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Get Started: The Beginner’s Guide to the Stock Market

Do you want to start investing but are unsure of where to begin? Then this is the podcast for you!

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.

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Get Started: The Beginner’s Guide to the Stock Market

Do you want to start investing but are unsure of where to begin? Then this is the podcast for you!

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.

Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher

MyWallSt operates a full disclosure policy. MyWallSt staff may hold long positions in some of the companies mentioned in this podcast.


Why Invest?

In this episode, you’ll learn about the benefits of investing and how you should set yourself up financially to get the most from your investing life, including:

  • Setting goals for your investing life.
  • The power of compounding.
  • Paying yourself first.
  • Three steps to help you save enough to get started.

Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher

MyWallSt operates a full disclosure policy. MyWallSt staff may hold long positions in some of the companies mentioned in this podcast.



Basics

In this episode of the Get Started series, you’ll learn about all the basics that you’ll need to know before you can get started so you can invest with confidence, including:

  • What a stock actually is.
  • How to accurately calculate the size of a company.
  • The reasons why you should avoid penny stocks, margins, and short selling.
  • What indexes actually are, including the Dow Jones and the S&P 500.

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MyWallSt operates a full disclosure policy. MyWallSt staff may hold long positions in some of the companies mentioned in this podcast.


Finding Great Companies

In the third episode of our five-part series, the MyWallSt team shares our time-tested techniques that you’ll need to know to go about identifying great investment opportunities.

Some of the things we cover include:

  • How Peter Lynch’s ‘One Up on Wall Street’ is the greatest investing resource we’ve ever encountered.
  • How to spot companies with great culture and visionary leaders.
  • Why competitive advantage is crucial for long-term success.
  • Some of the industries we think are set to grow over the next decade.

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MyWallSt operates a full disclosure policy. MyWallSt staff may hold long positions in some of the companies mentioned in this podcast.


Looking Deeper

A company is only as good as its ability to make money. In this episode, we show you how to start analyzing companies from a financial point of view so you can better understand the businesses and the long-term opportunities. 

Some of the things we cover include:

  • How to accurately assess the different ways in which a company makes money.
  • The importance of margins and profitability.
  • What to look out for on a balance sheet.
  • The different metrics used to value a company.

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MyWallSt operates a full disclosure policy. MyWallSt staff may hold long positions in some of the companies mentioned in this podcast.


Your Investing Life

In the fifth and final episode of the Get Started series, you’ll learn how to:

  • Find your very first stock.
  • Build and diversify your portfolio.
  • Spot the common mistakes that all investors should avoid.
  • Know when it’s time to sell.

Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher

MyWallSt operates a full disclosure policy. MyWallSt staff may hold long positions in some of the companies mentioned in this podcast.


Looking for the next investing podcast to listen to?

Check out the Stock Club podcast, where you can join the MyWallSt investing team as they sit down to chat about the companies and strategies that shape their investing life.

Listen to the latest episode below or check out our full list of episodes here.