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Illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks. Download now, listen later and reflect at length.

    Feelings and Forecasts: Overconfidence in Human Decision Making

    Feelings and Forecasts: Overconfidence in Human Decision Making

    Episode #399. Overconfidence is a behavioral bias that plagues many investors. What does overconfidence mean, and where does one draw the line between confidence and overly optimistic behavior? What are the most common forms of overconfidence? In this episode, Ryan O. Murphy, head of decision sciences at Morningstar Investment Management, provides the answers and offers practical tips on restraining this common bias.

    • 10 min
    Big Data and Disruption: Implications for Investing

    Big Data and Disruption: Implications for Investing

    Episode #398. Paula Campbell Roberts leads KKR's efforts to incorporate big data and machine learning into many of its investing and value creation efforts. In this episode, she discusses how data analytics can be used to identify investment themes and talks more broadly about "the new consumer" and the investment implications from the disruption in the renting and sharing economies.

    • 12 min
    Is There an Alternative to Equities?

    Is There an Alternative to Equities?

    Episode #397. Have Central Banks exhausted their ability to engender growth? Is there an alternative to equities? Will there be a US-China trade deal? In this episode, Jason DeSena Trennert, chairman and chief executive officer of Strategas Research Partners and one of Wall Street’s thought leaders on the subject of markets and economic policy, discusses these questions and much more.

    • 15 min
    Nouriel Roubini on What Could Trigger the Next Global Recession

    Nouriel Roubini on What Could Trigger the Next Global Recession

    Episode #396. Nouriel Roubini, sometimes known as “Dr. Doom" for his gloomy predictions, lays out four "games of chicken" that could crash the global economy and markets: US-China trade war, the US-Iran conflict, Brexit implications, and Argentina. He also shares his views on the US presidential elections in 2020 and why crypto is a "scam" and bitcoin "the most over-hyped technology ever."

    • 20 min
    Aswath Damodaran on Valuing the Disruptors and Disrupted

    Aswath Damodaran on Valuing the Disruptors and Disrupted

    We live in disruptive times. But as valuation expert Aswath Damodaran often says, disruption is easy, but making money from disruption is hard. In this episode, the author of five books on valuation discusses the "disruption dilemma," shares his advice for investors trying to value the disruptors, and gives viewers and listeners a preview of what attendees can expect from an extended session on valuation that he will be teaching at the 73rd CFA Institute Annual Conference in Atlanta in May 2020.

    • 13 min
    Finding Value in the Global Bond Markets

    Finding Value in the Global Bond Markets

    Episode #394. There is no shortage of negative headlines, but Lucy Johns, CFA, a vice president at Dodge & Cox, is optimistic about global bonds. In this Take 15 episode, she explains why she believes investors can find real positive yield and have an edge through security selection, being benchmark agnostic, and managing currency exposure.

    • 8 min

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