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    IFB139: Beginners Guide to Investing in Bonds

    IFB139: Beginners Guide to Investing in Bonds

    Announcer (00:00):







    You’re tuned in to the Investing for Beginners podcast.

    Finally, step by step premium investment guidance for beginners led by Andrew

    Sather and Dave Ahern. To decode industry jargon, silence crippling confusion,

    and help you overcome emotions by looking at the numbers, your path to

    financial freedom starts now.







    Dave (00:36):







    All right folks, welcome to Investing for Beginners

    podcast. This is episode 139, tonight, Andrew and I are going to have a little

    discussion back and forth. We’re going to talk about bonds, so I’ve written

    three blog posts over the last week or so about bonds and the different aspects

    of them, the different kinds there are and kind of the ins and outs of them,

    and Andrew and I thought that too actually. Andrew thought that this would be

    an interesting conversation for us, and he thought he could maybe ask me some

    questions and see what I could do to help people learn more about this

    particular asset class. This is something that’s not talked about a lot. It’s

    certainly not taught in schools and most people are very unfamiliar with bonds

    and how they work. And as we know, if you’re unfamiliar with something, it can

    be a little bit scary or overwhelming. So we hope we can help illuminate this

    asset class a little bit more and give you some insights. And if this is

    something that you’re interested in learning more about, we’re here to help

    you. So without any further ado, I’m going to turn over my friend Andrew and

    he’s going to grow me with a lot of really hard questions. So fire away.







    Andrew (01:42):







    I’m not going to put you into the grill, not today. Maybe

    we’ll say that for another episode. Yeah, you wrote three great posts on the

    blog, and I think if people hear our conversation and they’re interested in

    getting down to the nitty-gritty, I suggest breeding those. You know, it’s

    spaced out in the publishing schedule. But really if you go on the website,

    investing for beginners.com you go to the search bar, you type in bonds and

    you’re going to talk about several different types of bonds. And I think that

    will be very helpful. So if you have like, let’s say you want and learn more

    about municipal bonds, you could type that into the search, the search bar, and

    you’ll see Dave’s masterpiece on there. These in-depth guides and those can be

    very, very helpful.







    Andrew (02:30):







    But first, before we get into all of that, let’s talk

    about maybe why bonds are, what kind of investor would find it attractive? I

    think not only, you know, I think when we think of bonds in general, but you

    also start to think of people who are in retirement or close to retirement. And

    there are good reasons for that because we’ve talked in the past how the stock

    market over the very, very longterm, it’s,

    • 44 min
    IFB138: How The News Can Affect Your Investments

    IFB138: How The News Can Affect Your Investments

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    (00:00):







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    decode industry jargon, silence crippling confusion, and help you overcome

    emotions by looking at the numbers, your path to financial freedom starts now.







    Dave

    (00:36):







    All

    right folks, welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast. This is episode 130,

    tonight, Andrew and I are going to talk a little a bit about how the news can

    impact the market. Lately, there have been some bigger news things that have

    hit the news and have had a big impact on the market lately and Andrew and I

    thought that this would be kind of a timely subject to talk about. So we

    thought we would chat a little bit about this. So Indra and I were talking off-air

    about some of the things that are going on in the world and whatnot. And we

    thought we would share our thoughts on those and how they can impact the

    market. And you can see some of the things that are going on right now, which

    are very, very fresh in everybody’s mind. You know, we’re recording right now

    in February of 2020 and so some of the big things that are talked about in the

    news recently are Coronavirus has been a big thing.







    Dave

    (01:31):







    The

    trade Wars and also with the Tesla stock, a big shock here in the last week or

    so since our earnings came out. Those are some big items that Andrew and I

    thought we could talk a little bit about. So why don’t we talk a little bit

    about Tesla first, how they have some fun with that. That’s always a fun

    conversation for us. Our favorite, right? Yeah, exactly. I’d like to hear what

    you were talking about before we hit the record button because you’re, I mean,

    we should have been recording then and there you got the fire that yeah, it

    was, it was pretty interesting. So for those of you that have been under hiding

    under a rock recently Tesla put out their wait as to quarterly earnings, which

    came out, I believe it was towards the end of January. It might’ve been January

    29th or 30th.







    Dave

    (02:23):







    I

    can’t remember the specific day. But anyway for them they had a good earnings

    report. They showed some free cashflow for change. They had revenue increased.

    It has been increasing over the last three or four quarters. So good for them.

    They are selling more cars, which is awesome. But I was kind of looking through

    the earth through the financials before we came on the air. And I was talking

    to Andrew A. Little bit about it. So some things I wanted to kind of point out.

    So number one, their earnings per share for that quarter was $.056. Whole

    cents, wait for it. 56 whole cents. Yeah, huge numbers. Right? And so for a

    company that has orange or marker cap, then gosh, I can’t think of anybody else

    for combined.

    • 29 min
    IFB137: How To Control Your Emotions When Selling A Stock

    IFB137: How To Control Your Emotions When Selling A Stock

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    looking at the numbers. Your path to financial freedom starts now.







    Dave:                                    00:37                     All

    right folks, welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast, this is episode 137.

    Tonight Andrew and I are going to go back to the mailbox, and we’re going to

    answer a listener question. We’ve got a great one the other day and Andrew and

    I thought we would take a few moments while who were kidding. We could, it

    could be a little longer than a few minutes and we’re going to go ahead and

    answer the question on air for the person. So I’m going to go ahead and read

    the question and then I’ll have my friend Andrew take a first stab at answering

    it. So we’re going to go with:







    Dave:                                    01:06                     hi

    Andrew. I have a question for you. If I invest in a company for its dividends

    and the stock makes a run, and I feel that has reached or surpass what I have

    figured out what its intrinsic value is, what do I do now? What if the stock

    starts to decline? Do you sell and wait for a new bite point or do you hold on

    even if it declines 10 20 or 30% because you like this company? Does it seem

    like a dual-edged sword? You like it so you want to hold onto it but you don’t

    want to give up all that equity that you’ve made because of the dividends you

    could be getting. I need help working through my emotions in this regard, Tom.

    All right. Andrew, what are your thoughts on Tom’s question?







    Andrew:                              01:44                     I

    like the question a lot. I think it’s a good timing just based on where I’m at

    right now in my investing stages,

    • 30 min
    IFB136: Investors Don’t Know Anything (About the Future)

    IFB136: Investors Don’t Know Anything (About the Future)

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    emotions by looking at the numbers. Your path to financial freedom starts now.







    Dave:                                    00:35                     All

    right folks welcome to

    Investing for Beginners podcast. this is episode 135, tonight Andrew and I

    are going to discuss that Andrew had this great idea that we would talk about

    what investors know, which is nothing he is forecasting the future and what

    analysts mean when they think about what’s going on in the future and how we

    don’t know what could become. And if we do well, then you’re smarter than us.

    So without any further ado, I’m going to go ahead and turn over to Andrew and

    Andrew is going to go ahead and take it away. All right, Andrew







    Andrew:                              01:10                     Yeah,

    thanks, Dave. I had, so I have four bullet points on this, just kind of different

    examples because something about this topic is pressing and I feel it needs to

    be sent at the same time. I think it’s very inspiring and it can certainly help

    somebody who’s a value in this or somebody who’s trying to be a contrarian.

    When you’re trying to buy stocks at a discount to their intrinsic value, you’re

    going to have to go against a lot of them. Maybe at first, these not the right

    word, but you know, you have to go against the grain. You have to go against

    what the popular opinion is on the stock and you know, sometimes the popular

    opinions, right? And sometimes it’s wrong. And so we can kind of look at the

    stocks we’re looking at today and maybe our South, here are some reasons why

    the stock is probably undervalued. Maybe there are good reasons and here are

    some reasons that are probably just been alerted talk, you know, just like,







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    • 26 min
    IFB135: 4 Tips for Beginning Investors with Braden Dennis

    IFB135: 4 Tips for Beginning Investors with Braden Dennis

    Announcer:                        00:00                     You’re

    tuned in to the Investing for Beginners podcast. Finally, step by step premium

    investment guidance for beginners, led by Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern. To decode

    industry jargon, silence crippling confusion, and help you overcome emotions by

    looking at the numbers, your path to financial freedom starts now.







    Dave:                                    00:36                     Welcome

    to the Investing for Beginners podcast. This is episode 135 tonight. We have special

    return guests this third time with us on the show though it’s a record we have

    Braden Dennis from Stratosphere Investing. He is our Canadian expert all

    around, great guy, and very smart and a lot of fun to talk to. So Braden, why

    don’t you tell us a little bit about what’s been going on with you since the

    last time we spoke.







    Braden:                                00:59                     Absolutely.

    Yeah, it’s good to get to talk to you guys, and thanks for having me back on

    the show. Episode 135 that is awesome. Congratulations. And I like you guys

    enough to miss my two favorite hockey teams. We’re playing each other right

    now, so you guys should feel pretty good about that. Are you allowed to have

    two? So we’ll get to it when you’re Canadian, you can have five. Exactly. I

    live in Toronto, so I have to cheer for the Leafs, but I was born in Calgary,

    Calgary flames fan. Wow. Yeah, that’s green. Doesn’t know. I know. Well, they

    don’t play each other that often, so I don’t have to run to this issue very

    often. Well, good to know.







    Braden:                                01:39                     Yeah.

    So it can be somewhat more entertaining than they pick you up. All right. So

    yeah, I know it’s really good to be back. As I’ve mentioned before, I am an investor.

    I’ve been investing since the day I turned 18 when I was able to open up my

    investing account. And yeah, it’s been great. I think the first time I came on

    • 39 min
    IFB134: Skin in the Game Book Review

    IFB134: Skin in the Game Book Review

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    industry jargon, silence crippling confusion and help you overcome emotions by

    looking at the numbers, your path to financial freedom starts now.







    New

    Speaker:                   00:35                     All

    right folks welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast episode 134 tonight

    we’re going to do a book review. I’m going to talk about it, a book that I read

    recently and we’ll kind of go over some notes that I took on the book and

    Andrew and I will talk a little bit about it. So the name of the book is called

    Skin in the Game. Nassim Tabel wrote it. Now, if you have not read any of his

    books, this is his fifth installment of the Incerto series. So he’s also

    written, saw other fantastic books like a Black Swan Antifragile as skin in the

    game as it is a most recent one. That’s the one that I’ve read. I have not read

    the other four yet. Andrew, have you read any of his books?







    Andrew:                              01:18                     I’ve

    done some of Black Swan [inaudible]. He’s like a fascinating guy’s got a lot of

    great ideas. People Revere him because when he wrote Black Swan, I think it was

    right before either the 2010 flash crash or the 2008, 2009 bear market. But the

    gist of it is that people try to reduce risk in the market and, but they’re

    investing, but they don’t think of what it is called, like a Sigma six-event or

    something. They don’t think of that Black Swan. The unprecedented event that

    we’ve never seen. And all it takes is that to wipe out all the other smarts and

    gains that you’ve had. And you know, the timing of that book was great. The

    theories in the book and everything like that is really good. And that’s

    something that, especially, I think as the internet goes on and on and on, and

    I’ll stop going on and on and on about it.







    Andrew:                              02:21                   ...

    • 27 min

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