Podcasts are an amazing resource for crafting your own investing strategy. The fact that a well of easily accessible, easily consumable, free information sits at our fingertips is a luxury early investors couldn't dream about. I've listed my best investing podcasts below, ones I use for news, others for inspiration, and others even to switch off to on the commute home.
If you want to add more resources to your investing strategy, check out the rest of our Think Like an Investor series:
Stock Club is a podcast hosted in our own studio here at MyWallSt HQ by the MyWallSt Analyst team of Mike, Anne-Marie and Emmet. In our wholly unbiased opinion, it is the best investing podcast out there. The team discusses the current market news, the strategies that define their investing philosophy and demystifies the stock market with its easy to follow format.
What separates this podcast from the rest on this list is its applicability for all levels of investors. The guys talk with a casual tone about the current hot topics in the stock market, break down some of the stocks we have in our subscription service, as well as answering queries regarding topics or concepts which the beginner investor may find intimidating. Having a REIT explained in an Irish accent is the only way to learn!
So join the MyWallSt investing team as they sit down to chat about the companies and strategies that shape their investing life.
Stocks, stocks and more stocks. Motley Fool Money is a rundown of all the stock market news to close out the week, served with a side of commentary from the Fool's expert analysis team. They break down any and all mitigating factors that may influence Wall Street and the impact it will have on investors. This is a great resource to turn to during earnings season to get a condensed version of the week's anarchy, all in one place.
Anything produced by the Motley Fool is guaranteed to be of the highest standard, and this podcast is no different. Whether you are tuning in to find out what factors may affect stocks in your portfolio, a general rundown of the week gone by or you might want a stock pick or two to research yourself, Motley Fool Money is one of the best investing podcasts out there.
Hosted by Brett Schaffer and Ryan Henderson, Chit Chat Money is a great casual listen on the world of investing. The two hosts are incredibly well-read and are usually joined by a stellar guest or two to discuss the comings and goings of the market.
However, what sets this podcast apart is its company deep-dives. Twice a week, this podcast will dissect a lesser-known public company, showcasing some high-level due diligence as they break down an S1 or 10k, financials, leadership team, and market opportunity. The level of detail and quality of analysis is second to none and I've found the podcast to be a great accompaniment for when I conduct my own research. Some of its recent deep-dives include Trade Desk, Skechers, and Alphabet.
The economy explained. A simple mission, an elaborate execution. Planet Money has been around for more than 10 years and has over 900 episodes in its back catalogue. NPR releases an episode of Planet Money twice a week, although new episodes are sometimes interspersed with classic episodes from the vault. Its range of topics and level of detail is extraordinary.
The podcast is just as applicable to the beginner investor as it is to the experienced investment banker. Here's a list of some of the topics covered:
Planet Money does an excellent job of explaining something tedious in a way that isn't. It tries to make the theory of economics accessible to the general public, using these outlandish case studies to magnify underlying complex topics.
Brought to you by ARK Invest, FYI is a high-brow, intellectual take on future-defining technologies and the disrupting innovators that are pioneering them. The ARK research team was made famous in 2020 for some truly outstanding performance and this podcast is another way of getting an insight into the company and its processes.
The podcast goes into detail on the topics that have made ARK a household name like autonomous driving, mobile payments, gene editing, and AI. Members of the research team will interview industry experts to provide a background on these technologies and what the future holds for them. While less frequent than a lot of the other names on this list, when a new episode is released, it's a must-listen.
If you don't know Scott Galloway yet, get to know him, quick. He is one of our favorite commentators here at MyWallSt and will soon be yours too. His diatribe of Adam Neumann and the shambles at WeWork sheds an unblinking light on the corporate governance which led to the company's downfall. His pull no punches style is at home sat beside Kara Swisher in the Pivot podcast. Their dark humor and dry wit are unleashed on the week's technology news, which gives rise to some bold predictions (we're still waiting on Netflix to make an offer to buy Spotify).
Pivot is a great place to get some frank and honest analysis of all things technology, business, and politics. Galloway and Swisher do an excellent job of providing their expert opinions in the setting of a casual conversation between friends. It also provides some truly excellent quotes. A personal favorite from Galloway: "If you tell a thirty-something-year-old white guy he's Jesus Christ, he's inclined to believe you."
With Business Daily, the BBC performs a deep dive into one particular news topic every day. These topics vary widely from the worrying levels of consumer debt in China to shareholder's growing impatience with Uber, yet every episode serves to give you your daily update on the world economy.
For a daily podcast, the attention to detail is incredibly impressive. It typically consists of in-depth reporting, opinions, and interviews from industry experts as well as those on the ground. Plugging into Business Daily on your morning commute is a surefire way to start thinking like an investor. It is one of our favorite market news podcasts here at MyWallSt.
Reid Hoffman is one of the co-founders of LinkedIn, former COO of PayPal and a partner at Greylock Partners. He also boasts a seat on the boards of Airbnb, Convoy, Edmodo, and Microsoft. I know what you're thinking: why does this guy need to do a podcast? The answer is that he doesn't have to, he just loves doing it.
The premise of the podcast revolves around a particular notion the host is touting. In the podcast's own words "Reid Hoffman sets out to describe and prove theories that explain how great entrepreneurs take their companies from zero to a gazillion in ingenious fashion." Because of this, each episode has a unique outlook based on the theory at hand. From bootstrapping a business to scale with MailChimp CEO Ben Chestnutt to the formula for great hiring with Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO of Workday, each episode provides a unique insight into the growth of a company.
If that isn't enough for you, Hoffman has a fascinating way of introducing his theories to the listener at the start of each podcast. First-time listeners don't be deterred when you tune in to hear about hiring strategies and are welcomed with how to distill bourbon. It all comes together smoothly and seamlessly, quite like the right bourbon!
Do you want to start investing but are unsure of where to begin? Then this is the podcast for you!
A second entry on the list for MyWallSt, but we're more than happy to include our latest 'Get Started' series. This 5-part series dives into the basics of getting your investing journey started.
Based on the timeless lessons of MyWallSt's Learn app -- which has been downloaded more than 2 million times to date -- Get Started covers everything you need to know to become a successful, long-term stock investor.
Short and sweet is the easiest way to describe the FT News Briefing. It provides a top-level rundown of the global, economic and business news of the day. Plug into this podcast on your morning commute and you'll arrive at work ahead of the curve.
If you are of the unfortunate majority who live further than 10 minutes away from work, you might also throw in Seeking Alpha's Wall Street Breakfast into the mix. Similar to the FT News Briefing, it's a quick daily news rundown, with more of a stock focus.
Oftentimes, the best way to learn is to not even realize you're being taught at all. That's what MyWallSt's latest podcast, FML Fund My Life, offers to listeners. Hosted by MyWallSt's financial analyst, Anne Marie, and social media manager, Nicole - investing has never been this fun before.
Traditionally, investing and the stock market haven't been that welcoming for women -- this podcast hopes to change that. It makes investing seem approachable, easy, and something you can actually enjoy.
Expect plenty of laughs, some off-the-wall topics, and plenty of insightful market commentary as Anne Marie and Nicole set out to change the way we all view investing.
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