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We're all investors in the share market, either directly or through our superannuation. We're handing over management of our assets to financial advisors and fund managers. The best will look after our interests and make us wealthier. But how can we know for sure? Where do you go if you're completely new but want to start learning about investing in the markets yourself. The jargon is dense and it can feel like we're being kept deliberately in the dark. In Shares for Beginners, you'll hear from people in the finance industry and together we'll explain key concepts of investing in the ASX, the NASDAQ, S&P500, FTSE and Dow. More importantly, they have insights that allow us to look under the hood of the stock market, explaining how it works and what to look out for. We have to be smart. We have to be diversified and we have to have good risk management strategies if we want to invest for the long term.
For more Information go to: https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/
How is your superannuation linked to the Australian & US stock markets? It's crucial to understand the fundamentals of stocks and shares, and recommend reading "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham.
I explore the basics - what a share is and how to buy one, and delve into the world of value investing, exploring strategies to identify undervalued stocks. I cover key terms like ASX (Australian Securities Exchange), CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange), ASX200 (Australian Securities Exchange 200 Index), ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds), LICs (Listed Investment Companies), Managed Funds, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), as well as the difference between passive and active investing.
There are many traps for beginner investors and it's good to be aware of the role and risks of options, warrants, CFDs (Contracts for Difference), day trading, bonds, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the difference between fundamental and technical analysis.
Tracking your investments is essential, and it's important to know about watchlists, understand dividends and dividend reinvestment plans (DRPs), while exploring robo-investing, fixed income, index funds, and micro-investing.
I cover topics like trading and buying shares, making money from shares, and understanding the Australian stock exchange. What is the role of stockbrokers and online brokers and how to buy and sell shares.
I've interviewed industry experts and collaborated with Superhero, Stockspot, Caleb Silver Investopedia, Spencer Jakab from The Wall Street Journal, Pearler, Sharesight, Magellan, Saxo, Morningstar, QAV, Equity Mates, Owen Rask, Strawman, Motley Fool, Stockopedia, Betashares, Vanguard, Van Eck, Roger Montgomery, Tony Kynaston, Gemma Dale, Betsy Westcott, Molly Benjamin, Liz Tian, Andrew Baxter, Simon Ree, Wisr, Ladies Finance Club, Strong Money Australia, Captain Fi, Fred Schebesta, Kylie Purcell, Australian Shareholders' Association, Jessica Amir, Jordan Eliseo, Shani Jayamanne, Vic Jokovic, Scott Phillips, Mark Monfort, Andrew Page, and Claude Walker.
Shares for Beginners is a production of Finpods Pty Ltd. The advice shared on Shares for Beginners is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. Shares for Beginners exists purely for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be relied upon to make an investment or financial decision. If you do choose to buy a financial product, read the PDS, TMD and obtain appropriate financial advice tailored towards your needs. Philip Muscatello and Finpods Pty Ltd are authorised representatives of Money Sherpa PTY LTD ABN - 321649 27708, AFSL - 451289. Moneysherpa is home to Life Sherpa Australia's most affordable financial advice service.

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Shares for Beginners Philip Muscatello - Australian Investor Education

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    • 4.6 • 120 Ratings

We're all investors in the share market, either directly or through our superannuation. We're handing over management of our assets to financial advisors and fund managers. The best will look after our interests and make us wealthier. But how can we know for sure? Where do you go if you're completely new but want to start learning about investing in the markets yourself. The jargon is dense and it can feel like we're being kept deliberately in the dark. In Shares for Beginners, you'll hear from people in the finance industry and together we'll explain key concepts of investing in the ASX, the NASDAQ, S&P500, FTSE and Dow. More importantly, they have insights that allow us to look under the hood of the stock market, explaining how it works and what to look out for. We have to be smart. We have to be diversified and we have to have good risk management strategies if we want to invest for the long term.
For more Information go to: https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/
How is your superannuation linked to the Australian & US stock markets? It's crucial to understand the fundamentals of stocks and shares, and recommend reading "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham.
I explore the basics - what a share is and how to buy one, and delve into the world of value investing, exploring strategies to identify undervalued stocks. I cover key terms like ASX (Australian Securities Exchange), CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange), ASX200 (Australian Securities Exchange 200 Index), ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds), LICs (Listed Investment Companies), Managed Funds, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), as well as the difference between passive and active investing.
There are many traps for beginner investors and it's good to be aware of the role and risks of options, warrants, CFDs (Contracts for Difference), day trading, bonds, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the difference between fundamental and technical analysis.
Tracking your investments is essential, and it's important to know about watchlists, understand dividends and dividend reinvestment plans (DRPs), while exploring robo-investing, fixed income, index funds, and micro-investing.
I cover topics like trading and buying shares, making money from shares, and understanding the Australian stock exchange. What is the role of stockbrokers and online brokers and how to buy and sell shares.
I've interviewed industry experts and collaborated with Superhero, Stockspot, Caleb Silver Investopedia, Spencer Jakab from The Wall Street Journal, Pearler, Sharesight, Magellan, Saxo, Morningstar, QAV, Equity Mates, Owen Rask, Strawman, Motley Fool, Stockopedia, Betashares, Vanguard, Van Eck, Roger Montgomery, Tony Kynaston, Gemma Dale, Betsy Westcott, Molly Benjamin, Liz Tian, Andrew Baxter, Simon Ree, Wisr, Ladies Finance Club, Strong Money Australia, Captain Fi, Fred Schebesta, Kylie Purcell, Australian Shareholders' Association, Jessica Amir, Jordan Eliseo, Shani Jayamanne, Vic Jokovic, Scott Phillips, Mark Monfort, Andrew Page, and Claude Walker.
Shares for Beginners is a production of Finpods Pty Ltd. The advice shared on Shares for Beginners is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. Shares for Beginners exists purely for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be relied upon to make an investment or financial decision. If you do choose to buy a financial product, read the PDS, TMD and obtain appropriate financial advice tailored towards your needs. Philip Muscatello and Finpods Pty Ltd are authorised representatives of Money Sherpa PTY LTD ABN - 321649 27708, AFSL - 451289. Moneysherpa is home to Life Sherpa Australia's most affordable financial advice service.

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    Weekend Watchlist - DUG Limited (ASX:DUG)

    Weekend Watchlist - DUG Limited (ASX:DUG)

    DUG Technology Ltd is an Australia-based technology company. It specializes in analytical software development and high-performance computing (HPC). The Company designs, owns, and operates a network of the greenest supercomputers. It operates in three segments: HPCaaS, Services, and Software. The HPCaaS segment allows clients to connect to the Company’s HPC and storage in a complete HPC environment. It also provides software and algorithm support and development. The Services segment provides clients with two types of services, such as data loading, quality control and management, and scientific data analysis. The Software segment, has two main products, including DUG Insight, which is a modern, intuitive and interactive software package for scientific processing and visualizations, and DUG Cluster Software, which is a high-end algorithm for the processing of scientific data on large HPC installations. It provides geoscience services, such as seismic processing and petrophysics.
    Shares for Beginners and Stockopedia proudly present "Weekend Watchlist". Each week we dissect a company using Stockopedia's Factor driven analysis process. Go to https://why.stockopedia.com/sfb/ for your free trial and special discount offer. Why not join Stockopedia today and take advantage of this special offer of 10% off the first year of membership and see for yourself why Stockopedia is the essential tool for every serious DIY share investor. 14-day free trial included, then a no-quibble 30-day money back guarantee. https://why.stockopedia.com/sfb/ Find out more about Stockopedia by going to my review: https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/stockopedia-aunz-review

    Disclosure: The links provided are affiliate links. I will be paid a commission if you use this link to make a purchase. You will receive a discount by using these links/coupon codes. I only recommend products and services that I use and trust myself or where I have interviewed and/or met the founders and have assured myself that they’re offering something of value.
    Shares for Beginners is a production of Finpods Pty Ltd. The advice shared on Shares for Beginners is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. Shares for Beginners exists purely for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be relied upon to make an investment or financial decision. If you do choose to buy a financial product, read the PDS, TMD and obtain appropriate financial advice tailored towards your needs. Philip Muscatello and Finpods Pty Ltd are authorised representatives of Money Sherpa PTY LTD ABN - 321649 27708, AFSL - 451289.
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    • 27 min
    Gary Brode - Deep Knowledge Investing | A Dearth of Mirth

    Gary Brode - Deep Knowledge Investing | A Dearth of Mirth

    In this episode I'm joined by friend of the podcast Gary Brode for a rollercoaster ride through the whimsical world of finance, economics and monetary policy.
    Let's face it, the economy can be dry and complicated. But Gary manages to inject humour into the discussion while unraveling the intricacies of the Federal Reserve's decisions, Congressional spending habits, and the ever-complex global market influences. There's even some laughs around the potential disaster brewing in Japan's interest rate policy and the commercial real estate market.
    For more economic doom and fun follow Gary on X at: https://x.com/Gary_Brode
    Here's a link to the blog post: https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/blog/gary-brode-dki-02
    Portfolio tracker Sharesight records your trades, shows your true performance, and saves you time and money at tax time. Sharesight automatically tracks price, performance and dividends from 240,000+ global stocks, crypto, ETFs and funds. Add cash accounts and property to get the full picture of your portfolio – all in one place. Get 4 months free at https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/sharesight-portfolio-tracking
     Disclosure: The links provided are affiliate links. I will be paid a commission if you use this link to make a purchase. You will receive a discount by using these links/coupon codes. I only recommend products and services that I use and trust myself or where I have interviewed and/or met the founders and have assured myself that they’re offering something of value.
    Shares for Beginners is a production of Finpods Pty Ltd. The advice shared on Shares for Beginners is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. Shares for Beginners exists purely for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be relied upon to make an investment or financial decision. If you do choose to buy a financial product, read the PDS, TMD and obtain appropriate financial advice tailored towards your needs. Philip Muscatello and Finpods Pty Ltd are authorised representatives of Money Sherpa PTY LTD ABN - 321649 27708, AFSL - 451289.
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    • 43 min
    Weekend Watchlist - SmartGroup Limited (ASX:SIQ)

    Weekend Watchlist - SmartGroup Limited (ASX:SIQ)

    Smartgroup Corporation Ltd is an Australia-based company, which is engaged in providing outsourced administration, fleet management, and software, distribution, and group services. The Company operates through three segments: Outsourced administration (OA), Vehicle services (VS), and Software, distribution, and group services (SDGS). The OA segment provides outsourced salary packaging services, novated leasing and associated products, and outsourced payroll services. The VS segment provides end-to-end fleet management services. The SDGS segment provides salary packaging software solutions, the marketing of salary packaging debit cards, distribution of vehicle insurance and workforce management software to the healthcare industry. The Company operates through a portfolio of brands including Smartsalary, Smartleasing, Smartfleet, Smartsalary Payroll Solutions, Autopia, Advantage Salary Packaging, AccessPay, PBI Solutions and Health-e Workforce Solutions.
    Shares for Beginners and Stockopedia proudly present "Weekend Watchlist". Each week we dissect a company using Stockopedia's Factor driven analysis process. Go to https://why.stockopedia.com/sfb/ for your free trial and special discount offer. Why not join Stockopedia today and take advantage of this special offer of 10% off the first year of membership and see for yourself why Stockopedia is the essential tool for every serious DIY share investor. 14-day free trial included, then a no-quibble 30-day money back guarantee. https://why.stockopedia.com/sfb/ Find out more about Stockopedia by going to my review: https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/stockopedia-aunz-review

    Disclosure: The links provided are affiliate links. I will be paid a commission if you use this link to make a purchase. You will receive a discount by using these links/coupon codes. I only recommend products and services that I use and trust myself or where I have interviewed and/or met the founders and have assured myself that they’re offering something of value.
    Shares for Beginners is a production of Finpods Pty Ltd. The advice shared on Shares for Beginners is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. Shares for Beginners exists purely for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be relied upon to make an investment or financial decision. If you do choose to buy a financial product, read the PDS, TMD and obtain appropriate financial advice tailored towards your needs. Philip Muscatello and Finpods Pty Ltd are authorised representatives of Money Sherpa PTY LTD ABN - 321649 27708, AFSL - 451289.

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    • 16 min
    Jordan Eliseo - ABC Bullion | Beating Inflation with Gold

    Jordan Eliseo - ABC Bullion | Beating Inflation with Gold

    In a world of fluctuating markets and economic volatility, one asset has stood the test of time as a beacon of stability: gold. In the latest episode of our podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with Jordan Eliseo, the general manager of ABC Bullion Australia, who brought over 25 years of experience in financial markets to our discussion on the enduring value of gold. Jordan provided a wealth of knowledge about gold's role as a hedge against inflation and its unique position within a diversified investment portfolio. Despite the absence of income in the form of dividends, gold's solid capital growth, liquidity, and capacity to protect wealth during market downturns makes it an attractive asset for investors.
    Follow Jordan on X (Twitter) @jordaneliseo
    Here's a link to the blog post: https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/blog/jordan-eliseo-abc-bullion
    Moomoo is the Money Magazine online broker rising star gold winner, providing highly competitive brokerage rates in Australia. Moomoo offers you 10 chances to win 1 of 6 US shares valued at up to a total of $3,300 for eligible deposits. Simply click the link and register to claim your shares! Game of chance offered under NSW Permit TP/01819 T&Cs apply. 
    Moomoo is also offering 6.8% p.a. on your uninvested cash balance for 180 days. Simply click the link and sign up for this great deal Ts&Cs apply https://j.moomoo.com/00GywL
     Shares for Beginners is a production of Finpods Pty Ltd. The advice shared on Shares for Beginners is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. Shares for Beginners exists purely for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be relied upon to make an investment or financial decision. If you do choose to buy a financial product, read the PDS, TMD and obtain appropriate financial advice tailored towards your needs. Philip Muscatello and Finpods Pty Ltd are authorised representatives of Money Sherpa PTY LTD ABN - 321649 27708, AFSL - 451289.
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    • 35 min
    Weekend Watchlist - Veem Limited (ASX:VEE)

    Weekend Watchlist - Veem Limited (ASX:VEE)

    VEEM Limited (VEEM) is an Australia-based company, which is a designer and manufacturer of high-technology marine propulsion and stabilization systems for the global luxury motor yacht, fast ferry, commercial workboat and defense industries. The Company is also engaged in manufacturing engineered products and services for the marine, defense and mining industries. The Company operates various businesses, including VEEM Marine Propellers, VEEM Marine Gyrostabilizers, VEEM 24-7 Engineering, Defence, Timcast Hollowbar, Conquest Propellers, and SHARROW by VEEM. VEEM Marine has marine technology with commercial facilities. VEEM 24-7 Engineering provides services to the aerospace, defense, mining, and oil and gas industries. VEEM Defense is engaged in defense contracts, such as manufacturing and servicing the Oberon class submarine valves through to the propulsion system for the new Pacific patrol boats. Its Gyrostabilizers significantly reduce the rolling motion of vessels in waves.
    Shares for Beginners and Stockopedia proudly present "Weekend Watchlist". Each week we dissect a company using Stockopedia's Factor driven analysis process. Go to https://why.stockopedia.com/sfb/ for your free trial and special discount offer. Why not join Stockopedia today and take advantage of this special offer of 10% off the first year of membership and see for yourself why Stockopedia is the essential tool for every serious DIY share investor. 14-day free trial included, then a no-quibble 30-day money back guarantee. https://why.stockopedia.com/sfb/ Find out more about Stockopedia by going to my review: https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/stockopedia-aunz-review

    Disclosure: The links provided are affiliate links. I will be paid a commission if you use this link to make a purchase. You will receive a discount by using these links/coupon codes. I only recommend products and services that I use and trust myself or where I have interviewed and/or met the founders and have assured myself that they’re offering something of value.
    Shares for Beginners is a production of Finpods Pty Ltd. The advice shared on Shares for Beginners is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. Shares for Beginners exists purely for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be relied upon to make an investment or financial decision. If you do choose to buy a financial product, read the PDS, TMD and obtain appropriate financial advice tailored towards your needs. Philip Muscatello and Finpods Pty Ltd are authorised representatives of Money Sherpa PTY LTD ABN - 321649 27708, AFSL - 451289.

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    • 18 min
    Ron Shamgar - Tamim Asset Management | Management Machinations

    Ron Shamgar - Tamim Asset Management | Management Machinations

    In this episode I'm joined by Ron Shamgar from Tamim Asset Management to unravel the complexities of company valuations and the pivotal role of management teams. Ron is a staunch advocate for value investing and has a systematic approach to analysing companies and the significance of great teams. With over two decades of experience on the ASX, Ron’s insights are not to be missed.
    We delve into the importance of a board's composition, the impact of founder-led businesses, and the necessity of aligning management incentives with company success. Ron also discusses the pitfalls of poor capital allocation and the challenges management faces when scaling a business.
    With real-world examples like EML Payments and Bravura Solutions, Ron illustrates how the right leadership can make or break a company's fortunes. We also touch on the intrigues of mergers and acquisitions, highlighted by the Aussie Broadband and Superloop saga.
    Ron Shamgar is the Head of Australian Equity Strategies at TAMIM Asset Management and is responsible for the TAMIM Australia All Cap and Small Cap Income strategies.
    Here's a link to the blog post: https://www.sharesforbeginners.com/blog/ron-shamgar-tamim
    Moomoo is the Money Magazine online broker rising star gold winner, providing highly competitive brokerage rates in Australia. Moomoo offers you 10 chances to win 1 of 6 US shares valued at up to a total of $3,300 for eligible deposits. Simply click the link and register to claim your shares! Game of chance offered under NSW Permit TP/01819 T&Cs apply. 
    Moomoo is also offering 6.8% p.a. on your uninvested cash balance for 180 days. Simply click the link and sign up for this great deal Ts&Cs apply https://j.moomoo.com/00GywL
     Shares for Beginners is a production of Finpods Pty Ltd. The advice shared on Shares for Beginners is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. Shares for Beginners exists purely for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be relied upon to make an investment or financial decision. If you do choose to buy a financial product, read the PDS, TMD and obtain appropriate financial advice tailored towards your needs. Philip Muscatello and Finpods Pty Ltd are authorised representatives of Money Sherpa PTY LTD ABN - 321649 27708, AFSL - 451289.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

b6y8d3m ,

Great podcast

Definitely not just for beginners, lots of interesting guests and content. Great to have a growing set of podcasts covering the ASX.

DonzieDo ,

Great content not just for beginners.

I really enjoy Phil’s podcasts. With a wide range of interviews from many different demographics, I feel there is a lot to learn from here and something for everyone.
I am no expert on investing whatsoever, but the more I learn about it, the more respect I have for the simple and actionable approach which you will find here. Keep up the good work! A big fan.

Thoroughly Modern Millie ,

Love the podcast Phil

Your voice and manner make it a pleasure to listen to. Very relatable without drowning in jargon

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