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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.

The Investing for Beginners Podcast - Your Path to Financial Freedom Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern

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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.

    Introducing Business Movers

    Introducing Business Movers

    In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million-dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi-billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at http://wondery.fm/investing_movers

    • 6 min
    IFB183: Investing in the 40s, Bond Allocation, Early Roth Withdrawals

    IFB183: Investing in the 40s, Bond Allocation, Early Roth Withdrawals

    Welcome to the Investing for Beginners Podcast. In today’s show we discuss a few diferent topics:







    * How to invest in 40s, with an aggressive mindset* Asset allocation and Bonds* How Roth IRAs work and options for early withdrawals* Having dry powder for special circumstances







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    Announcer (00:02):







    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. Step-By-Step premium investing guide for beginners. Your path to financial freedom starts now.







    Dave (00:32):







    All right, folks, we’ll welcome you to the Investing for Beginners podcast. This is episode 183 tonight. Andrew and I are going to read some great lists for questions we got from our guests. And we’re going to go ahead and do our little give and take. So I’m going to turn it over to my friend, Andrew. And he’s going to go ahead and read the first question.















    Andrew (00:50):







    Thanks, Dave. Let’s get into them. We’ve got some good ones. So this one says, I was hoping you might address this on the podcast. I keep reading about how asset allocation is an investor’s most important decision, but nobody agrees to do it more specifically. My question is about bonds. I’ve read suggested allocations everywhere from 0% to 80%. How much should I dedicate to bonds? If it helps, I’m for the two and have about 250,000 investments.







    Dave (01:20):







    Thanks, Matt. Well, that’s a great question, Matt. And yes. So you are correct. Nobody does agree with it on how to do it. There are as many opinions about this. As blog posts and people give opinions about this, there is a lot of detail and a lot of data out there on the range of things. Here are some of the thoughts, which is the way I look at it. You have to boil it down to your risk tolerance is really what it comes down to; bonds, by and large,

    • 31 min
    IFB182: OTC Stock Basics; The Best Free Tool for Stock Market Data

    IFB182: OTC Stock Basics; The Best Free Tool for Stock Market Data

    Welcome to the Investing for Beginners Podcast. In today’s show we discuss the basics of OTC (over the counter) stocks and the best free tool for stock market data.







    Buying and selling OTC stocks is not the same as investing in known entities, and understanding how that world works is the key to success. Check out last weeks episode on penny stock investing with Timothy Sykes for guidance.







    The free tool, quickfs.net is the best tool out there for seeing long-term (10 years) financial data. Having access to this free tool allows you to see the performance from a higher view, allowing for better questions and deeper analysis.







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    Announcer (00:02):

    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. A step-by-step premium investing guide for beginners. Your path to financial freedom starts now.

    Dave (00:33):

    All right, folks, we’ll welcome you to the Investing for Beginners podcast. Tonight, we have episode 182, Andrew and I will read three great lists of your questions, and we’ll go ahead and do our usual. Good. We’ll give a date. So I’ll go ahead and read the first question we have. Oh, by the way, happy new year to everyone. This will be coming out around the beginning of the new year, so I hope everybody had great holidays and enjoyed the new year. And I think we all will say hallelujah, that it’s 20, 21, and 2020 is behind us. So hopefully, everything will go great this year. Amen. All right, so let’s go ahead and read the first question. So I have Hey Andrew. What are the ups and downs of buying an OTC stock?

    Andrew (01:18):

    Alright, so OTC stock stands for over the counter stock. If you listened to our episode last week with Timothy Sykes, we talked about penny stocks. And so, a lot of OTC stocks can be penny stocks. They might; I’m not sure if all OTC stocks are penny stocks, but a lot of OTC stocks can be penny stocks, but not every penny stock is an OTC stock. So what’s a penny stock. What’s an OTC stock. So a penny stock is any stock that’s trading at $5 or less. And so you’ll see that on the ticker on a financial website,

    • 28 min
    From the Vault: Why It’s Hard to Invest in a Bear Market

    From the Vault: Why It’s Hard to Invest in a Bear Market

    Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast, today’s episode is from the vault as Andrew are enjoying some time with our family this week.







    Although we are nowhere near a bear market, the ideas and processes are great to be aware of because it will happen again, someday. And begin prepared for that eventuality is part of being a well-rounded investor.







    Enjoy this episode from the vault and we will see you next year!







    I hope you have a great holidays and enjoy your time with friends and family, and that everyone is healthy and safe.







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    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.







    Andrew (00:35):







    All right folks, so welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast. This is episode 143 tonight. Andrew and I are going to talk about why investing in a bear market is really hard in case you’ve lived under a rock recently. The stock market has been up and down, mostly down a lot over the last week to two. And so we thought we would kind of talk a little bit about a bear market because we’ve officially entered a bear market territory. As of today, I believe we were down around 23% so far for the year. So that is officially a bear market when we get below 20%. So Andrew thought this would be appropriate for us to discuss this. So, Andrew, I’m going to turn it over to you and let you get us started and then we’ll just kind of go down a rabbit hole.







    Andrew (01:21):







    Yeah, I love it. Watch our timing be that this bear market recovered by the time this goes live. Yeah. I guess last time we talked about Coronavirus, it just happened to be still relevant a week later. Podcasts see you gotta you got a little tape delay, not a little bit longer than what they do with live TV these days. A little bit longer than five seconds. Yeah, exactly.







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    • 46 min
    Penny Stock Daytrading with Timothy Sykes

    Penny Stock Daytrading with Timothy Sykes

    Penny stock daytrading’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent months, and the amount of retail investors, people like us investing in the markets, has jumped exponentially.







    In today’s episode we talk with Timothy Sykes, one of the foremost experts in the penny stock daytrading area. He talks about:







    * Working with a plan* Daytrading without a plan is gambling* Learn from your mistakes* Always expect the worst and have a plan for that outcome* Always try to learn and be patient







    For more insight into Timothy’s methods, check this out:







    Timothysykes.com







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





    Dave (00:33):





    Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. Tonight. We have a special guest with us tonight. Tonight. We have Tim Sykes from Connecticut. Tim is a great guy. He’s very entertaining, and he has a lot of great stuff he’s going to share with us tonight. So he has a great story. And Tim, why don’t you go ahead and tell us a little bit about yourself and thank you for coming and joining us.





    Tim (00:53):





    Sure. No, thanks for having me on; you know, I was just a tennis player growing up in small-town Connecticut when I got injured and got into the stock market. My parents gave me control of my roughly 12 grand in bar mitzvah, gift money. You know, they, they said, Hey, have fun with it. They thought that I would lose it all in the stock market. It wouldn’t be a good lesson.

    • 47 min
    IFB181: Comparing 3 Growth ETFs from Schwab, iShares, and Vanguard

    IFB181: Comparing 3 Growth ETFs from Schwab, iShares, and Vanguard

    Investing in ETFs is a great way to build a core portfolio, plus it can allow you to invest in sector where you might not have a circle of competence, but want to get exposoure.







    In today’s episode, Andrew and Dave discuss some of those options plus how important the price you pay matters.







    A few concepts covered in today’s episode:







    * Where to research any ETF* What kinds of metrics or specifics to investigate* How to determine what companies are part of a ETF* Looking at the importance of secular trends* Dissecting the importance of the price you pay matters







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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, a step-by-step premium investing guide for beginners. Your path to financial freedom starts now.











    Dave (00:32):











    All right, folks, welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. Tonight is episode 181 tonight; Andrew and I will answer a great list of questions that we got recently. And we’re also going to talk a little bit about a few of the things that we had in our minds. So I’m going to go ahead and read the first question and then Andrew and I will do our little give and take. Here we go, dear, sir; my question has to do with a desire to increase my exposure to a broad range of the top tech stocks through ETFs. My current major ETFs are generally large, mid-sized caps and a generalist and international all with decent dividends in the era of new returns on cash; however, with a rearrangement of S and P missing sectors, the top mega tech stock growth. So I’m looking at large-cap growth, ETS with low costs, but wonder how one chooses, which such as SCHG versus VUG versus iShares, you of which I’ve seen all of which I’ve seemed to miss 20% gains as I’ve been weighing how to choose the better of the trio or others.











    Dave (01:39):











    The dividend yield seems marginal, but that’s okay. These will be invested for my heirs, not money for me.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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700 Ratings

700 Ratings

WaterOakForge ,

Super Informative

The information here is excellent. Break downs of many things the beginning investor will encounter from several point of views. Kinda monotone, so it lacks an “entertaining” vibe, but still a very well produced podcast worth a listen as you navigate your way into the investing waters.

Marathoner in training ,

Catered Towards Men

Decent content and is typically informative. However, a lot of the language used is catered towards men and doesn’t make me interested in listening to other episodes. For example, the most recent one I listened to used an analogy of “not wanting to shoot your load all at once.” Also, the woman’s voice used for the advertisements in every episode is so sexual, I cringe every time I hear it. This really alienates women listeners.

MA_Kit ,

Binge worthy!

Great for beginners especially if want a launching pad to a deeper dive into understanding the market to build your wealth through investing. Keep up the great conversations!

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