EPISODE 106 ▪ June 13, 2019
How to Value a Business
In this week’s episode, Extreme Value Editor Dan Ferris shares the two key concepts investors need to master to value a business, and why the most famous metric is, to him, totally meaningless. We also chat about Beyond Meat’s spectacular rise, and possible fall… and discuss a fear-mongering article from Bloomberg about the “fear gauge.” Fielder Capital Group CEO Frank Byrd stops by to share his fascinating story of major investing success, inspired by Warren Buffett.
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EPISODE 105 ▪ June 6, 2019
How to Safely Trade Gold and Silver on the Internet
Dan has long warned about the dangerous odds of short-term trading – yet in recognition of the fact that so many readers are still determined to do it, he offers some essential principles to anyone engaging in short-term trading – if they must. The important, No. 1 principle is counter-intuitive, and we expect some of you to argue – but hear Dan out about how the most important thing is not how much you make, or even if you make any money at all. And amid all the risk management tips out there, there’s one Dan reveals as the very best he’s ever heard – “the one that separates the heroes from the zeroes.”
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EPISODE 104 ▪ May 30, 2019
Is Blockchain the Biggest Wealth-Creation Opportunity!
Dan leads off with a shorter Rant segment this week, about how hard it is to do short-term trading because of all the big traders with billions of dollars that you’re competing against in the market. He says it’s as hard as trying to open an online retailer to compete against  Investors can profit from actively investing their own money, but they need to be more long-term oriented.  Dan also shares the “Coffee Can” story written by Robert Kirby back in 1984.  It’s all about how an investor followed his adviser’s buy recommendations, but not his sell advice… and wound up making a huge amount more money as a result of holding good companies for the long term.  In our What’s New segment this week, game software provider Zynga is selling its San Francisco headquarters and making $600 million—a ton more money than it’s made on its real business. Then Dan runs through a few “macro” bits in the news, suggesting that volatility is likely to increase over the next three years. Dan shares some personal research he did on the VIX, which he believes indicates that, the farther the VIX gets below 15, the more it resembles a “coiling spring,” set to soar. 
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EPISODE 103 ▪ May 23, 2019
How to Succeed in the Stock Market and in Life
Dan opens up this week with an essential mental model all investors must master.  It’s a simple way to figure out where you’re most likely to succeed, in the stock market and in life.  Great financial minds like Warren Buffett, Andrew Carnegie and Ben Horowitz of Andreesen Horowitz have used this idea to achieve stunning success and enormous wealth.  In What’s New this week, you’ll see why the recently IPO’d Chinese company, Luckin Coffee, might not give Starbucks as much trouble as investors think.  We’ll also contemplate the recently reported “deaths” of both inflation and value investing.  We’ll finish up with a look at Whitney Tilson’s Tesla prediction… which is looking pretty good these days!
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EPISODE 102 ▪ May 17, 2019
How to Enhance Investor Discipline by Being Lazy
You’ve probably heard Warren Buffett say, “Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy.”  You probably never stepped back and realized that’s a model of how emotions affect the stock market.  In this week’s opening “Rant” segment, Dan shares with you his model of the basic emotional makeup of the stock market. It’s different than the Buffett model. Dan pulls evidence in from some interesting sources he’s been looking at recently, from physicist/quant investor Emanuel Derman and mathematician/author Steven Strogatz. 
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EPISODE 101 ▪ May 9, 2019
How to Invest When the Market Is So Volatile
It seems like a distant memory with May’s headwinds for markets, but technically the “Everything Rally” is back this year, with 90% of 70 financial classes showing gains through this spring. Of course, the market action of this week, leading up to the S&P 500’s nearly 1% on Thursday morning, calls the entire rally into question. Luckily, there’s a kind of insurance available for investors against this kind of market movement – and it actually gets cheaper when it’s needed most, like property insurance premiums falling right before a Category 5 hurricane hits. In this episode, Dan explains how he used to double his money last week after a bet that May would be a horrible month for markets paid off.
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EPISODE 100 ▪ May 2, 2019
A Warning to Investors About Two IPOs
The past 10 years have taught us that the FAANG stocks – with Nvidia sometimes included in the mix – can do no wrong. After all, they’re the businesses with the greatest technologies, low capital expenditures, and visionary leaders. They’re seemingly ascendant over the big brand names, as Kraft-Heinz’s 27% drop in one day appears to reinforce. But in this hundredth episode of Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan explains why left-for-dead value investments could be about to have their day.
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EPISODE 99 ▪ April 25, 2019
Why Stocks are More Expensive Than Ever
On a week where the S&P 500 hit an all-time closing high, Dan breaks down what it means for investors – continuing blue skies, or peak of a mania? Most of the time, he doesn’t care about the market’s valuations – except for two times. These special circumstances are rare. They come together less that 1% of the time. And as it happens, Dan has come across a major warning sign in today’s market valuations – something that comes on the heels of billionaire investor Ray Dalio’s recent report that corporate margins, which have propped up increasingly high market valuations, could come falling from right under them.
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EPISODE 98 ▪ April 18, 2019
Why Tesla Is the Most Dangerous Stock in America
Extreme Value editor Dan Ferris chats about the “Amazon of Africa,” IPO, the death of retail, and Apple & Qualcomm’s fight. Former hedge fund manager and founder of Empire Financial Research, Whitney Tilson, stops by to explain why he thinks Tesla is the most dangerous stock in America.
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EPISODE 97 ▪ April 11, 2019
How to Collect Income from Gold
Extreme Value Editor Dan Ferris discusses which company’s IPO is gathering steam and Bank of America getting out in front of a minimum wage fight. Our special guest Brian Dalton stops by to talk about how to collect income from gold.
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