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What stocks do you own and why do you own them? What are the fundamentals that ultimately drive stock market returns? I'm Alex Mason, an individual investor like you. Join me in my journey to decode the business behind the stock, and uncover principles and best practices for individual investors. My goal is to improve your investing process with knowledge and insight through case studies of real companies. This is the show where we explore the histories, business models, and economic characteristics of publicly traded companies, as well as mental models to complement investment analysis.

Stock Stories | Case Studies and Mental Models for Individual Investor‪s‬ Alex Mason

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What stocks do you own and why do you own them? What are the fundamentals that ultimately drive stock market returns? I'm Alex Mason, an individual investor like you. Join me in my journey to decode the business behind the stock, and uncover principles and best practices for individual investors. My goal is to improve your investing process with knowledge and insight through case studies of real companies. This is the show where we explore the histories, business models, and economic characteristics of publicly traded companies, as well as mental models to complement investment analysis.

    The 3 Things You Can Do With Money (Investing 101)

    The 3 Things You Can Do With Money (Investing 101)

    Today, we’re going to take it back to basics.  A lot of times when people talk about investing they jump right into the “what” and the “how”.  Well, what about the why?  Today’s episode discusses the three things you can do with money.  You can...

    • 21 min
    McCormick (MKC) Part II - Giving Food Its Flavor

    McCormick (MKC) Part II - Giving Food Its Flavor

    In the modern era, McCormick is one of those companies that focuses on selling spices, seasonings, and related products like French’s Mustard and Cholula Hot Sauce.  They sell to both businesses and everyday consumers like you and me.  Not to mention,...

    • 41 min
    McCormick (MKC) Part I - The Spice Trade and Historical Significance of Seasonings

    McCormick (MKC) Part I - The Spice Trade and Historical Significance of Seasonings

    Aside from the commodities we know them as today, spice and seasonings were once fought for by kings and treasured by merchants.  They were the precursor to modern currency and have spanned all cultures across the globe.In the modern era, McCormick is...

    • 27 min
    Mental Model: Utility - The Fundamental Principle of Purpose

    Mental Model: Utility - The Fundamental Principle of Purpose

    Utility is what relates to something’s function or value.  When something has utility, it has inherent or perceived usefulness to you.  In today's episode we cover the mental model of utility, both in a general sense as well as in the context of...

    • 24 min
    Mondelez International (MDLZ) - The Snack Giant Behind Oreos, Ritz Crackers, And Chips Ahoy Cookies

    Mondelez International (MDLZ) - The Snack Giant Behind Oreos, Ritz Crackers, And Chips Ahoy Cookies

    Snacks have become a huge part of the modern food system.  Instead of meals cooked from raw ingredients, there are now a plethora of packaged foods available all over the world.  Mondelez International is one of the dominant companies in this space,...

    • 39 min
    GameStop (GME) Part II - Stock Synthesis, Robinhood, and Market Volatility

    GameStop (GME) Part II - Stock Synthesis, Robinhood, and Market Volatility

    GameStop has made some waves in recent weeks.  Last week we talked about the general business, including its history and overall business models and financials.  Today we wrap up our analysis of the business, discuss what a short squeeze is, and talk...

    • 37 min

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41 Ratings

LimaLocs ,

My Fav Investment Podcast

Your podcast is my favorite by far in my investment education journey. You are very detailed but easily understood. I love the fact that you focus on how to improve mindset which is what gets us new investors into hot water. I promote this podcast series to all of my friends and family and they said they enjoy it as well. I also like the fact that you speak in a normal tone and pace and fast talking like some of these podcast hosts on the platform as if you are selling something at an auction. Each and every time I listen to your podcasts I become more confident about my decision to invest and I thank you for that because I’m coming from a scarcity money mindset and have always been scared to assume risk with money. Again great content and thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Vballdavid05 ,

Awesome!

Way to go Mason! Found you through Radical Personal Finance. Would love to potentially host you on Getting Money Right sometime.
Warmly,
David Thompson

JayMoneySizzle ,

Love it

Such a great podcast!! Really insightful and I walk away with something after each and every episode.

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