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 […]

IFB201: Back to the Basics (Updated)

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss: *How to start investing, creating a plan, and deciding on your “why” *The difference between retirement accounts, diversification, the impacts of inflation, and how to reduce fees. *The six different investments for beginners to focus, and how to start dipping your toes into […]

IFB47: Back to the Basics Pt 5: Dividend Stocks and Value Investing

This is part 5 of the 5 episode “Back to the Basics” series from The Investing for Beginners Podcast. Each episode covers the fundamentals of the stock market and investing to provide a solid foundation for those who are looking to compound their wealth over time. Here are the links to each of the episodes: Back […]

IFB46: Back to the Basics Pt 4: Investing 101 and Compound Interest

This is part 4 of the 5 episode “Back to the Basics” series from The Investing for Beginners Podcast. Each episode covers the fundamentals of the stock market and investing to provide a solid foundation for those who are looking to compound their wealth over time. Here are the links to each of the episodes: Back […]

IFB45: Back to the Basics Pt 3: Stocks vs Other Investments

This is part 3 of the 5 episode “Back to the Basics” series from The Investing for Beginners Podcast. Each episode covers the fundamentals of the stock market and investing to provide a solid foundation for those who are looking to compound their wealth over time. Here are the links to each of the episodes: Back […]

IFB44: Back to the Basics Pt 2: Share Dilution on Wall Street

This is part 2 of the 5 episode “Back to the Basics” series from The Investing for Beginners Podcast. Each episode covers the fundamentals of the stock market and investing to provide a solid foundation for those who are looking to compound their wealth over time. Here are the links to each of the episodes: Back […]

IFB43: Back to the Basics Pt 1: The Anatomy of Stocks and Shares

This is part 1 of the 5 episode “Back to the Basics” series from The Investing for Beginners Podcast. Each episode covers the fundamentals of the stock market and investing to provide a solid foundation for those who are looking to compound their wealth over time. Here are the links to each of the episodes: […]

Defining a Good FCF Margin Formula: Basics, Examples, and Analysis

FCF margin is a valuable tool to understanding how much free cash a company can generate from its revenues. In general, a higher FCF (Free Cash Flow) margin means a company doesn’t need to spend much money to create profits and free cash. What is FCF (Free Cash Flow)? The basic definition for FCF is […]

Position Sizing for Beginners – The 3 Key Basics to Remember

Position sizing is something that’s discussed more in the trading world, but it’s just as important for the long term investor. Investors like to talk about diversification, and how holding 15-20 stocks seems to be optimal for outperformance. Position sizing becomes less clear when combined with dollar cost averaging (“DCA”). New investors may run into […]

The Basics of the Short Ratio, Short Selling, and Short Squeezes

The short ratio is a widely-used tool by short selling hedge funds and other portfolio managers in the stock market. The short ratio indicates the number of shares that investors sell short over the average daily volume of the stock, on the basis of 1 or 3 months. Short selling exploded to the scene in […]