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Guest: Randy Kurtz
Episode Description: Why do investors consistently focus on returns rather than looking at investments from a risk perspective? Given a choice, most people would opt for minimal risk vs larger gain.  How do investors transition from buying high and selling high? Randy Kurtz believes that by focusing on the right things and having a process in place investors can realize better yields with more appropriate risks. Kurtz, founder and CEO of Betavisor, is a nationally recognized expert on risk who is obsessed with statistics, challenges conventional wisdom about risk, return, diversification, asset allocation, and financial planning. He has been profiled in Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Barron’s ranked his firm as the No. 1 performing separate accounts manager in the United States in the third quarter of 2011.  Randy is a member of Mensa.Episode Key words (Comma Separated)investments, investment risk, investment maximum yield, beat the market, market super performer


Guest Bio: A nationally recognized expert on risk who is obsessed with statistics, Kurtz challenges conventional wisdom about risk, return, diversification, asset allocation, and financial planning. His goal is to create portfolios which maximize the odds of success while minimizing the excess risk taken. He has been profiled in Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Barron’s ranked his firm as the No. 1 performing separate accounts manager in the United States in the third quarter of 2011. He holds an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia Business School and a B.S.B.A. in finance from Washington University in St. Louis. Randy is a member of Mensa.


URL: www.betavisor.com
 

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Guest: Gary Stone
Episode Description: 
Gary Stone, author and Managing Director of Share Wealth Systems, addresses one of the biggest problems most Americans face: not having enough money set aside to live comfortably in retirement.

Guest Bio: Gary Stone,  Managing Director, Share Wealth Systems, is the author of “Blueprint to Wealth: Financial Freedom in 15 Minutes a Week.” Gary has a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. He started his investing career in the stock market in 1989. Combining two of his main business interests, computing, and the stock

market, Gary established a business that provides active investing research, solutions, services and coaching to everyday investors. Gary has researched and designed two commercially available investing methodologies for self-directed investors who invest in the U.S. and Australian stock markets. His business has also developed its own commercially available intermediate-range charting software called Beyond Charts. 

URL: www.fixmynestegg.com

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Guest: Gary Smith
Description: Exactly what is value vesting and why should every investor be familiar with it? Author and economist Gary Smith joins host Jordan Goodman to talk about Value Vesting and Smith’s new book Money Machine: The Surprisingly Simple Power of Value Vesting. Smith and Goodman talk about what value vesting is and what it isn’t, how it’s different than investing methods that try to time the market, and why value investors look at investments so differently than what most contemporary investment strategies recommend. Smith talks about why gold and collectibles are not investments that value investors turn to and why value investors like investments with solid dividends and earnings at a low price. Smith brings his customary common sense and well thought out understandings of the interplay between market,psychology and finance to a conversation that every level of investor should find interesting and fruitful.


Guest Bio: Gary Smith is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Economics at Pomona College. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and was an Assistant Professor there for seven years. He has won two teaching awards and written (or co-authored) more than eighty academic papers and twelve books including Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie With Statistics, What the Luck? The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives, and Money Machine: The Surprisingly Simple Power of Value Investing. His research has been featured by Bloomberg Radio Network, CNBC, The Brian Lehrer Show, Forbes, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Motley Fool, Newsweek, and BusinessWeek

URL: http://garysmithn.com/

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