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Investing in monopolies – with Greg McCall

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Sometimes I get distracted when I’m looking for my next investment — the noise drowns out my ability to identify companies best-positioned for long term growth.book by Greg McCall

Today’s guest, Greg McCall uses an investment framework that looks for winners by scoring them according to their monopolistic tendencies (makes sense, right?).

In his book, The Monopoly Method: An Insider’s Guide to Navigating Wall Street and Becoming a Better Investor, Greg describes a scoring mechanism that he’s created after 20 years of experience as a hedge fund investor.

In this episode of Tradestreaming Radio, you’ll learn:

  • the insider’s view of how equity investing works
  • why monopolies make compelling investments long term
  • which industries/companies should outperform
  • about Greg’s investment scorecard he uses to judge stocks

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  • Better retirement planning and investing – with Mike Egan

    Posted on September 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm UTC

    Mike Egan has heard numerous investment myths bandied about for decades.mike egan

    In his new book, Your Stronger Financial Future: The Essential 8 Strategies for Making Profitable Investments sets out to correct those misunderstandings.

    In our interview, Egan addresses:

    • social security and how it should fit into a retirement plan
    • how unprepared most of us are for retirement
    • the role of financial professionals in the investing process
    • why debt makes success harder

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  • Jackass investing appears to work

    Posted on September 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm UTC

    I interviewed Brandywine’s Mike Dever recently on Tradestreaming Radio on the launch of his book, Jackass Investing (Amazon).

    Dever’s done an admirable job making his strategies available to the public (and his returns, too).  The August report on the Symphony Portfolio (described in Jackass) showed a return of over 2% vs. the $SPY ‘s loss of over 5%.

    Pretty non-jackass to me.

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  • Investing in gold (and other commodities) – with Tom Taulli

    Posted on September 14, 2011 at 11:31 am UTC

    Today’s guest, Tom Taulli discusses commodity investing and more specifically, the historical case for investing in gold.book about investing

    Taulli is a prolific author and his new book, All About Commodities is a solid overview of how investors approach putting their money in things like precious metals, agriculture, and energy.

    While the book is quite broad in its coverage of commodities, Tom and I specifically discuss gold — it’s top of mind for many investors and I wanted to learn more.

    We discuss:

    • what’s the appeal of investing in gold
    • why institutions are putting more money in commodities
    • why it’s hard to get the real story on gold
    • how investors can play rising gold prices
    • where to learn more about the gold industry

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  • Investing in NFL teams: good investment?

    Posted on September 14, 2011 at 8:49 am UTC

    Well, if you ask the NFL owners it isn’t.

    But a recent research paper sheds a different light on the business of investing in the NFL.

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  • How to invest in emerging markets as a foreigner [free ebook]

    Posted on September 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm UTC

    How does a foreigner invest in some of the most compelling emerging markets in Asia and the Middle East?   Which geographies should investors be looking seriously at?

    I don’t know — but Saudi Price Alaweed does.  And recent guest on Tradestreaming, Jeff Towson does. See my interview with Towson here and here.

    He’s also written a book about global investing, What Would Ben Graham Do Now: A New Value Investing Playbook for a Global Age.

    He was head of direct investments in the Middle East and Pacific for Alaweed’s barebones (staff of 2 or 3 people), multi-billion dollar, global investment machine.

    The Tradestreaming global investing ebook

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Tradestreaming is a community of investors learning directly from experts. I’m Zack Miller, investor, entrepreneur, and founder of Tradestreaming.com and I literally wrote the book on how to invest in the age of Facebook and Twitter. Tradestreaming is the resource I’ve created to help me become a better investor.  I believe it will help you … Continue Reading