WWII 050: 50th Episode Celebration, Why I Started the Podcast, How I Select Topics, Fed Hike Will Cost Consumers Billions
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Main Topic: It's the 50th episode of the podcast and I'm celebrating by sharing and caring!
I feel like the 50th episode is a good time to take a break and celebrate where the show is, and where it's going.
Why I started this podcast
o Share what I have learned about investing
o Have a good reason to explore investing topics
o Find an audience who want to know the answers like I do
o Stay focused on investing – I’m curious about a lot of things
o Become part of the conversation about investing
How I plan the show
o Mix up topics so there is something new every show.
o Think about how I can best serve listeners.
o Mix of covering investment concepts like whether to concentrate or diversify (episode 14), how to do a sum-of-the-parts valuation (episode 20), Interpreting the price to earnings ratio (episode 28), and analyzing dividend paying stocks (episode 36)
Some about me
o For 17 years did corporate restructering work
§ Bank referred us in
§ Pitch the board
§ Forecast liquidity and put a turnaround plan together
§ Execute the turnaround plan, sell of divisions, plants, reduce headcount (a la “up in the air”), pay down debt
§ Sometimes this included Chapter 11 bankruptcy work
How I found my way into value investing and running money for clients
o Found value investing in the mid- 2008. First Warren Buffett book I read was the Warren Buffett way and was researching investments and making my own decisions at night in the hotel, and on weekends.
o Started thinking like an owner and was far more interested in my investing endeavors than in continuing with the intense stress of turnaround, not to mention the constant travel.
o In 2012, I had more than enough capital to work with and I left the turnaround world to start my investment business Burgeon Group, Inc.
About my office and some hobbies / interests I have:
o I have a standing desk with two monitors, and microphone on a boom arm where I do almost all my work. The desk itself is Ikea, with adjustable legs also from Ikea. The two monitors are on hydraulic arms so I move them up and down, back and forth, whatever I need. To the left I have my investing book library within easy reach. To the left of the investment book library is another bookshelf filled with books about treasure hunting.
o Spanish mining activities in the lower United States in the 1500's and 1600's
o Lost Mines
o Buried treasures you can find
o And Pirates, arrrrrr ye matey!
Learning about anything as complex as investing is like eating an elephant, you have to take it one bite at a time.”
Burgeón Group, Inc.
Ask JB: What tools can I use to track news about companies I am following?
submitted 8 days ago by uzai
o Use a separate watch-list website outside your brokerage account to insulate yourself from account
o There are numerous sites you can use such as Seeking Alpha, Bloomberg.com, Fool.com. Just type “watchlist” into Google and look at all the sites. Try each of them out and you may find one you like.
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