IFB301: Capital Allocation: The Number One Job for CEOs and Its Impact on Investing Performance

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast! Today we have another round of great listener questions! As always like we like to say, we love receiving these kind of questions as it challenges us to think more and refreshes the investing knowledge we know. In this round, we will be discussing an array of topics encompassing calculating financial ratios yourself, an investing book list, lump sum vs DCA and more so listen on!

Timestamps of the episode:

-Are financial websites reliable? or should you calculate the ratios yourself? [01:44]

-Books to follow up on reading after The Intelligent Investor of Benjamin Graham. [07:30]

-Lump sum vs dollar cost averaging: which one is the best especially on index funds and individual stocks. [23:48]

-What is WACC/hurdle rate and why it matters in calculating your personal returns. [30:57]

-Why hurdle rates are sensitive to the current prevailing interest rates. [38:28]

-Operating leases and why it should be considered as debt of a business. [43:28]

Note: Timestamps may differ and are approximate, depending on your podcast player.

Books mentioned in the episode:

Investment Gurus: A Road Map to Wealth from the World’s Best Money Managers (New York Institute of Finance) by Peter Tanous

Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

Market Masters: Interviews with Canada’s Top Investors ― Proven Investing Strategies You Can Apply by Robin Speziale

Richer, Wiser, and Happier by William Green

The Little Book of Sideways Markets: How to Make Money in Markets that Go Nowhere by Vitaly N. Katsenelson

The Dhando Investor by Monish Pabrai

More than you know by Michael Maubossin

The Little book of Valuation by Aswath Damodaran

Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham

Expectations Investing by Michael Maubossin

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