Podcast QA2: What is Shorting and How Do People Make Money When Stocks Fall?

Podcast QA2: What is Shorting and How Do People Make Money When Stocks Fall?

Short-selling can allow somebody to make money when the price of a stock falls. I’ve been thinking for years on how to best explain this, because I myself struggled with this concept for a very, very long time. Luckily, I found a way! I share with you not only what short-selling is, but how it works, and what to be wary of.┬ás. With that! Here are the links. If you have iTunes please use that as it helps my rankings…

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Podcast: Ep.6 The Different Styles of Top Investors and Traders (Value, Growth, Discretionary, and Quantitative)

Podcast: Ep.6 The Different Styles of Top Investors and Traders (Value, Growth, Discretionary, and Quantitative)

Many of us have heard of the big name investors and traders out there, but what makes them different? What styles do they use? How do they approach markets? What separates the best from the good? This episode is an intro into the different type of investing and trading styles, so you can find one that best suits you. This will help separate some of the confusion when you see “value” and “growth” funds or when reading about discretionary and…

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Podcast: Ep.5 I Need Stats, Stat! (Volatility and Statistics)

Podcast: Ep.5 I Need Stats, Stat! (Volatility and Statistics)

A new Podcast, Episode 5 was just released that breaks into what Volatility is. I was especially challenged by this topic because usually it is a topic left for later given how complex it can get. This episode took me the longest to make (it actually is the longest so far) because I had to pay attention to every detail to make sure the examples were easy-to-follow. I re-wrote the script many times and my delete key and sanity got…

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Podcast: QA.1 How I Hustled My Way onto Wall St: An Elaborate Tale of Overcoming Many Setbacks

Podcast: QA.1 How I Hustled My Way onto Wall St: An Elaborate Tale of Overcoming Many Setbacks

How do you get a job on Wall Street? Let me share with you my story and lessons I’ve been asked by many students, and those looking to change industries, about how they can land a job at a bank or hedge fund. I share my experiences – the countless setbacks I faced and what I had to do to land the job I wanted. It will give you ideas on how you can forge your own path and land…

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Podcast: Ep.4 Portfolio Diversification (Beta and Correlation)

Podcast: Ep.4 Portfolio Diversification (Beta and Correlation)

This is the pilot episode of Tiingo Investing that explores what true portfolio diversification is, what metrics we can use to measure diversification, and how we can prevent misusing them. Understanding these concepts will help you create a more stable investment and retirement portfolio. This podcast later explores more advanced topics and is meant for the beginning investor to the professional. This was a Pilot episode and was the first episode in the series. Tiingo started with Episode 4, Star…

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Podcast: Ep.3 One Portfolio and Broker Please!

Podcast: Ep.3 One Portfolio and Broker Please!

Learn more than basic portfolio advice and take a much deeper dive. This episode explains how we can measure our portfolios (more than just returns), and why financial advisors give the advice they do. It discusses what volatility is, why it’s important, and how our portfolios should change as we change. Finally, we discuss important things to look for in choosing a broker that can help you save money and fulfill your goals. With that! Here are the links. If…

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Podcast: Ep.2 The Amped Up Basics Pt. 2 (Mutual Funds, Index Funds, and ETFs)

Podcast: Ep.2 The Amped Up Basics Pt. 2 (Mutual Funds, Index Funds, and ETFs)

This episode describes mutual funds, index funds, and ETFs. It then takes it further by describing the background behind each one and how to tell if they are worth your money. The episode then describes fee structures and how certain fees may be deceptive. The podcast concludes with cost analysis and tells you which ones may save you the most amount of money and increase the returns of your portfolio. This is a perfect starter episode to somebody who wants…

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Podcast: Ep.1 The Amped Up Basics Pt. 1 (Stocks, Bonds, and Commodities)

Podcast: Ep.1 The Amped Up Basics Pt. 1 (Stocks, Bonds, and Commodities)

This episode describes stocks, bonds, and commodities and then amps it up. It not only covers them, but also discusses stock indices, exchanges, how these assets are traded, and what kind of risk they typically present. The episode then covers deeper topics like how to value a company, how the stock indices measure different things, and what can happen when a country defaults. It even discusses the deficiencies in certain stock indices, like the DOW. This is a perfect starter…

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