Mariusz Skonieczny is a professional investor and the founder of Classic Value Investors, MicroCap Explosions, and creator of Value Investing University. Mariusz graduated from Indiana University in 2003 with a finance degree. From 2003 to 2008, he was in the residential and commercial real estate industry as an appraiser and broker. During the 2008/2009 financial crisis, he made the courageous decision to leave the industry and start Classic Value Investors.
He has been investing in the stock market since 2008, starting with only $10,000, 10 years later he reached $1.1 million. By March of 2021, his accounts reached over $4 million!
Let’s dive in to learn about microcap investing and Mariusz’s unorthodox approach which led him to success.
Announcement: Download Our Sample Deal and Join Our Mailing List
[00:01 – 04:17] Opening Segment
Mariusz talks about his background.
He talks about how he got into the real estate space right after college and what led him to do that.
How he started his company Classic Value Investors.
[04:17 – 22:53] Little Competition – Big Money
How he transitioned from being an appraiser and broker to an investor in 2008.
He talks about microcap investing and what makes it different from other investing types.
The reasons why there is so little competition in the microcap space.
The reasons microcap investing is not the focus of most investors.
The importance of having control on your investments and thinking independently.
[22:53 – 29:16] Diversification
He explains why he wants to diversify and start investing in real estate again.
Real estate deals vs Stock Market
The difference between buying from another investor and buying from an uneducated investor.
How he gets great deals from the stock market.
[29:16 – 33:50] Round of Insights
Investing in gold mining stocks.
Most Recommended Book:
Number One Insight for Investing
Think independently and don’t be afraid to go where others are afraid to go.
Best Place to Grab a Bite in Indiana
To learn more, you can go to Mariusz’s website.
“Most people are unsuccessful because they don’t want to think independently.” – Mariusz Skonieczny
Thank you for joining us for another great episode! If you’re enjoying the show, please LEAVE A RATING OR REVIEW, and be sure to hit that subscribe button so you do not miss an episode.