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LATEST EPISODES

The private investor's podcast

PIP008 UK Share Review of Bioventix and The Incredible Profitability of Diagnostic Antibodies

This time Maynard Paton and Roland Head discuss the investment potential of Bioventix (BVXP) and diagnostic antibodies. Maynard and Roland break down this incredibly profitable company which has operating margins of over 70% and has maintained those margins for over five years. They discuss the recent AGM attended by Maynard, how Bioventix generates cash, future pipeline, the financials, dividends and current risks to the value and share price of this AIM-listed UK company, Bioventix.

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PIP007 Fundsmith Review: Is Fundsmith Still a Good Buy?

This time Maynard Paton and Mark Atkinson discuss the investment potential of Fundsmith and whether Fundsmith is still a good buy. Mark shares how his investment in Fundsmith has been life-changing and why he believes Fundsmith is still a good buy despite the price rising considerably since his purchase in 2014. Maynard puts forward what he thinks about Fundsmiths’s current situation covering their recent purchases of Meta, Amazon and Alphabet and Fundsmith’s future growth potential. As always, is it a hold, a buy or a sell?

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PIP006 FTSE Small-Cap Review: City of London Investment’s 9% Yield (CLIG)

This time Maynard Paton and Mark Atkinson review FTSE Small-Cap City of London Investment and the investment potential of fund managers. Maynard covers in detail why he owns the City of London Investment, when he started buying the City of London Investment, what CLIG does, attending the recent City of London AGM and what Maynard thinks about their current situation and future growth potential. Is it a further buy, a hold or a sell?

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PIP005 Aim Listed Small-Cap Share Review System 1 (SYS1)

This time Maynard Paton and Mark Atkinson review Aim Listed Small-Cap System 1 and the investment potential of testing adverts. System 1 is Maynards largest holding starting with his first purchase in March of 2016, since then Maynard has further added to his position becoming the largest holding in his portfolio.

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NEW PODCAST SHOW

EBW002 Should You Invest Now Or Wait?

Should you invest now or wait on the sidelines? Most of the financial news lately has been focused on reasons a person might want to sell their equities: If you are worried about what to do, Paul Belanger explains something incredibly important for everyone to understand. When it comes to building wealth, the biggest cost you will face is the cost of waiting to invest. The enormity of this cost is completely misunderstood by most people, which is why Paul will break it down for you in the next 24 minutes.

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EBW001 Welcome To The First Episode; This Is The Way

Welcome to the first episode and introduction to The Evidence-Based Wealth Podcast, the podcast where Paul Belanger offers unique insights and methods to help you build enduring wealth. Paul will expose you to some fairly advanced tricks and new ways of interpreting financial information, protecting and building wealth, and planning for short- and long-term financial goals. Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day.

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LATEST EPISODES

FYR067 Investing In Investment Trusts with Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis is the founder and host of Moneymakers, a weekly podcast show dedicated exclusively to following the latest news and developments in the investment trust sector. Jonathan is a private investor and has been writing about the financial markets for some of the major national publications such as the times, the economist, the independent and the financial times for over four decades. Jonathan’s main interests are in “big picture” investment issues – asset allocation, Investment trust strategy and fund selection – but he also invests in private and listed equities where he sees exceptional opportunities.

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FYR066 Deep Value Investing with Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson is a deep-value investor and has been investing in individual stocks since 2003. Over the last decade, Mark has generated a 19% compound annual return following a Value methodology. He has achieved this out-performance by developing a strategy that plays to his unique strengths and overcomes his weaknesses, in particular finding practical ways to overcome behavioral biases. Mark shares his investing journey and demonstrates his stock-picking methodology by breaking down a company from his portfolio that he has a high conviction in.

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FYR065 Investing for Dividend Growth with Roland Head

Roland Head is a UK equity income analyst with a particular focus on investing for dividend growth. Roland is here to talk about his investment approach and some of the lessons he has learnt over the many years as a private investor and shares one of the strongest convictions in his portfolio. Roland has been investing since 2007 and is an experienced investment writer and analyst writing for Stockopedia since 2015, and regularly contributes to Investors Champion and the Motley Fool as well as many other well-known investor websites.

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FYR064 Lord Lee of Trafford: How To Make a Million Slowly

Lord Lee of Trafford holds the accolade of becoming the first ISA millionaire in 2003. Lord Lee is a well-known and respected private investor who has been investing in the UK small-caps very successfully for many decades. During this interview; Lord John Lee reflects on his many years of investing and discusses the types of businesses he invests in, why he likes AGMs, how he assesses management, his top five holdings and the recent 30% drop in one of his largest holdings, Treatt

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FYR063 Joe Kuhn Retired at 54; how’s it going now?

Joe Kuhn had a successful career as an operations manager and chose to retire at the age of 54. During this conversation, Joe shares what surprised him the most about leaving the work environment and living off his investments, and hows it going now? Joe also shares what he did to build his portfolio of investments that enabled him to retire at 54. Joe shares many more insights about his journey toward retirement and into retirement.

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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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LATEST BLOGS

Cost of waiting to invest

What Is The Cost of Waiting To Invest?

Most of the financial news I have been reading lately has been focused on reasons a person might want to sell their equities: Today I’d like to talk about something that is incredibly important for everyone to understand. When it comes to building wealth, the biggest cost you will face is the cost of waiting to invest. I don’t think the enormity of this cost is appreciated by most people, which is why I am going to quantify it for you. There will always be an event, or in some cases just an overblown theory, that will serve as a reason to believe it is the end of the world as we know it, a reason to just stay on the sidelines and avoid any but the safe haven dujour.

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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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