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What's Your Prior?

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The podcast for the adaptable investor. Investigating the financial markets through the eyes of a (somewhat) recovered physicist who started Wall Street's first cloud-based financial technology firm. Expect more psychology than physics, more behavioral economics than traditional economics, and more art than engineering. If you're ready to question some of your pre-conceived notions, explore the inner working of investing and hear how professionals think about markets, come join me on this not-so-random walk down Wall Street…

The podcast for the adaptable investor. Investigating the financial markets through the eyes of a (somewhat) recovered physicist who started Wall Street's first cloud-based financial technology firm. Expect more psychology than physics, more behavioral economics than traditional economics, and more art than engineering. If you're ready to question some of your pre-conceived notions, explore the inner working of investing and hear how professionals think about markets, come join me on this not-so-random walk down Wall Street…

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The podcast for the adaptable investor. Investigating the financial markets through the eyes of a (somewhat) recovered physicist who started Wall Street's first cloud-based financial technology firm. Expect more psychology than physics, more behavioral economics than traditional economics, and more art than engineering. If you're ready to question some of your pre-conceived notions, explore the inner working of investing and hear how professionals think about markets, come join me on this not-so-random walk down Wall Street…

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English


Episodes

Behavioral Finance in Practice: using its lessons to improve investment outcomes.

6/23/2021
How can we use all the fascinating lessons about our hidden biases to actually make better investment decisions? What are the most common psychology and bias-based mistakes investors make, and how can behavioral economics help us avoid them? Join me and Clare Flynn Levy, Founder and CEO of Essentia Analytics, as we discuss how her firm helps traders and portfolio manager identify and then reverse their worst habits. Mentioned in the show: Thinking Fast and SlowDan KahnemanHow to...

Duration:00:19:46

Data Hunters Part 2: is ESG a goldmine or a distraction?

5/26/2021
ESG is all about the data. My guests explore what people are doing with ESG data, how the data is sourced, and how investors can beat the market with ESG. My guests for this episode are: Lisa ConnerRIMESJeremy BakshtGourmet GrowthBill HaneyAlva

Duration:00:15:29

Data Hunters: how traders use data to beat the markets

4/23/2021
Data is the lifeblood of investment research and of making investments that beat the market. This episode's guests are all data experts: Lisa ConnerRIMESJeremy BakshtGourmet GrowthBill HaneyAlva

Duration:00:17:39

Private Equity in portfolio management software: the ultimate micro-cap / low-liquidity / growth / activist investment strategy

3/30/2021
In this episode, I speak with our new Private Equity owner and our new CEO about the plans to bring Style Analytics into Investment Metrics: Benford's (counter-intuitive) LawBenford's LawAdi FilipovicResurgens Technology PartnersBrent BurnsInvestment MetricsHorizon CapitalStyle AnalyticsInvestment Metrics

Duration:00:18:00

Irrationally Valuable

2/24/2021
Markets can be irrational a long time, and we've been witnessing that over the past few years with Value stocks underperforming Growth and Tech stocks. But the tide may have turned, and Kate Mead is here to help us understand why Value is doing well and should do well over the next several years. Mentioned in the Show: Kate MeadMFS Investment ManagementJohn Maynard KeynesDavid AspellMount Lucas ManagementJim Monroe factor perform in US ElectionsIntangibles and how to measure ValueMean...

Duration:00:16:46

Finding ESG Momentum

12/16/2020
Figuring out which companies will profit from ESG is all the rage, and my guest, Jacob Gemmel, has a promising approach: start with a fundamental Quality assessment of stocks and disqualify any company that does not have forward motion on improving ESG from both an operational and product perspective. Join me in learning how Swedbank Robur invests for the long term and turns upward ESG momentum into long-term outperformance. Related links mentioned in the episode: SwedbankRobur Jacob...

Duration:00:15:46

Momentum and Bubbles

11/11/2020
Momentum traders make money violating the first principle of investing: previous performance is not indicative of future returns. As it turns out, what did well yesterday and the day before actually IS more likely to do well today. And Momentum traders, also known as Trend Followers, take advantage of that fact. But such trading, en masse, can lead to price bubbles. Join me and renowned Trend Follower Dr. Kathryn Kaminski as we explore how Momentum traders think about markets and when this...

Duration:00:15:42

Finding Diamonds in the Rough

7/7/2020
Pension Funds have to be very careful in picking fund managers - they often invest for the long haul and compounding returns are great if the returns are good, but the lost opportunity is painful if money is left on the table every year. Sweden's AP1, which manages 366B SEK (39B USD), has developed a robust and mature approach to selecting the best managers and I sat down with Majdi Chammas, Head of Equities at their External Partnership and Innovation team, to dig into what matters to them...

Duration:00:15:49

The potential growth of Value investing and the astronomical value of Growth investing

6/19/2020
Value investing – buying stocks that the markets price below their intrinsic worth – is a time-honored and proven investment strategy. So why has it done some poorly over the past five years and especially now? Growth investing is relatively newer and has been on a tear. Is there any reason to believe it would slow down? Mentioned in this episode: Mount Lucas Asset ManagementDavid AspellValue and Growth Factor InvestingDelta AirlinesBrinker International

Duration:00:13:07

The Preacher from 1700’s England who Taught Wall Street how to Count

6/5/2020
An introduction to the ideas behind this podcast, to the Reverend Thomas Bayes, why this podcast is named "What's Your Prior," and to your host, Damian Handzy. This is a good place for an intro, especially if you've joined in the middle of the series, to get some background on the podcast series, before going to the most recent episode. Mentioned in this episode: video1video2Alan TuringBlechley ParkBehavioral Economicsinstitute for Complexity Science is in Santa Fe, New MexicoMedical...

Duration:00:09:20