28 episodes

I interview industry experts so you'll learn what to do, what to ask and - ideally - how not to lose money.
I'm just like you I want to make money from the stock market but I find the terminology confusing. I want to be able to make informed decisions. Let's learn together on Shares for Beginners.

Shares for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only. It isn't financial advice, and you shouldn't buy or sell any investment based on what you've heard here. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the speaker only not Shares for Beginners. This podcast doesn't replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation.

Shares for Beginners Philip Muscatello

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I interview industry experts so you'll learn what to do, what to ask and - ideally - how not to lose money.
I'm just like you I want to make money from the stock market but I find the terminology confusing. I want to be able to make informed decisions. Let's learn together on Shares for Beginners.

Shares for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only. It isn't financial advice, and you shouldn't buy or sell any investment based on what you've heard here. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the speaker only not Shares for Beginners. This podcast doesn't replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation.

    Julian McCormack - Platinum Asset Management

    Julian McCormack - Platinum Asset Management

    Recorded remotely on Tuesday March 31 at 1pm with Julian McCormack, an investment specialist at Platinum.

    Julian is a contrarian investor who has been saying for over a year that we were reaching the end of a cycle of calm in share markets. As he says, we can't predict what the catalyst will be for a downturn but there will be one eventually. And here we are.

    Platinum is an Australia-based investment manager that focuses on one asset class - providing portfolios of listed companies from around the world. Platinum seeks out companies whose true worth and prospects are yet to be fully recognised by the market.

    https://www.platinum.com.au/

    Episode blog at: https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/blog/platinum

    Sharesight is the best portfolio tracking tool in the known universe - and they are pleased to extend a SPECIAL OFFER to listeners of this podcast: 2 months free on an annual premium plan! Click here and sign up now for a 7 day free trial.

    Shares for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only. It isn't financial advice, and you shouldn't buy or sell any investments based on what you've heard here. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the speaker only not Shares for Beginners. This podcast doesn't replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation.

    Thanks to Christopher Soulos for music production out of Garlic Breath Studio https://www.facebook.com/GarlicBreathStudio. Remember music flows when the money don't.

    • 21 min
    Steve Bull - March 24, 2020

    Steve Bull - March 24, 2020

    Another corona edition. During this period I'm concentrating on current events and trying to keep you updated with a range of views from a number of angles. My guest today is Steve Bull from ETF Watch and TOMORROW Super.

    Here's a link to the blog post https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/blog/etf-watch

    We're talking about accessing super, buying opportunities, discounted LICs that may present opportunities and lessons learnt from the GFC.

    https://www.etfwatch.com.au/
    https://www.tomorrowsuper.com.au/

    Sharesight is the best portfolio tracking tool in the known universe - and they are pleased to extend a SPECIAL OFFER to listeners of this podcast: 2 months free on an annual premium plan! Click here and sign up now for a 7 day free trial.

    Shares for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only. It isn't financial advice, and you shouldn't buy or sell any investments based on what you've heard here. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the speaker only not Shares for Beginners. This podcast doesn't replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation.

    Thanks to Christopher Soulos for music production out of Garlic Breath Studio https://www.facebook.com/GarlicBreathStudio. Remember music flows when the money don't.

    • 23 min
    Rob Gilmour - Market Update Recorded March 18, 2020

    Rob Gilmour - Market Update Recorded March 18, 2020

    Looking beyond the noise - with a special bonus bark of optimism from Bear the Studio Pooch.

    Market update recorded at 9am March 18, 2020. Should you be edging back into the market now? Maybe, maybe not. Picking the bottom is impossible and if you wait for the coast to be clear, markets will have already taken off. There are no easy answers.

    Rob Gilmour was my guest on the first ever episode of Shares for Beginners. He kindly dropped in to share his thoughts on the current market turmoil and some optimism about the future.

    Blog post here - https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/blog/stay-safe

    Sharesight is the best portfolio tracking tool in the known universe - and they are pleased to extend a SPECIAL OFFER to listeners of this podcast: 2 months free on an annual premium plan! Click here and sign up now for a 7 day free trial.

    Shares for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only. It isn't financial advice, and you shouldn't buy or sell any investments based on what you've heard here. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the speaker only not Shares for Beginners. This podcast doesn't replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation. Thanks to Christopher Soulos for music production out of Garlic Breath Studio https://www.facebook.com/GarlicBreathStudio. Remember music flows when the money don't.

    • 26 min
    Tony Kynaston - Situation Normal

    Tony Kynaston - Situation Normal

    Is this your first global share market meltdown?

    I generally talk about markets in broad brush strokes. This is not a news podcast but I know there's a lot of anxiety around at the moment. Hence this episode. Blog post for this episode - https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/blog/situation-normal.

    Tony & I recorded this on Wednesday March 11 after the Australian market dropped ~20% over the last 2 weeks. As I write this at 8:30am on Thursday March 12, Wall St has fallen another 6% overnight. Things are getting ugly. But as Tony points out this is situation normal.

    The problems are caused by the corona virus and the price of crude oil. Rob Gilmour, who you may remember from the first episode of this podcast, dropped around and gave a brief overview about what's happening with oil and why it matters. It's right at the end of the episode after Tony.

    Shares for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only. It isn't financial advice, and you shouldn't buy or sell any investments based on what you've heard here. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the speaker only not Shares for Beginners. This podcast doesn't replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation.Thanks to Christopher Soulos for music production out of Garlic Breath Studio https://www.facebook.com/GarlicBreathStudio. Remember music flows when the money don't.

    • 25 min
    John Cowling - Bonus Episode - Australian Shareholders' Association

    John Cowling - Bonus Episode - Australian Shareholders' Association

    This bonus episode is a shameless plug for the Australian Shareholders' Association. I've mentioned them many times on this podcast and the great work that they do. I'm a member and I strongly suggest, highly recommend and implore you to join. It's $130 a year for online only membership, which is a bargain, and as you'll hear from John it works for the interests of individual shareholders like you and me. There's more here at the episode blog post - https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/blog/john-cowling

    Shares for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only. It isn't financial advice, and you shouldn't buy or sell any investments based on what you've heard here. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the speaker only not Shares for Beginners. This podcast doesn't replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation. Thanks to Christopher Soulos for music production out of Garlic Breath Studio https://www.facebook.com/GarlicBreathStudio. Remember music flows when the money don't.

    • 14 min
    David Kirk - Bailador

    David Kirk - Bailador

    When we think of shares we generally think of single companies that are listed on the stock market. This is not always the case. Some shares allow you to access investments that are generally beyond the scope of individual investors. Such is the case with Bailador - ASX:BTI, a specialist investor in growth stage information technology businesses. I am pleased to welcome our guest David Kirk, co-founder & partner.

    David is the former Chief Executive of ASX-listed Fairfax Media Ltd., where he led the successful investment into a number of internet businesses including Fairfax's acquisition of Trade Me and Stayz. He has been a growth stage investor in technology-based businesses since 1999. He's Chairman of ASX-listed Trade Me Group Limited and Kathmandu Holdings Limited, Chairman of Forsyth Barr Limited, a privately-owned New Zealand investment firm, and a Director of each of DocsCorp, SMI, Viostream and Rezdy.

    Prior to entering the corporate world, David enjoyed a highly successful rugby career, captaining the All Blacks to win the World Cup in 1987.

    Episode notes: https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/blog/david-kirk

    Bailador web-site:
    https://bailador.com.au/


    Sharesight is the best portfolio tracking tool in the known universe - and they are pleased to extend a SPECIAL OFFER to listeners of this podcast: 2 months free on an annual premium plan! Click here and sign up now for a 7 day free trial.

    Shares for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only. It isn't financial advice, and you shouldn't buy or sell any investments based on what you've heard here. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the speaker only not Shares for Beginners. This podcast doesn't replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation.

    Thanks to Christopher Soulos for music production out of Garlic Breath Studio https://www.facebook.com/GarlicBreathStudio. Remember music flows when the money don't.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

Bugburner ,

Great podcast

I have been listening to the podcast for about 6 months. The interviews are so informative and educational. They are so easy to listen to and I look for to each new episode

Fan from Melbourne ,

Highly Informative

5 Stars. I stumbled across this podcast and wished I had found it earlier. Phil is a great interviewer and every episode and guest offers useful advice and informative insight. Unlike some other “financial” podcasts, Phil is really trying to help beginners and not trying to sell products or services. Many guests are very down to earth which make this podcast very appealing 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

dlunny ,

Really Delivers What's Promised

So many podcasts pitch themselves as targeting beginners but Shares for Beginners really DOES deliver on its promise. I've listened to many journalists get to the end of an interview and not ask all those questions you really wants answered. Philip does a fantastic job of peeling back the layers of the onion to reveal a treasure trove of useful information that can easily be applied in this oftentimes confusing world that is share trading.

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