Episode 5 - Fred Rockwell, Tarsier Capital: Defining Quantitative Metrics PART 1

August 26, 2015

Metrics, or quantitative metrics, as defined on Investopedia, are parameters or measures of quantitative assessment used for measurement, comparison or to track performance or production, and analysts use metrics to compare the performance of different companies, despite the many variations between firms. In the first couple episodes, the term 'metrics', or quantitative metrics, have been referenced a few times with regard to finding new MicroCap stocks, especially when using stock screeners. So, in this episode of the Planet MicroCap Podcast, our host, Robert Kraft @BobbyKKraft, spoke with Fred Rockwell, Founder of Tarsier Capital Management and Host of the Micro Cap Investing Podcast, discuss quantitative metrics. 


At first glance, quantitative metrics can be complicated to understand - having a little knowledge of accounting principles would definitely help. However, and as Fred would agree, it's not necessary and hopefully this episode of the podcast will help you realize its not as daunting as you may think. What's key that I think the episode accomplishes is understanding the importance of why we would screen for stocks using different quantitative metrics. 

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.

In this episode, our host, Robert Kraft, and guest, Fred Rockwell, discuss the following topics:

- Fred's background
- How he got into investing in MicroCap stocks
- Defining what 'Quantitative Metrics' is
- Why its important to understand what the different 'Quantitative Metrics' mean when screening for MicroCaps
- Define the following metrics:
  • FCF Yield (Free Cash Flow Yield)
  • EV/EBITDA
  • P/E (Price Earnings Ratio)
  • P/TBV (Price to Tangible Book Value)
  • Revenue and Income CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate)
- Take aways from this episode: how to approach understanding 'Quantitative Metrics'
- You can follow Fred Rockwell @TarsierCM
You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @PlanetMicroCap, our host, Robert Kraft @BobbyKKraft and you can listen to this interview on StockNewsNow.com.
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Episode 4 - Tom Shaughnessy, SecretCaps.com: What is a ‘Stock Screener’ and how do I use it?

August 18, 2015

A 'Stock Screener', as defined on Investopedia, is a tool that investors and traders can use to filter stocks based on user-defined metrics. When it comes to discovering new MicroCap stocks, one suggestion is to use a stock screener to narrow down your search. In this episode of the Planet MicroCap Podcast, our host, Robert Kraft @BobbyKKraft spoke with Tom Shaughnessy, Founder of SecretCaps.com (www.SecretCaps.com). 

Knowing how to use a stock screener is a valuable tool when conducting your quantitative due diligence and this episode is all about defining what it is, how to use it, and how they can help turn us on to new investing ideas. Tom recently published an educational video on stock screeners as well, which you can watch here: SecretCaps' MicroCap Screening Video Lesson
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. 
In this episode, our host, Robert Kraft, and guest, Tom Shaughnessy, cover the following topics:

  • What is a 'Stock Screener'? 
  • Why are Stock Screeners important?
  • How and why Tom uses Stock Screeners
  • Why Stock Screeners are important when researching MicroCap stocks
  • What kind of data you can screen for when using a Stock Screener
  • The differences between Stock Screeners: Paid for- vs. Free
  • Conflicts of information between Stock Screeners
  • How someone who has been investing for 30 years or just getting started can take advantage of the availability and using Stock Screeners
  • You can follow Tom Shaughnessy @Toms_119
You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @PlanetMicroCap, our host, Robert Kraft @BobbyKKraft and you can also listen this interview on www.StockNewsNow.com
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Episode 3 - Trent Woloveck, American Cannabis Company: The Marijuana Industry

August 11, 2015

The Marijuana Industry is the topic for this week's episode of the Planet MicroCap Podcast. In recent years, medical marijuana and marijuana for recreational use has been getting a lot press with many startup and MicroCap companies looking to profit from this burgeoning industry - across all sectors: service providers, technology, consumer goods, and healthcare. In Episode 3, our host spoke with Trent Woloveck, Chief Operating Officer of American Cannabis Company, Inc. (www.AmericanCannabisConsulting.com).

The Planet MicroCap Podcast is brought to you by SNN Incorporated, publishers of www.StockNewsNow.com, The Official MicroCap News Source, and the MicroCap Review magazine, the leading magazine in the MicroCap market.

In this episode, our host, Robert Kraft, and guest, Trent Woloveck, covered the following topics:
  • Overview of American Cannabis Company and how they help Canna-entrepreneurs
  • Current federal regulations on Marijuana and Medical Marijuana programs
  • CARERS Act of 2015
  • Investing in Cannabis
  • First thoughts on 2016 Presidential Election and how that may affect Marijuana legislation
  • Discuss different businesses within the Marijuana Industry: technology, services, etc...
  • History of American Cannabis Company
  • Advancements in Medical Marijuana - focus on Cannabinoids and Oil-based Extracts
  • Catalysts for Growth in Marijuana Industry
  • You can follow American Cannabis Company @CannabizConsult
You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @PlanetMicroCap and you can also listen on StockNewsNow.com.
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Episode 2 - Nick Hodge, Outsider Club: Tools for Investing in Natural Resources

August 4, 2015

Are you interested in learning about investing in Natural Resources? Looking for tools to get started? Then you're going to want to listen to our latest episode of the Planet MicroCap Podcast. In Episode 2, our host spoke with Nick Hodge, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Outsider Club (www.OutsiderClub.com). 


The Planet MicroCap Podcast is brought to you by SNN Incorporated, publishers of www.StockNewsNow.com, The Official MicroCap News Source, and the MicroCap Review magazine, the leading magazine in the MicroCap market.

In this episode, our host, Robert Kraft, and guest, Nick Hodge, covered the following topics:

  • How Mr. Hodge began his career and founding of the Outsider Club
  • When he first started writing about clean technology, what did he do to begin his research?
  • Immersion into Natural Resources, Clean-tech, Energy sectors: going to conferences, doing research, asking questions
  • Why understanding Geo-politics is key?
  • What are the different catalysts he looks for when analyzing Natural Resources sector? 
  • How to analyze management of Natural Resources companies
  • Importance of developing a network of peers and experts
  • Where he finds new ideas and suggested reading for investors
  • You can follow Nick Hodge on Twitter @NickCHodge

You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @PlanetMicroCap and you can also listen on StockNewsNow.com.
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