Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast! Today’s episode, we will explore and think outside the box and do scuttlebutt investing! As Peter Lynch’s timeless quote says, “Know what you own” scuttlebutt investing is more or less the same- you get on the ground and research the company personally. Listen on as we discuss this boots on the ground style of investing and how it can help one greatly in gaining a deeper understanding of a business plus its pitfalls also!
Timestamps of the episode:
-What is “scuttlebutt” investing and why qualitative analysis must be about thinking outside the box. [02:26]
-Always be observant of businesses around your “orbit” [05:20]
-How taking scuttlebutt investing too far can be myopic to your investing. Living in your own bubble. [10:27]
-Ways to extend your scuttlebutt bubble and reduce tunnel vision. [12:50]
-Nothing beats doing research of a company through its employees. [19:25]
-Why Glassdoor is such an important tool doing management/culture scuttlebutt. [22:27]
-Another great tool for scuttlebutting: Tegus, a professional service doing management interviews [24:05]
-Insider trading can be an unintended pitfall of doing scuttlebutt investing. [25:10]
Note: Timestamps may differ and are approximate, depending on your podcast player.
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