By Robert Kraft
Host, Planet MicroCap Podcast
Editor-in-Chief of StockNewsNow.com
I started the Planet MicroCap Podcast to both educate myself and friends who are curious about investing in MicroCap stocks. As Editor-in-Chief of StockNewsNow.com, I have the opportunity to interview MicroCap C-level execs and experts often times providing our audience with a new view or revealing trends in the market. I see the podcast as my way to get into detail, hear new ideas and gain insight from experienced MicroCap investors our audience will appreciate. After 14 episodes, I wanted to reflect on some common themes I’ve learned about so far.
1. It’s all about management, management, management, management.
During each episode, we talk about company management. It is clear to me that with investing, management is key. It reminds me of John Wooden’s 8 Laws of Learning: “Explanation, Demonstration, Imitation, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition.” One thing that has stuck with me is that in order to beat the market, to gain an edge investing in MicroCap stocks, you need to know the company intimately. Having a relationship with management, being able to talk to management (which I dedicated a whole episode too with Chris Lahiji), and understanding management’s motives can only help during your investing career. Accordingly, at StockNewsNow.com we conduct in depth video interviews with C-level execs.
2. Understand the tools at your disposal, and use them!
What is really important to me when considering guests and content for the program is incorporating tutorials to find the necessary information for your due diligence and research process. In my interviews with Ian Cassel, the “MicroCap Investing in Canada” episodes, Mike Schellinger, Scott Felsenthal, Nick Hodge and Chris Lahiji, they all speak to the importance of utilizing the tools at your disposal; that it is a crucial part of their processes. In my interviews with Tom Shaughnessy, Fred Rockwell, Bradley Smith, Jason Paltrowitz and Maj Soueidan, I learned a lot about how stock screeners work, defining select quantitative metrics, the importance of analyzing press releases and SEC Filings, and how OTC Markets works. Expect more of the same in 2016.
3. You’re never done learning.
The reason I started the podcast was because I wanted to learn more about investing in MicroCaps. My motivation for each episode is to uncover new information, strategies and advice that I could use in my MicroCap investing career. I wanted to share that journey with you, and one thing I can say is that it’s far from over. There is so much that I have yet to learn that I can’t wait to share with you. In 2016, I hope to talk with more interesting guests to discuss topics covering the MicroCap market. Developing your MicroCap investing strategy is a constant state of learning. My goal is to provide engaging content with experienced MicroCap investors. Each provides a unique perspective on the MicroCap market that new and old investors can learn from.
You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Podbean.com – search for “Planet MicroCap Podcast”, and you can download the podcast on the Apple Store. There is so much that I have yet to learn that I can’t wait to share with you. Thanks again for listening and look forward to putting out the best content possible.
If you can catch up on the first 17 episodes of the Planet MicroCap Podcast here: www.StockNewsNow.com/Podcast
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