Season 1, Episode 1
Get Rich Slowly
Welcome to our new value investing podcast.
My mate Tony is a very successful private investor. For the last 25 years, his share portfolio has, on average, doubled the performance of the stock market, every year. On this first episode, Tony tells me his story – how he went from growing up poor in Brisbane, to starting his investment portfolio, losing half of it in the first year, working out the kinks, to becoming very, very good at it and getting rich – slowly.
In future episodes, he’s going to teach me his checklist-based system for value investing. If you’re not familiar with that concept, it’s how guys like Warren Buffett invest. Value investing is basically the idea of finding high quality companies with a strong track record of generating lots of cash, but whose share price is for some reason currently undervalued. You buy those stocks and wait for the market to catch up.
Tony thinks the market is going through the “five stages of grief” and we debate which stage we are up to. He also talks about the “Coppock Curve” which suggests markets, like people, go through periods of mourning. Then we answer some of your questions about: the best way to set up a profile to trade, comparing full-service brokers to low-cost DIY options, how to treat companies with negative “net income “, what Tony thinks about Discounted Cash Flow calculations, his thoughts on the possibility of inflation in the next few years, whether or not he ever uses options, whether or not found he has found any companies with good scores lately, and what he thinks about Kathmandu
Part 2 of our “getting started” reboot. In this episode we get into the nitty-gritty of the checklist and the data sources we use.