IFB235: Static Dividend Payers and Risk-Free Rates in Valuation

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss: *What is an average investor or beginner? *What are our thoughts on Robo-advisors? *Thoughts on companies that pay a static dividend? *How do you approach the risk-free rates for valuation models For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, […]

IFB234: Deciding to Dollar Cost Average into New Ideas or Current Portfolio

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss: *Whole life insurance and how they work as a general rule *How much should you have for an emergency fund before starting to invest *How to decide on which ideas to dollar cost average in a portfolio, new investments, or current holdings? *How […]

IFB233: Analyzing Debt and Cash Flow using Weber Grill’s Financials

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss the finer points of debt and cash flow analysis using Weber Grill’s financials. *Breaking Down Weber Grills after their recent IPO *Analyzing the debt of Weber Grill and how you can use it for other companies *How to analyze the cash flow statement […]

IFB232: How to Calculate Price to Sales Ratio, Plus Interpreting the Ratio

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss: *How do I know if I should max out my Roth IRA? *Our thoughts on the defense sector and investing in companies like Raytheon, General Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin *How to calculate Price to Sales ratio *Our thoughts on the companies Affirm and […]

IFB229: How to Deal With Buying and Holding When Our Theory Changes??

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we welcome: *Tracking your profits and losses in your brokerage accounts and the best way to follow those changes. *What to do when stocks fall, and we are supposed to buy and hold investors? *How to deal with Mr. Market and Trailing Stops? For more […]

IFB228: How to Avoid Dividend Traps + ESPP Plans

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we welcome: How do ESPP plans work, and what kinds of returns can you expect from those types of employee stock purchase plans. How to avoid dividend traps A quick look at Cigna’s financials and exploring why their dividends have increased Alternatives to hedging against […]

IFB227: How to Keep Your Spirits Up When the Market is Falling

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss: *How to stay invested in the markets, even during downtimes, without getting discouraged *How to manage our emotions and control our emotions when we invest *The impact of dividends and the double compounding effect as a result of investing in dividend-paying companies For […]

IFB226: Unlocking the Different P/E Ratios, Cap-Weighted vs Equal Weighted Indexes, and the Business Development Sector

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss: *What are the differences between Non-GAAP P/Es, forward P/Es, and trailing P/E ratios? *The differences between equal-weighted and cap-weighted indexes *Exploring the Business Development Industry with shallow looks at several companies, Hercules Capital and Prospect Capital Today’s show is sponsored by: My First […]