13 episodes

Get Started Investing is a jargon-free, 12-part series by Equity Mates Investing Podcast. It covers all the fundamentals you need to get started on your investing journey. From tips to save for your first investment, where to find inspiration, and how to buy your first stock, the Equity Mates team have you covered.

It's time to stop making excuses and get started investing.

Once you've finished this series, come and join us on Equity Mates Investing Podcast to continue your investing journey.

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Get Started Investing is a jargon-free, 12-part series by Equity Mates Investing Podcast. It covers all the fundamentals you need to get started on your investing journey. From tips to save for your first investment, where to find inspiration, and how to buy your first stock, the Equity Mates team have you covered.

It's time to stop making excuses and get started investing.

Once you've finished this series, come and join us on Equity Mates Investing Podcast to continue your investing journey.

    Be Global, Be Different, Get Out of Your Own Way

    Be Global, Be Different, Get Out of Your Own Way

    You've made it to the end of Get Started Investing. We hope this series has helped you get started on your investing journey. In this final episode we are closing out the series by wrapping up the key themes and sharing some advice we have collected while doing the podcast.

    Just because the series has come to an end, doesn't mean your listening to the Equity Mates team has to. Come across to the Equity Mates Investing Podcast and continue your journey. We speak to experts, break down key concepts and discuss our own personal investing journeys. Investing is a journey best shared. Being able to talk about concepts and ideas is useful and motivating. The Equity Mates podcast and Equity Mates community is full of like-minded people looking to share their investing journey.

    Most importantly, good luck on your investing journey. The stock market has been history's greatest wealth creator and getting started investing can change your life. Whether it is retiring early, reducing reliance on your paycheque or upgrading your lifestyle - making the right decisions now can help you get there.

    In this episode you will learn:

    • Three key messages we learnt from Patrick O'Shaughnessy:
    • 1. Go Global - make sure you look outside Australia. The biggest share market in the world is the US; get involved
    • 2. Be Different - don't always follow the crowd. For good returns, consider trying to be a bit different; rather than just ASX200 index, consider one that is for growth, or momentum, or emerging markets; having a mix is important
    • 3. Get Out Of Your Own Way - automate what you can, be consistent; take the emotion out of buying and selling

    Stocks and resources discussed:

    • Millennial Money by Patrick O'Shaughnessy [Need Amazon affiliate link here]

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    Equity Mates Investing Podcast is a part of the Diamantina Media Network - the home of Australia's favourite podcasts. For more information, visit http://diamantina.com.au/

    • 21 min
    Building an investment portfolio

    Building an investment portfolio

    What does it take to build a great portfolio?

    This episode we debunk the myth that you need to be an expert to build a great portfolio. The truth is, it's simple, as long as you're dedicated, do your own research and are prepared to have some fun. We discuss the simple building blocks that we think are fundamental to building a portfolio and that are achievable for the beginner.

    In this episode you will learn:

    • What is an investing portfolio
    • The 4 pillars for building a portfolio - goals, risk, diversify and allocate
    • Importance of having a strategy or at least end goal
    • How to setting personal investing goals
    • Thinking about risk
    • How to identify my own risk profile as an investor?
    • Diversifying assets: 5% rule & Perfect portfolio
    • Asset Allocation: Do you keep some cash available to put into the market when it drops?
    • How much of your portfolio should be made up of individual stocks vs. ETFs or LICs. For a beginner would a heavier focus on the latter be appropriate?
    • Diversification and rebalancing your portfolio


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    Equity Mates Investing Podcast is a part of the Diamantina Media Network - the home of Australia's favourite podcasts. For more information, visit http://diamantina.com.au/

    • 34 min
    Tips when buying and selling

    Tips when buying and selling

    Now that you've found a company you'd like to buy, there are a few things to consider when buying, and selling.

    Key messages:

    • How do I then buy the shares?
    • How do I sell the shares?
    • Types of orders; what are they and what's their purpose: market order, limit order and stop order
    • How do I know when is a good time to buy?
    • Dollar cost averaging
    • How do I know when is a good time to sell?

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    Equity Mates Investing Podcast is a part of the Diamantina Media Network - the home of Australia's favourite podcasts. For more information, visit http://diamantina.com.au/

    • 32 min
    How to Find a Good Company

    How to Find a Good Company

    We've taken the plunge and put money into the stock market through an index fund. Now it is time to take the next step and buy our first company.

    There are thousands of companies on offer just in Australia, with hundreds of thousands of companies available across the globe (latest estimates 630,000). With so much choice, no one can research every company. So we introduce three simple ways to cut down that number of companies to a far more manageable list.

    This is the daunting part for a lot of people. Starting the research process on individual companies and trying to assess which will be good investments. This episode should make a little easier but most importantly, should remind you that you don't need to get it right every time. No one has a 100% track record in investing. The good thing - to build long term wealth you don't even need to get 50% right. By selling companies you are losing money on, and letting your good picks grow and grow - you can still make money while being wrong half the time. In this episode we start to unpack how.

    In this episode you will learn:

    • The vast number of companies available for you to invest in
    • Three ways you can narrow down your choices
    • Look around and use your experiences
    • Follow the leader
    • Stock screeners
    • Key things to keep in mind when buying individual companies

    Stocks and resources discussed:

    • Equity Mates Investing Podcast: How do I find a good company

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    Equity Mates Investing Podcast is a part of the Diamantina Media Network - the home of Australia's favourite podcasts. For more information, visit http://diamantina.com.au/

    • 24 min
    Knowledge is Power: Finding the right information

    Knowledge is Power: Finding the right information

    One of the best and worst things about investing in the 21st century: there is never a shortage of information. You can find more facts and opinions on a company than you'll never need, but it also means you can get lost in this sea of conflicting opinions. One Equity Mates guest referred to it as the "firehose of information" which we think sums it up quite nicely.

    To manage this information flow, the important skill is not being able to find information but finding the right information. In this episode we break down how we manage information and list some of our go-to sources.

    In this episode you will learn:

    • How we find information
    • Difference between top down and bottom up approaches
    • Where you can find information put out by companies themselves
    • What you can learn from traditional financial media
    • How the internet has created a whole culture of sharing information and ideas
    • Some of our favourite financial books and podcasts

    Stocks and resources discussed:

    • Thought Starters
    • Australian Financial Review
    • Yahoo finance
    • Google finance
    • Trade view

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    Equity Mates Investing Podcast is a part of the Diamantina Media Network - the home of Australia's favourite podcasts. For more information, visit http://diamantina.com.au/

    • 28 min
    Pardon the Jargon: Terms you need to know

    Pardon the Jargon: Terms you need to know

    At Equity Mates we are the only media company with an official policy on jargon. We hate it and officially are against it. A lot of people in the finance thrive when their clients don't understand what is being discussed and don't know what questions to ask. So, pardon the jargon, but here is some you need to know.

    More importantly, at the end of this episode, we explain how we figure out what jargon mean when we come across terms we're unfamiliar with. This will help you do the same next time you come across jargon you're not familiar with.

    In this episode you will learn:

    • Market jargon: Bull & Bear, CHESS, Equities, Liquidity, ETF, Crypto & Capital
    • Company specific jargon: P/E ratio, Income Statement, Balance Sheet & Dividend
    • Trading jargon: Portfolio, Volatility, Yield, Diversification, Allocation & Capital Gains
    • How to figure out the meaning of jargon you come across in the future

    Stocks and resources discussed:

    • Equity Mates glossary
    • Investopedia
    • Equity Mates Discussion Group

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    Equity Mates Investing Podcast is a part of the Diamantina Media Network - the home of Australia's favourite podcasts. For more information, visit http://diamantina.com.au/

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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Simple and Effective

A great way to learn the basics, and it’s made me want to learn more and more.

ASX300 ,

Perfect for beginners

Started my investing journey with more confidence and a proper (long-term) mindset thanks to Bryce and Ren for creating this gem of a podcast.

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Learnt a lot.

Going to start investing now boys. You’ve convinced me!

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