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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.

    IFB232: How to Calculate Price to Sales Ratio, Plus Interpreting the Ratio

    IFB232: How to Calculate Price to Sales Ratio, Plus Interpreting the Ratio

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









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    How do I know if I should max out my Roth IRA?

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    Our thoughts on the defense sector and investing in companies like Raytheon, General Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin

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    How to calculate Price to Sales ratio

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    Our thoughts on the companies Affirm and Carvana











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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.









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    Alright, folks, welcome to investing for beginners podcast. Tonight we have Episode 233; we are going to answer three great listener questions that we got recently. And so, without any further ado, I will go ahead and read our first question. And then Andrew and I will do our little usual given take for you.











    So we have. Hey, guys, I will be taking on some extra summertime work. And I’m wondering what the best place to put that is. I’ve already got about three times my monthly expenses in savings and putting money automatically in my 401k. I have a credit card, a car loan, and student loans. I opened my first brokerage account and invested in my first index fund. Should I try to get to the max Roth IRA amount for the year to invest or work on paying off loans? I already have planned to take part in each of my regular daytime paychecks and put it into the Roth. I’m just not sure what to do with some of the extra income for a couple of months.

    • 35 min
    IFB231: Back to the Basics (UPDATED)

    IFB231: Back to the Basics (UPDATED)

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















    * The importance of compounding and the impact it can have on your returns* How to setup dollar cost averaging and to start the regular habit of continually investing* How diversification can help spread the risk around your portfolio* How to determine what kind of investor you are (DIY, 401k, Want help)* Determining which investment accounts works best for you (Roth, Traditional, Brokerage)









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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.









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    All right, folks, welcome to investing for beginners podcast; we have episode 231. And today, we thought, given all the market conditions and kind of everything that’s been going on recently in the stock market, basically over the last five or six months, it might be a good idea for us to kind of revisit the beginning basics. And we thought, today, we would talk about some of the basics that we’ve talked about throughout the show, but maybe condense it all into one show. So you don’t have to go back and listen to five or six episodes. So here we go. So let’s talk a little bit about kind of the basics and maybe where you should start. So Andrew, would you like to just tell everybody about why maybe why we should invest and talk a little bit about compound interest? A









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    Yeah, I think the compound interest should be at the start of any discussion about investing. And as a beginner, if you can understand compound interest, it kind of opens that world to you and gets you should get you really excited about the possibilities of investing, but also kind of set your expectations that, hey, this is gonna take some time, it’s not so much can I make a million dollars tomorrow, but it’s, I want to make money. And as that grows, it becomes a lot over time. The more it grows, the more it grows, if that makes sense. So the illustration I like to hear all the time is the snowball.

















    Basically, if you were to push a snowball down the hill, it takes a lot of time; in the beginning, to start molding the snowball pushing takes a lot of effort.

    • 37 min
    Brian Feroldi Talks About Why the Stock Market Always Goes Up

    Brian Feroldi Talks About Why the Stock Market Always Goes Up

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









    * Brian Feroldi, author of “Why Does the Stock Market Go Up?” * We talk about the lack of financial education and ways to overcome those challenges. * We discuss the current market conditions today, and how to benefit from them. * Brian gives a synopsis of the different types of businesses out there, capital returners, capital self-funders, and capital raisers. * We discuss how to invest in the different types of businesses, plus how to overcome the fear of flying.

















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    iTrust Capital









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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.









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    All right, folks, welcome to investing for beginners Podcast. Today we have a special show; we found this semi bald guy on the internet by the name of Brian Ferrante, who is an educator, a financial educator. He’s also an author who wrote this great new book we’re gonna talk about today, Twitter extraordinaire, YouTuber. He’s kind of all over the place. And smart guy, very energetic. And this is gonna be a lot of fun. So Brian, thank you very much for joining us today. We really appreciate it. And I have a very interesting question for you, kind of starting out of the gate. So when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?











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    I, Dave Andrew, thank you so much for having me. And for that riveting introduction that is spot on with accuracy. What did I want to be when I was a kid?

    • 48 min
    IFB230: How to Spot and Avoid Value Traps

    IFB230: How to Spot and Avoid Value Traps

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









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    How to spot Value Traps and some of the characteristics of companies that might become a value trap.

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    Companies who become value traps because they are cheap, and why those types are dangerous.

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    Several examples of value traps are Circuit City and Goodyear Tire

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    What are some metrics and different items on the financials to look for to avoid value traps











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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.









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    Alright, folks, welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast. Tonight we have episode 230. And we thought that given the current market conditions, it might be a good idea for us to revisit something we talked about in the past and kind of go over some ideas of some things that we are seeing in the market right now. So recording on May 12, 2022, the market currently is down around 18 to 90%, the s&p 500.











    And things seem to be taking a turn for the worst as an overall market. And the thing we wanted to talk about is something called Value traps. And the reason why we want to talk about this is that as the market is falling, there appear to be lots and lots of companies that could be great potential investments, and some of them absolutely are going to be, but some of them may not be. And so, I think this would be a good idea for us to talk through some of the things that may help you avoid a value trap. And so with that, I’m going to turn it over to our friend, Andrew, and he’s going to talk a little bit about value traps and kind of educate us on what those are. And then we could talk about some ways to avoid them.











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    Let’s do that. There are lots of different types of value traps you can have; you did a great thread on Twitter about a company that looked like a good value but could be more of a value trap or let you describe that kind of ...

    • 26 min
    IFB229: How to Deal With Buying and Holding When Our Theory Changes??

    IFB229: How to Deal With Buying and Holding When Our Theory Changes??

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









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    Tracking your profits and losses in your brokerage accounts and the best way to follow those changes.

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    What to do when stocks fall, and we are supposed to buy and hold investors?

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    How to deal with Mr. Market and Trailing Stops?











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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.









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    All right, everybody. Before you dive in and start ingesting this episode, we want to forewarn everybody that this is not intended for absolute beginners. If, if there’s anything in the episode today that you listen to, that you’re unsure about, confused about, maybe don’t quite understand. Please go back to our investing for beginners series, which starts with episode 43. And there, through those next five episodes, you’ll be able to learn all kinds of great basics that will help explain a lot of the topics and subjects that we’re discussing today.











    All right, folks, welcome to investing for beginners podcast; and we have episode 229. We’re going to answer three great listener questions we got recently. And so, without any further ado, I’ll go ahead and read, and Andrea and I will do our usual give and take. So here we go. Suppose I’m investing piecewise dollar-cost averaging into several accounts within a brokerage account. How do I figure out my profit or loss over time seems like brokerage accounts do not want us to know that because one is more likely to stay; invested for fear of a potential loss? If they liquidate the fund.











    For example, neither Vanguard nor fidelity have buttons that will tell me what my profit or losses, excluding my contribution; their percentage increase or decrease is misleading because it includes personal investment into account, which is egregious. So how does one go about determining the profit or loss with certainty? Should we be looking for a button slash tool, etc., and brokerage accounts to determine that Mo? So, Andrew,

    • 32 min
    IFB228: How to Avoid Dividend Traps + ESPP Plans

    IFB228: How to Avoid Dividend Traps + ESPP Plans

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









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    How do ESPP plans work, and what kinds of returns can you expect from those types of employee stock purchase plans.

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    How to avoid dividend traps

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    A quick look at Cigna’s financials and exploring why their dividends have increased

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    Alternatives to hedging against the market using leveraged ETFs in a bear market











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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.











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    All right, folks, welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast. Tonight we have episode 228. And we are going to answer three great listener questions we got recently. These are wide-ranging. And so this is going to cover a little bit of different territory. So this will be a fun conversation. So without any further ado, we’ll go ahead and read our first question. So I have. Hey, Andrew and Dave, I’ve listened to all your podcasts over the years and came up with a question about careers. How would you respond to our previous episode when talking about the employee stock purchase plan ESPP.











    The general sentiment was something along the lines of that’s a free 510 or 15% return on your money; I’d probably cash out immediately. Why subject yourself to potential market swings when you have a guarantee? However, I worked for a company that was recommended by Andrews’s monthly e letter. And those companies are held by you slash others as they are seen as great future investments. What would you do if you were able to get an ESPP discount on a company you also saw as a great future investment? Thanks, Nick. So Andrew, what are your thoughts on Nick’s great question?











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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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Manny in California ,

Highly Recommend

Another great weekly podcast. These guys have opened my eyes to other types of investing and money management skills. Highly recommend you listen and follow.

Princess leía 667 ,

NOT for beginners!!!

I started with the first episode, like I usually do when listening to new podcasts, and I am so lost! Guys, maybe you improved through the years, but you should’ve taken a class on how to teach before saying that this is a podcast for beginners. You guys were speaking as though you were talking to people who already knew what you were talking about. You need to think about a person who has never been exposed to your material first, then go from there.

Cool_d ,

Awesome investing Podcast

IFB is one of the best podcast (pod-class) for beginner investors that I’ve come across. Andrew and Dave (and guests) share so much information on getting into investment (especially value investing).
I listened a few of the newer episodes, then I went back and start listening from Episode #1 and working my way through the back episodes. I’m now at episode #150.
A big thank you to Andrew and Dave. Keep up the great work.

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