Be Wealthy & Smart
Be Wealthy & Smart
Oct 28, 2020
The Coming Bull Market in Commodities in 2021
18 min

Learn why commodities are predicted to be a hot investment in 2021.

One investment firm predicts commodities will rise 30% in 2021. Find out why and why I agree with them.

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Are you investing well for financial freedom...or not?

As we live our lives, we have seen enormous money be made in real estate, technology stocks, etc. and have seen wild swings in markets before. They can feel scary at the time, but in hindsight are often tremendous opportunities for future financial success.

If you only knew where to invest for the long-term, what a difference it would make, because the difference between investing $100k and earning 2% or 10% on your money over 30 years, is the difference between it growing to $181,136 or $1,744,940, an increase of over $1.5 million dollars.

Your compounding rate, and how well you invest, matters! 


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Sound Investing
Sound Investing
Paul Merriman
“Money Talks” with Swedroe, Ferri & Merriman — Part 2
This “Money Talks” event brought together Rick Ferri, Larry Swedroe and Paul Merriman to discuss personal finance and investing from their various perspectives. It was a free live online event hosted by Choose FI’s Community Director Jennifer Mah on Oct. 7, 2020. Due to length of the conversation, we are presenting it in two parts. Here are some of the diverse topics covered. You can access Part 1 here for Video and here for Podcast. Rick discussed the 4 levels of getting to investment nirvana. Larry recommended anyone getting ready for retirement read Your Retirement Quest: 10 Secrets for Creating and Living a Fulfilling Retirement by Alan Spector and Keith Lawrence. Rick Ferri, CFA, is an investment analyst, adviser and author committed to helping DIYers. He is the president of the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, a frequent contributor to and host of the Boglehead podcast. Larry Swedroe is one of the most knowledgeable people I know about asset class selection and asset allocation, and the author of many acclaimed books including Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement 1st Edition by Larry Swedroe (Author), Kevin Grogan, Wise Investing Made Simple: Larry Swedroe's Tales to Enrich Your Future (Focused Investor), and his recent release of the 2nd edition of The Incredible Shrinking Alpha: How to be a successful investor without picking winners. This podcast is also available as a Video.
58 min
Invest Like a Boss
Invest Like a Boss
Sam Marks & Johnny FD
162: Farmland Investing with AcreTrader CEO Carter Malloy
Carter grew up in a farming family and has a lifelong passion for investing and agriculture. Prior to AcreTrader, he was part of an equity investment firm for 5 years. Before joining in 2013, Carter was a Managing Director with Stephens Inc., a large private investment bank, where he was an equity research analyst focused on the Internet, Data & Analytics and Real Estate Processing sectors. Prior to Stephens, he owned small businesses focused on internet marketing and sustainable fuel technologies. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Physics and has previously held Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Listen to ILAB 162 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Where we are: * Johnny FD – Sri Lanka / IG @johnnyfdk * Sam Marks – North Carolina / IG @imsammarks * Derek Spartz - Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor: * Indeed Get a $75 credit to boost your job post and find your next hire faster * Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon Discussed: * AcreTrader Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links: * ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) * Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) * Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free * Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free * PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamps: * 07:50 – How did you get into farmland and agriculture? * 08:30 – Before AcreTrader, how was farmland purchased? * 10:22 – What is the usual size of these farms? * 12:02 – Why farmland and not commercial or residential real estate? * 15:15 – How does farmland outperform other asset classes? * 18:25 – How long do you hold onto the land for? * 18:39 – Are you concerned about the land depreciating because of bad farming practices? * 20:26 – How long do farmers usually rent the land? * 21:09 – How does it work for investors? * 23:06 – How often does the investor get paid? * 25:45 – Does the rental change depending on the farm? * 27:03 – Do you normally list farms weekly? * 28:09 – What is your investment range? * 30:06 – What crops are the most profitable? * 34:30 – How long are the investments? * 37:48 – How are the taxes treated? * 36:55 – Who can invest? * 39:48 – Johnny & Derek Recap If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.
56 min
Financial Independence Podcast
Financial Independence Podcast
The Mad Fientist
8 Key Lessons from the Ultralearning Experiment
Last year, I conducted an experiment in Ultralearning that I hoped would help me achieve a lifelong dream of mine of writing and releasing an album. I’m happy to say it was far more successful than I ever imagined it would be! As I mentioned in the initial Ultralearning podcast episode, the hope for the 3-month experiment was that it would accelerate my progress towards my goal and make the process more enjoyable. Well, it did all that and more… I ended up finishing a song during that 3-month experiment and I can’t believe it but I just released that single today! Not only did I write a song during the experiment, I continued writing music since then and I now have enough material for an album! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought this experiment would help me make so much progress but it has! In today’s podcast episode, I go through everything I learned and explain why the Ultralearning Experiment helped me push past the self-doubt and self-destructive habits that have plagued me in the past. I also describe the new routines the experiment helped me develop and why those new habits have allowed me accomplish more than I ever have before! Highlights * How to get your brain ready (and why it’s essential for making progress) * The best way to make developing new habits easier * What you should focus on and why * How to be original and creative * Why you should make your project “real” (even if it makes you feel silly) * When it’s worth spending more money instead of less * Why you should expect to encounter the “gap” and how to get over it
39 min
Build Wealth Canada Podcast
Build Wealth Canada Podcast
Kornel Szrejber: Investor
Your Questions Answered + Real Estate Update For Canadians
Today we’re going to try something a little different in that I’m going to split today’s episode into two sections, covering two different subjects: First, we’re going to cover some questions that I’ve received from listeners of the show and from students of my investing course, so that you can benefit from the strategies and tactics too. These are specifically going to be in the area of investing. Next, we’re going to bring on my guest who is our resident mortgage and real estate expert and best-selling author, Sean Cooper. Sean will explain the real estate situation here in Canada so that you can stay informed on how real estate has been affected in these COVID times, whether you’re an existing home-owner that is concerned about the value of their home dropping due to COVID, or whether you are a renter looking to potentially buy in the future. We cover questions like What should you know? And how can you maximize your chances of getting approved for a mortgage? And whether you’re an existing or future home-owner, there have actually been some mortgage rule changes that recently took place here in Canada so you definitely want to be informed about those so that you can easily renew that mortgage when it’s time. Or, if you’re looking to buy, so that you can have a smooth stress-free process in obtaining financing for your property, instead of struggling and potentially missing out on your dream home due to financing issues, due to these new mortgage rules that recently got put into place. A Big Thanks To This Episode's Sponsor: RBC's Small Business Navigator Hub: For practical resources, advice, and offers, visit RBC's Small Business Navigator hub at Business is anything but usual these days, and entrepreneurs are looking for support that goes beyond traditional banking to successfully re-open and manage their business. Now, they can access all of RBC’s practical tips, insights, money-saving offers and solutions to support their eCommerce, digital payments, payroll management, employee wellness needs and more – all in one place. To learn more, check out the RBC Small Business Navigator hub, available online at Resources: * Get your mortgage questions answered for free by booking a meeting with Sean here. * Get the real estate expense tool for free when it's released by signing up to the waiting list here. Topics/Questions Covered: Investing Topics: * Buying near all-time stock market highs. Should you do it? * Investing larger amounts of money: Buying-in all at once vs dollar-cost-averaging in. * How much to focus on dividends in your investing. * Socially responsible investing, and what to keep in mind before diving in. Real Estate and Mortgage Questions: * Let’s talk about COVID and the real estate market. Are we seeing increases in home values? * How are things if you're looking to buy vs sell? * Is it a buyer's or seller's market? * There have been some Mortgage Rule Changes recently here in Canada. Can you take us through them? * What can we do that is within our control, to maximize the chances of getting approved for a mortgage, and getting the best terms and rate? * With these record low interest rates that we’ve been seeing, many Canadians that are currently in a fixed-rate mortgage are wondering, is it worth breaking their existing mortgage, paying the cancelling fees, and then getting a new mortgage at the lower rate. Can you talk about the analysis that we should be doing to actually mathematically figure this out? * What should we consider if we’re shopping around for a home right now, in Canada? Don’t miss future episodes, giveaways, and free in-depth guides by signing up for free to the Build Wealth Canada Newsletter.
1 hr 18 min
InvestED: The Rule #1 Investing Podcast
InvestED: The Rule #1 Investing Podcast
Phil Town & Danielle Town
292- How to Clone Investors
Have you ever cloned another investor? As the name implies, cloning refers to the strategy of following or copying the ideas of famous investors or fund managers. Most investors believe this is an ethical strategy, and Rule #1 investors actually take advantage of the fact that we can clone or follow expert investors.  This idea of cloning goes all the way back to when Warren Buffett first started watching Ben Graham’s investing strategies, and other investing gurus openly stating that they cloned other great investors that came before them. Mohnish Pabrai, for instance, is one of the more successful investors out there. He is a shameless cloner and follower of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. In fact, Pabrai once famously stated that “Thou shall be a shameless cloner.”  Although, the best investors in the world know that cloning is only an efficient strategy when you do your own research on top of that. But what tools will help you successfully clone experts? One of the most popular tools which I discuss today is Dataroma, to track stock picks and portfolios of legendary value investors such as Warren Buffett. The data is consolidated, categorized and presented in an easily accessible format. What you should look out for while analyzing investors in these tools is how many stocks they own. If an investor owns less than 20 companies, for example, they’re almost certainly a Rule #1-style investor. Only clone investors with this characteristic—investors who stick to a few stocks and are passionate about those companies. Because this means they’re putting in 5% of their portfolio on average into one business, which is a scary thought for the vast majority of people who manage money. They don’t want to get committed to anything because they don’t have that level of certainty, and they’re not doing that kind of research.  This week, I discuss these tools and the process of cloning in-depth, and discuss why this could be an effective strategy if done correctly.  Learn more about finding quality stocks to invest in with my Four Ms for Successful Investing Guide. Click here to download: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
42 min
The Rational Reminder Podcast
The Rational Reminder Podcast
Benjamin Felix & Cameron Passmore
(Rationally) Investing in Technological Revolutions, Human Capital, and Asset Allocation (EP.125)
On today’s show, we explore rational explanations for pricing bubbles, how the concept of human capital relates to financial decisions, and a whole lot more! We kick things off with a discussion of Ashley Whillans’ book Time Smart, which explores proven strategies for improving your ‘time affluence’. Diving into this week’s portfolio topic, we use a previous discussion about Carlota Perez’s model for technological revolutions as a springboard to introduce Lubos Pastor and Pietro Veronesi’s mathematical arguments that present a rational explanation for pricing bubbles. Perez maintains that prices get bid up too high during technological revolutions due to ‘frenzy’ but we unpack two papers by Pastor and Veronesi where they argue differently, drawing on the concepts of uncertainty and discount rates. From there, we dive into the relationship between human capital, life insurance and asset allocation for our planning topic. We provide some definitions for the term ‘human capital’ and discuss how it differs from other forms of capital. A key idea we explore here is that the more risky your human capital is, the less life insurance you should take out. Along with this, you’ll hear a few quick suggestions for how you should approach life insurance and bonds depending on age, financial wealth, risk aversion, and other factors. Tune in today! Key Points From This Episode: * Talking COVID, next week’s guests and Rational Reminder Community updates. [0:0:18] * Book of the week: Rethinking conventional notions of time well spent in Time Smart. [0:04:07] * News updates: Stories about Bitcoin, marijuana stocks, and more. [0:08:56] * Portfolio Topic: Whether pricing bubbles are caused by rational behaviour. [0:14:19] * Unpacking Pastor and Veronesi’s paper connecting uncertainty to high prices. [0:18:25] * Pricing bubbles as caused by discount rates; a second Pastor and Veronesi paper. [0:27:48] * ‘IPO waves’ connected to the bubble discussion in a third Pastor and Veronesi paper. [0:37:58] * Planning topic: How the concept of human capital relates to financial decisions. [0:44:45] * The importance of considering asset allocation decisions and life insurance needs together. [0:54:46] * Bad advice of the week: ‘The Market’s Invisible Guardrails Are Missing’. [1:01:16]
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