How to Deal with Market Volatility with Braden Dennis

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss: *We discuss some of the recent market volatility and how to handle it with Braden Dennis of the Canadian Investor Podcast. *Following the business results of a company, over the long-term matter. *When the market is down is the best time to take […]

IFB178: How To Trade Vaccine Volatility

After huge swings gripped the stock market on the announcement of the effectiveness of Pfizer’s vaccine, investors saw certain stocks soar while other stocks (like those with the WFH theme) popped like a defused balloon. In this episode, Dave and Andrew discuss the mindset needed to invest during a time of great market volatility. A […]

The History of Stock Market Volatility in the United States

I’m going to need you to buckle your seatbelts and get ready…this is going to be an extremely bumpy ride as I take you through the history of the major periods of stock market volatility that we have experienced in the last 100 years!  So, with that being said, ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! […]

Historical Economic Data: 25+ Years (U.S.)

It’s hard to understand the economy in general, because there’s so much data and it’s so often taken out of context. We will narrow down only the most important indicators of economic development and examine real data published by government agencies to get context on these metrics. Macroeconomic data can be useful in making reasonable […]

The Simple Way to Create Asymmetric Investing Performance

Asymmetric investing performance simply means that your gains are bigger than losses. For example, an investment that could gain 300% or more, but can only lose at most -100%, is an asymmetric opportunity. The truth is, ALL investors in the stock market can receive asymmetric results over the long term because the potential upside of […]

Dollar-Based Net Retention Ratio in SaaS Companies

In the SaaS (software-as-a-service) world, we have many ways to measure the impact of customers churning or leaving the platform. In a recurring revenue model, we can use a dollar-based net revenue retention rate (DBNR), also known as net retention rate, to help us out.  These ratios are SaaS’s most commonly cited metrics to measure […]

What is a Good Number of Stocks to Own?

The number of stocks in a portfolio can have a major influence on your ultimate results as an investor. Because of this, every investor must answer the question: what is a good number of stocks to own? The short answer is that there is no right answer. The much longer answer is that it depends […]

Should You Be Investing in Defensive Stocks?

“But investing isn’t about beating others at their game. It’s about controlling yourself at your own game.” -Benjamin Graham The majority of investors want to see their money increase in value. Growth is an important objective, but it’s not the only one. A prudent investment plan also protects a portfolio from economic downturns. Defense-oriented equities […]

The 3 Main Elements of Patient Investing

These reasons are due to the nature of the stock market. Many smart people have observed these for many decades. Patient investing makes for an easy catch phrase: “Slow and steady wins the race.” “The tortoise beats the hare.” But being truly patient when it comes to the stock market is much harder than it […]

Guide: How to Read Google Finance

Google finance is a great tool to use in your investing arsenal. It’s a great way to get updated ticker information, as well as news, financials, and other key metrics. You can quickly see past price performance (with this special trick), as well as 1D, 5D, 1M, 3M, 6M, YTD, 1Y, 5Y, and MAX. To […]