Practical analysis for investment professionals
04 November 2015

Essential Listening: Accurate Forecasters

Posted In: Weekend Reads

One of the challenges of recommending podcasts is distinguishing between regularly scheduled podcasts, with standing hosts that tackle timely issues, and those podcasts that stand alone on their own. In my daily linkfests, I don’t link to blogs, per se. I link to blog posts.

The same thing here: The podcasts below all stand on their own and don’t require the listener to fast forward to the good stuff.

That being said, the episode of Slate Money mentioned below focuses on a single topic with a single guest. Episodes like these provide a window on the tone and tenor of a panel-type podcast — the listener can decide whether to get a steady stream of that podcast later by hitting the subscribe button.

If you have already checked out last week’s edition of Essential Listening, let’s move on to some new podcasts I think are worth listening to this week (or any other):

  • Cardiff Garcia of FT Alphaville talks with the most recent Nobel prize winner in Economics, Angus Deaton of Princeton University. In this episode they discuss the tensions between theory and practice in economics and how foreign aid in practice doesn’t currently work. (FT Alphaville)

To help the discovery process along, please feel free to leave a comment with some undiscovered podcasts that others might enjoy. I might even highlight your suggestion in this next edition of this podcast roundup.

You can read more from Tadas Viskanta on his blog Abnormal Returns or follow him on Twitter @abnormalreturns.

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All posts are the opinion of the author. As such, they should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute or the author’s employer.

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About the Author(s)
Tadas Viskanta

Tadas Viskanta is the founder and editor of Abnormal Returns. He is also the author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere, which culls lessons learned from his time blogging.

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