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If investors are looking for educational opportunities, there are countless books and blogs that can help. But while not all of us have time to read, we do have time to listen during a workout or on the commute to work. The past year, I’ve plugged into the investing podcast scene and I love it. Some of my favorites are listed below.
The Meb Faber Show with Meb Faber
Meb Faber is the chief investment officer at Cambria Investment Management, an advisory firm focused on quantitative asset management and alternative investments. He has written numerous white papers and books on investing topics, and is a prominent member of the finance blogosphere. In short, he is a voice that many people seeking to learn more about investing pay close attention to. Mr. Faber’s podcast covers a wide range of investing-related topics, and features a variety of fascinating guests. One of my favorite episodes included Rob Arnott, chairman and CEO of Research Affiliates, and an in-depth discussion of value investing and overall market valuations.
Invest Like the Best with Patrick O’Shaughnessy
Patrick O’Shaughnessy is a portfolio manager at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, a quantitative money-management firm. The firm has been a trailblazer in the field of research-based investing strategies, and Mr. O’Shaughnessy has been an effective communicator of how investors can best leverage them. Invest Like the Best showcases Patrick’s incredibly wide-ranging knowledge and intellectual curiosity across a variety of subjects that aren’t always entirely investment focused. One of my favorite episodes included Jason Zweig, who readers will recognize from his weekly WSJ column, The Intelligent Investor. Mr. O’Shaughnessy and Mr. Zweig discuss general financial topics but also dig in on the difference between serendipity and luck. Fascinating stuff.
The Investors Podcast with Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen
Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen are the dynamic duo of podcasting, hosting The Investors Podcast, which has nine million+ downloads. Mr. Brodersen has a great background, while Mr. Pysh is an active-duty service member and has the smoothest radio voice among all podcasts I listen to. The podcast covers a range of investing topics, with in-depth conversations with leading lights of the investing world. If you are thinking about reading a particular investment book, chances are good that these guys have interviewed the author. One of my favorite episodes involved billionaire Jesse Itzler, an owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA team, who discussed why he lived with a Navy SEAL for 31 days to improve his life.
Bloomberg’s Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz
Bloomberg columnist Barry Ritholtz is chairman and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an investment advisory firm, and is a familiar face in the blogosphere and in the media generally. His podcast, Masters in Business, attracts some very famous names. Recent guests on the podcast include NYU finance professor, Aswath Damodoran, F. William McNabb, CEO of Vanguard Group, and Bill Miller, who ran the Legg Mason Value Trust. Mr. Ritholtz was also kind enough to have me on the show, but my favorite episode has to be Mr. Ritholtz’s interview with Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group. Mr. Ritholtz gives listeners an amazing perspective on his decades in the financial-services business. Incredible insights and a must-listen.
Trend Following Radio with Michael Covel
Michael Covel’s podcast has had over four million listeners and he’s completed 500 episodes. He’s probably the most established podcaster on this list—and it shows. Mr. Covel’s podcast is great for those looking for alternative views on the market, those who are tired of hearing the same old stories told on CBNC and other traditional outlets. This is highly recommended if you are looking to expand your mind in investing. Mr. Covel has had some incredible guests, to include multiple Nobel Prize winners and world-famous investors. One of my favorite episodes was when Mr. Covel interviewed Annie Duke, a former professional poker player who has some incredible insights on decision making. Mr. Covel always has me thinking and Annie Duke only amplified my brain-wave activity.
The list above is my curated list of the top podcasts that work for me. There are many others and I encourage inspired investors to check them all out and share the best.
If you have some favorite financing podcasts, tell us in the comments section.
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