As the saying goes, the only constant is change. And when things change, the only way to stay ahead is to keep learning. Simple in theory, but not easy in practice, as anyone investing in today’s markets can appreciate.
Podcasts have become an incredibly effective means to keep learning, with over 100 million Americans having listened to a podcast in the past month. Below is a list, by no means comprehensive, of some helpful investing podcasts to consider putting in your rotation. Each is unique in its own way and can help broaden your understanding of markets, risks and opportunities.
Description: Exploring the ideas, methods, and stories of people that will help you better invest your time and money.
Who is behind it? Patrick O’Shaughnessy, CEO at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management
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A variety of great content and interesting guests all with a common theme: exploring what drives good businesses and investments. Patrick has a fascination with understanding what makes a great business and exploring frameworks to help apply those learnings to the future.
Description: Meet the people who allocate vast pools of capital and the processes they employ.
Who is behind it? Ted Seides, former founder and co-CIO at Protege Partners
The focus is understanding the best practices of how people allocate capital. There are many traditional allocators featured (e.g., pension plan CIOs) along with non-traditional decision-making experts such as Annie Duke (professional poker player).
Description: In each episode of “Exchanges at Goldman Sachs,” people from the firm share their insights on developments shaping industries, markets and the global economy.
Who is behind it? Goldman Sachs
A range of topics and lengths (15 to 60 minutes) where people from the firm detail their views on important topics that investors currently face (e.g., SPACs). This podcast is a nice way to get access to Goldman Sachs’ views without being a client.
Description: Masters in Business looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.
Who is behind it? Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg Opinion columnist
The podcasts are long, sometimes 1.5 hours, but the content and guests are interesting and worth a listen.
Description: The stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.
Who is behind it? Guy Raz from NPR
Investing is about finding great businesses and “How I Built This” helps build your mental library of how others have succeeded. Each episode focuses on one business you probably know and goes into detail about its path to success.
Description: Flirting with Models is the show that aims to pull back the curtain and meet the investors who research, design, develop, and manage quantitative investment strategies.
Who is behind it? Corey Hoffstein, Chief Investment Officer of Newfound Research
Corey has a great ability to dig into quantitative (i.e., computer-driven, systematic) investing approaches in a way that both quantitative and non-quantitative investors will find interesting.
Description: We break down some of the most important ideas in finance to help us make better investment decisions.
Who is behind it? AQR Capital Management, LLC
These short (15-30 minute) podcasts help you learn about important topics without taking up your whole day.
Source: Forbes – Money