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The Investing for Beginners Podcast offers premium investment guidance for beginners to decode industry jargon, silence crippling confusion, and help you overcome emotions-- by looking at the numbers.

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The Investing for Beginners Podcast offers premium investment guidance for beginners to decode industry jargon, silence crippling confusion, and help you overcome emotions-- by looking at the numbers.

    IFB217: Investing in Carbon Credits and Useful Metrics for Beginners

    IFB217: Investing in Carbon Credits and Useful Metrics for Beginners

    Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss:









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    What kinds of stocks or investments can you put in a Roth IRA?

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    How does investing in carbon credits or green investments work?

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    What kind of metrics should beginners start with, and how can they help you learn about the finanicials of a company?











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    I love this podcast because it crushes your dreams and getting rich quick. They actually got me into reading stats for anything you’re tuned in to the Investing for Beginners podcast led by Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern with a step-by-step premium investing guide for beginners. Your path to financial freedom starts now.











    DAVE Alright folks, welcome to investing for beginners Podcast. Today we have episode 217. And we’re going to go back and answer some great listener questions we got recently. So without any further ado, go ahead and read the first question.











    So I have Andrew and Dave, I recently opened up a Roth IRA through fidelity. Is the investing strategy, any different with a Roth than it is with buying stocks with an individual brokerage account? Appreciate your thoughts, PS. Dave, I’m a big baseball fan and X player myself, so keep crushing the baseball analogies?











    Absolutely, we’ll do. Thank you for the softball pitch. And we’re going to attempt to hit this baby out of the park. So yeah, so Andrew, what are your thoughts on a great question about the Roth IRA?











    ANDREW All offseason fun, the strategy part? So like the logistics wise? The short answer is there’s not much difference, maybe more of the long answer, there’s a little bit of taxes, but you get if you’re using a reputable us broker, one of the big names Fidelity, Schwab, Merrill, anybody like that, they will send you the forms automatically. And you can just for those to your tax accounting, put on TurboTax, whatever. So in that regard, the logistics of Roth versus a regular brokerage account, are not all that different. Like I said, the taxes are different. And so there are some people who will look at the differences in taxes and kind of use that to their investing strategy.











    And I think that can be smart in certain situations, and it really depends on yourself. So one idea of that could be if you have stocks that you’re buying that do not pay a dividend, then you put those in your regular brokerage account. And if you have stocks that do pay a dividend,

    IFB216: How to Find Beaten Down or Out of Favor Companies to Analyze?

    IFB216: How to Find Beaten Down or Out of Favor Companies to Analyze?

    Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss:









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    How to find good, profitable companies that we can invest in for the longer term?

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    How to use Malcolm Gladwell’s Ten Thousand Hours idea to learn more about a sector or industry, and how that knowledge compounds

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    Andrew shares a list of great books for beginning investors to start reading

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    How to find out-of-favor stocks or beaten down industries to look for investment ideas?











    Today’s show is sponsored by:









    Real Vision









    Lendtable







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    I love this podcast because it crushes your dreams and getting rich quick. They actually got me into reading stats for anything you’re tuned in to the Investing for Beginners podcast led by Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern with a step-by-step premium investing guide for beginners. Your path to financial freedom starts now.











    DAVE Alright, folks, welcome to Investing for Beginners Podcast. Today we have episode 216. And we are going to go back and answer a couple of great listener questions we got recently.











    So without any further ado, I will go ahead and read the first question. So it’s a great one. So I have Hey, Andrew, my name’s Matt, I’m 17 years old. And I’ve been listening to your show for about a week. Now. I’ve listened to a lot of what you said. And one thing that seems very important is picking the investment type that suits you best. I’ve been messing around with the stock market for about a year now.











    And I finally feel like I’ve been throat punched enough like we all do and have made the beginner mistakes and got them out of the way. I want to start investing about half of my paycheck, $500, into the stock market every two weeks. Because I have so much time for these stocks to develop, I’m not at all worried about small risks; what do you think the best strategy for me would be? I wouldn’t mind spending a couple of hours over these two weeks researching companies slash ETF. So I’d really like to know what you have to say. So what are your thoughts on Matt’s first part of his question?











    ANDREW It’s interesting. So I guess, you know, I see you smiling over there about the throat punch, Sure.











    DAVE Throat punch, yeah.











    ANDREW If I were to start over and I was 17 years o...

    • 24 min
    William Green on Living a Life with Simplicity, Avoiding Complexity, and Eliminating Stupidity

    William Green on Living a Life with Simplicity, Avoiding Complexity, and Eliminating Stupidity

    Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss:









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    All things investing, life, and philosophy with William Green, author of the fantastic Richer, Wiser, Happier

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    William recently gave a wonderful Ted Talk, in which he discussed the ideas of simplicity, subtracting complexity, and avoiding stupidity

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    Enjoy this wide ranging discussion with William, who is incredibly well-read, articulate, and funny.











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    Hubspot











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    I love this podcast because it crushes your dreams and getting rich quick. They actually got me into reading stats for anything you’re tuned in to the Investing for Beginners podcast led by Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern with a step-by-step premium investing guide for beginners. Your path to financial freedom starts now.











    DAVE Alright, folks, welcome to Investing for Beginners Podcast. Today we are blessed to be joined by William Green again; he is the author of richer, wiser and happier, a fantastic book. And if you’ve not read this book, you need to go out and buy it now. Now now, it’s a fantastic book, about investing, about life, about philosophy, all kinds of great stuff. And it’s easily one of the best books I’ve read in a long, long time. So William is joining us back in May to talk about the book.











    And tonight we’re going to talk a little bit about other things. So we did a fantastic TED talk just recently, and I thought maybe we could explore some of the topics that he talked about in a TED talk because I think they’re kind of appropriate about life. And as we come towards the end of the year, this would be kind of a fantastic discussion.











    So William, thank you very much, again, for joining us; we really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to come to join us today.











    WILLIAM Thanks so much. I’m delighted to be here with you.











    DAVE So, I guess let’s talk about the TED Talk a little bit. So I guess a couple of questions, maybe some super easy ones to get out of the way. So as someone who’s never done one of these, you know, you talk for 1520 minutes. So is that something you have to prepare for? Or were these things that you just were so familiar with?

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    IFB215: ETFs and Stock Price Impacts, Plus Stock Spinoffs

    IFB215: ETFs and Stock Price Impacts, Plus Stock Spinoffs

    Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss:









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    Diving deeper into ETF construction, and how they match the markets they mimic

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    Does the movement of individual stocks affect the overall ETF?

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    How spinoffs work, and some thoughts on the upcoming spinoff of AT&T and Warner Media.











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    Charles Schwab











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    I love this podcast because it crushes your dreams and getting rich quick. They actually got me into reading stats for anything you’re tuned in to the Investing for Beginners podcast led by Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern with a step-by-step premium investing guide for beginners. Your path to financial freedom starts now.











    Dave All right, folks, welcome to Investing for Beginner’s podcast. Tonight. We have episode 215, and tonight we’re gonna answer two great listener questions we got recently. So without any further due, I will go ahead and dive in, and Andrew and I will do our usual give and take. So here we go. So I have, hi Dave and Andrew. Your resources are continuously rewarding so far. I’ve been following IFB for a few months now, much praise. I have two questions. I’m six months into my journey of learning about investing in money management, albeit a bit weight in life, and trying to get my friends that are all in their forties to start thinking about investing and their retirement. Thank you.











    Some, unlike me, are not made out for learning how to pick an individual and are far more suited to play it safe. And along with investing in the S and P 500 in retirement accounts, for those who have some ethical hurdles in investing in certain companies in the S and P 500, does invest in ETFs that track the S and P 500 companies actually affect the stock price and the businesses of the underlying companies themselves.











    I know that when investing in VOO, for example, I’m not buying actual stocks of these companies, but investing in a fund that just tracks these 500 companies when people buy and sell VO or S P Y do their investing actions actually affect the underlying companies positively or negatively. So, Andrew, what are your thoughts on this great question?



















    Andrew, It is a great question. And thank you for writing in; I think maybe we should go back to the basics in case there’s anybody who doesn’t understand how the stock market really works and what it represents. And then that kind of feeds into how ETFs work, which is what the question is here. Two very common ETFs,

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    Getting Started in the Markets Early with Shamus Madan of MBIT Podcast

    Getting Started in the Markets Early with Shamus Madan of MBIT Podcast

    Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss:









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    Getting started in the markets with Shamus Madan of MBIT podcast

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    We discuss how to learn more about companies and different research tools to help you grow your knowledge

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    How to avoid FOMO (fear of missing out) and other psychological tips to help you stay on track

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    The importance of consistency and saving for retirement











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    I love this podcast because it crushes your dreams and getting rich quick. They actually got me into reading stats for anything you’re tuned in to the Investing for Beginners podcast led by Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern with a step-by-step premium investing guide for beginners. Your path to financial freedom starts now.











    DAVE Alright, folks, welcome to Investing for Beginners Podcast. Today we have a very special guest with us. We have Shamus Medan from the MBIT podcast. He’s the host and founder of this fantastic podcast. And he’s going to share some of his insight into the markets, as well as investing and a lot of other great stuff. So, Shamus, welcome to the podcast. And thanks for joining us today.











    SHAMUS Yeah, I appreciate you guys taking the time to let me join your podcast. I know I had Andrew back on the podcast a few months back; it was great. We talked about some beginners tips. And I’m excited to share some insights here on your podcast.











    DAVE Yeah, that’s awesome. So, Shamus, for those of the folks out there that are not familiar with you, could you kind of give us a little bit of a backstory real quick?











    SHAMUS Yes. So currently, I’m a 16-year-old investor post of the ambit podcast; I started investing when I was 12 years old, started with Apple, not financial advice. But I did that because I wanted to invest in a company that I was very familiar with and enjoyed the products. And me being that young, I just thought it was cool to own a piece of a company and say, Oh, I’m a part-owner of Apple.











    So I did that. And that got me hooked on investing. I’ve been long-term stuck with Apple ever since. And then, when I was 15, last year in November of 2020, I had a lot of knowledge; I’ve accumulated over four years of investing, especially with the March 2020 crash; I’m like, I want to share that with people. So I decided, You know what, why not to create a podcast.

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    IFB214: Shorting – How to Handle When Your Company is Shorted, And What To Do

    IFB214: Shorting – How to Handle When Your Company is Shorted, And What To Do

    Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss:









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    What shorting a stock is, and how investors use it to earn returns

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    How to determine whether your company has a big short position

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    What to do if your company has a large short position











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    I love this podcast because it crushes your dreams and getting rich quick. They actually got me into reading stats for anything you’re tuned in to the Investing for Beginners podcast led by Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern with a step-by-step premium investing guide for beginners. Your path to financial freedom starts now.











    (DAVE) All right, folks, welcome to Investing for Beginner’s podcast. Tonight, we have episode 214, and we’re gonna answer this great listener question. We got all the way from the Scottish Highlands.











    So this is, Hey Andrew. I’m a regular listener to the podcast, and I’ve been since I started out investing just six months ago; it’s been a great help. And I’m enjoying catching up on some older episodes, as well as the current ones. Thank you for what you do. My question is about skills and about shorting. I really like the company because they have no debt, fantastic year-over-year revenue growth at 92%, and very strong GP or gross profit at 95%. The marketing costs are high, but I’m okay with that. As they’re early stage. So focused on revenue growth, which is working. What I don’t understand is the online chatter about the stock being heavily shorted.











    I’m not clear as to how people know this is true, and if it is true, why would investors pick on skills too short? Also, I’m very conscious of the day today’s share price. It doesn’t matter just now, especially as I’ve only held the stock for a month and planned to go long on it, but I’d be grateful if you could shed some light on this is the stock being really shorted. How do we know this? And why does it happen?











    I realize this is a stock-specific question, but presumably, it’s a pattern that repeats itself with many shares. So hopefully, it is one of interest to your oyster—many thanks, guys. And I’m crossing my fingers that you take this question on all the best from the Scottish Highlands, Stevie.

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An absolute must listen!

For such a long time, I’ve wanted to start investing in stocks and shares but there was so much confusion and so many different ways of referring to the same things which can be off putting (don’t even get me started on the difference between American English and British English!).

However, as of March 2021, I found this podcast and have binged 144 episodes so far and have really seen the market change over time from the bull market to the Coronavirus pandemic which led to the short-term bear. Dave and Andrew literally walk us through everything you need to know and will experience and have simplified things in such a way, that any of us can truly grow our wealth. I will continue to enjoy this podcast and learn and really appreciate the effort that you guys have put in!

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