Bespokecast Episode 27 — Patrick Wyman — Now Available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher and More

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In this episode of Bespokecast, we sit down with Patrick Wyman, the host of popular podcast Tides of History. Patrick is a historian with a PhD from the University of Southern California with a broad range of knowledge on antiquity, the middle ages, and the early modern period. Instead of our usual focus on investing and contemporary analysis, this week Patrick helps us compare and contrast how four very different economies (late Roman, Medieval, early modern, and our own) compare, where similarities lie, and how they were different. Using four different institutions as focal points for comparative analysis, Patrick helps us understand the functioning of a Roman estate, a medieval manor, an early modern trading house, and a modern corporation and what key drivers of activity, market intensity, and relationships to the state they all have. This conversation was a significant departure from our typical format, but we found it fascinating and hope you do too. You can follow Patrick on Twitter here.

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Bespokecast Episode 26 — Horacio Coutino — Now Available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher and More

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In this episode of Bespokecast, we have a long conversation with Horacio Coutino of ETM Analytics. Horacio joined us from Mexico City to help explain the world of Mexican politics ahead of a hugely consequential election on July 1st. In addition to some very helpful background about the history of Mexican politics, we meet some of the major players and discuss the likely victory for left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (“AMLO”). Also important are ongoing NAFTA renegotiations. They will be impacted by the election in some very specific ways, which Horacio elaborates on. We also discuss the broader world of EM investing, what it takes to build a business in Mexico, and a number of other topics. You can follow Horacio on Twitter here.

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Bespokecast Episode 25 — Jim O’Shaughnessy — Now Available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher and More

Our newest episode of Bespokecast is now available!  Be sure to subscribe to Bespokecast on your preferred podcast app to gain access to our full collection of episodes.  We’d also love for you to provide a review as well!

In this episode of Bespokecast, we talk to Jim O’Shaughnessy of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management. Jim is an investor and market commentator who has published numerous books (including the seminal What Works On Wall Street) and papers on the market. He is the founder, chairman, and CIO of OSAM. Jim holds a degree in economics from the University of Minnesota, having also studied at the University of Georgetown. His career includes time spent in venture capital, as a consultant for institutional investors, and as a portfolio manager.

In our wide-ranging conversation, we discuss the rational expectations theory of economics, his approach to building portfolios, the behavioral foibles of investors large and small, how to replicate and even improve upon the portfolios of managers that outperform, and Jim’s love of chamber music. You can follow Jim on Twitter here. During our conversation, Jim mentions a talk he gave at Google, which you can watch here.

This is a must-listen (as are all of our podcasts!) for anyone looking to become a better investor.  (That should mean everyone reading this!)

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Bespokecast Episode 24 — Ernie Tedeschi — Now Available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher and More

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In this episode of Bespokecast, we talk to Ernie Tedeschi of Evercore ISI. Ernie is a policy economist and Head of Fiscal Analysis, and has been immersed in analysis of public policy his entire career. He’s had broad experience in the private sector, as well as working at the US Treasury for several years in a policy evaluation role. In our discussion, we focus on the current policy backdrop for the US, primarily through the lens of the newly released long-term budget and economic growth forecasts updated by the CBO in early April. We also review Fed policy, and get Ernie’s thoughts on Amazon’s HQ2, the outlook for the Bay Area, and more. You can follow Ernie on Twitter here and see what he’s writing on Medium here.

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Bespokecast Episode 23 — Darin Friedrichs — Now Available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher and More

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In this episode of Bespokecast, we talk to Darin Friedrichs, an agriculture markets expert and trader based in Dalian, China. Darin walks us through the evolving global agricultural landscape, including the basic mechanics of supply and demand drivers in various crop markets, the effect of recent trade negotiations, and the long-term outlook for crops. We also get Darin’s perspective on the evolution of China and some basic trading strategies in agricultural futures markets. You can follow Darin on Twitter @crushspread.

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Bespokecast Episode 22 — Srinivas Thiruvadanthai — Now Available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher and More

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In this episode of Bespokecast, we talk to Jerome Levy Forecasting Center Managing Director and Director of Research Srinivas Thiruvadanthai. Srinivas is one of the most original and informed economic thinkers out there, and it was great to dive into his perspectives on profits, inflation, and monetary policy. Srinivas also shared some fascinating perspectives on higher education, his experience growing up in India, and the application of two of his pastimes – bridge and cricket – to analysis of the economy and markets. We also spend a large chunk of time discussing modern monetary theory and the Anglo-Saxon model of government. Please note, during the conversation we discuss the “profits perspective”, which you may want to read about in more detail. You can do so at this link. We also mention a talk from Professor Robert Putnam of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Public Policy. You can see that talk here.

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