Welcome to episode 305 of The Investing For Beginners Podcast! In today’s episode, we dive into the importance of documenting investment decisions, understanding industry cycles, and using key performance indicators to assess company performance. Dave and Andrew share insights from their own experiences with investing, including lessons learned from stocks like Intel and Target. So grab your notepad and get ready to learn valuable strategies for successful investing. Let’s jump right in!
00:00:48 Focus on the business, not investment performance.
00:05:40 Target’s declining sales raise concerns about future.
00:08:06 Documentation essential to monitor individual company performance.
00:12:01 Shipping industry profits highly cyclical, fluctuating dramatically.
00:16:55 Look at historical data to assess risk.
00:22:21 Not understanding business led to wrong investment decisions.
00:25:24 Taiwan Semiconductor excels, Intel falls behind.
00:28:32 Learn from experts and be curious about investments.
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