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Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand and Justin Carbonneau, partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics, including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing and behavioral finance, with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors, all in twenty minutes or less per episode.

Excess Returns Jack Forehand and Justin Carbonneau

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Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand and Justin Carbonneau, partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics, including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing and behavioral finance, with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors, all in twenty minutes or less per episode.

    Gregg Fisher on the Future of Value, Investing in Innovation and Lessons From 20+ Years as a Quant

    Gregg Fisher on the Future of Value, Investing in Innovation and Lessons From 20+ Years as a Quant

    Our guest in this episode is Gregg Fisher of Quent Capital. Gregg was a pioneer in factor investing and the founder of Gerstein Fisher, which he grew to over $5 billion in assets before selling it in 2016. We discuss Greg's current strategy, which seeks to bring a factor-based approach to investing in innovation. We also cover his extensive research on factor investing, including the future outlook for factor premiums, why dividend investing may be overrated and the importance of investor behavior. 

    We hope you enjoy the discussion. 

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    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) and Justin Carbonneau (@jjcarbonneau), partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing, multi-factor investing, trend following, market valuation and more with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors.

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    • 54 min
    The Elusive Definition of Quality

    The Elusive Definition of Quality

    Buying stocks of high quality companies is something investors are almost universally attracted to. But the details of how to define quality, and the reasons why it works can be more complicated to understand. In this episode, we look at the different ways to define quality, the arguments for why it works, and how it can be incorporated into an investment strategy. 

    We hope you enjoy the discussion. 

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) and Justin Carbonneau (@jjcarbonneau), partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing, multi-factor investing, trend following, market valuation and more with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors.

    SEE LATEST EPISODES

    https://www.validea.com/excess-returns-podcast

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    https://blog.validea.com

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA CAPITAL

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    • 16 min
    An In-Depth Look at Factor Valuation - And Which Factors Look Cheap Today

    An In-Depth Look at Factor Valuation - And Which Factors Look Cheap Today

    Valuing factors can be a confusing process. Not only are there are different factors to look at, there are also many ways to define them and a variety of different approaches to look at their valuation. In this episode, we look at what factor valuation can tell us and examine our process for valuing factors in detail. We also look at the current valuation of all the major factors. 

    We hope you enjoy the discussion. 

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) and Justin Carbonneau (@jjcarbonneau), partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing, multi-factor investing, trend following, market valuation and more with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors.

    SEE LATEST EPISODES

    https://www.validea.com/excess-returns-podcast

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA

    https://www.validea.com

    FOLLOW OUR BLOG

    https://blog.validea.com

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA CAPITAL

    https://www.valideacapital.com

    FOLLOW JACK

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/practicalquant

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-forehand-8015094

    FOLLOW JUSTIN

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjcarbonneau

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcarbonneau

    • 19 min
    Investing in Quality Dividend Growers to Achieve Your "Freedom Day" With Ryan Krueger

    Investing in Quality Dividend Growers to Achieve Your "Freedom Day" With Ryan Krueger

    When many investors think about dividend investing they think about buying the highest yielding stocks. But investing in quality companies that are growing their dividends can in many ways be a superior approach. This week, we talk to Ryan Kruger of Freedom Day Solutions about their approach for finding high quality dividend payers. We also cover a variety of other topics including the two most important questions investors need to answer, his advice for new financial planners, what he has learned as a small issuer running an ETF, and why investors may want to spend more time focusing on their human capital and less on their investment capital. 

    We hope you enjoy the discussion.  

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) and Justin Carbonneau (@jjcarbonneau), partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing, multi-factor investing, trend following, market valuation and more with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors.

    SEE LATEST EPISODES

    https://www.validea.com/excess-returns-podcast

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA

    https://www.validea.com

    FOLLOW OUR BLOG

    https://blog.validea.com

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA CAPITAL

    https://www.valideacapital.com

    FOLLOW JACK

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/practicalquant

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-forehand-8015094

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjcarbonneau

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcarbonneau

    • 49 min
    The Downside of Conviction

    The Downside of Conviction

    Conviction is probably the most important thing in investing. Regardless of the investment strategy you utilize, the ability to stick with it during the challenging periods is required to achieve its potential. But conviction can also sometimes be a bad thing. It can lead us to see certainty where it doesn't exist. It can also lead us to discount valid arguments against our investment approach. 

    In this episode we discuss the downside of conviction and what investors can do to make sure it doesn't derail their investment plan. 

    We hope you enjoy the discussion. 

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) and Justin Carbonneau (@jjcarbonneau), partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing, multi-factor investing, trend following, market valuation and more with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors.

    SEE LATEST EPISODES

    https://www.validea.com/excess-returns-podcast

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA

    https://www.validea.com

    FOLLOW OUR BLOG

    https://blog.validea.com

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA CAPITAL

    https://www.valideacapital.com

    FOLLOW JACK

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/practicalquant

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-forehand-8015094

    FOLLOW JUSTIN

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjcarbonneau

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcarbonneau

    • 18 min
    Combining Growth and Momentum Investing with O'Neil Global's Randy Watts and WisdomTree's Jeremy Schwartz

    Combining Growth and Momentum Investing with O'Neil Global's Randy Watts and WisdomTree's Jeremy Schwartz

    Many investors tend to think growth and momentum investing are highly aligned with each other. But as we have seen recently, with many momentum funds making an aggressive move into value, they also can be very different. In this episode, we talk to Randy Watts, Chief Investment Officer at O'Neil Global Advisors and Jeremy Schwartz, Global Head of Research at WisdomTree about an interesting strategy they have created to combine the two together. 

    We discuss the challenges of growth investing, the best ways to measure growth, and how to identify it in its early stages. And on the momentum side, we cover combining momentum with mean reversion, the importance of the right rebalancing time frame, and the benefits of momentum consistency. 

    Since we are both big fans of Jeremy's economic discussions with Jeremy Siegel on the Behind the Markets podcast, we also couldn't resist asking a couple of questions about the outlook for the economy and inflation. 

    We hope you enjoy the discussion. 

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) and Justin Carbonneau (@jjcarbonneau), partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing, multi-factor investing, trend following, market valuation and more with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors.

    SEE LATEST EPISODES

    https://www.validea.com/excess-returns-podcast

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA

    https://www.validea.com

    FOLLOW OUR BLOG

    https://blog.validea.com

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA CAPITAL

    https://www.valideacapital.com

    FOLLOW JACK

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/practicalquant

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-forehand-8015094

    FOLLOW JUSTIN

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjcarbonneau

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcarbonneau

    • 37 min

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