Security Analysis
The Security Analysis Podcast
Q&A: Pros & Cons of Dividend Investing, Deere, Value Traps, and more

Q&A: Pros & Cons of Dividend Investing, Deere, Value Traps, and more


Today’s episode is a Q&A podcast where I answer questions that I’ve gathered via Twitter and emails. If you have a question that you would like me to address, reach out to me at

Topics covered:

  • Pros & Cons of Dividend Investing

  • The Ethics of Materialism

  • Accounting Books

  • My Favorite Podcasts

  • Accumulation vs. Retirement Portfolios

  • Value vs. Growth

  • My investment in Deere

  • Weird Portfolio & Avantis Funds

  • My worst investments

  • Avoiding value traps


  1. Ben Graham’s Interpretation of Financial Statements:

  2. Why Stocks Go Up and Down:

  3. Hartford Funds study that dividends are 69% of total return for the market:

  4. Investor’s podcast interview with Chris Bloomstran:

  5. Business Brew interview with Arnold Van Den Berg:


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Security Analysis
The Security Analysis Podcast
This podcast explores investment strategies, economics, personal finance, and stock analysis. It features real conversations and analysis to inform, educate, and entertain. Note that nothing in this podcast is investment advice and it is for entertainment & discussion purposes only. Do your own due diligence before making any investment.