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A 36.8 year old investing 10% of their $51,939 income with a $3,116.34 match:
With just average stock market returns of 10% would have $1,114,479.31 by retirement.

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IFB36: Should You Buy Tesla Stock in this Bull Market?


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Welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast this is episode 36, I’m David Ahern, and Andrew Sather’s here as well. Tonight we’re going to talk about Tesla.

Tesla’s going to be our whipping boy tonight, so I’m going to start off by chatting a little bit about an article that Andrew forwarded to me. He subscribes to the Stansberry digest, and Porter Stansberry is one of Andrews mentors and one of his favorites

He sent me this email a few weeks ago that was kind of awesome, and it talks a lot about Tesla. So I thought that would be a great place for us to start and we’ll just kind of riff off of that.

So I wanted to talk a little bit about just kind of quote here from the article real quick and then we’ll kind of get into it as Porter says.

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IFB35: A Thorough Breakdown of the Dividend Discount Model

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Welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast this is episode 35. Andrew and I are going to talk about the dividend discount model today.

So we’re going to have a little conversation about a formula, this is something we haven’t done a whole lot of, and without any further ado I’m going to have Andrew go ahead and start us off

What we will learn today:

  • What the dividend discount model is
  • How to find the info to plug into the model
  • Intrinsic value can be found using this formula
  • Works best for dividend-paying companies

Andrew: Yeah, actually I was just going to give a little intro. So Dave and I are working on something on the side. Still too early to say what it is yet.

But I’m excited because we’re working on something big, and it’s something that people have asked for. I think it’s one of the best things you know we’ve ever done even with all these podcast episodes.

So today’s episode is going to be kind of derived from that. Some of the lessons that we’ll learn here really parallel. So I’m excited for this one. I also wrote an email earlier today about dividends, and obviously, I do that a lot.

But in a way it was relating dividends with evaluations, so this is kind of like perfect timing to take what we’ve been working on. Take what Dave’s been working on behind the scenes and give you guys a sneak peek of what’s to come in the future.

Dave wanted to start off with a dividend discount model or models that you have been worth looking at any kind of studying.

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IFB34: The Truth about Analyst Reports Interview with Sasha Evdakov


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Welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast I’m Dave Ahern, and Andrew Sather is as well. Tonight we’re going to have a special guest with us.

What we are going to learn in this episode:

  • The difference between fundamentals and technical analysis
  • Having a great mental state of mind helps your investing.
  • The motivation behind analysts recommendations
  • How to make education part of your everyday routine

His name is Sasha, and we’re going to have a little conversation between all of us so without any further ado Sasha, wouldn’t you go ahead and tell the two or three people that are not familiar with you out there a little bit about you.

Sasha: Hey thanks for having me. A little bit about me as far as I guess my background goes that’s related when it comes to stock trading. I mean I got into stock trading when I was a young teenager, and a lot of that comes from taking the funds that I had when I used to do a lot of web development.

So my mom was into investing simply because she was a private healthcare nurse and all the older folks. What they did in Florida was watch their investors, watch what their investments and see how things were going.

And slowly she got interested in that and slowly I got interested in that and all the money that I made from the web development, graphic design field and marketing as well.

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IFB33: Before Investing in Real Estate… Check out REITs



Welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast, I’m David Ahern, and Andrew Sather’s here tonight. We’re going to talk about REITs. We have episode 33 tonight, and we’re going to talk a little bit about REITs.

What we will learn today:

  • What a REIT is
  • How to value them, hint: the same way as any other stock
  • How a REIT can help your portfolio
  • REITs can give you exposure to the real estate asset class
  • How to treat dividends in REITs from a tax perspective
  • Whether or not they are a good investment for you.

We had a listener comment on our podcast earlier a couple of episodes ago, and we wanted to go ahead and answer his question and speaking of answering this question. Andrew has his comment up, and he wanted to go ahead and get us started.

Andrew: yeah so this is from Bart. He says this was a comment he left on the blog on one of the episodes.

He says “guys love the show. The quick question whether your thoughts on REITs, they seem to pay high dividends but is there a catch?”

So maybe we should start off and introduce what a is REIT. Its REIT stands for Real Estate Investment Trust; it is basically like it says in the title it’s a trust and it usually holds a portfolio of real estate different properties. And there are different categories that you can see when it comes to these.

Some of them will hold commercial real estate so think the malls and office buildings and the real estate that’s attached to those. Some of them do residential real estate, there are other types which I don’t know the nitty-gritty on all of them. But there are quite a few different industries around REITs. And so basically they hold these basket of real estate properties, and they hold them and their income-producing properties.

Then what the owners will do is they’ll reallocate those whatever income comes from the trust then gets distributed to shareholders.

So it works like a stock as in you can buy it in the stock market on an exchange. You can see that price go up or down you get paid a dividend based on what the earnings are, and so it has a lot of similarities to stocks, but it also has some technicalities which I think we can get into as.

Dave: well yeah they’re they’re interesting, they’re different beasts for sure. They’re you know the valuations of them are a little different than other regular stocks. Just because of the way that they’re set up.

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IFB32: An Example Buy and Sell Stock Checklist

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Welcome to investing for beginners podcast I’m David Ahern, and Andrew Sather is here with us tonight. We’re going to talk about investing checklists; we’re going to talk a little bit about when to use checklists and how they can help you when you make buying stock decisions as well as selling stock decisions.

  • Checklists can help control your emotions
  • They are great at helping you avoid mistakes
  • They can be as short as four questions or as long as hundreds
  • Stock checklists are perfect for buying and selling decisions

I’m going to start us off and talk a little bit about my friend Mohnish Pabrai. I’ve talked about him in the past, he’s an investor that’s originated from India, and he’s a value investor cut right out of the Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett ilk.

He’s very conservative, and he’s been very very successful with his investments I believe he’s in the high40% range in returns over the last ten years or so so he is one of those gentlemen who has a very concentrated portfolio.

I believe he only has six or seven stocks in his portfolio right now and

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