How Inner City Youth Predicted The Great Recession (Podcast With 'Shock Exchange')

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Summary

How Peter Lynch helped him get kids interested in investing in the financial markets.

How he saw the bubble in rare earth metals and shorted Molycorp.

What it means to be an interdisciplinary investor and how it helped him make a lot of money on Micron.

What the 1964 Kennedy Tax Cut reveals about today's economic struggles.

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Ralph Baker is known on Seeking Alpha as "Shock Exchange," a name he derives from his youth mentoring program that teaches investment management skills and competitive basketball skills.

Ralph started learning to invest in the 5th grade when his dad gave him a copy of the WSJ and started quizzing him on it. Since then, he has spent decades in the M&A space. When it came time to teach his kids about investing, he decided to include the community and his youth program was born.

If Ralph can teach kids to invest (who went on to predict the Great Recession), I'm convinced he can teach us as well.

Some highlights:

  • How Peter Lynch helped him get kids interested in investing in the financial markets (SPY, DIA).
  • The importance of viewing investing as a life skill.
  • The process he used to introduce kids to basic, yet powerful, investing concepts.
  • What kids have taught him about investing.
  • How he implements both a top-down and bottom-up approach when doing stock analysis.
  • The stock market and the economy are not reflections of each other.
  • What the 1964 Kennedy Tax Cut reveals about today's economic struggles.
  • How he saw the bubble in rare earth metals and shorted Molycorp (OTCPK:MCPIQ).
  • How he goes about getting an edge as an investor.
  • What Brexit says about Draghi, Merkel, and ZIRP.
  • What it means to be an interdisciplinary investor and how it helped him make a lot of money on Micron (NASDAQ:MU).

I hope you enjoy the interview.

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