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Invest Like a Boss

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: June, 2022
Jun 30, 2022

Johnny interviews Composer CEO & Co-Founder Ben Rollert on this episode to talk quantitative strategies. If you aren’t familiar with quants, they’ve been used by hedge funds for decades to determine trades and were only available to those with advanced mathematics degrees until now. Composer has created an easy to use tool featuring hundreds of pre-determined strategies aka “symphonies” like following your favorite billionaire investor, buying dips in sectors, hedging inflation and so much more. After the interview, Johnny and Derek go through some of the various pre-determined “symphonies” and which ones they’d execute in their own portfolios.

Ben Rollert has over a decade of experience in product and data science leadership roles. He was previously VP of Product and Data Science at Breather, a work space as a service company. Ben has been an active trader and investor since he was a teenager, and founded Composer in response to his own frustration with the difficulty of implementing automated trading strategies. Today, he serves as CEO of Composer, the premiere no-code platform for building and investing in algorithmic investing strategies. Composer has raised funding from First Round Capital, Alumni Ventures and Packy McCormick’s Not Boring Fund.

Composer is the next generation of active investing. Invest in a portfolio of rules-based strategies. Or build your own. No code, no spreadsheets, no manual investing. Let algorithms execute trades for you. Choose from our growing collection of ready-made strategies. Explore momentum, paired switching, and other hedge fund-like styles. Open up a strategy to view its performance and live holdings. See how it works in both visual form and in plain language. Use the strategies as is or edit as you wish. You can also use a no-code visual editor to create and modify strategies.

Listen to ILAB 235 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

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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:

  • 07:55 – How do you explain to someone what Composer is?
  • 08:53 – Was this possible 10 years ago?
  • 12:04 – How does Composer compare to index funds?
  • 16:42 – How does “buy the dips” work?
  • 18:03 – How does the “risk on/off leverage S&P500” work?
  • 21:53 – Are any features you find stand out more than the others?
  • 24:35 – What are the biggest benefits of Composer?
  • 32:11 – Who can invest, and what is the minimum to start investing?
  • 34:18 – What fees are associated with composer?
  • 37:06 – Derek and Johnny review

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Jun 23, 2022

Sam and Derek provide updates on their drastically down metaverse portfolios. They go over each individual holding and their respective current losses in this bear market. They also indicate why they are still excited about this space and which companies they are continuing to invest in. Individual stock holdings mentioned in the episode: $AI, $AMD, $ATVI, $BILI, $AVID, $EA, $KWEB, $MTTR, $COIN, $NHNCF, $RBLX, $SONY, $U

Listen to ILAB 234 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

 

Discussed:

 

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:

  • 05:55 – Let's start by talking about crypto
  • 11:35 – What about private investments?
  • 19:24 – Let’s talk about my favorite mataport?
  • 23:05 – Let's talk about bmobile
  • 28:58 – What about stocks?
  • 38:44 – How do you predict the stocks and what do you buy into now?
  • 41:20 – What is our benchmark?
  • 47:14 – Is now the time to invest in the metaverse for the first time?
  • 51:59 – What is the plan going forward?

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Jun 16, 2022

Johnny and Derek do a 1 on 1 episode discussing their investment plan

for the ongoing bear market. What’s changed in their philosophy, now that everything is not just blindly going up, dealing with inflation and what they’re buying/avoiding in today’s market.

Listen to ILAB 233 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

 

Discussed:

 

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:

  • 03:33 – What is a Bear Market?
  • 06:11 – Gas Prices all over the world
  • 11:10 – How much do you think car and housing prices have changed?
  • 16:38 – What is happening with crypto?
  • 22:26 – How has the NFT market changed?
  • 28:26 – What is the first thing to do to change with the bear market?
  • 31:45 – What is the second move to make?
  • 34:55 – What categories have not decreased with the bear market?
  • 38:34 – Do you buy more or do you sell with the bear market?
  • 44:02 – Do you know how many recessions they had in the last 20 years?
  • 54:49 – What is an I-Bond?

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Jun 9, 2022

We pull Sam's recent interview from Justin Donald's "Lifestyle Investor Podcast" for our bosses to hear in case they missed it. Sam and Derek provide intro/outro duties to help set up the interview and elaborate further on Sam's journey to a $100M exit with his company at the end of the show. 

Entrepreneur Magazine calls Justin Donald “The Warren Buffett of Lifestyle Investing.”

Imagine being able to earn passive income, long-term equity, and achieve financial freedom while gaining total freedom from your business or a job. That’s what Lifestyle Investing is all about.

Justin Donald has mastered the low-risk cash flow investment principles he shares with entrepreneurs around the world. His alternative investing principles center on creating passive income and significant wealth while liberating yourself from a day-to-day job so you never run out of money.

His innovative mindset principles and 10 commandments of Lifestyle Investing have released scores of entrepreneurs from the “golden handcuffs” that came with running life-consuming enterprises.

This show focuses on showing today’s entrepreneurs and business executives how to think and invest to limit risk, maximize repeatable returns, and achieve retirement goals through his proven passive income cash flow strategies.

Justin’s principles enable you to move from an “earned income” career to support your lifestyle with passive cash flow investments including real estate, operating companies, debt, equity, and franchises that give you the absolute freedom to live the life you truly desire.

Interviews with top thought leaders, such as, John Lee Dumas, Ryan Levesque, Hal Elrod, Jon Vroman, Mike Koenigs, Phillip Stutts, Rob Dial, John Ruhlin, Brad Johnson, Robert Glazer, Mike Michalowicz, Geoff Woods, Steve Sims, and many more!

Listen to ILAB 232 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

 

Discussed:

 

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:

  • 07:57 – Can you tell us some of your “setbacks” at college?
  • 12:57 – Tell us about your travels internationally?
  • 14:10 – Did you move to the UK because of business opportunities?
  • 19:38 – Can you tell us about selling your company for $100M?
  • 22:48 – Can you explain the highs and lows about the experience?
  • 27:19 – When did you pivot to the podcast?
  • 33:32 – What are the lessons you learnt in the transition?
  • 39:53 – How have you merged your investing into a lifestyle?
  • 51:00 – Derek and Sam review

If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here

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