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The Optimistic Investor takes the often dry and uncomfortable discussion of money, investing, and retirement planning and makes it palatable, interesting, and relevant. Sponsored by InTrack Investment Management with offices in Burlington and Norwich, Vermont.

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The Optimistic Investor takes the often dry and uncomfortable discussion of money, investing, and retirement planning and makes it palatable, interesting, and relevant. Sponsored by InTrack Investment Management with offices in Burlington and Norwich, Vermont.

    Dispelling Investing Myths for Millennials & Gen Z

    Dispelling Investing Myths for Millennials & Gen Z

    As a 20-year-old, if you put $3.47 a day into a low-cost index fund and leave it alone to grow until you are 65, you could reach millionaire status.InTrack Portfolio Manager Tyler J. Gardner argues that if you can afford daily lattes, you make enough money to invest. It's a common misconception that investing is only for the wealthy. Tyler points out that many people are simply unaware of how little you have to contribute when you're younger to see phenomenal returns when you're older. ...

    • 47 min
    What We Can Learn from Alaska

    What We Can Learn from Alaska

    You may have heard the buzzword "longtermism" being used a lot lately, but what does it mean? It is defined as an ethical stance which gives priority to improving the long-term future.Myron R. Sopher, InTrack's Managing Partner, has returned from an enlightening trip to Alaska and is back behind the mic to tell us all about it! In this episode, Myron revisits the topic of climate change and how the effects are very present in the Alaskan environment. He gained a lot of knowledge and insight a...

    • 35 min
    Water Scarcity & Climate Change

    Water Scarcity & Climate Change

    Did you know the Po River, the longest river in Italy, is dropping by as much as 2.7 meters below the 0 gauge, and as a result, more than 100 towns in the region are rationing water?In this episode, Tom Parris, President of ISciences, joins us to discuss the connection between water scarcity and other aspects of climate change. ISciences is a work for hire consultancy that has been in business since 1997. They have four overlapping practice areas that all share a common theme of doing geospat...

    • 27 min
    Discussing Decentralized Finance with Mike Taormina

    Discussing Decentralized Finance with Mike Taormina

    The dollar value of funds being used in the decentralized finance space was less than a billion just two years ago. Now, it's over 200 billion.This is why Mike Taormina, Head of Institutional Business at the Index Cooperative, argues that everyone should educate and expose themselves to decentralized finance (DeFi). Tyler J. Gardner, InTrack's Portfolio Manager, asked his friend Mike to join him for this episode of The Optimistic Investor and share his expert opinion on the topic. They discus...

    • 34 min
    Earth Day 2022

    Earth Day 2022

    April 22, 2022, marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day!In celebration of this, InTrack's Managing Partner, Myron R. Sopher, and Partner & Portfolio Manager, Matthew D. Johnson, recorded this special episode of The Optimistic Investor. What's on their minds this Earth Day? For starters, how energy is generated, how it is stored, and what they think these processes will look like in the future. They also revisit the topic of green hydrogen. Click here if you'd like to take the quiz m...

    • 30 min
    Generational Perspectives on Investing

    Generational Perspectives on Investing

    Although we're often told that those over 55 don't have a very high risk tolerance, this is not always the case. In fact, Millennials are known to be the most risk averse generation because of all the market volatility they have already witnessed in their lifetimes. Of course, it's hard to speak on behalf of entire generations, but InTrack's Managing Partner, Myron R. Sopher, and Portfolio Manager, Tyler J. Gardner, spend this episode of The Optimistic Investor discussing some trends they've ...

    • 37 min

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