Jake Taylor Joins Us to Discuss Value Investing and the Importance of Journaling

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we chat with Jake Taylor, CEO of Farnam Street Investments and co-host of Value After Hours: How did Jake get started in the investing world? How does Jake think about value investing and has his perspective changed over the years? What are Jake’s thoughts on […]

The Importance of Price Elasticity of Demand in Investing

“The single most important decision in evaluating a business is pricing power. If you’ve got the power to raise prices without losing business to a competitor, you’ve got a very good business. And if you have to have a prayer session before raising the price by 10 percent, then you’ve got a terrible business.” –Warren […]

IFB240: What Not to Buy the Dip On

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we talk discuss what you should not buy the dip on in the markets: *Avoiding expensive stocks *Avoiding value traps *The potential of crypto and the minefield that exists in the sector *Avoid IPOs and SPACs For more insight like this into investing and stock […]

Beginner’s Guide to Total Current Assets

You can use total current assets to assess a company’s financial standing. Today’s post will teach us the formulas to use and what to do with the results. The balance sheet of a business, usually referred to as a “statement of financial position,” lists the company’s assets, liabilities, and equity (net worth). The income statement, […]

Why Liquidity Ratios Are Important, With Examples Using Real Companies

In times of financial uncertainty, finding companies with a good amount of liquidity provides a margin of safety. Companies in good shape regarding liquidity can react to any crisis by taking advantage of opportunities. Beyond safety, the two reasons above help explain why Berkshire Hathaway carries so much cash on its balance sheet. The current […]

Brad Thomas Joins Us to Discuss REITs

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we talk to Brad Thomas, one of the leading REIT analysts on Seeking Alpha. *How Brad started in real estate, and what is a REIT? *How REITs can provide advantages for individual investors *How investors can get started investing in REITs *What areas to look […]

IFB239: Why Time in the Market is More Important than Timing the Market

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we answer two plus great questions: *Explaining Fibonacci retracements and why we don’t use charting as an investing strategy *The drawbacks to trying to time the market and holding cash waiting for the perfect opportunity *How to research companies or industries in emerging markets or […]

Josh Levin of OpenInvest Joins Us to Discuss Sustainable Finance

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we chat with Josh Levin, co-founder, and chief strategy officer of OpenInvest: *How Josh got into sustainable finance *How his background led him to his career and his love of nature helped spur his desire to create sustainable finance *How OpenInvest helps drive sustainable finance […]

BVPS: How Valuable is it to Know the True Value of a Stock?

The book value per share (BVPS) ratio compares stockholders’ equity to the total number of outstanding shares. In other words, this calculates a company’s per-share total assets less total liabilities. Value investors have traditionally embraced book value per share as a method of valuing different investments. Benjamin Graham, the founder of value investing, developed what […]

The 3 Main Profitability Ratios Used; with Average Industry Profitability Stats

Profit remains the goal of every business in the world, but how do we track a company’s profitability, and how do we compare the profitability of one company to another? Profitability margins help to answer both questions. Using the three main profitability margins is the fastest, easiest way to determine a company’s profitability, and the […]