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232: Is It Time To Invest In Commodities?

12/5/2018
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Why investing in commodities such as oil and gold is challenging. What you need to know before you invest. Thanks to New Retirement Planner for sponsoring the episode.

Duration:00:35:29

231: What Determines How Much You Make

11/28/2018
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Why different occupations pay differently or even the same occupation in different countries. Why the same occupation can pay differently for different companies that reside in the same city.

Duration:00:28:20

230: Use Caution With Real Estate Crowdfunding

11/14/2018
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With RealtyShares and other crowdfunding platforms shutting down, should you invest on these platforms and if so how do you go about evaluating the investment opportunities. Thanks to Policy Genius for sponsoring the episode.

Duration:00:34:27

229: Stop Maximizing Your Returns Using Modern Portfolio Theory

11/7/2018
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Why modern portfolio theory is a defective way to build out an investment portfolio. This episode explains a better approach to asset allocation.

Duration:00:31:16

228: How Tokenization Will Radically Change Investing

10/31/2018
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How distributed ledger technology and tokenized assets will increase liquidity, transparency and fractionalization, allowing investors to purchase very small, liquid positions in real estate, private companies, art and other assets. Thanks to LinkedIn for sponsoring the episode.

Duration:00:32:18

227: How To Teach Children About Money

10/24/2018
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Here are four most important things to teach children about money and why showing is better than telling when it comes to kids and money. Thanks to CNote for sponsoring this episode.

Duration:00:28:15

226: How To Spot Asset Bubbles and What To Do About Them (The Case of Cannabis)

10/17/2018
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What are the characteristics of an asset bubble and how to invest when one exists. Are cannabis stocks in a bubble? Thanks to Blinkist and Policy Genius for sponsoring this episode.

Duration:00:33:26

225: How To Invest In Bonds and Other Fixed Income Securities

10/10/2018
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How to evaluate interest rate risk, credit risk and other factors when investing in bonds. Thanks to Sleep Number for sponsoring the episode.

Duration:00:36:07

224: Mastering the Market Cycle - New Book by Howard Marks

10/3/2018
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How to position your investment portfolio based on market cycles. Investing principles from Howard Marks' new book Mastering the Market Cycle. Thanks to CNote and LinkedIn and for sponsoring today's episode. [0:11] Howard Marks’ new book is the inspiration for this episode of Money For the Rest of Us [7:13] The first tool in learning how to invest during a market cycle [11:49] The second tool in learning how to invest during a market cycle [18:00] Successful investing involves a mix of...

Duration:00:31:56

223: How To Invest When You Have Little Money

9/26/2018
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How commission free ETFs, mobile apps and zero fee index funds make it easier to invest if you have little money. What are some examples of commission fee ETFs and funds for Vanguard, Fidelity, Robinhood and TD Ameritrade. Thanks to Blinkist for sponsoring this episode. Episode Chronology [0:14] Here’s how to invest when you have little money [4:26] How do brokerage firms make money if they don’t charge commissions? [11:37] What happens to investments if a brokerage firm goes...

Duration:00:30:13

222: Why We Overpay and How It Leads To Income Inequality

9/19/2018
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How asymmetric information, price discrimination and the stories we tell ourselves contribute to artificial profits and income inequality. Thanks to CNote for sponsoring today's episode.

Duration:00:35:01

221: Should You Prepare For The Next Financial Crisis?

9/12/2018
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How the Great Financial Crisis changed how individuals and institutions invest, and why we shouldn't invest solely focused on the next crisis. Thanks to CNote for sponsoring today's episode.

Duration:00:32:11

220: Where Should You Invest Your Cash Savings?

9/5/2018
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How to evaluate cash savings options at banks, credit unions and brokerage firms. Why are yields on cash savings so much higher than a few years ago. How to tell if your bank or credit union is in experiencing financial difficulties. Thank you to Blinkist for sponsoring this week's episode. [0:10] All about banks, credit unions, and the pros and cons of cash savings [4:47] How can banks and credit unions become financially unstable? [14:25] The Federal Reserve is setting a new short term...

Duration:00:29:23

219: The Incredible Shrinking Stock Market

8/29/2018
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How fewer publicly traded companies, less stock shares outstanding and more intangible assets have led to higher earnings growth for U.S. listed companies and ultimately stronger stock market performance. Thanks to Circle Invest for sponsoring today's episode. [0:08] Observations on the current state of the US stock market [4:01] What if there’s something going on within the US market that suggests continued outperformance is coming? [7:23] Why the number of publicly listed companies,...

Duration:00:32:01

218: Is China or the U.S. More Vulnerable?

8/22/2018
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What are the headwinds facing China that could slow economic growth, but still could lead to China growing faster than the U.S. Also, what is going on with Turkey and are other emerging market countries vulnerable to the same plight? Thanks to Circle Invest for sponsoring today's episode. [1:07] Is China or the US more vulnerable to economic downturn? [4:55] Why have emerging markets done so poorly recently? [8:51] The concept of balance of payment is reviewed and examined in a case study...

Duration:00:28:54

217: Rebalancing, Overvaluation, Market Timing and Stock Splits

8/15/2018
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Which rebalancing strategy is best or should we even bother rebalancing? Should we just exit stocks completely, especially given how overvalued the U.S. stock market it is? And why do companies split their stocks? In this episode, we answer these and other listener questions.

Duration:00:42:58

216: Avoid This Investment: P2P Lending

8/8/2018
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Why peer-to-peer lending on platforms like Lending Club and Upstart is no place for individuals to invest given higher defaults, lower returns and competition from institutional investors. Thanks to Circle Invest for sponsoring today's episode. Episode Chronology [1:04] There are a lot of issues going on with the global P2P lending market [5:34] How the P2P lending environment has changed over the past few years [11:24] Why advertised returns are higher than actual returns [15:35] How...

Duration:00:33:28

215: Is A Dollar Collapse Coming?

8/1/2018
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Will stagflation cause the dollar to crash and be a bottomless pit when the next recession hits? That is what Peter Schiff is predicting. We look at where he is right and where he seems to be off the mark when it comes to the U.S. economy and a dollar collapse. Thanks to Haven Life and Wunder Capital for sponsoring today's episode. Episode Chronology [0:33] Is a dollar collapse imminent? [3:07] Economic expansions don’t die of old age [5:22] How tariffs and imports impact the US...

Duration:00:37:56

214: Should You Trade Currencies (Forex) Like Soros?

7/25/2018
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How the foreign exchange market works and how George Soros made more than a $1 billion shorting the British pound in 1992. Why currency trading today is more like gambling than when Soros made his billions. Why trading closed end funds can be more profitable than currency trading. Thanks to Wunder Capital and Blooom for sponsoring todays' episode. Use code DAVID on Blooom for your first month free. [0:35] David introduces the listener question for this episode, “Should You Trade Foreign...

Duration:00:33:18

213: Why Health Insurance Is A Mess

7/18/2018
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How health insurance isn't really protection against a catastrophic illness but prepayment of routine healthcare consumption, leading to overconsumption of healthcare and over treatment by medical professionals that drive up costs. What would it take to reform the health insurance marketplace so it is more fair and functions more like life insurance or homeowners insurance. Show notes and links can be found here. Thanks to Circle Invest for sponsoring today's episode.

Duration:00:32:05