23 episodes

A view of the equity markets from the perspective of a historian and business investor. A combination of conversations with select market participants as well as original material. If you like investments that pay dividends, you will like this podcast. If not, then not.

Keep Calm and Carry On Investing (TM‪)‬ Daniel Peris

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A view of the equity markets from the perspective of a historian and business investor. A combination of conversations with select market participants as well as original material. If you like investments that pay dividends, you will like this podcast. If not, then not.

    Episode 26: Martin Fridson revisiting his 1993 Investment Illusions

    Episode 26: Martin Fridson revisiting his 1993 Investment Illusions

    The legendary Martin Fridson joins me to review his classic Investment Illusions: A Savvy Wall Street Pro Explodes Popular Misconceptions about the Markets (Wiley, 1993). What has changed? What is the same? Want a good bead on the present and future of the markets?  Get up to speed on the past.

    • 52 min
    Episode 25: Trust in finance? A heretical view, perhaps, but here’s why.

    Episode 25: Trust in finance? A heretical view, perhaps, but here’s why.

    It’s easy to say you don’t trust anyone or anything in the investment community. That would be a big mistake. Listen in and learn why.

    • 28 min
    Episode 24: Benjamin Ho on trust in finance and economics.

    Episode 24: Benjamin Ho on trust in finance and economics.

    Vassar College Professor Benjamin Ho joins me to discuss the role of trust in finance and economics. He is the author of the just published Why Trust Matters: An Economist’s Guide to the Ties That Bind Us. (Columbia University Press, 2021)

    • 32 min
    Episode 23: Paul Schmelzing on the long-term decline in rates

    Episode 23: Paul Schmelzing on the long-term decline in rates

    Financial historian Paul Schmelzing takes on many of the assumptions of 20th century financial economics–about risk-free rates, real rates, risk premia–and suggests that they fail the “out of sample” test.  How has he done that? By meticulously creating an 800 year data set that indicates more than six centuries of declining returns. In the process, he takes on Thomas Piketty’s claim that returns on financial assets have consistently exceeded broader economic growth, leading to ever greater economic inequality. Not so says Schmelzing. If you are thinking about asset allocation for the next decade or so when rates are supposed to return …

    • 55 min
    Episode 22: Ed McQuarrie on the importance of 19th c data for your 2022 asset allocation.

    Episode 22: Ed McQuarrie on the importance of 19th c data for your 2022 asset allocation.

    Consider the shibboleths of our trade, deeply embedded in our risk models, our IPSs, our return expectations: stocks are better than bonds over time, stocks are risk assets, bonds are risk-control assets, a resulting equity risk premium, with real growth from equities.  What if it turns out that these are not exactly true? What if these conclusions are based on incomplete data? That would be a problem, wouldn’t it?  And what about the present time, what’s unusual about it compared to earlier investment periods? These answers and more when  Edward McQuarrie, retired business professor from Santa Clara University, joins me …

    • 43 min
    Episode 21: Getting perspective, with the brilliant & wide-ranging Will Goetzmann

    Episode 21: Getting perspective, with the brilliant & wide-ranging Will Goetzmann

    How does an art historian, TV producer and art museum director end up teaching quantitative finance? I am joined by Will Goetzmann, the Beinecke Professor of Finance at Yale’s School of Management, to discuss the virtues of changing careers, being interdisciplinary, and following your curiosity.  He is one of the most interesting people you are likely to encounter.    

    • 35 min

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Informative, and interesting

I’m normally bored by financial podcasts, but the host (and guests) consistently break down complex topics and present them in a way that lets me learn during my commute, or while I ride my bike. Keep the episodes coming!

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