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73. Forget Stock Picking

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With our live shows done, we wanted to discuss a theme that came up over and over again in our listener Q&A and conversations afterwards. It’s a question both of us had when we started investing and it is one that can lead a lot of people to put investing in the ‘too hard’ basket. That question is – how …

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69. The Biggest Risk Is Not Investing | Books

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There are so many great investing and business books out there that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, and often, finding the time to finish them is equally as challenging. This episode we review some of the books we’ve finished reading over the last month or so, to give you some of the great lessons learned.  In this …

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66. The first decision every investor makes | Investing Platforms

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  It is a decision every investor faces before they make their first trade, and for a lot of people it can be overwhelming. With so many options and so little experience, it is difficult to make the correct choice. No – we’re not talking about choosing your first share – we’re talking about choosing your brokerage platform. A brokerage …

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57. How To Build A Great Investment Portfolio

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How to build a great investment portfolio? – it’s easier than you think! There is no real hidden secret that only the professionals know about when it comes to building a successful investment portfolio. A portfolio is the total collection of assets that you invest in to create wealth. Now, it doesn’t have to always be shares. Many portfolios of …

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56. Own More by Doing Less | Stock Buybacks

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  Stock buybacks are all the rage these days. Fuelled by tax cuts, low cost of capital and not a lot of growth opportunities on the horizon, companies have been buying back their shares by the bucketload. In fact, since 2010 there has been $3.5 trillion in shares bought back in the US alone. Buybacks are great for shareholders in …

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54. Managing Risk & Protecting Your Downside

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  “Rule number 1: Never lose money. Rule number 2: Never forget rule number 1” – Warren Buffett Managing risk is critical to long term investing success. To fully enjoy the effects of compounding it is critical you don’t lose your money in the first place. Similarly, concerns around losing money are what stops a lot of people from ever investing …

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50. WTF Is An ETF? | ETF 101 BetaShares

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Ultimate Guide To ETFs Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have been one of the buzz words in the investing world for a number of years. They’re changing the way that people invest their money, and in some ways, making it a lot easier for beginner investors to enter the market. But the question we always hear is WTF is an ETF? …

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48. How to Think Like Warren Buffett | Part 3

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  In this episode we wrap up our 3-part series ‘Thinking like Warren Buffett’. We’ve pulled out a 9-question checklist from Buffettology, a book by Warren’s daughter-in-law Mary Buffett. We’ve each chosen a stock and are running through the checklist and seeing if our chosen stocks pass the Buffettology test. In this episode we answer questions 7, 8 & 9. …

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47. How To Think Like Warren Buffett | Part 2

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We continue on our quest to try and think like the worlds greatest investor, Warren Buffett. If you missed the previous episode, it is a must listen before you continue with this one, as we begin answering 9 questions the master investor himself tries to answer when he’s looking to buy a company. Mary Buffett, his daughter-in-law, has written a …

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46. How To Think Like Warren Buffett | Part 1

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Warren Buffett is one of the worlds most successful investors, amassing a fortune of over $84 billion dollars! Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to think like Warren Buffett? Well now you can! Warren’s daughter-in-law, Mary Buffett wrote a book called ‘Buffettology’, which delves into the thinking of Buffett. It’s a fantastic book – a must read. Towards the …

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45. $1000 to $4.3 million | Fees

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An investor walked onto the trading floor and asked “What’s the difference between $300k and $4.3 million?”… “Fees!” yelled a savvy investor. “Haha what a joke, the answer is… my boat!” yelled a fund manager. Both are right, but warning this is NOT a joke. Last week Bryce found a tweet that sparked conversation with Alec. We both know that …

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39. Grow Your Money With An IPO

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Ever wanted to invest in a company but later found out they’re not public? They’re privately held, by family members or early stage investors and venture capital funds. Companies like Mars, Aldi and Lego are still privately held, so members of the public, like you and me, are rarely able to invest! However sometimes these companies do become public, and …

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36. What to do when you face a bull or a bear

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Bulls and bears, they’re everywhere! No, we are not talking about a circus, we’re talking about the markets! You may often hear the terms ‘bull market’ or bear market’, or ‘investors are feeling quite bullish at the moment’. In this episode we explore the terms ‘bull’ and ‘bear’. Bull markets and bear markets are terms used to describe the overall …

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29. Money For Nothing | Dividends

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There are two main ways to make money with stocks. The first is from the capital growth, that is selling it higher than you bought it for and making a profit. The second way is through taking a share of the company’s profit. As an investor you are a part owner of the company, so when they make a profit, …

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24. 6 Steps to Finding a Great Stock

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In the book Shopping for Shares, Tracey Edwards presents the 6 steps she uses to find companies to invest in. In this episode, we break down this 6 step checklist, define the key terms and explain what she’s looking for. While we don’t necessary agree with her whole approach, it is important to consider how different investors approach finding investable companies. …

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20. Pardon the Jargon : 5 Key Company Metrics You Must Know

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There is a lot of jargon and terminology in investing that can get confusing and sometimes off-putting. EPS, ROE, D/E – what do they all mean? These are just a few of many acronyms and terminology that is used when investors look to understand a company. You may never have heard of them, or may have but find them too …

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7. How do I find a good company?

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Knowing how to find a company to invest in, or finding information on specific companies, can be hard and overwhelming. In Episode 7 we look at all the resources available to you so you can find opportunities to invest and to help you make investing decisions. In this episode you will learn: Tesla vs Ford – changing of the guard …

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4. How To Buy Shares

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The number one question on everyone’s lips – how do I actually buy shares? There’s no point in us harping on about companies and exchange traded funds (ETFs) and indexes if you don’t know how to actually buy them! In Episode 4 we answer the question “How do I buy shares?” In this episode you will learn: That it is really easy …

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2. Investing 101

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  The journey continues! This episode we bring you two new segments that form the backbone of our show – News and Basics 101. News – It’s important that you begin to understand the links between what happens in our world and how that can impact your investing decisions, so each episode we will dissect some news to help show …