Ep. 51 - Technical Analysis 101 with Steve Shelton, Cornerstone Global Group

August 16, 2017

For this episode of Planet MicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Steve Shelton, President of Cornerstone Global Group. I met Steve via my father, where they are both members of the ISEEE – International Stock Exchange Executives Emeriti. Steve’s approach, as it states on his website, is an “unbiased, technically oriented market analysis.” Since meeting Steve I’ve been a subscriber to his newsletter, where he provides his perspective on the market using this in-depth technical analyst approach. We’ve discussed MicroCap Investing using a technical analysis approach, however, I wanted to have another discussion covering, as you will hear, the history, fundamental principles and how to employ technical analysis within one’s investing strategy. The goal for this episode is to hone in on the basics and benefits of technical analysis.

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For more information about Steve Shelton and Cornerstone Global Group, please visit: www.cornerstoneglobalgroup.com

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Ep. 50 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Equity Crowdfunding with Alon Goren, Crowd Invest Summit

August 2, 2017

For this episode of Planet MicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Alon Goren, Co-Founder and Host of the Crowd Invest Summit. Recently, three Reg A+ deals were funded and are now trading on exchanges. I wanted to hear Alon’s take on this news. I met Alon when he spoke at one of our events a couple years ago on a crowdfunding panel, and we’ve kept in touch. A little background on Alon: he is a fintech entrepreneur who has dedicated his time and efforts to facilitating and educating the next generation of fundraising and investing, and one platform he does this through is his upcoming conference: Crowd Invest Summit. The goal for this episode is to learn more about equity crowdfunding, how it is different than donation-based crowdfunding, how it relates to MicroCap investing and Alon’s thoughts on recent news in equity crowdfunding.

I’d also like to invite you all to Alon’s event, the Crowd Invest Summit taking place September 6th and 7th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown LA. When you register for the conference, use the discount code “SNN” and receive 25% off your ticket for admission. We’ll be there as a media sponsor, and looking forward to a great event.

To register, please click the following link: www.CrowdInvestSummit.com

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For more inforamtion about Alon Goren, please visit: www.alongoren.com or www.CrowdInvestSummit.com

You can follow Alon on Twitter @AlonGoren

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Ep. 49 - Investing in Special Situations with Mark Vonderwell, @Googie on MicroCapClub.com

July 19, 2017

For this episode of Planet MicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Mark Vonderwell, also known as “Googie” on MicroCapClub.com. I met Mark at the MicroCapClub Leadership Summit last year in Chicago, and over breakfast, we discussed his investing approach. It was during this conversation that I was introduced to Mark’s particular focus and pension for investing in Special Situations. After meeting Mark in Chicago, I read a few of his articles he posted on MicroCapClub.com and thought he’d be the perfect guest to discuss investing in Special Situations. The goal for this episode is to learn more about different Special Situations, Mark’s approach to investing in Spinoffs and Rights Offerings, for example, and his advice for new MicroCap investors.

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For more information about Mark Vonderwell, and read his articles, please visit: www.MicroCapClub.com

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Ep. 48 - Life as a Professional Analyst with Ralph Garcea, Echelon Wealth Partners

July 5, 2017

For this episode of Planet MicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Ralph Garcea from Echelon Wealth Partners. Ralph was a participant on the “Institutional Investors” panel at the Planet MicroCap Showcase, which is available on Stock News Now’s YouTube channel. After that panel, I had the pleasure of speaking to Ralph more, and I thought he would be a great guest to have to describe his experiences as a professional analyst. We’ve spoken to a lot of individual investors on the podcast discussing their strategies and I was curious if there was a fundamental difference between them and professional analysts. The goal for this episode is to learn more about how a professional analyst goes about doing their due diligence and research on a MicroCap company.

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For more information about Ralph Garcea and Echelon Wealth Partners, please visit: www.echelonpartners.com

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Ep. 47 - Demystifying MicroCap Myths with Denis Amato, Ancora Advisors

June 20, 2017

For this episode of Planet MicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Denis Amato from Ancora Advisors. I recently met Denis while organizing the Planet MicroCap Showcase, and he sent me his firm’s investment letters to read. I thought they were really quite insightful on MicroCap investing. One letter that caught my eye was a paper they published in October 2014, called, “MicroCap Myths.” We’ve touched on this topic a couple times, especially when it comes to mainstream media’s portrayal of MicroCap stocks, well, penny stocks, and I thought this would be an interesting topic to cover in an episode. The goal for this episode is to learn more about Ancora’s MicroCap investment strategy and demystify some of their MicroCap Myths.

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You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @BobbyKKraft, and you can also listen to this interview on StockNewsNow.com

For more information about Denis Amato and Ancora Advisors, please visit:

www.Ancora.net

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Ep. 46 - Why Pay Attention to CEO and C-suite Pay and Stock Ownership with Travis Wiedower, Wiedower Capital

June 7, 2017

For this episode of Planet MicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Travis Wiedower from Wiedower Capital. I’ve been following Travis’ blog for some time, called, Egregiously Cheap, and reached out to him to see if he’d like to share his thoughts. The main point I wanted to talk about was this idea of CEO alignment with shareholders: Why this is important to him? Why he, “only look(s) at companies where the CEO owns a lot of stock”? The goal for this episode is to learn why Travis pays attention to CEO and C-suite pay and stock ownership, and why that is part of his investment criteria.

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You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @BobbyKKraft, and you can also listen to this interview on StockNewsNow.com

For more information about Travis Wiedower and Wiedower Capital, please visit:

www.WiedowerCapital.com

Travis' blog "Egregiously Cheap" - www.traviswiedower.com

Travis' Twitter: @WiedowerCapital

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Ep. 45 - Using Your Professional Skills for MicroCap Investing with Meredith Brill, @LockStockBarrl

May 24, 2017

For this episode of Planet MicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Meredith Brill, who goes by the handle @LockStockBarrl on Twitter and the MicroCapClub.com. We were introduced through a mutual friend, and as you will hear, we discuss how she has been able to leverage her professional skills to help her develop an investing thesis on a potential investment, and to assess her current portfolio. The goal for this episode is to understand that your professional skills can be quite useful when you’re developing your MicroCap investing strategy.

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You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @BobbyKKraft, and you can also listen to this interview on StockNewsNow.com

You can follow Meredith Brill on Twitter: @LockStockBarrl

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Ep. 44 - Planet MicroCap Podcast: LIVE! with Chris Irons, Brandon Mackie, Jason Hirschman and Chris Lahiji

May 10, 2017

I’m very excited to share with you the first-ever live Planet MicroCap Podcast that I recently hosted at the Planet Microcap Showcase 2017 in Las Vegas. My guests for this panel were Chris Irons, Brandon Mackie, Jason Hirschman and Chris Lahiji – all previous guests on Planet MicroCap. You’re probably asking yourself why I asked these panelists to join me for this momentous occasion? I think they provide a healthy difference of experience and insight that they drew upon to tackle tough, difficult questions we continue to ask ourselves each day when covering the MicroCap stock market. As you will hear, their difference of opinion on certain topics demonstrates that there is no one right way to invest in MicroCap stocks, and multiple perspectives provides multiple potential answers to the same problem.

As Benjamin Franklin famously said: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” The goal for this episode, and every episode, is to provide more knowledge and insight to help you on your investing journey. I’d like to thank Chris Irons, Brandon Mackie, Jason Hirschman and Chris Lahiji for joining me on this dais and sharing their perspectives, and especially like to thank everyone who came to the Planet MicroCap Showcase 2017, and look forward to seeing you all in 2018.

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The Planet MicroCap Podcast is brought to you by SNN Incorporated, publishers of StockNewsNow.com, The Official MicroCap News Source, and the MicroCap Review Magazine, the leading magazine in the MicroCap market - check out the latest issue here: MicroCap Review Winter/Spring 2017

You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @BobbyKKraft, and you can also listen to this interview on StockNewsNow.com

For more information about our panelists, please go here:

Chris Irons, @QTRResearchwww.GeoInvesting.com

Brandon Mackie, @SmallCapDisc, www.SmallCapDiscoveries.com

Jason Hirschman, @EightTrack18

Chris Lahiji, @theLDMicro, www.LDMicro.com

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Ep. 43 - Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity with Ben Carlson, Author of “A Wealth of Common Sense”

April 26, 2017

For this episode of Planet MicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Ben Carlson, Author of the book, “A Wealth of Common Sense.” I picked up Ben’s book not too long ago and found it very useful and informative. The over-arching theme throughout the book, as it states on the cover, is answering the question, “why simplicity trumps complexity in any investment plan.” I thought this would be a great topic to discuss with Ben for the podcast. The goal for this episode is to understand why simple solutions can be used to solve complex problems. As Warren Buffet states, “Investing is simple, but not easy.”

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For more information about Ben Carlson and where to buy "A Wealth of Common Sense", please visit: 

Website: www.awealthofcommonsense.com

Twitter: @awealthofcs

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Ep. 42 - MicroCap Value Strategy Using Quantitative Approach with Len Haussler, Founder and Portfolio Manager at Opus Capital Management

April 12, 2017

For this episode of Planet MicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Len Haussler, Founder and Portfolio Manager at Opus Capital Management. I reached out to his firm to discuss their MicroCap Value strategy that uses more of a quantitative approach. I’ve yet to do an interview with someone that employs this strategy and I was quite curious as to how it all works.

Also, I’m very excited to announce that Len will be joining us in Las Vegas at the Planet MicroCap Showcase, April 26-28, where he’ll be speaking on the MicroCap Institutional Investor panel. He’ll be joined by Bill Nasgovitz from Heartland Advisors, Ralph Garcea from Echelon Wealth Partners, and the panel will be moderated by Jason Paltrowitz from OTC Markets. They will all be discussing their unique approaches to MicroCap investing. There is still time to register, simply send us an email at info@snnwire.com, and we will send you a link to register.

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For more information about Len Haussler and Opus Capital Management, please visit: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/opus-capital-management

Twitter: @opuscapitalmgmt https://twitter.com/opuscapitalmgmt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009248111373

Website: www.opusinc.com

Phone: 513-621-6787

Address: 221 E. 4th Street, Suite 2700 – Cincinnati, OH 45202

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