Steady Wealth Podcast

Serge Berger

Whether you’re a new or seasoned investor, the market can be a complicated place. Your host, Serge Berger, has 20+ years of experience in the market, and is currently the head trader and investment strategist at www.thesteadytrader.com. Through this podcast, you’ll get great insights from guest speakers from around the market. Together, we’ll focus on the big picture, and what truly makes the market tick. During this critical juncture in the market, you’ll want to have the cutting edge that the Steady Wealth Podcast will give you.

Is It Time To Buy Bonds?
Sep 5 2022
Is It Time To Buy Bonds?
The bond market isn’t really on the radar of retail investors. What has caught people’s attention is that portfolios are down. With the bond market being much bigger than the equity market, is now the time to buy bonds? Most retirement plans have bonds, with the general suggested allocation being 60% equities to 40% fixed income, adjusting with age. Whether issued by the US treasury or a corporation, chances are bonds are already a part of your portfolio. While it’s difficult to answer this question with a straight yes or no, Serge can make a good case that it is, if you focus on the right part of the yield curve. We can all agree that the economy is slowing, but you have to consider that it doesn’t turn on a dime. The Fed is doing the largest financial tightening move in recorded history, and many are asking why bonds haven’t rallied yet. It has to do with the volatility of the market. The hawkish tone of the Fed has scared people away from the bond market. Serge thinks this is about to change, possibly over the next quarter. If we keep our eye on the 10-year part of the yield curve, Serge thinks it very well could be a buy year. If you’re interested in daily investment update videos, sign up at thesteadytrader.com. What You’ll Learn: How your portfolio should change as you age.What the yield curve is and why it’s important.When we can expect volatility to come back down.And much more! Favorite Quote: “The Fed is doing the largest financial tightening move in recorded history.” -Serge Berger
Top 3 Investor and Trader Mistakes and how to Fix them quickly with guest Brian Terry
Aug 17 2022
Top 3 Investor and Trader Mistakes and how to Fix them quickly with guest Brian Terry
Here to discuss the top three investor and trader mistakes, is Serge’s partner from Blue Marlin Advisors, Brian Terry. When thinking about the top mistakes, both men came up with the same three. One thing these mistakes have in common is psychology and minimizing emotions. With trading being more of an art than a science, Serge has found that people with a strong academic background tend to struggle the most, as they’re more by the book. Luckily, all three of these mistakes can be fixed. The first mistake has to do with patience. No one can expect to become a great trader overnight. It takes a commitment of time, energy, and learning from your mistakes. Resist the urge to jump in immediately, take the time to develop a plan, and make calculated decisions. Next up is risk management. It’s all about position sizing and managing what you have at risk. Once again, without a plan, every decision becomes emotional. Last, but not least, is being macro-aware. You must understand where we are in the business cycle. After all, it’s the dog that wags the tail, not the other way around. What You’ll Learn: What makes a good investing game plan.What revenge trading is and why to avoid it.What it means to be macro aware.What two conditions move the market. Favorite Quote: “The more you know about the macro condition of the economy, what cycle we’re in, the better trader you’ll be.” -Brian Terry