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Jan 21, 2020

Party like it’s 1999: this is how the stock market feels to Vitaliy today. No, there are no dot-coms, though temporarily we had dot-cannabis and dot-fake-beef bubbles which got popped. Growth stocks are incredibly expensive. Value stocks have underperformed for the last ten years. The last time this underperformance...


Jan 14, 2020

The Roman philosopher Seneca wasn’t talking about the stock market when he wrote that “Time discovers truth,” but he could have been. In the long run a stock price will reflect a company’s (true) intrinsic value. In the short run the pricing is basically random. In this podcast, Vitaliy looks at two historical...


Jan 7, 2020

When Vitaliy got into his mid-forties, he landed in his own version of a mid-life crisis. Instead of getting a 20-year-old girlfriend or a red convertible, he started paying attention to his health. He was surprised to discover it was somewhat less-than-perfect. Vitaliy shares how he addressed this issue, including by...


Dec 31, 2019

Socially responsible investing. Awesome! What’s not to love – your capital doesn’t just enrich your life, it also flows only to companies that do social good. The best features of capitalism and socialism wrapped into one nice tidy package. This sounds great, just as socialism was music to Russian ears a hundred...


Dec 24, 2019

While Vitaliy loves to travel, he hates traveling alone. During a recent trip to San Francisco, Vitaliy and his daughter Hannah took in the sites and sounds of that great city. Hannah and Vitaliy got some amazing memories from this short trip, and Hannah learned an important lesson about personal finance and...