Sound Investing
Sound Investing
Nov 25, 2020
A Giant Thank You!
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Money For the Rest of Us
Money For the Rest of Us
J. David Stein
Are You Underweight Chinese Stocks? Pros and Cons of Investing in China
Most global stock ETFs, funds and indices have only about 5% invested in China even though China has the second-largest economy in the world. What are the pros and cons of increasing your allocation to Chinese stocks. Topics covered include: * Why has China's economy rebounded faster than other countries * What are Chinese A-share stocks * How large are China's economy and stock market * What are four threats that could derail the performance of Chinese stocks * How individuals can invest in China's stock market including A-shares Thanks to SmartAsset for sponsoring the episode. Show Notes Chinese shares: should you increase the amount in your portfolio? by Sam Dickens—IG Group China A-Shares Definition by Troy Segal—Investopedia China’s Economy Powers Ahead While the Rest of the World Reels by Stella Yifan Xie, Eun-Young Jeong and Mike Cherney—The Wall Street Journal China Still Grew and Fueled Its Rise as Covid-19 Shook the Global Economy by Jonathan Cheng—The Wall Street Journal With Americans Stuck at Home, Trade With China Roars Back by Ana Swanson—The New York Times Buffett Indicator: China Stock Market Valuations and Expected Future Returns—GuruFocus.com MSCI Deletions Trigger Rush to Sell Chinese Telecom Stocks by Jeanny Yu and Sofia Horta e Costa Executive Order on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies—The White House Non-SDN Communist Chinese Military Companies List as of January 08, 2021—U.S. Department of the Treasury MSCI ACWI Index (USD) December 31, 2020—MSCI How China Lost Patience With Jack Ma, Its Loudest Billionaire by Lulu Yilun Chen and Coco Liu—Bloomberg China Clampdown on Big Tech Puts More Billionaires on Notice by Zheping Huang and Coco Liu—Bloomberg China’s College Graduates Can’t Find Jobs. The Solution: Grad School. by Vivian Wang
20 min
The Long View
The Long View
Morningstar
George Kinder: A Financial Plan Needs To Be a Life Plan
Our guest on the podcast today is George Kinder. He founded the Kinder Life Institute, which trains financial professionals in the field of what's called Life Planning after a 30-year career as a practicing financial planner and tax advisor. George is also the author of several books dedicated to teaching advisors about life planning: The Seven Stages of Money Maturity, Lighting the Torch, and Life Planning for You. He was the first winner of the Financial Planning Association's Heart of Financial Planning Award, which recognizes "individuals who demonstrate commitment and passion in doing extraordinary work to contribute or give back to the financial planning community and/or the public." Background Bio The Kinder Institute of Life Planning Books The Genesis & Discovery Process of Life Planning EVOKE:® A Life Planning Methodology “Psychology and Life Planning,” by George Kinder and Susan Galvan, kinderinstitute.com. “George Kinder: Three Questions About Life Planning,” by J.D. Roth, getrichslowly.org, Feb. 15, 2009. “Financial Planner Vs. Financial *Life* Planner. Which One Is the “Right One” for Me?” by Cristina Livadary, manafld.com, Jan. 24, 2020. “Kinder: Wisdom and Life Planning in the Coronavirus Era,” by George Kinder, financialplanningtoday.co.uk, April 6, 2020. Financial Advice Webinar: “George Kinder on Work-Life Balance--Life Planning & Mindfulness,” by George Kinder, brighttalk.com, Jan. 28, 2016. Seven Stages of Money Maturity Workshop EVOKE® 5-Day Life Planning Training Life Planning for You
43 min
WEALTHTRACK
WEALTHTRACK
Consuelo Mack
Financial To-Do List For A New Year [2021]
Blast off! Stock markets are setting records, with tech stocks leading the charge once again. “Don’t fight the Fed” should now encompass “don’t fight the Treasury, fiscal stimulus, vaccinations and investor demand for ‘real’ (after inflation) returns.” The Wall Street Journal reports that the “S&P 500 rose 14.3% from Election Day through Inauguration Day, its best performance on record for that period.” (The Wall Street Journal “Stocks Climb To Records, Led By Tech Sector” 1/21/21)    In retrospect, 2020 was an entire year for the record books:  - A once in a century global pandemic; - Unprecedented, massive monetary and fiscal stimulus; - A brief deep recession and the shortest bear market in U.S. history; - A record-breaking stock market rally; - The continuation of near record-low interest rates - And the election of a new president with a very different policy agenda.  Portfolio rebalancing is just one of the actions on Christine Benz’ financial to-do list this year. In part 2 of our interview with Morningstar's Director of Personal Finance, she helps us get in personal financial shape for the year ahead.   WEALTHTRACK #1730 broadcast on January 22, 2021 More info: https://wealthtrack.com/2021s-financial-to-do-list-with-morningstars-personal-finance-guru-christine-benz/ Books mentioned in  the episode: 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances: https://amzn.to/3ig0cZE Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: Five-Star Strategies for Success: https://amzn.to/3ifVVp8 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wealthtrack/support
26 min
Bogleheads On Investing Podcast
Bogleheads On Investing Podcast
bogleheads
Episode 029: Frazer Rice, host Rick Ferri
Frazer Rice is the author of “Wealth, Actually: Intelligent Decision-Making for the 1%”, host of the “Wealth, Actually” podcast, creator of the "Wealth, Actually" blog, and a Northeast Regional Director for Pendleton Square Trust Company. Frazer is an attorney and experienced trust officer. His wealth management career has included serving for over 15 years as a Managing Director at Wilmington Trust Company. We cover a lot of ground in this episode including estate planning, reasons for using trusts, selecting trustees, family dynamics, investing for 1%'ers, and much more! This podcast is hosted by Rick Ferri, CFA, a long-time Boglehead and investment adviser. The Bogleheads are a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group. It is a conflict-free community where individual investors reach out and provide education, assistance, and relevant information to other investors of all experience levels at no cost. The organization supports a free website at Bogleheads.org, and the wiki site is Bogleheads® wiki. Since 2000, the Bogleheads' have held national conferences in major cities around the country. There are also many Local Chapters in the US and even a few Foreign Chapters that meet regularly. New Chapters are being added on a regular basis. All Bogleheads activities are coordinated by volunteers who contribute their time and talent. This podcast is supported by the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity on February 6, 2012. Your tax-deductible donation to the Bogle Center is appreciated.
1 hr
Let's Talk ETFs
Let's Talk ETFs
Seeking Alpha
Ain't Nothing But A 5G Thing: A Deep Dive Into The Top Performing 5G ETF (WUGI)
The focus of a multitude of conspiracy theories across the nether regions of the internet, the returns provided by playing the move to 5G have been anything but fake. According to Esoterica Capital CEO Bruce Liu, the move to 5G is not so much an upgrade to an existing tech cycle as a re-envisioning of the entire tech stack. Investors should take note when Liu discusses anything 5G-related: his firm's flagship ETF, WUGI, has doubled up on peers FIVG and NXTG since launching in late March, returning nearly 100%. Show Notes Show Notes 4:00 - What exactly is 5G? Defining the parameters of the conversation 9:15 - The 5G investing universe: Which sectors stand to benefit the most? 13:15 - "A re-envisioning of the entire tech stack": 5G, the Internet of Things, and autonomous driving 16:15 - Liar, liar, cellphone tower on fire: Why is there so much conspiracy thinking around the move to 5G? 20:00 - WUGI vs. FIVG vs. NXTG: In a space this fluid, does active trump passive? 29:30 - The move to 4G vs. to 5G: All in on the chipmakers (AMD) (QCOM) (TSM) (NVDA); avoiding the handset manufacturers (AAPL) (SSNLF) and networking players (NOK) (ERIC) this time around 38:30 - What's WUGI's research and stock selection process? 43:00 - A word on position sizing 45:15 - How "active" is WUGI? Reviewing annual turnover 50:00 - What are large FAANG type stocks like Netflix (NFLX) and Facebook (FB) doing in the portfolio? 55:00 - A name in the portfolio that will drive performance in the coming year: Meituan (MPNGF) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 6 min
Financial Decoder
Financial Decoder
Charles Schwab
2021 Market Outlook: What to Expect from the Economy, the Bond Market, Global Equities, and Washington
In this year-end bonus episode, Schwab experts look ahead to consider what investors might expect in 2021. First, Mark talks with Liz Ann Sonders, Schwab’s chief investment strategist. Liz Ann offers her perspective on the direction of the U.S. economy and stock market. Vaccines represent a light at the end of the tunnel, but Liz Ann cautions that we will enter 2021 still in the tunnel. Next, Mark speaks with Kathy Jones, Schwab’s chief fixed income strategist. Kathy looks at what bond investors might expect from the Federal Reserve and fixed income assets in the new year. Then, Jeffrey Kleintop—Schwab’s chief global investment strategist—joins the show and examines what 2021 might hold for the global economy and markets. Finally, as a busy election season winds down, Mike Townsend, Schwab’s vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, offers his outlook for what to expect in politics and policy next year. Subscribe to Financial Decoder for free on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Financial Decoder is an original podcast from Charles Schwab. For more on the series, visit schwab.com/financialdecoder. If you enjoy the show, please leave a ★★★★★ rating or review on Apple Podcasts. Important Disclosures: The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or personalized investment advice. The investment strategies mentioned here may not be suitable for everyone. Each investor needs to review an investment strategy for his or her own particular situation before making any investment decision. All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market conditions. Data contained herein from third-party providers is obtained from what are considered reliable sources. However, its accuracy, completeness or reliability cannot be guaranteed. Supporting documentation for any claims or statistical information is available upon request. The policy analysis provided by the Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., does not constitute and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any political party. Diversification and rebalancing a portfolio cannot ensure a profit or protect against a loss in any given market environment. Rebalancing may cause investors to incur transaction costs and, when rebalancing a non-retirement account, taxable events may be created that may affect your tax liability. Examples provided are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be reflective of results you can expect to achieve. Forecasts contained herein are for illustrative purposes only, may be based upon proprietary research and are developed through analysis of historical public data. Investing involves risk including loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and the opinions presented cannot be viewed as an indicator of future performance. Fixed income securities are subject to increased loss of principal during periods of rising interest rates. Fixed income investments are subject to various other risks including changes in credit quality, market valuations, liquidity, prepayments, early redemption, corporate events, tax ramifications and other factors. Lower rated securities are subject to greater credit risk, default risk, and liquidity risk. Tax-exempt bonds are not necessarily a suitable investment for all persons. Information related to a security's tax-exempt status (federal and in-state) is obtained from third-parties and Schwab does not guarantee its accuracy. Tax-exempt income may be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Capital appreciation from bond funds and discounted bonds may be subject to state or local taxes. Capital gains are not exempt from federal income tax. International investments involve additional risks, which include differences in financial accounting standards, currency fluctuations, geopolitical risk, foreign taxes and regulations, and the potential for illiquid markets. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks. Indexes are unmanaged, do not incur management fees, costs and expenses and cannot be invested in directly. For more information on indexes please see www.schwab.com/indexdefinitions. Apple Podcasts and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google Podcasts and the Google Podcasts logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Spotify and the Spotify logo are registered trademarks of Spotify AB. (1220-0XBU)
41 min
Invest Like a Boss
Invest Like a Boss
Sam Marks & Johnny FD
167: 2021 Bitcoin Outlook with Stephan Livera
Stephan Livera is a Bitcoin Podcaster and co-founder Ministry of Nodes. He hosts one of the world's leading bitcoin podcasts focused on the economics and technology of bitcoin. Stephan came to the space in 2013 and started the podcast in 2018, hosting many leading names in the bitcoin world as a means to provide high quality, curated information. Stephan contributes articles, speaks and hosts bitcoin events and conferences. Professionally and previously Stephan worked as an Australian chartered accountant and auditor within financial services. Listen to ILAB 167 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Where we are: * Johnny FD – Sri Lanka / IG @johnnyfdk * Sam Marks – Thailand / IG @imsammarks * Derek Spartz - Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor: * Our Crowd OurCrowd investors have access to invest directly, easily, and most importantly, early in pre-IPO companies. Sign up free now * Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon Discussed: * stephanlivera.com * ministryofnodes.com.au 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: * 11:13 – How did you get into Bitcoin? * 13:03 – What are you trying to unearth with your podcast? * 16:34 – Do you view Bitcoin as a currency or an asset? * 21:17 – Have you heard of any large funds buy Bitcoin? * 25:45 – Are these long term holds? * 30:43 – Where does it sit as a currency? * 33:57 – Have you heard of any big platforms accepting Bitcoin as payment? * 36:31 – Would it make sense exchanging Bitcoin with a stable coin? * 37:39 – Do you see Banks adopting and dealing with Bitcoin * 41:47 – Has the wallet technology improved as it relates to security? * 47:32 – What do you mean by “self-custody”? * 51:27 – What do you see on the horizon with Bitcoin? * 53:13 – Sam and Johnny review 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 2021. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.
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