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How the power of compounding applies not only to wealth, but influence, expertise, and creativity. How non-monetary investments can lead to greater monetary wealth and satisfaction.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why the rule of 72 and the power of compounding are hindered by portfolio losses.
  • Why the sequence of returns impacts investment performance, but also our expectations.
  • How what we experience in the world is made up of separate glimpses and events.
  • What are non-monetary things that compound with time and why there are no short-cuts.
  • How to focus our attention on things that compound.
  • How non-monetary investments of our time can increase our monetary wealth.


Thanks to Vistaprint and Sleep Number for sponsoring the episode.

For show notes and more information on this episode click here.

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How does artificial intelligence and machine learning work and what are some examples of how individual investors can use AI in their investing.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.
  • How is AI being used by different industries.
  • How are AI models built with supervised and unsupervised learning.
  • What are the components of a quantitative trading model and why it is insufficient to have an AI based stock ranking service.
  • What are examples of AI based investment services and AI ETFs available to individuals.
  • Why using AI to make investment decisions is so difficult.


Thanks to Warby Parker and WIX for sponsoring the episode.

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How an asset class such as bonds can play different roles in your portfolio depending on your investment philosophy. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • What are bonds and how can they be used in investment portfolios.
  • What is interest rate anticipation.
  • Why individuals have an advantage over institutions because they don't have to worry about outperforming a benchmark when it comes to bonds.
  • Why U.S. interest rates could rise and fall from current levels.
  • Why China is unlikely to sell all of its U.S. Treasury bonds.
  • Examples of higher yielding strategies other than bonds that can benefit from falling interest rates.


Thanks to LinkedIn and Policygenius for sponsoring the episode.

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What are the pros and cons of having your entire investment portfolio invested in stocks versus a multi-asset class portfolio.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What are some investment options if you want to be 100% invested in stocks.
  • What attributes do you need as investor to have an all stock portfolio.
  • Why it is difficult for active managers to outperform.
  • Why an all Japanese stock portfolio has severely underperformed for 25 years and how it is possible a U.S. stock portfolio could suffer the same fate.
  • What are the pros and cons of a multi-asset class portfolio.
  • Overview of The Simple Path to Wealth by J.L. Collins
  • Overview of Investing at Level 3 by James B. Cloonan


Thanks to WIX for sponsoring the episode. You can find show notes and more info on the episode by going here. You can learn about Plus Membership here.

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How venture capital funded startups run up massive losses while justifying premium valuations using creative profitability metrics. These private companies are now going public allowing early investors to cash out with sizable gains. Meanwhile, these new publicly traded companies are added to equity indices, forcing passive managers to purchase them for their index funds and ETFs.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How venture capital and initial public offerings work.
  • How many venture capitalists are there and how have they performed.
  • Why do startups stay private for longer and then go public while still incurring massive losses.
  • What is blitzscaling.
  • How startups use creative profitability metrics to attract investment capital at premium valuations
  • How the current venture capital regime contributes to income inequality.
  • How to get an allocation to an initial public offering. 


Thanks to Policygenius and TripActions for sponsoring the episode.

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Money For the Rest of Us by J. David Stein - 1M ago

The three-step plan for becoming financially wealthy and how to be wealthy without the money.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The results of two recent surveys on wealth, investing and retirement planning.
  • How much money do people believe they need to consider themselves wealthy.
  • How is wealth distributed across the U.S. population and how wealthy are Americans?
  • Why you need a simple financial plan.
  • What are the three steps to becoming financially wealthy.
  • How to live like you are already wealthy.

Thanks to WIX and Sleep Number for sponsoring the episode.

Go here for show notes and more information on this episode.



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How individuals can have a positive impact while earning a good return investing. What are some examples of socially responsible and impact investments and platforms.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What is the difference between impact investing, ESG and SRI?
  • What are examples of socially reponsible exchange traded funds.
  • What are green bonds.
  • What are some examples of impact investments and platforms.
  • What are three ways we can have a positive impact as individuals.


Thanks to Blinkist and LinkedIn for sponsoring the episode.

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How reducing exposure to a catastrophic event, such as running out of money during retirement, is a better strategy than trying to accurately predict a catastrophic event.

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Why respected investors and economists believe India will be the fastest growing economy and potentially best-performing stock market over the next two decades. What are the risks that could prevent that from happening?

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Here are precautions we can take to avoid ponzi schemes and not become victim to investment fraud. Thanks to LinkedIn and Sleep Number for sponsoring the episode.

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