've got insights into whether Crown Castle's stock is at risk with the rise of Starlink's satellite-based services. Ever wonder how to sift through the endless stream of investment news? We've got you covered with practical tips to stay informed and grounded. And for those juggling with paying off credit card debt or investing, we weigh in on approaches that might just give you the financial edge you're seeking. 00:00 Pay off highest interest or smallest balance. 03:35 Banker suggests consolidation loan to lower rates. 09:23 Start small, build wealth through consistent habits. 13:10 Company earnings paid as dividends to stockholders. 14:06 Stock yield indicates annual dividend percentage return. 18:39 Diversify portfolio with ETFs, manage risk. Splitting. 20:56 Stay away, Google, diversify, consider percentages, S&P 500 tech exposure. 25:31 Starlink works well in remote areas. Competitive threats. 29:47 Assess company based on business understanding and risks. 32:14 Deeply understanding businesses, using numbers to filter. 36:16 Think before reacting to news or events. 37:51 Thank you, wrap up, invest safely, reach out. 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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Unveiling the World of Microcap Stocks with Expert Ian Cassel
18-01-2024
Unveiling the World of Microcap Stocks with Expert Ian Cassel
an Cassel hails from the distinctive region of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, an area known for its Amish community and pastoral charm. His upbringing in such a unique environment holds a special place in his life story, though it may not directly correlate to his professional journey. His narrative took a pivotal turn in the late 1990s when, as a teenager living through the dot-com boom, his parents presented him with a life-altering decision. With $20,000 saved for his college education, they laid out the realities of his financial support, prompting Ian to weigh his future academic aspirations thoughtfully. This early lesson in financial responsibility and weighing the value of education against potential debt would be a cornerstone experience that shaped his approach to life and eventual career choices. 00:00 Lancaster, Amish country, limited college fund decision. 05:08 Lucky investment leads to full-time investor. 06:23 Rapidly learned microcap investing, founded Microcapclub.com. 12:45 Small businesses require independent research and conviction. 13:37 Microcap investing often misunderstood, less failure than assumed. 19:47 Scaling from microcap to macrocap requires structure. 20:47 Microcap investing offers small investors unique advantages. 27:00 Disconnect stock price from business valuation for advantage. 28:10 Averaging down can be a risky skill. 33:55 Focus on management ownership, valuation, and diligence. 37:36 Microcap investments require careful consideration of liquidity. 38:33 Testing smaller positions, adjusting based on performance. 44:08 Small cap stocks offer competitive advantage for investors. 46:24 Microcap investor risk: Avoid dilution, unsound companies. 50:22 Follow me on X or Twitter (Ian Castle) for microcap investing advice and resources. More from Ian: Twitter (X) = @iancassel Microcapclub.com 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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IFB326: The Intersection of Growth and Value in Investing
15-01-2024
IFB326: The Intersection of Growth and Value in Investing
Welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast, episode 326! I'm your host Dave, joined by Andrew, as we explore the crucial connection between growth and value in investments. We'll discuss how a company's revenue growth influences its value and the role profitability plays in its success. In response to Liam's query, we'll share our strategies for tracking investments for taxes, using tools like spreadsheets and brokerage apps. Andrew and I will also delve into Dylan's question on whether to direct funds to a Roth 401K or a rollover IRA, highlighting the benefits for your financial future. 00:00 Company value hinges on sustained revenue growth. 05:55 Long-term success requires profitability, efficiency, sustainment. 07:47 Meta's value stock dislocation and growth. 13:09 Monitoring portfolio daily unnecessary; long-term holding strategy. 15:21 Tracking financial investments for taxes and appraisals. 19:25 Transfer old 401K to an IRA. 22:12 Maximize 401(k) benefits, stay focused. 23:33 Investment success depends on risk and effort. 27:50 Having a mentor can fast-track your success. 30:39 Stay humble in changing market conditions always. 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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Andrew Giancola's Journey: Pickleball Facilities and Automated Finance
11-01-2024
Andrew Giancola's Journey: Pickleball Facilities and Automated Finance
Dave: Hello, investors! Welcome to a thrilling episode of The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I'm Dave, alongside Andrew, and we've got a real treat for you today. Andrew: That's right! Andrew G of the Personal Finance Podcast is here, sharing his journey from finance enthusiast to pickleball facility co-owner. Dave: He's diving into the world of essential businesses, revealing the ins and outs of seller financing, and discussing his innovative efforts in Tampa's first indoor sports facility. Andrew: Plus, we'll talk about the importance of automating finances and investment strategies, like why he's a fan of ETFs and maximizing tax-advantaged accounts. 00:00 Automate everything for efficient financial management. 05:32 Automating savings and tracking expenses with tools. 07:15 Reduce stress by financial optimization and automation. 10:07 Index funds and ETFs simplify my finances. 14:02 Baby boomer retirement sparks business acquisition interest. 19:00 Business model focuses on classes, not memberships. 22:25 Investing in business for higher returns. 25:23 Concerns about business competing with local pickleball courts. 27:02 Unique indoor sports facility seeks expansion opportunities. 30:29 Real estate creativity requires legal understanding. 35:56 Verify coin and machinery function for car wash. 37:23 Key partners essential for long-term business success. 42:48 Expand pickleball, diversify into multiple businesses, retire. 45:07 Changed tree display, created additional revenue streams. 47:36 Encouraging listeners to check out dynamic podcast. You can learn more about Andrew here: The Personal Finance Podcast Mastermoney.co Instagram Twitter(X) Today's show is sponsored by: Get a 30-day free trial at www.shipstation.com/investing. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Get 55% off at Babbel.com/BEGINNERS. Compare and find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, and more today at NerdWallet.com.  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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IFB325: Activist Investors: Reshaping Companies like Crown Castle
08-01-2024
IFB325: Activist Investors: Reshaping Companies like Crown Castle
Welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast, I'm Dave, and with me is the astute investor, Andrew. In episode IFB325, we're unpacking the substantial yet sometimes stealthy impact of activist investors on key players like Crown Castle and PayPal. We'll discuss the role of renowned investors like Bill Ackman and George Soros in driving, or derailing, a company's success. We'll explore what happens when activist investors begin calling the shots, the transformation they can bring, their potential for value destruction, and the delicate balance of corporate governance they disrupt. Plus, we'll talk about the implications of founder control, citing examples like Elon Musk at Tesla. 00:00 Leverage buyouts and activism affect investments. 04:45 Activist investors force change in companies' strategies. 09:39 Shareholders' influence on company and board structure. 12:47 Elliot drove change amid PayPal's struggles. 15:28 Activist investors focus on short-term value. 19:01 Change of heart, motivations, and company impact. 23:11 Depend on majority owners, simplicity of businesses. 25:50 Success of tech companies depends on leadership. 29:57 Understanding activist investing: motivations, impact, and outcomes. 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 Today's show is sponsored by: Get a 30-day free trial at www.shipstation.com/investing. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Get 55% off at Babbel.com/BEGINNERS. Compare and find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, and more today at NerdWallet.com.  SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wisdom from Buffett and Munger: Brian Feroldi Talks Quality Investing
04-01-2024
Wisdom from Buffett and Munger: Brian Feroldi Talks Quality Investing
Welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I'm Dave, and with me is Andrew. Today's episode, features special guest Brian Feroldi, who joins us to explore the wisdom of capital efficiency through the lens of storied investments like See's Candy. We pay tribute to investing legend Charlie Munger and discuss how his teachings have influenced the most successful investors. Diving into the strategies of investing, Brian gives us his take on the risks and considerations of averaging down in the stock market. We look at cases like Uber's financials versus its stock price as we untangle the complex relationship between a company's story and market perception. Brian also shares his educational endeavors and disciplined investing approach, emphasizing the significance of business fundamentals over market noise. Expect a wealth of knowledge and actionable insights for your investment journey. Let's jump right in! 00:00 Buffett led me to Munger; invaluable financial wisdom. 04:23 Munger influenced Buffett's value investing strategy. 07:56 Buffett emphasizes importance of capital light businesses. 12:05 Investing in index funds is safer than stocks. 16:14 Uber stock improving despite past profitability concerns. 17:24 Stock's value = today's numbers x future story. 20:37 Focus on financial fundamentals and business stability. 25:58 Limit capital allocation to 3% portfolio. 28:22 Tech stocks driving market, reminiscent of dotcom boom. 31:07 Free 5-day stock investing school course offered. More from Brian: Twitter (X): @BrianFeroldi LinkedIn: Brian Feroldi 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 Today's show is sponsored by: Get a 30-day free trial at www.shipstation.com/investing. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Get 55% off at Babbel.com/BEGINNERS. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IFB324: The Art of Portfolio Diversification and Stock Picking Frequency
01-01-2024
IFB324: The Art of Portfolio Diversification and Stock Picking Frequency
Hello, investors! Welcome to episode 324 of The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I'm Dave, here with Andrew. Today, we're answering a listener's question on how to smartly invest $100 a week in top-tier companies like Apple and Google. We're discussing the power of consistent investing, strategic compounding, and aligning your retirement goals with your investment plan. We'll talk about the merits of investing a set amount monthly versus investing as much as you can when you can. Andrew shares his insights on creating a solid checklist for evaluating businesses, while I weigh in on when to sell stocks based on business fundamentals. Expect to learn about crafting your own investing checklist with tips from investment legends, dive into the complexities of capital gains taxes, and the significance of getting professional tax and investment advice. Don’t miss our thoughts on diversification and the stress of frequent stock picking. Ready to boost your investing IQ? Let's jump into the mix! 00:00 Retirement costs vary based on lifestyle choices. 04:47 Consistency in investing is key for progress. 06:53 Monthly stock picking provides valuable research time. 12:22 Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard in all-cash deal. 16:05 Broker helps simplify capital gains tax process. 19:23 Key questions drive understanding of Amazon business. 21:11 Understanding business models simplifies complex technology. 27:17 Evaluating investments: checklist, numbers, business dynamics, competition. 31:42 Focus on business fundamentals for investment decisions. 33:22 Balancing opportunities while avoiding constant change. 36:26 Prioritize risk factors to identify opportunities faster. 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 Today's episode is sponsored by: Get a 30-day free trial at www.shipstation.com/investing. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Get 55% off at Babbel.com/BEGINNERS. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Investing in Financial Knowledge with Val Agostino of Monarch Money
28-12-2023
Investing in Financial Knowledge with Val Agostino of Monarch Money
Hello everyone, and welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I'm your host, Dave, and together with Andrew, we're excited to welcome Val Agostino on today's episode. Val is not just an expert in personal finance, but also the co-founder and CEO of Monarch Money, a trailblazing financial management platform. Today's discussion, Val, will focus on the critical importance of building financial security and the pitfalls of relying on free apps that may compromise your privacy. Val brings his extensive experience from his time at Mint and discusses MonarchMoney.com's mission to align with users' financial goals without selling personal data. Get ready to explore the value of consistent financial action, the advantages of a user-centric paid platform, and the power of collaboration in money management. It promises to be a deeply informative session, perfect for anyone looking to enhance their financial savviness. Go to monarchmoney dot com/BEGINNERS for an extended 30 day free trial. 00:00 Fascination with Internet led to 5 startups. 04:17 Entrepreneurial advice: Find passion, gain experience first. 07:04 Product manager: connector between market and product. 10:19 Mint shows financial info, but what's next? 15:30 Mint's shutdown was inevitable due to expenses. 16:29 Consumers expect free apps, leading data concerns. 21:22 Calculate emergency fund, set goals, track spending. 23:37 Money should be collaborative, not isolating. 28:47 Monthly financial review fosters open communication, cooperation. 30:24 Analyze spending, income, prioritize goals, create future. 35:33 Passionate about alleviating financial stress through software. 37:02 Easy to use, highly recommended, absolute love. 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IFB323: Understanding the World of Utilities -  Analyzing Southern Company from a Beginner's Perspective
25-12-2023
IFB323: Understanding the World of Utilities - Analyzing Southern Company from a Beginner's Perspective
Welcome back to the Investing for Beginners Podcast! In today's episode, Dave and Andrew dive into some thought-provoking listener questions. They start off by addressing the popular query: "Is Robinhood a good starter investment?" The hosts engage in a comprehensive discussion about the investment potential and risks associated with the company. They proceed to tackle a captivating question from a college student seeking advice on investing in their late 20s. The hosts offer valuable insights on how to approach investment opportunities with limited funds and ample time. Lastly, they break down the nuances of analyzing utilities as investment options, shedding light on the specific characteristics of these companies and the reasoning behind their investment appeal. 00:00 Investing for Beginners podcast, episode 323, Q&A. 05:51 Learning fundamentals for sound investment decisions, ratios, earnings. 09:15 "New investors should be cautious and patient." 10:39 Consider stock choice beyond low share price. 16:47 Southern Company likely a steady, income-focused investment. 20:00 Utilities face challenges in funding and margins. 21:07 Utility investments require significant financial support. 25:40 Utility investment, long-term, with renewable potential. 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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices