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Season 1, Episode 19: The Need for Non-Consensus Investing, With Rupal J. Bhansali

Developing contrarian investing ideas is not a luxury, but a necessity in today’s market.

Rupal J. Bhansali joins the podcast to discuss her just-published book “Non-Consensus Investing: Being Right When Everyone Else is Wrong.”

Ms. Bhansali is the chief investment officer, international and global equities, at Ariel Investments in New York. Over the course of the conversation she explains why she wrote the book, some of its most valuable lessons for stock analysts, and why investors should eschew FAANG stocks for a new acronym: MANG (Michelin, Ahold, NTT Docomo, Glaxosmithkline).

Content:
The need for developing non-consensus views (2:20), focusing on balance-sheet risk rather than earnings (3:50), “kicking the can down the road” is not an option (6:27), FAANG vs. MANG (7:27), a special message to young women (12:20)

More information on the book available here.

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Season 1, Episode 18: Microinvesting Primer and Idea Generation, with GeoInvesting’s Maj Soueidan

Maj Soueidan, co-founder of GeoInvesting LLC, joins the podcast to discuss his approach to microcap investing and his process for sourcing ideas before concluding with one of his favorite stock picks at the time of the recording.

Content: The case for microcaps (1:25), how to find ideas (5:14), sectors (9:04), monitoring and holding periods (10:08), catalysts and “problems” (12:30), an illustrative case study (15:10), Maj’s background and how he came about microcap investing (18:43), more about GeoInvesting (24:19), current idea: Rand Worldwide Inc. (26:09), how to find more information (37:14).

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Season 1, Episode 17: The Coming ‘Melt Up’ in Markets, With David Hunter of Contrarian Macro Advisors

The market cycle has one final upleg, which will be followed by a historic crash

David Hunter, Chief Macro Strategist at Contrarian Macro Advisors, discusses the current state of the economic cycle and why risk assets have a final upleg left before the onset of the bear market. 

Content:
The Federal Reserve is behind the curve of the economy (2:00), the coming bust (5:00), predictions for bond prices (8:15), the final “melt up” and why it will be “parabolic” (12:29), echoes of 1982 (16:50), the 2020 bear market (19:34) and recovery, which will bring the first inflationary cycle since the 1970s (21:21), favorite places to be in terms of investments (26:45), $10 oil (30:00)

Not intended as investment advice.

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