This show starts out with a brief discussion of the current market conditions as global stock markets contract. The discussion is followed by 5 insightful questions from The Investor’s Podcast community, and a discussion of Walter Isaacson’s biography about Benjamin Franklin.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What has happened to the global stock market cap, and how it moves in cycles
  • If Preston and Stig has changed their value investing strategy given the current market conditions
  • Why Preston and Stig doesn’t look at analyst ratings and price targets
  • How to stick to your strategy when the stock market crashes
  • How Preston and Stig prioritize which books to read
  • If the low interest rate justifies a higher P/E ratio

One of the more characteristic charts discussed during the episode is the global stock market contraction that’s been occuring since the middle of 2015. Below is the chart Preston and Stig were referencing.

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The Investor’s Podcast list of Billionaires’ Favorite Books
Toby Carlisle’s book, Deep Value – Read reviews of this book
Walter Isaacson’s book, Benjamin Franklin – Read reviews of this book


Billionaire Ray Dalio’s video on the Economic Machine

Intrinsic Value Calculation (method 1)

Intrinsic Value Calculation (method 2) – Discount Cash Flow


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