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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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    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

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.

    Amazon (AMZN)

    Amazon (AMZN)

    With the vision of creating a new kind of store on the internet, Jeff Bezos started selling books, music, then...everything.  Gradually expanding into cloud computing and artificial intelligence, Amazon has become one of the world’s tech juggernauts.
    In today's episode we cover the history, business model, financials, and future outlook of Amazon.
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    • 45 min
    Mental Model: Algorithms

    Mental Model: Algorithms

    Computers are increasingly becoming integral parts of our everyday lives; more than ever before.  Every piece of software is run by a series of algorithms that makes decisions using different variables.  How should we think about this and how can it benefit us as investors?
    In today's episode we explore the general concept of an algorithm, and then apply it to how we look at markets as individual investors.
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    • 21 min
    Nike (NKE) (Replay)

    Nike (NKE) (Replay)

    Nike is the largest footwear company in the world and it's Swoosh logo and slogans like "Just Do It" have become a big part of popular culture.  Athletes around the world use their products, inspiring millions to do the same.
    2019 Annual Report
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    • 38 min
    What Is An Asset? (Investing 101 Part III)

    What Is An Asset? (Investing 101 Part III)

    We know that compounding is a powerful force and the only way that money really grows.  How do we harness this power though?  What actually is growing?  The answer is assets.
    In today's episode we learn assets from the perspective of how it changes in value over time and its income producing potential:
    Consumption ItemsDepreciating Assets That Produce IncomeGrowing AssetsGrowing Assets That Produce IncomeYou can also read along with this series on stockstoryteller.com.
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    • 17 min
    Coca-Cola (KO) (Replay)

    Coca-Cola (KO) (Replay)

    This is one of the most successful firms on the planet.  3% of all liquid consumed on Earth (including tap water) is sold by The Coca-Cola Company.  Today's episode is somewhat longer than usual - simply because, with a history and business model like this, there are a lot of great things to study.  We get into how Coca-Cola came to be, and how the company has innovated throughout the decades to remain successful.  We also discuss the challenges that the company faces going forward and its attractiveness as an investment.
    Here is a link to a great video profile that National Geographic did on how Coca-Cola's products are made and packaged.
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    • 45 min
    Investing For Educators

    Investing For Educators

    If you’re a teacher or educator, you’re in a unique position to empower young minds with knowledge and insight.  This is true when it comes to any subject, but also with money and investing.  How about investing for your retirement though?  How do you go about doing it if you don’t know where to start?
    In today's episode we cover how to get started investing from the educator’s perspective.  We discuss:
    Investing BasicsPensionsAccount Types, like 403(b), 457, Traditional IRA, Roth IRAAnd more!Enjoy the show?  Rate and Review to share your thoughts:
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    • 45 min

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48 Ratings

48 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

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Love it

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

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