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The Important Part: Investing With Liz Young, a new podcast from SoFi, takes listeners through today’s top-of-mind themes in investing and breaks them down into digestible and actionable pieces. Each month, Liz Young, Head of Investment Strategy at SoFi, delves into investing topics such as clean energy, inflation, market cycles, and crypto assets with special guests to get to the important part--why it matters to investors as they work toward their wealth-building goals.
This show is the place to come for understanding how to approach your investments, with the inside scoop from those who are armed with the knowledge to help you do so.

The Important Part: Investing with Liz Young SoFi

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The Important Part: Investing With Liz Young, a new podcast from SoFi, takes listeners through today’s top-of-mind themes in investing and breaks them down into digestible and actionable pieces. Each month, Liz Young, Head of Investment Strategy at SoFi, delves into investing topics such as clean energy, inflation, market cycles, and crypto assets with special guests to get to the important part--why it matters to investors as they work toward their wealth-building goals.
This show is the place to come for understanding how to approach your investments, with the inside scoop from those who are armed with the knowledge to help you do so.

    2023 Outlook Q&A

    2023 Outlook Q&A

    Liz is back with her investment outlook for 2023 and answers your burning questions. Now that 2022 is over, what are her takes on individual bonds versus bond ETFs, dividend aristocrats, and energy stocks? Don’t forget to tune in to hear her thoughts on whether we’re headed for a recession, why it may be different that ones in the past, and why they don’t have to feel like the end of the world.

    For more on Liz’s 2023 outlook, check out her article at www.sofi.com/article/investment-strategy/2023-market-outlook/ and follow her on Twitter @LizYoungStrat.

    • 35 min
    Spotlight On The Meal Kit Industry With Linda Findley

    Spotlight On The Meal Kit Industry With Linda Findley

    With food inflation and continuing changes in consumer demands, how are meal kit companies faring? Linda Findley, CEO of Blue Apron, gives her take on how this industry is doing, and whether these companies are faring, both in terms of demand and profit margins. She talks with Liz about her observations on the meal kit landscape during the pandemic and beyond, why food inflation hasn’t affected the industry as much, and what it means for the potential of long-term success with a seasonal business.

    For more, read Liz’s weekly column every Thursday on SoFi’s blog at https://www.sofi.com/blog/category/investment-strategy/ or follow her on Twitter @LizYoungStrat

    • 28 min
    Checking on the Tech Industry With Dan Ives

    Checking on the Tech Industry With Dan Ives

    With talks of layoffs and other volatility in the tech industry, what should investors do? This week’s guest, Dan Ives, Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering the Technology sector at Wedbush Securities offers his take on the overall landscape. He talks with Liz about why growth in the tech industry will still continue, and what the future may hold for groups like software and semiconductors.why enterprise companies are the ones to watch out for, and Dan’s take on what companies are the ones to watch.

    For more, read Liz’s weekly column every Thursday on SoFi’s blog at https://www.sofi.com/blog/category/investment-strategy/ or follow her on Twitter @LizYoungStrat

    • 37 min
    Revitalization in the Restaurant Industry With Bo Peabody

    Revitalization in the Restaurant Industry With Bo Peabody

    "Until the way we interact in a professional setting (like going out for celebrations and client lunches) changes, the restaurant industry won’t be able to bounce back for a while. How does this have implications for investors? This week’s guest helps to shed light on this conundrum. Bo Peabody, founder of restaurant app Seated and co-founder of Mezze Restaurant Group, talks to Liz about when he believes the restaurant industry will go back to “normal”, how inflation may not have impacted profitability as much as we think. Liz and Bo also talk about the opportunity available for innovation in the industry.

    For more, read Liz’s weekly column every Thursday on SoFi’s blog at https://www.sofi.com/blog/category/investment-strategy/ or follow her on Twitter @LizYoungStrat"

    • 40 min
    The Link Between Advertising and Investing With Joe Marchese

    The Link Between Advertising and Investing With Joe Marchese

    How much weight should an investor put on a company’s advertising strategy? According to this week’s guest, quite a lot. Joe Marchese, Executive Chairman at Human Ventures and previous President of Advertising Revenue for Fox Networks Group, sit down with Liz to talk about looking at ads - specifically ones that aim to acquire a customer versus ones that simply acquire a transaction- can give investors a lot of insight into how a company may fare in the long run. Liz and Joe also talk about advertising trends and what that could mean for the consolidation of a business, or M&A, through the business cycle.

    For more, read Liz’s weekly column every Thursday on SoFi’s blog at https://www.sofi.com/blog/category/investment-strategy/ or follow her on Twitter @LizYoungStrat

    • 43 min
    Bringing Wall Street to Main Street With Ross Mac

    Bringing Wall Street to Main Street With Ross Mac

    Are there advantages that retail investors have over institutional investors, or should retail investors focus on simple strategies for success? Ross Mac sits down with Liz to talk about how technology has helped to democratize investing (and by extension made it a less taboo subject to talk about in public) and whether Wall Street is underestimating this demographic. Liz and Ross also talk about how to learn more about investing strategies, whether that’s intentionally seeking out competing information, or following experts who provide insightful information.


    For more, read Liz’s weekly column every Thursday on SoFi’s blog at https://www.sofi.com/blog/category/investment-strategy/ or follow her on Twitter @LizYoungStrat

    • 34 min

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