Although the podcast landscape is replete with money, debt, and personal finance podcasts, there are fewer shows that address investing topics. Here's a list of investing-related podcasts you can check out. These are not ranked in order, and all deserve a listen.
The criteria for selection is as follows:
Each has a host with investing-related experience or credentials.
Each is dedicated to investing, or is a money-related show with coverage of investing topics.
Each covers a variety of investing approaches and strategies.
Each is aimed at the reasonably intelligent listener with a moderate understanding of investing. You'll find investing-related analysis, tips and information in each selection.
Money for the Rest of Us. Episode 73: "Why You Shouldn't Trade."
A simple description of important money and investing concepts for the average individual – how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it. Overtrading leads to lower investment returns – Vanguard and others have the research to support this thesis. Host J. David Stein is smart and personable with a conversational style. He was easy to listen to, with well-researched content.
The takeaway from this episode is that trading is speculative. Stein explains how automated computerized investing algorithms have overshadowed the former human traders of the past. With the programmed intelligence of the computers, it is practically impossible to compete and beat the bots. "Seventy percent of the trades are machines talking to one another," he says.
Index Investing Show with Ron DeLegge. Episode: "The Single Most Important Thing You Should Do Right Now"
The concept of the show is "margin of safety." DeLegge, founder of ETFguide.com, discusses the details of the what, whys and hows of the "margin of safety" concept. His conversation is current, with references to the recent market volatility and decline. He explains that a margin of safety in investing is similar to a safety net for your money. Beyond the typical investment asset allocation, the investor needs a pool of cash that will not be touched by investment market movements.
This episode dives into a topic that is helpful for the average investor. DeLegge is promotional, offering an analysis of the listener's portfolio. He is easy to listen to, intelligent and helpful, all the while putting a new spin on an important investing concept.
Sound Investing. Episode: "How Much Risk Should I Take?"
Host Paul Merriman is a well-known fixture in the investing landscape, with decades of expertise and accolades. This episode answers two investing questions:
How can I assess what I can afford to risk?
How to come up with my personal standard deviation?
This topic is extremely important in light of the recent stock market drop. Merriman begins with a few simple investment risks to avoid, such as putting all your money in one company. Although this sounds like common sense, many people who buy just one company stock may unknowingly be in this risky position. He also warns against putting all of your money in one sector. For example, you may think health care is the sector of the future. Even if you're 99 percent certain, don't put all of your capital in one sector; spread it around, instead.@AverageJoeMoney @MoneyMstrmind @HisandHerMoney @joefairless @YoungOldshMoney @PatFlynn @alphaconsumer @SteveStewartMe http://ow.ly/U6Fab