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The Game of Investing, Vol. 10

We’re celebrating our tenth issue with a roundup of everything we’ve learned on the Game of Investing journey so far.

Whether you’ve been with us from the start or only just subscribed, it pays to refresh your memory. So, check out the summaries of our first 9 issues below.

The founder and CIO of Hayman Capital Management, Kyle rose to prominence as one of the few investors who bet big against the housing bubble during the Great Financial Crisis.

Since then, he’s continued to capitalize as an event-driven trader.

In this discussion, Kyle shares his approach to position-sizing, tips for developing an investment thesis, and how investors can know when to go on the offensive in these constantly evolving markets.

Whether you’re a nimble short-term trader or a long-term investor focused on the 30,000 foot view, there’s a place for you in markets.

Hell, you can even do both — as long as you align your timeframe with your objectives.

That’s where the market drivers come in.

The Game of Investing, Vol.9, covers: The 3 types of market drivers — secular, cyclical, and tactical; Identifying relationships and patterns between trends; How to incorporate market drivers into your investing framework.

Mike Coolbaugh, Real Vision contributor and chief strategist at Element Macro Research, is tackling the yield curve.

What it is, what its inversion means for markets, and how it can help us understand the economy.

The Game of Investing, Vol.8, covers: What is the yield curve and how does it function? What an inverted yield curve means for investors. Using the curve as an indicator.

Howard Marks, the legendary co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, sat down with Real Vision in 2019.

In a world dominated by moral hazard and political polarization, Howard Marks shares his thoughts on how to navigate markets successfully.

Four years later, it seems like he might have been peering into his crystal ball. “Being too far ahead of your time is indistinguishable from being wrong…”

Does bucking the trend make you a better investor? Jason Shapiro, Principal of JS Trading, digs deeper into the art of contrarian trading.

The Game of Investing, Vol.7, covers: the risks of consensus investing, the power of contrarian positioning, and the value of understanding what is beyond our control.

We’re covering why it’s so important to challenge your own biases in this rapidly evolving world.
Our experts today are Real Vision co-founder Damian Horner and markets analyst Jamie McDonald. As Damian puts it, “it’s time to forget everything you think you know.”

A company will buy back shares of its stock to increase shareholder value by decreasing the number of shares. Each share represents a small stake in the underlying company. A portion of the company’s profits may then be distributed to all shareholders in the form of dividends. When the number of shares is reduced, the shareholders will receive a greater share of the profits.

To win as investors, we must fight a mental and emotional battle with ourselves. Understanding our own psychology helps us make the right decisions for our unique set of goals.

To paraphrase Adam Smith, if you don’t know who you are, the market is an expensive place to find out.

Last July, Real Vision launched The Real Investing Course — the flagship of our Real Vision Academy. It’s been a huge success; we’re pretty pleased to be helping thousands of Real Vision members become better, more confident investors.
Now we’re unlocking the doors to The Real Investing Course — making it available on its own, with no commitment to an annual membership. Why? It’s gloomy out there and since The Real Investing Course lives up to its name, our hope is to get it into the hands of as many investors as possible.


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