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Fireside Markets on Hiatus

The podcast is going on hiatus for an indefinite future. I have really enjoyed doing it but other priorities are taking over and it’s not something I can keep going at this point. I am disappointed, because I had a ton of fun and had a few more good interviews lined up, but these are […]

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Fireside Markets Episode 13: Active, Passive and Alpha with Jason Voss

In this episode of Fireside Markets, Jason Voss, content director at the CFA institute, joins me to discuss his recent series on the merits of active vs. passive portfolio management. Voss, CFA charterholder and former portfolio manager of the Davis Appreciation and Income fund had recently written a series titled “Alpha Wounds” in which he […]

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Fireside Markets Episode 12: Investing, Writing and Behavior with Jason Zweig

In this episode of Fireside Markets, Loeb award winning journalist Jason Zweig of the Wall Street Journal joined me for a great discussion about investment writing, strategy and philosophy and controlling our often wrongheaded investing impulses. We also discussed many books (including his newest, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary, affinity fraud and the role of price […]

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Fireside Markets Episode 11: Tadas Viskanta on Financial Media, Behavior and Evolution of Investors

In this episode of Fireside Markets, host James Osborne has an insightful conversation with Tadas Viskanta, author behind the powerhouse financial blog at Abnormal Returns.  The discussion covers consuming financial media, the financial blogosphere, investor behavior and evolving as investors. Items mentioned in this episode include: Tadas’ site AbnormalReturns.com Tadas’ book: Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the […]

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Fireside Markets Episode 10: Philosophy, Psychology and Markets with Patrick O’Shaughnessy

In this episode of Fireside Markets, host James Osborne has a great conversation with Patrick O’Shaughnessy, author and portfolio manager at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management.  We discuss high conviction active management strategies, Patrick’s book Millennial Money, Patrick’s new blog InvestorFieldGuide.com, as well as reading, philosophy and the psychology behind financial markets. Items mentioned in this episode include: Patrick’s Book Millennial Money […]

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Fireside Markets Episode 09: Quantitative Value with Wesley Gray

In this episode of Fireside Markets, host James Osborne has an extended conversation with Dr. Wesley Gray, Executive Managing Member of Alpha Architect.  The discussion centers around Gray’s book, Quantitative Value. We discuss value investing, efficient markets, the risks of high tracking error/active share strategies, data mining and much more. Items discussed in this episode include: […]

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Fireside Markets Episode 08: A Wealth of Common Sense with Ben Carlson

In this episode of Fireside Markets, host James Osborne chats with respected blogger Ben Carlson, the voice behind A Wealth Of Common Sense. Ben has a new book about to be released, aptly titled “A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan.” We discussed some highlights from the book, including […]

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Fireside Markets Episode 07: Investing as a Liberal Art with Bob Seawright

In this episode of Fireside Markets, host James Osborne discusses a variety of topics with Bob Seawright, Chief Investment Officer at Madison Avenue Securities and author of Above the Market. During our conversation we discuss Bob’s background and education, the value of a broad-based education and approaching investing as a liberal art. Items mentioned in […]

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Fireside Markets Episode 06: Fixing the 401(k) with Ben Carlson

In this episode of Fireside Markets, host James Osborne discusses the current state of the 401(k) marketplace with Ben Carlson, the blogger behind A Wealth of Common Sense. We discuss 401(k) providers, poor participation and savings rates, the generally confused state of small business owners, and a few possible fixes. Items mentioned in this podcast: My piece […]

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Fireside Markets 05: The One-Page Financial Plan with Carl Richards

In this episode of Fireside Markets host James Osborne is joined by author, artist, blogger and investor educator Carl Richards to discuss Richards’ new book The One Page Financial Plan. We discuss being honest with ourselves when making financial decisions, the difficulty of accepting “guesswork” about the future, decision fatigue and much more. Items mentioned in today’s […]

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Fireside Markets 04: The Future of Financial Services with Josh Brown

In this episode of Fireside Markets, host James Osborne discusses the current landscape and what the future of asset management what look like with Josh Brown, aka The Reformed Broker. We discuss the active vs. passive debate, robo-advisors, liquid alternatives and what good advisors can truly offer to clients. Items mentioned in this podcast: Josh’s Blog […]

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Fireside Markets 03: Asset Allocation Strategies with Meb Faber

In this episode of Fireside Markets, host James Osborne chats with Cambria Investment Management’s Mebane Faber about his new book, Global Asset Allocation. Topics covered include various asset allocation strategies, the benefits of global diversification, risks and behavioral mistakes investors can make in any strategy, and how fees and costs can take a great strategy and […]

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