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    Yelp (YELP) and Zillow (ZG) Are Both Down Big — What Should Investors Do?

    Chris Hill: Shares of Yelp down 30% on Friday after a rough third quarter report. Yelp also cut revenue guidance for the full fiscal year. And Zillow shareholders had a week that was almost as bad. Zillow lost a quarter of its market cap after the online real estate platform’s third quarter report included a similar cutting of guidance for the full fiscal year. Let’s start with Yelp, Jason. How bad is this? Jason Moser: It’s probably not as bad as the market is making it out to be. But a business built on selling ads based on its network effects, they need to be adding advertisers in order for…

  • Rich Barton, Founder of Expedia, Zillow, and Glassdoor
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    Rich Barton, Founder of Expedia, Zillow, and Glassdoor

    Eric Bleeker: Hey Fools, I’m joined by Rich Barton who, if you haven’t heard of him, is one of the more prominent venture capitalists, having started companies such as Expedia, Zillow, and Glassdoor now — so quite the track record. I wanted to begin our conversation … we’re an investment company, so just beginning by talking about your investment philosophy. Rich Barton: As a venture capitalist, or as a stock investor? Bleeker: Well, as a person who invests in great companies in general. Barton: All right. Bleeker: What’s the common thread among these companies? Barton: You called me a venture capitalist, which I am, kind of on the side, but…

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    How to Find an Investor Friendly Real Estate Agent

    Hi, it’s Mark Ferguson with Invest Four More. I’d like to thank you for watching another educational video. Today I want to talk about what exactly an investor-friendly real estate agent is. So before I get started, I run InvestFourMore.com. It’s a blog with over 200,000 views a month. We discuss rental properties, fix and flips, and being a real estate agent. I’ve been a realtor since 2001, I’ve flipped over a hundred houses in my career and I own 11 rental properties. Currently I have two more under contract. So I am my own real estate agent when I do transactions. So I don’t have to worry about finding…

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    TPC GOLD – How does it feel like being a property investor?

    My advice would be to go into your local nature reserve and find a… flowing stream. Okay? And just where the water goes over the rocks and it goes into the clear where where there’s a really strong current, I’d encourage you to get into the water and swim upstream. And experience what that feels like because when you invest in property.. (Ben: In the summer cause it’ll be really cold) In the the summer is fine Ben but you need to be comfortable with swimming upstream because you touched on it. where most people you will spend most of your life with… We’re lucky. We rub shoulders with investors…

  • How Many Properties Per Land Trust
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    How Many Properties Per Land Trust

    Hi, Clint Coons here with Anderson Business Advisors. In this session, I’m going to discuss how many properties you should put in each land trust you create. Because you might think that putting multiple properties into one trust is the way to go. In fact, just this morning, I was talking to an attorney in California who made the assumption when I was explaining what I was going to do for his client, that I was going to do in fact just that. We were going to create one land trust for all eight properties. The attorney thought that the individual structure will look as follows. There’ll be one trust…

  • The One Thing Every Real Estate Investor Needs
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    The One Thing Every Real Estate Investor Needs

    The one thing that every real estate investor needs. That’s today’s video. Let’s dive in. Hey, everybody. I’m Clayton Morris. I’m the founder of Morris Invest. And today we’re going to talk about the one thing that every real estate investor needs. Now I’m in my office. And you’d think that it would be just filled with tons of clutter. And, granted, I do have some Star Trek stuff in here and some other fun science-fiction stuff in my office, and some pictures from my kids that they’ve drawn. But there is one thing that every real estate investor needs. Now, of course, you start on a journey of learning…

  • Used Cars in China, PayPal, and the Future of Apple
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    Used Cars in China, PayPal, and the Future of Apple

    Mac Greer: It’s Monday, December 17th. Welcome to MarketFoolery! I’m Mac Greer. Joining me in studio, we have Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser. Welcome! How are we feeling this Monday? Jason Moser: Feeling quite rested, and thankfully a little bit drier now. It was a wet weekend. Greer: So much rain! Emily, can you make the rain stop? Emily Flippen: I’ll do my best, although come Thursday or Friday, I think my powers might wear off. We’re expected to get even more rain. Greer: Unbelievable! Flippen: Hope nobody’s traveling. Moser: We’ve already surpassed, this is the wettest year on record for this area since something like 1890.…

  • What Stocks Do Well in a Recession? And What Should Investors Stay Away From?
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    What Stocks Do Well in a Recession? And What Should Investors Stay Away From?

    Chris Hill: Let’s talk stocks. Ron, whether it’s an industry or a specific stock, what do you think is poised for upside this year? Ron Gross: An industry I’m looking at, it’s a sector/ industry. I’m not ready to call the big r-word yet, recession. I’m not freaking people out yet. Hill: You are a little bit, by saying that. Gross: I think it’s important to have some allocation to some defensive stocks in the environment that we may be approaching. So, when I think of companies in those sectors, I would say some utilities might be a good bet right here. Some of the discounters, in fact, discount retailers.…