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The Art of Investing
Lessons from History’s Greatest Traders

The Art of Investing - Lessons from History’s Greatest Traders
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24 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Investing Skill, Strategy, and Temperament
Welcome to a boot camp on investing! Discover the influences that led Professor Longo to a career in finance. Then meet some of the major figures you will study in…
Episode 2 Benjamin Graham and Value Investing
Many of the most successful investors of the 20th and early 21st centuries were hugely influenced by the work of Ben Graham, the pioneer of value investing. Study the underpinnings…
Episode 3 Warren Buffett: Investing Forever
Explore the celebrated career of Warren Buffett, one of the world's richest people thanks to his disciplined approach to buying and selling companies. Learn how Buffett modified the strategy of…
Episode 4 Fisher and Price: The Growth-Stock Investors
Turn to the fathers of growth investing, Philip Fisher and T. Rowe Price, Jr.. Discover how to tell growth stocks from value stocks. Then learn to spot signs that a…
Episode 5 Harry Markowitz’s Modern Portfolio Theory
Study what two Nobel Prize-winning economists have to say about risk. Harry Markowitz put risk on an equal footing with return. Delve into his Modern Portfolio Theory and its implications…
Episode 6 John Bogle, Index Mutual Fund Pioneer
See the index fund phenomenon from the inside through the career of John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group. Consider evidence for and against the Efficient Market Hypothesis, on which…
Episode 7 Small-Cap Stocks: More Risk, More Reward
Explore the world of small-cap investing, which targets companies with a market capitalization (outstanding shares times price/share) generally less than a billion dollars. Learn how legendary investors Warren Buffett, Peter…
Episode 8 John Templeton, Global Treasure Hunter
Go stock hunting with John Templeton, who changed the world of finance by focusing on the global market and on a socially responsible portfolio. Review Templeton's checklist of the qualities…
Episode 9 David Dreman, Contrarian Money Manager
You are likely to be your own worst enemy when it comes to investing. Find out if you make the common mistakes on market psychologist David Dreman's list. Known as…
Episode 10 Peter Lynch: Invest in What You Know
Study mutual funds through the career of Peter Lynch of Fidelity, renowned for his spectacular management of the Magellan Fund in the 1980s. Discover the meaning of key mutual fund…
Episode 11 The Bond Kings: Bill Gross, Jeffrey Gundlach
Many people have an intuitive understanding of stocks but are at a loss when it comes bonds. Get a grip on this vital investment vehicle by probing the strategies of…
Episode 12 Sovereign Wealth Funds: Singapore
Sovereign wealth funds are investment portfolios owned and managed by the government, generally in countries with commodity-oriented economies or large trade surpluses, such as Saudi Arabia and Singapore. Examine the…
Episode 13 The First Hedge Fund: A. W. Jones
Take the mystery out of hedge funds with A.W. Jones, the sociologist who started the modern hedge fund industry. Jones designed a fund that smoothed out the rollercoaster ride of…
Episode 14 Activist Investors: Icahn, Loeb, Ackman
Go company hunting with activist investors, sometimes called corporate raiders. Chart the exploits of three leading practitioners: Carl Icahn, Dan Loeb, and Bill Ackman. Along the way, learn the meaning…
Episode 15 The Big Shorts: Livermore, Chanos
Short selling is a dangerous game, since your losses are theoretically unlimited. Compare the short-selling strategies of two investing legends: Jesse Livermore, who made millions during the crash of 1929,…
Episode 16 George Soros’s $10 Billion Currency Play
George Soros, financier and philosopher, made more than a billion dollars in one day by following his own advice to bet big if you have high confidence in an idea.…
Episode 17 Bridgewater’s Multi-Strategy Investing
Learn from the successes of Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, one of the world's largest hedge funds. Among his coups, the firm's Pure Alpha Fund gained almost 10% during the…
Episode 18 Paul Tudor Jones, Futures Market Seer
Study the investment strategy of Paul Tudor Jones, the man who predicted the stock market crash of 1987. Since then, his hedge fund firm, Tudor Investment, has been an industry…
Episode 19 James Simons: Money, Math, and Computers
Trace the stellar financial career of mathematician and former cryptographer James Simons, who tackled a challenge more difficult than code-breaking: consistently beating the market. Learn how "quants" such as Simons…
Episode 20 Distressed-Asset Investors: Tepper, Klarman
For the intrepid investor, there are potential riches to be made when companies go under. Explore the field of distressed investing through the successes of two masters: David Tepper and…
Episode 21 Motorcycles, Gold, and Global Commodities
Travel with the commodities specialist dubbed "the Indiana Jones of finance." Since retiring from the Quantum Fund at age 37, Jim Rogers has toured the world, scouting out opportunities in…
Episode 22 Private Equity Innovators: KKR, Blackstone
Turn to private equity and leveraged buyouts (LBOs), exploring notable deals by two stars of field: Henry Kravis and Stephen Schwarzman, including Kravis's famous takeover of RJR Nabisco in 1988.…
Episode 23 Four Women Who Moved Financial Markets
On average, women are better investors than men, with the patience, self-control, and risk-consciousness that are crucial to success in the financial world. Study four female top investors: Hetty Green,…
Episode 24 Becoming a Great Investor
Survey the shifting fortunes of one famous company that over the course of a century made it appeal to almost every type of investor covered in this course. Then go…

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