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Invest Like a Boss covers all aspects of investing in the modern age in a fun, entertaining way. The show hosts interview the world's best investors, financial Insiders, entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what they are investing in and strategies to gain outsized returns. In this modern age of investing, new investment instruments are popping up each day, from P-2-P (peer to peer) lending, to robo-advisors, equity crowdfunding to REITs. Investors today need to combine centuries of investment wisdom with an modern outlook and approach. Entrepreneurs Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz each took a different path to success as they now focus on learning how to invest alongside the listeners in order to put their hard earned money to work.
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Now displaying: May, 2022
May 26, 2022

Derek interviews European Watch Company representative Joshua Ganjei about the explosion of interest in trading and investing in luxury watches. Joshua breaks down watch culture, what the market looks like, what brands/models are hot and which watches are the most sought after today. Then Derek and Johnny share their experiences with high end watches and how they're looking to get in on this opportunity. 

Established in 1993, European Watch Company is one of the premier watch dealers in the world. This family business strives to treat you like family. European Watch Company offers seamless and trusted watch buying, selling and trading services globally. The 5- Star reputation, and the curated selection of the finest timepieces in the world is what sets this business apart. The in stock inventory listed on the website is always up to date, and is ready to be shipped globally to your door. Download the iOS app from the App Store to see a continuously updated inventory of the finest watches in the world.

Listen to ILAB 231 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

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Johnny’s new ‘luxury’ watch mentioned in the episode

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Time Stamp:

  • 10:23 – How did you get involved in the business?
  • 16:33 – Can you tell us more about your business?
  • 18:33 – Is your business mainly local or international?
  • 21:05 – How has the interest in the industry increased over time?
  • 27:35 – What is the average type of collector?
  • 31:10 – Do you have a suggestion for a “starter” watch for a collector?
  • 35:51 – Are the collectors more interested in the older models or the newer models?
  • 39:34 – Are watch companies doing collaborations?
  • 42:16 – How do you ensure authenticity?
  • 45:05 – Any recommendations for keeping the quality of the watch?
  • 47:30 – Is there a way to buy one at a retail place?
  • 49:05 – Patreon Question: How much for a Rolex day date?
  • 51:07 – Patreon Question: How has smart watches affected traditional watches
  • 53:00 – Patreon Question: What's the best way to appraise a watch?
  • 54:10 – Patreon Question: How much higher can the Rolex Royal Oaks keep going?
  • 55:42 – Patreon Question: What are your thoughts on a non-swiss brand?
  • 57:33 – What are your favorite watches in your collection?
  • 63:17 – Derek and Johnny review

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May 19, 2022

Johnny and Derek discuss in long form what's happening on the ground in Ukraine. Johnny crosses back over the border and breaks down what everyday life looks like now since the war with Russia has begun. They discuss the different regions of Ukraine, where Russia has attacked, what's still open, how people are maintaining "normal" lives during wartime & more. Johnny also gives an update on the state of his properties in Ukraine plus what his plan is going forward in Ukraine.  

Listen to ILAB 230 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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  • Johnny, Sam & Derek have donated $1,000 to Ostrovok, a school for Ukrainian refugees. You can learn more about them and donate yourself Here

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  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 05:00 – Can you describe Ukraine?
  • 07:42 – Why are certain cities or regions of Ukraine important to Russia?
  • 19:15 – How did you get back into Ukraine?
  • 23:00 – Tell us about the project you have raised money for through Go Fund Me
  • 27:46 – How has the war affected the currency of Ukraine?
  • 30:35 – What is it like for the operation of businesses?
  • 34:54 – Tell us about Kiev
  • 41:43 – How many people would you say are still in Kiev?
  • 48:46 – Can you give us an update on your properties in Kiev?
  • 51:01 – Is there a lot of looting happening in Kiev?
  • 56:33 – What do you see the future of Ukraine is?

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May 12, 2022

A follow-up to ILAB Episode 228, Sam shares his personal experiences at Bordeaux's famed "En Primeurs" week. He went along with Julien Angevin, who is the curator for Volume Wine Vault. They tell us about the experience tasting, investing and the attitudes that these vineyards carry toward pure wine investors. 

Listen to ILAB 229 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 03:35 – How did Sam meet Julien in Bordeaux?
  • 09:45 – Sam’s first experience with burgundy wines
  • 17:30 – What happened on the 1st day of “En Primeurs” day?
  • 30:49 – The experience of tasting at Joannne’s
  • 40:52 – Discuss the rest of the day after Joanne’s
  • 50:08 – Can you explain the pricing?
  • 56:00 – How has Julien helped Sam acquire some of the top 25 wines?
  • 62:00 – Do you have competitors?
  • 68:00 – Sam Outro

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May 5, 2022

Sam interviews Cult Wines CEO Tom Gearing for the second time (first appearance ILAB 161), to get a more specialized look at the most important wine region in the world. Bordeaux, France has an annual wine futures purchasing period called "En Primeur" and Tom explains how to get involved in this and find the best values for future wine profits. Then Sam and Derek talk about their thoughts on wine and how we've progressively covered this subject on ILAB. Sam also teases that he will give a first hand telling of his experience at En Primeur in the next episode as Sam actually attended the event and was able to sample over 100 wines from the barrel.

Listen to ILAB 228 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 13:10 – Is this “En Primeur” 2021 or 2022?
  • 14:10 – Is this event unique to bordeaux?
  • 16:17 – What happens at “En Primeur” week?
  • 19:18 – Who can go or would you expect to see at the event?
  • 20:50 – Are all the local growers participating?
  • 25:35 – How much of the chateau’s production is sold at “En Primeur”?
  • 28:33 – How does the tasting and buying work?
  • 34:20 – Does the release price change every year?
  • 39:52 – Can anyone attend the event?
  • 42:25 – Historically, has allocation yielded a positive return?
  • 47:35 – Is there a plan to how much of Cult Wines purchasing is allocated to “En Primeur”?
  • 52:57 – Patreon question: Are you working with Blockchain technology to track wines?
  • 54:11 – Patreon question: Is there a solution to being denied cards even with a high enough credit score?
  • 57:45 – Any wines you are particularly interested in?
  • 60:04 – Sam and Derek review

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