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The Investing for Beginners Podcast - Your Path to Financial Freedom

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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Recent Episodes of The Investing for Beginners Podcast - Your Path to Financial Freedom


Kyle Grieve Joins Us to Explore the World of Small Cap & Nanocaps

Kyle Grieve Joins Us to Explore the World of Small Cap & Nanocaps

Welcome to "The Investing For Beginners Podcast." Host Dave and guest Kyle Grieve discuss value investing, emphasizing continuous learning, reading, and building investor relationships. Kyle shares his focus on high-quality small and nano-cap businesses, the importance of due diligence, networking, and starting with small investments. Tune in for practical advice!

00:00 Strength training taught discipline and investment principles.

03:33 Discipline and mind key to investing success.

08:52 Reading broadly, deeply, and using knowledge daily.

09:58 Book on investment and risk, impactful read.

15:49 Talked with Chris Mayer about outperforming small businesses.

19:02 Connecting...

Episode 15 July 2024 49m and 55s


Back to Basics: All About Moats

Back to Basics: All About Moats

Welcome to "The Investing For Beginners Podcast"! In today's episode, hosts Dave and Andrew explore competitive advantages and business moats. They discuss strategies of Costco, Amazon, and Microsoft Azure, examine switching costs with banks and Intuit, and highlight intangible assets using Starbucks and Coca-Cola as examples of brand power.

00:00 Stock pickers may ignore moats; long-term investors need them.

04:55 Economies of scale drive business profitability, efficiency.

07:07 Costco's scale economy share drives customer loyalty.

10:03 Different kinds of moats create competitive advantage.

13:12 Jack Henry provides essential banking infrastructure software.

17:17 Brand...

Episode 11 July 2024 35m and 47s


Understanding Investment Frameworks: Jeff and Jason’s Ideas from Investing Unscripted

Understanding Investment Frameworks: Jeff and Jason’s Ideas from Investing Unscripted

Welcome back to The Investing For Beginners Podcast! Join Dave, with special guests Jeff and Jason from Investing Unscripted, as they explore diverse investment strategies. We'll cover spreadsheet analysis, cash flows, market trends, and the psychology of investing. Learn from their personal journeys and gain practical insights to make informed financial decisions. Enjoy the show!

00:00 Struggling with when to decide on companies.

03:45 Investors face tough decisions, different answers needed.

07:53 Material info drives investment decisions, monitor quarterly.

09:47 Research, learn from experts, diversify, acknowledge ignorance.

14:29 Planning for market volatility in investing...

Episode 8 July 2024 51m and 53s


Back to Basics: Ranges of Outcomes in Investing

Back to Basics: Ranges of Outcomes in Investing

Welcome back to The Investing For Beginners Podcast! Dave and Andrew explore the range of outcomes in investing, focusing on different companies and industries' risk and reward levels. We'll discuss strategies, tech startups, total addressable markets, and high-risk ventures like DraftKings. Join us for insightful investment guidance. Let's dive in!

00:00 High risk, high reward in early stages.

06:35 Founder's ambition affects capital allocation and success.

07:36 Thoughts on young company industries and growth.

12:41 Analyze risk and rewards for business success.

15:55 Investor bought cheap stocks, used shotgun approach.

19:37 Struggling with...

Episode 4 July 2024 38m and 53s


Insights on Selling Stocks and Evaluating Management from Brett and Ryan of Chit Chat Stocks

Insights on Selling Stocks and Evaluating Management from Brett and Ryan of Chit Chat Stocks

Welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast! Today, host Dave is joined by Brett and Ryan from "Chit Chat Stocks." They discuss knowing when to sell a stock, evaluating management, and avoiding red flags like accounting issues. Brett and Ryan share their refined investment process, including research, financial metrics, and gut feelings. They emphasize learning from mistakes, gradual investment building, and continuous learning. Topics include Brett's three-step research process, Ryan's cautious investment approach, and the impact of management on stock performance. Tune in for valuable insights and strategies for better investment decisions.

00:00 Finding stock ideas through various...

Episode 1 July 2024 1h, 8m and 7s


Back to Basics: Opportunity Costs in Investing

Back to Basics: Opportunity Costs in Investing

Welcome to The Investing For Beginners Podcast with Dave and Andrew. In today's episode, "B2B Opportunity Costs," they explore the concept of opportunity costs in investing. Using real-world examples, they discuss choosing between stocks and S&P 500 index funds, and evaluating savings account interest rates. Dave shares strategies inspired by Uncle Warren, emphasizing conviction in portfolio management, while Andrew highlights portfolio decisions and position sizing. They stress aligning investments with personal goals, tracking KPIs, and using company filings for crucial updates. Learn why assessing opportunity costs can enhance long-term returns and make smarter investment decisions. Tune in for...

Episode 27 June 2024 39m and 47s


Digging Into Semiconductors: Analyzing Skyworks with Tyler Nash

Digging Into Semiconductors: Analyzing Skyworks with Tyler Nash

In this podcast episode, Tyler Nash discusses his investment in Skyworks, a semiconductor company linked to Apple. He highlights opportunities, risks, financial performance, and market dependencies. Comparisons to competitors like Texas Instruments and Qualcomm are made, along with broader semiconductor industry risks. The episode also covers investment strategies and long-term financial goals.

00:00 Skyworks: semiconductor company crucial for future technology.

05:28 High revenue reliance on Apple presents concerns.

08:42 Long-term investment strategy crucial for company assessment.

11:15 Understanding industry moats can be challenging.

12:28 Skyworks successful partnership with Apple valued.

16:18 Expansion into...

Episode 24 June 2024 48m and 45s


Back to Basics: Avoiding Financial Statement Yellow Flags

Back to Basics: Avoiding Financial Statement Yellow Flags

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...

Episode 20 June 2024 48m and 34s


IFB350: Investing Abroad - Understanding TSMC, Geopolitical Risks, and Foreign Companies

IFB350: Investing Abroad - Understanding TSMC, Geopolitical Risks, and Foreign Companies

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 nu...

Episode 17 June 2024 35m and 19s


Back to Basics: Understanding Efficient Markets for Beginners

Back to Basics: Understanding Efficient Markets for Beginners

[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...

Episode 13 June 2024 29m and 51s

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