If you’re an avid investor — or even if you’re not — at one time or another you’ve probably considered investing in individual stocks. Stacy has been doing it for 40 years. During that time he’s made well over a million dollars by investing in the stocks of individual companies.
But stock picking isn’t for everyone, and it comes with risks. Even the best stock pickers periodically lose money. The trick is to learn a few rules that will increase your odds.
Stacy Johnson and financial journalist Miranda Marquit are joined by producer and novice investor Aaron Freeman. This week’s guest is a friend of the show, Kevin Matthews, a former investment adviser and the author of "Starting Point: How To Create Wealth That Lasts.”
Remember, even though we sometimes talk about specific investments on this show, don’t take them as recommendations because they’re not. Before investing in anything, do your own research, and make your own decisions.
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One of the best ways to build wealth is through stock investing. There are many different ways to invest in stocks, and we can help you figure out how to make the most of your investing dollars. Here are some resources from Money Talks News to help you learn about stock investing, including ideas for where to put your money:
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- Stocks Are Tanking: What You Need to Know Now
- The Market Is Low: Time to Buy Stocks?
- How to Invest When Both Stocks and Bonds Are Falling
- How to Find the Best Dividend Stocks, Step by Step
- How to Pick Winning Stocks, Step by Step
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Stock investing isn’t the only way to make money as an investor. We’ve got a lot of great articles about other ways to invest — and about investing in general. Get more bang for your buck after learning about the resources.
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- Top Alternative Investments for Diversifying Your Portfolio
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Meet this week’s guest, Kevin Matthews II
Kevin L. Matthews II is a Plutus Award winner and No. 1 bestselling author. He has helped hundreds of individuals plan for their retirement in addition to managing more than $140 million in assets during his advisory career. By 2017, he was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors by Investopedia.
Kevin launched BuildingBread in 2010 to inspire millennials to set, simplify and achieve any financial goal. Kevin regularly speaks to young adults across the country and has been featured in several media publications and productions including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Black Enterprise, CNBC and many others.
Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hampton University, a certificate in financial planning from Northwestern University and a certificate in disruptive strategy from Harvard Business School. In 2020, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business with a master’s degree in technology commercialization (MSTC).
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About the hosts
Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He’s a CPA, and has also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.
Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, writer and speaker. She’s been covering personal finance and investing topics for almost 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys travel, reading and the outdoors.