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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

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

What if big banks or governments create their own cryptocurrency?

7/16/2018
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One of my SANE CRYPTO Mastermind members asks a great question: What if big banks, brands or governments create their own cryptocurrency? Won't that kill Bitcoin? I'll explain why the question really doesn't matter... which is a fundamental lesson in investing. We cover: ✓ How in some ways my brain wants to agree but in others disagree ✓ Why what I, or anyone else thinks, really doesn’t matter at all ✓ Why Facebook-coin, Amazon-coin or government-backed cryptocurrency doesn’t...

Duration:00:18:30

Cryptocurrency Explained: The Chain of Wealth Podcast Interview of Kim Snider

7/9/2018
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If you’ve ever had cryptocurrency explained to you, you know it can get kind of dense, sitting, as it does, at the intersection of finance, economics and technology. But it shouldn't be. They say you don’t really know a topic until you can explain it to your grandma. So, it is that beginner’s mind I tried to bring to the table when I was interviewed several weeks ago by Katie Welsh and Denis O'Brien of the Chain of Wealth podcast. We had a really great conversation. So much so, we...

Duration:00:54:31

Best Way to Buy Bitcoin in Retirement Accounts With Jordan Sheppherd

7/2/2018
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Our topic today is the best way to buy bitcoin in retirement accounts. Or cryptocurrency in general. I have already done podcasts on two of the three ways: In episode number 17, we talked about how the Bitcoin Investment Trust, also known by its ticker symbol GBTC, was the best way to buy bitcoin directly in your IRA through a traditional stock brokerage account at Fidelity, or TD Ameritrade or wherever you have that. In fact, it’s the only way. There are many advantages to GBTC but among...

Duration:00:43:19

Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning with Pamela Morgan

6/25/2018
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It used to be that when someone passed away without a detailed estate plan, their loved ones simply had to watch the mailbox for 90 days or so to collect the different bank or brokerage statements that trickled in over time. But cryptoassets are a totally different kettle of fish... Which is why I invited Pamela Morgan on the show to talk about her book, Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning: A Simple Guide for Owners. Pamela is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been...

Duration:00:56:02

How I Learned To Love Market Volatility... And You Can Too

6/18/2018
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In this episode I cover: ✓ What is risk? What is volatility? How are they different? ✓ Why you need a source of higher returns in your portfolio if you hope to retire comfortably ✓ How I learned to love volatility ✓ The key to managing volatility ✓ How when you know how to play volatility, you can go after slightly higher returns which can give you a big edge when compounded over a lifetime of saving and investing for retirement. ✓ If you don’t, then you’re just funding my...

Duration:00:15:58

Checkbook IRAs for Buying Cryptocurrency Directly in Your IRA with Jeff Vandrew Jr., Esq.

6/10/2018
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I was really excited to have the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Vandrew, Jr. to talk about what are known as “Checkbook IRAs”, for Buying Cryptocurrency Directly in Your IRA. In this conversation, Jeff And I cover: ✓ How Jeff got into the cryptocurrency niche ✓ What is a Self Directed IRA? ✓ Why is checkbook control (a/k/a an IRA-LLC or Checkbook IRA) preferable to an "old fashioned" SDIRA? ✓ Some of the rules and challenges of investing in cryptocurrency in your IRA ⇒ Sign up for...

Duration:00:46:23

AskKim: Opportunity Investing in Blockchain vs. Bitcoin

6/3/2018
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"One question I get a lot is about investing in companies that may somehow benefit from cryptocurrency and blockchain rather than, or in addition to, investing in the cryptoassets directly." ˜Kim Hughes ⇒ Sign up for my FREE online training, How A Little, Little Bit of Bitcoin Can Make Your Retirement Savings Go A Lot, Lot Further, at https://sanecrypto.com/retirement FULL SHOW NOTES ARE AVAILABLE AT: https://sanecrypto.com/podcast QUESTIONS OR...

Duration:00:25:18