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Listen to the first episode of The private investor's podcast

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Welcome to the first episode of The Private Investor’s Podcast. The podcast where keen stock pickers, Mark Atkinson, and Maynard Paton talk about managing their share portfolios. Mark began buying shares in 1984, and Maynard started in 1993, this time we cover UK small-cap cover Photo-ME and the investment potential of passport photos and self-service washing machines.

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FYR062 How to Engineer Your Early Retirement: Paul Belanger

Paul Belanger is back with us to talk about his new book Evidenced-based wealth – How to Engineer Your Retirement. For those who don’t know, Paul is PHD chemical engineer who became finically independent at 50, hence the title how to engineer your early retirement. The book is essentially a manual on how to achieve financial independence.

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FYR061 Mark Atkinson: How do you know if you are cut out to be a private investor?

Private investor Mark Atkinson has been investing since the mid-80s. Mark is a self-directed private investor who achieved financial independence at the young age of 53, living full time off his stock portfolio of 36 stocks. In this episode, Mark answer’s the common questions we received after our first podcast chat such as: How do I know if I am cut out to be a private investor? Why does he invests in stocks and not funds and is holding 36 stocks too many?

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FYR060 Andrew Craig | Financial Literacy Part Two – Inflation and Government Pensions

Financial Literacy with Andrew Craig. In part two Andrew delves deep into what is the real cause of inflation and the cost of living crisis. Andrew also shares a brief history of the pension system and what has gone wrong with the government pension system, and why should not rely on it for your future financial security. While conversation starts off by looking at the flaws in the system. The conversation moves on to a brighter future than many realise, from the growth of the stock market, the long tail of the internet that we are now witnessing, and new emerging technologies.

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FYR059 Andrew Craig | How Financial Literacy Can Make You Wealthy

Financial Literacy with Andrew Craig, Part 1. Andrew is an ex-investment banker, founder of plain English finance, and author of Amazon best-sellers, How to own the world and live on less, invest the rest. Andrew believes the reason so many people struggle financially is, very simply, because they have never learned enough about money or financial markets.

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FYR058 Maynard Paton | Full Time Investor

Maynard Paton is a Former share tipster and investment writer for the Motley Fool and has been investing in shares for 25+ years, becoming mortgage-free at 40 and leaving 9-5 working at age 43. Maynard is well-known investor in the UK small-cap arena and shares some great insights about his own strategy he calls RAMP which stands for respectability at a modest price.

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FYR057 Entrepreneurship & Buying 1m-£5m Engineering Businesses | Bethan Jepson

Bethan Jepson is an award-winning entrepreneur who has grown multiple six-figure companies, from legal to recruitment and is now a partner with Allied global engineering where Bethan and her team acquire engineering businesses from retiring founders, having already acquired two businesses in the past 12 months that turn over £4.7 million. Bethan is here to talk about entrepreneurship and acquiring established businesses from retiring founders as a means of generating outsized returns.

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LATEST BLOGS

Stocks are Quite Overextended, but…

Given this short-term uncertainty, a logical question arises: “how much of my portfolio should I keep in cash?” This is an excellent question and one that can be informed by some mathematical evaluation. I say “informed” because mathematical models cannot precisely predict the future. They can, however, help guide our decision-making. Today I am going to discuss how I view the cash vs. stocks decision. I’m going to leave out the discussion of gold (for now). The benefit of this article to you should be to give you some ideas of a general framework you can use to shape your own decision-making.

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Which is Better, Massive Diversification or High Dividend?

In this post, I am going to compare the results of withdrawal policies applied to two different portfolios consisting of equities and gold. The first portfolio will center around one of the largest positions in my portfolio, VYM, which is the Vanguard ETF that tracks the FTSE US High Dividend Yield Index.

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