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Jul 2, 2020

Vitaliy was on PBS NewsHour talking about Uber Eats and the food delivery business. When he told his six-year-old daughter Mia Sarah about it, she shrugged and said she’d be more impressed if he was on PBS Kids. The five-minute recorded interview was cut down to literally four seconds, so here are Vitaliy's further...


Jun 30, 2020

In the 1960s and 1970s Nifty 50 stocks were one-rule stocks – and the rule was, buy! They were bought, and bought, and bought. They were great companies and paying attention to how much you paid for them was irrelevant. Until. In this podcast, Vitaliy draws on history to show what happens when investors only pay...


Jun 16, 2020

Vitaliy grew up in Russia, where chess is a spectator sport. Any player who takes chess seriously will carefully study opening systems – the series of first moves early in the game that lead to the middle-game formation of pieces. Because chess always starts with pieces in the same arrangement, opening moves can...


Jun 2, 2020

The average stock out there (that is, the market overall) is very, very expensive. At this point it almost doesn’t matter which valuation metric you use; they all point to the fact that stocks were only more expensive during the dot-com bubble. In many ways, knowing what to avoid is just as important as knowing what to...


May 28, 2020

Retail stocks have been annihilated recently, despite the economy eking out growth. The fundamentals of the retail business look horrible: Sales are stagnating and profitability is getting worse with every passing quarter. Jeff Bezos and Amazon get most of the credit, but this credit is misplaced. In this podcast,...