Working With Tiger Cubs & Spotting Frauds w/ Stephen Clapham


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Stephen Clapham has one of the most decorated resumes of any guest I’ve interviewed. He’s traveled Europe as an equity analyst. Worked his way up to partnership status at multiple multi-billion dollar hedge funds. And now he runs a website dedicated to training investment analysts in the art of reading financial statements.

Clapham’s learned A LOT over his tenure as an investment analyst and coach and he joined the Hive to share his knowledge with us. Along with the podcast, Clapham just finished writing a new book: The Smart Money Method — which listeners can get for $1.99 on Kindle by the end of this Sunday.

Our conversation spanned myriad topics including:

  • Working for a Tiger Cub
  • Investing in IPOs
  • How To Plan Your Day As An Investor
  • How To Spot Frauds

and more!

I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and look forward to chatting with Stephen again soon.

Time Stamp:

  • [0:00] Who is Stephen Clapham?
  • [12:00] Working for Hedge Funds?
  • [20:00] IPOs
  • [27:00] Writing a Book
  • [33:00] Planning in the Stock Market
  • [37:30] What is an Easy Idea?
  • [41:30] Horrible Investments
  • [47:06] Shady Accounting
  • [58:00] From the Hedge Fund World to Training Analysts
  • [1:07:50] More from Stephen Clapham & Closing Questions

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