Pull up a bedroll, gaze up at the stars, and gather ‘round for a little extra warmth as we listen to some campfire stories from the RBI community. Hear tales of how a cheesecake can lead to financial independence, how to recognize an irrational market, the dangers of leverage, the value of investing together, and more.
Jan 03,2018 • 55:19
Listen to Campfire Stories, Vol. 3: Community Voices
Poverty, disease, violent crime, famine... nearly every measure of human suffering is going steadily down, as surely as overall prosperity is going up. That's not just optimism, that's what the data show. Today we're delighted to present our guest Steven Pinker, author of several books including his latest, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, which highlights an optimistic, if counterintuitive, look at the future.
Time once again to answer your emails and Tweets! Special guests abound, as Tim Hanson speaks on The Motley Fool 100 Index, Brian Richards broadens our horizons to the UK and Hong Kong, Jeff Fischer talks hedging, and Bryan Hinmon reads yet another disclaimer before digging deeper into the TMFC ETF.
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You may know about asset allocation, but what about asset location? You may know about LTV, but what about CAC? And is infantry turnover really a thing? Tune in to learn the lingua franca of Foolish investing.
Also, last year at this time, David picked "5 Stocks The World Needs Right Now." How much did the world really need them? Did we beat the market again, or…?!
One episode was not enough to contain the wit and wisdom of our guest, Kevin Kelly. In this bonus episode, David asks Kevin about the future of tracking in a “protopian” society, and then we take questions from our Motley Fool One audience.
Have you ever wondered what the future looks like? You're in luck because today's guest pretty much lives there. As co-founder and now Senior Maverick of Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly has a distinguished career of seeking out where the future is erupting and bringing the news back to the rest of us. David interviewed Kevin at our Motley Fool One Member Event in San Francisco last week. We know you will enjoy this peek behind the curtain!
What happened to the market? Was it the worst drop ever? Was it the beginning of the next bear market? Or was it just a harmless little bear cub? Regardless, David has 5 picks to beat the market over the next 3+ years. Also, two years ago Rule Breaker stocks were hurting, down over 20% in our own private bear market. Today we’ll review the 5 stocks David picked at that time. We hope you were listening!
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In this new series, we’ll revisit some of the most important ideas we’ve explored over the years, shine some new light on old stories, and maybe give a little nudge for you to explore the archives. After all, we’ve produced over 100 episodes of this podcast, and it would be silly to assume that you’ve heard them all!
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David turns potential into kinetic energy, navigating with a compass, bringing you technology steamrollers, OODA loops, and a different way to grade science exams. Oh, and his second favorite Fool quote ever.
Take a seat, put your napkin on your lap, and pick up your fork and knife. It's time to eat some crow! Today, David and his guests will dig in to his worst stock picks over the last three years, find out what went wrong, and search for silver linings. Bon appetit!
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