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No-hype zone for stock market investors, who are interested in Bitcoin type returns but are old enough to remember the Internet Bubble. Is cryptocurrency appropriate for you as an asset class? If so, how much do you invest? In what? Is it appropriate in a retirement portfolio? What is Bitcoin and Ethereum anyway? What am I investing in exactly? And how do you protect profits, if the bubble bursts? Join our Founder, Kim Hughes, a 20+ year portfolio manager and wealth management veteran, each week, to find out the answers to these questions and much more...

No-hype zone for stock market investors, who are interested in Bitcoin type returns but are old enough to remember the Internet Bubble. Is cryptocurrency appropriate for you as an asset class? If so, how much do you invest? In what? Is it appropriate in a retirement portfolio? What is Bitcoin and Ethereum anyway? What am I investing in exactly? And how do you protect profits, if the bubble bursts? Join our Founder, Kim Hughes, a 20+ year portfolio manager and wealth management veteran, each week, to find out the answers to these questions and much more...
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No-hype zone for stock market investors, who are interested in Bitcoin type returns but are old enough to remember the Internet Bubble. Is cryptocurrency appropriate for you as an asset class? If so, how much do you invest? In what? Is it appropriate in a retirement portfolio? What is Bitcoin and Ethereum anyway? What am I investing in exactly? And how do you protect profits, if the bubble bursts? Join our Founder, Kim Hughes, a 20+ year portfolio manager and wealth management veteran, each week, to find out the answers to these questions and much more...

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Episodes

How To Protect Yourself From Bad Financial Advice

12/4/2018
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I know from firsthand experience that not all financial advice should be treated equally. Many advisors will give you slanted advice in order to further their own agenda. In this episode of the podcast, I cover the 7 red flags of bad financial advice and how to spot them. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ Why people give bad financial advice ✓ The seven signs of bad financial advice ✓ What I learned from being on the receiving end of bad advice ✓ What being an advisor taught...

Duration:00:21:47

Is it time to throw in the towel and sell my bitcoin? Is bitcoin dead? [AskKim]

11/27/2018
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There's been a lot of concern over where the market is heading for the past few weeks, to put it lightly. And since Bitcoin hasn’t been immune to the sharp drops, many cryptocurrency investors are wondering if it’s time to cut their losses and sell their crypto assets. In this episode of the podcast, I cover whether or not bitcoin is truly dead, whether you should be selling off your assets, and discuss my thoughts on managing investments in a bear market. In this week's conversation, we...

Duration:00:17:30

How to protect your portfolio from a bear market

11/20/2018
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Humans have an ingrained herd mentality. When disaster hits, everyone checks to see what the person next to them is doing. We feel safe in the herd. But markets don’t reward the herd, they reward individuals. For an investor, watching stocks fall is a panic-inducing situation. But it’s the investors that don’t panic that come out on top when the market levels back out. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ Why the patient always succeed in the market ✓ When you do what everyone...

Duration:00:20:36

What is the biggest mistake you have made as an investor? [AskKim]

11/13/2018
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This week, I got an Ask Kim question from a podcast listener about mistakes that I’ve made as an investor and how they can be avoided. To answer this question, I dive into the biggest financial blunder of my career, how it could have been avoided, what you can learn from it, and how this experience drove me into a career of helping others with their finances. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ What led to my early financial success ✓ How I misplaced that success ✓ The...

Duration:00:27:59

The secret to being a better investor in uncertain times with Dr. Janice Dorn

11/6/2018
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Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She also held a Ph.D. in Brain Anatomy and an M.D. in Psychiatry. I was fortunate enough to be able to interview her back in 2008 about investing strategically in an uncertain economy. As relevant now as it was then, I revisit the interview in this episode of the podcast. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ Why people do “bone-headed” things in the market ✓ What causes emotions to overtake discipline ✓ How to form a plan for investment ✓ How...

Duration:00:21:23

How to protect your cryptocurrency from hackers and loss

10/30/2018
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Just like traditional assets, cryptocurrency is susceptible to thieves and scammers. There have been a lot of stories recently about people being taken advantage of and losing their crypto investment. While these stories are off-putting to say the least, there are measures you can take to protect you and your finances so that you can invest with a greater peace of mind. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ How to use a hardware wallet to protect your cryptocurrency ✓ What a...

Duration:00:25:15

Debate On Bitcoin As A Hedge Against Inflation & Recession

10/23/2018
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I was listening to a podcast recently where they interviewed Dan McArdle from Messari about his take on Bitcoin. While we seem to agree for the most part, I there are some nuanced differences between our opinions, and I felt compelled to share my take on the matter. There’s been a lot of talk lately about using Bitcoin as a hedge against inflation and recession, and it’s an area I feel strongly about. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ Why having a non-correlated asset like...

Duration:00:14:32

Three Bitcoin myths we need to get rid of

10/16/2018
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Recently, I came across an Ask Kim email from someone who’s financial advisor had told them that bitcoin was a scam, only used by criminals. This infuriated me to no end. It is an investment advisor’s duty to help you make sound financial decisions, and this particular advisor showed his ignorance as well as potentially doing harm to this investor. Rather than sit on it and remain angry, I decided to use it as an opportunity to debunk the top three myths surrounding bitcoin. When you choose...

Duration:00:17:46

Why invest in bitcoin? Why now? [Ask Kim]

10/9/2018
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Recently someone asked me why they should invest in bitcoin. A lot of people are interested in where the future of investing is, but they’re apprehensive about investing in cryptocurrency. I think not investing in bitcoin, and not investing in it now, is insane! In this episode I cover why you shouldn’t pass up on the potential that bitcoin has to offer, and why we are in the sweet spot for investing in it. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ Why bitcoin is a non-correlated...

Duration:00:15:30

How can volatility be a positive? [Ask Kim]

10/2/2018
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In this week’s episode, I answer a question from Sane Crypto podcast listener Andrew regarding my thoughts on volatility. Volatility is often seen as a negative in the realm of investing, but in reality it can be used as a positive. In response to his question I go through my investing strategy that doesn’t just allow for volatility, but embraces it. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ Why volatility is actually a positive ✓ How to structure your portfolio to embrace...

Duration:00:21:18

The Drunkards Walk with Dr. Leonard Mlodinow

9/25/2018
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The three biggest mistakes new cryptocurrency investors make are wrong timing, wrong thing, and wrong amount. This week, in elaborating on these mistakes, I revisit an interview I conducted with Dr. Leonard Mlodinow back in 2009, where we discuss how to succeed in a random market. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ Why rats are better at probability than humans are ✓ How do we know markets are random ✓ How does a drunk walk ✓ How many times do we have to play the World Series...

Duration:00:23:13

Does Market Timing Work with Meir Statman

9/18/2018
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Market timing is as tempting a strategy as playing the lottery, but is it actually a viable strategy? In this interview with professor of finance Dr. Meir Statman we discuss whether or not you should attempt timing the market, how to manage financial temptations, how to use behavioral finance to your advantage, and how this relates to cryptocurrency assets. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ How behavioral finance helps us understand the investment decisions we make ✓ Why...

Duration:00:15:40

3 Ways Bitcoin Reduces Risk

9/11/2018
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A lot of people ask me, “Is Bitcoin really a good investment?” This week I breakdown how to use Bitcoin to reduce risk so that you can understand why it's not only a good investment, but an essential investment. In a world where anything is possible, diversifying your money by holding native currency, cryptocurrency, and some gold helps ensure that you can offset unexpected financial issues. In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ What makes Sane Crypto sane? ✓ How I think about...

Duration:00:20:37

How to Buy Bitcoin: A Baby Boomer's Guide to Purchasing Cryptocurrency

9/4/2018
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Over the weekend I had a conversation with a good friend of mine who is interested in Bitcoin but has no clue how to purchase it. I did my best to break down all of the convoluted terms and steps so that you can see just how simple and painless the process actually is. If you find yourself interested in Bitcoin but intimidated by how involved it seems from the outside, this episode is for you! In this week's conversation, we talk about: ✓ How to setup and add money to an exchange...

Duration:00:28:01

Should You Invest Your HSA In Bitcoin? What About Your Roth IRA?

8/28/2018
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This week, we are, once again, going back to the listener mailbag. I got this email, a week or so ago from Doug in Florida: In response to Doug's question, we talk about: ✓ Should you invest your HSA in Bitcoin? Or anything else? ✓ Should you invest your Roth IRA in Bitcoin? ✓ Backdoor Roth for high income earners ✓ How should you invest retirement funds? Checkbook IRA? GBTC? Or CXBTF? ⟺ FREE ONLINE TRAINING: Sign up for "How A Little, Little Bit of Bitcoin Can Make Your Retirement...

Duration:00:20:33

Best Cryptocurrency Investing Advice: Control Your Lizard Brain with Terry Burnham

8/21/2018
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I was looking at the Q&A site Quora the other day. A common question around cryptocurrency is “What is your best cryptocurrency investing advice?” The answers were your standard fare… things like #HODL, don’t invest more than you can afford to lose, doing lots of research, blah blah blah. Mine is control your lizard brain. If you can’t do that, nothing else will matter. So I decided to go to the wayback machine and dust off an interview I did with Terry Burnham, author of Mean...

Duration:00:23:07

The Best Strategy for Investing in Bitcoin: Cashflow Ninja Interview with Kim Snider

8/13/2018
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What is the best strategy for investing in bitcoin? How does it fit in an overall portfolio? How much should I invest? Should I invest in other cryptoassets besides just bitcoin? These are all important questions that must be answered. So that is exactly what M.C. Laubscher and I did when he interviewed me for his top-rated, Cashflow Ninja podcast. In a pretty wide-ranging conversation, we talked about: ✓ How Wall Street lost all my money and that started my career in investing ✓...

Duration:00:44:33

Buying bitcoin as hedge against inflation and financial crisis

8/6/2018
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A listener sent in an Ask Kim question asking whether Bitcoin would be a good hedge against inflation and other financial crisis. In response to Nancy's question, we talk about: ✓ What is inflation? Hyperinflation? Crisis falls along a pretty broad spectrum. ✓ This is not the only reason to own Bitcoin but it is another reason and a very powerful one ✓ The two goals of asset allocation ✓ The experience in countries like Greece, Zimbabwe and Argentina ✓ Traditional hedges against...

Duration:00:29:14

How and where to buy cryptocurrency? Ask Kim

7/30/2018
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A listener sent in an Ask Kim question asking how and where to buy cryptocurrency. He mentioned he is new to cryptoassets. What platform do I recommend and how is the purchase actually made? In response to Dean's question, we talk about: ✓ The difference between an exchange and brokerage firm ✓ Where to open your account if you are brand new and only investing a small amount ✓ The criteria for choosing an exchange to trade on ✓ The pros and cons of the top four exchanges for active...

Duration:00:39:38

Summer Reading List for Investors

7/24/2018
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It’s July… the time of year those of us in the Northern hemisphere like to go somewhere, anywhere, to get away from the heat… Which is also, usually, a great time to catch up on your reading. So, I thought this would be a good time to share three behavioral finance picks that will improve your portfolio results by giving you insight into why you make the investment decisions (and mistakes) that you (we all) do. The good news is markets are not predictable but that people are remarkably...

Duration:00:23:34