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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.

    In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio with Stephen Foerster

    In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio with Stephen Foerster

    Investors are constantly searching for the perfect portfolio. Although it may be elusive, there are common principles that can allow all of us to get closer to it. We speak to Stephen Foerster, co-author of the new book "In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio: The Stories, Voices, and Key Insights of the Pioneers Who Shaped the Way We Invest" about some of those principles, and what some of history's best investors and researchers can teach us about them.  

    Along with his co-author Andrew Lo, Stephen spoke to investing legends like Harry Markowitz, William Sharpe, Jeremy Siegel, Jack Bogle, Charley Ellis and Robert Shiller to capture their ideas on the construction of a perfect portfolio. We go through each of those interviews to identify the key lessons investors can learn from them.  

    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.

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    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA

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    FOLLOW JACK

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    • 59 min
    A Deep Dive Into Quality Growth Investing with Harding Loevner's Rick Schmidt

    A Deep Dive Into Quality Growth Investing with Harding Loevner's Rick Schmidt

    There is an interesting dichotomy in the growth investing space in that growth stocks as a whole tend to underperform the market over time, but the best performing individual stocks in the market also typically come from the growth space. This puts a premium on the ability to separate the winners from the losers for growth managers. Our guest this week has produced a very strong record of doing exactly that. We speak with Rick Schmidt, Partner and Portfolio Manager with Harding Loevner. 

    We discuss their process for selecting quality growth companies and the criteria they use within it. We also cover the impact of macro factors on growth investing, the current valuations in the growth space and the important attributes of good brands and management teams. 

    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

    • 51 min
    Six Lessons We Learned While Navigating the Market in 2021

    Six Lessons We Learned While Navigating the Market in 2021

    2021 has been a really interesting year for markets. In this episode we talk about the biggest lessons we learned from the year, and from the post pandemic period in general. We discuss the debate as to whether the market is a voting or a weighing machine, the true definition of long-term and the importance of thinking in probabilities, as well as other significant lessons we learned. 

    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

    • 25 min
    10 Lessons From Our 5 Most Popular Podcasts of 2021 - Rob Arnott, Michael Mauboussin, Ben Inker, Cullen Roche, Tobias Carlisle

    10 Lessons From Our 5 Most Popular Podcasts of 2021 - Rob Arnott, Michael Mauboussin, Ben Inker, Cullen Roche, Tobias Carlisle

    Our goal when we started the Excess Returns podcast was to hopefully use the platform to help educate investors, and to learn ourselves in the process. Initially, we didn’t have outside guests on the podcast, but it quickly became evident that bringing in voices other than our own would significantly help us in achieving our goal. Starting with our first interview in 2020 with Tobias Carlisle up until our most recent one with Dave Wright from Sierra Investment Management, we have tried to put together the best group of guests we could with the goal of learning what has made them successful investors and how all of us can benefit from their experience.

    In this episode, we look back at 2021 and look at the biggest lessons we learned from our most popular episodes of the year. We feature interviews with Tobias Carlisle, Cullen Roche, Ben Inker, Michael Mauboussin and Rob Arnott.

    We hope you enjoy the discussions. 

    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

    • 50 min
    A Tactical Approach to Conservative Investing with Sierra Investment Management's Dave Wright

    A Tactical Approach to Conservative Investing with Sierra Investment Management's Dave Wright

    Conservative investing has a reputation for being boring. But our guest this week deploys a conservative approach that is far from that. We speak to Dave Wright of Sierra Investment Management. Sierra uses a unique trend following approach to manage its portfolios and mitigate risk. We discuss the current state of markets and the outlook for stocks and bonds as well as unique methods to manage risk in different market environments. 

    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

    • 43 min
    Michael Mauboussin on Valuation, Base Rates and Expectations Investing

    Michael Mauboussin on Valuation, Base Rates and Expectations Investing

    Michael Mauboussin is one of the most insightful long-term thinkers in the investing world. For decades, his research has taken deep dives into markets, valuation and how we can all become better long-term investors. He is currently Head of Consilient Research at Counterpoint Global. 

    We talk to Michael about a wide range of topics, including factor investing, the dangers of simple valuation multiples, the importance of intangible assets, the proper application of base rates and the process of expectations investing. 

    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

    • 58 min

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