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InvestED Ep. 153- All About Stitch Fix & Researching Companies You Love

Much to Danielle’s surprise, I have been using and enjoying a personal styling service called Stitch Fix. It was time to take a closer look to see if this company can stand the test of time. Tune in as Danielle and I dive into researching companies that you love and how to do it.

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In Episode 153 You’ll Learn:

  • Diving Into Stitch Fix  
    • What is it? A personal shopping tool to find you clothes that you will buy and send them directly to you, once you try everything you can send back what you don’t like and keep what you love.
    • Recently became a public company.
    • Do they have a moat? They might have potential “switch” moat in their ability to know you incredibly well. So well, that you don’t want to switch because the system is flawless and you cannot get that service anywhere else.
  • Types of Moats to Look for in a Company:
    • Brand – Very tough to nail down until consumers see your brand as a category.
    • Switching – How easy is it to abandon or switch to another company/service?
    • Toll Bridge – Government/Monopoly
    • Secrets – Patented Trade Secrets
    • Price – Competitive price protects them.
  • How to Research a Company You Love
    • Start looking at their competition. Is this company really the best?
    • Read about how the company actually operates/what’s their business model?
    • Ask yourself, what do you think this thing is worth? It’s time to look at their past numbers and 1010-yearuture.
    • Google: “Investor Relations ________ (Company Name)” for Retail Companies
    • Find the Owner Earnings

Show Notes:

On the InvestED podcast, Phil and his daughter Danielle shine a light on the successful investing strategies that gurus like Warren Buffett have used for 80 years. Listen in for a great stock market education on basics, learn how to invest on your own, and follow along with real-time examples and investing tips from week to week.
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