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Retail Analysts Are Smarter, Brooker Belcourt Has Proof (Szn 4, Ep. 14)

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Brooker Belcourt, CEO of Covey, joins the podcast to discuss his analyst platform and its ‘alpha algorithm’ that has been able to produce outperformance through its stock and ETF picks and crypto calls.

Content Highlights

  • Covey’s contrarian thesis: Retail analysts are every bit as good, if not better, than institutional analysts (4:10);
  • The idea of a platform to aggregate analyst opinion is not new. But very recent history has proven Covey correct: its analysts predicted the drop in cryptocurrencies and rise in value stocks over that have transpired over the last week (5:53);
  • The ‘alpha algorithm’ and how that works (6:58);
  • What is Covey’s algorithm picking up right now? (11:03);
  • Some highlights: Long commodities, fertilizer stocks like Mosaic (MOS), financials, energy stocks, and a few beaten-up tech names like Facebook/Meta (FB) and Alibaba (BABA). Short cryptos has been taken off (14:46);
  • Isn’t Covey just chasing past performance hoping for future results? (17:20)
  • Great investors appear to have staying power, regardless of environment (23:27);
  • Background on the guest and how he came to start Covey (28:11);
  • Deeper discussion on how Covey’s top analysts are positioning their portfolios right now (36:39);

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Szn 3, Ep. 29: Causes for Optimism in 2022, with Ryan Worch

Ryan Worch of Worch Capital rejoins the podcast to provide his outlook on stocks for 2022. Spoiler alert: He’s bullish. With certain qualifications. Worch mentions specific securities in the latter half of the episode.

Nothing here is intended as investment advice.

Content Highlights

  • Worch’s contrarian call: We’re still in a secular bull market (4:14);
  • Underneath the surface there has been “some very real destruction in the speculative part of the markets.” Why this is happening (6:05);
  • Is there any hopes for the Cathie Wood names, meme stocks, cryptos, and NFTs? (9:25);
  • Many people are bearish. Too many (15:33);
  • How Worch Capital is positioning its portfolio and some favorite names (20:45);
  • A brief discussion about inflation (28:09).
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Season 3, Episode 25: Three Areas of Technology Investors Need to Watch

With Simon Erickson, 7investing

Simon Erickson, founder and CEO of 7investing, joins the podcast to discuss three areas of technological innovation and disruption that stand to transform the world of business as we know it.

The guest identifies one stock from each area, with the understanding that it is not intended as investment advice.

Content Highlights

  • Why focusing on technological change is contrarian (3:41);

  • Idea No. 1: Buy now, pay later or BNPL. Disruptive to credit card companies (4:37);
  • Several upstarts have ‘cracked this code’ but Erickson has one that he’s been paying close attention to (5:57);

  • Idea No. 2: Quantum computing (14:23);

  • Background on the guest (22:25);
  • Idea No. 3: Gene editing (25:24);

  • How to go about picking entry points for investments in these areas? (31:30);
  • What about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies? (33:47).

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