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Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.


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Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.






Bill Dudley on Monetary Policies

Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz speaks to Bill Dudley, a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and former president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he also served as vice chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee. He is the chair of the Bretton Woods Committee, and has been a nonexecutive director at Swiss bank UBS since 2019. Previously, he was executive vice president of the Markets Group at the New York Fed, where he also managed the System Open Market Account. He has also been a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs & Co. and was the firm's chief US economist; vice president at the former Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. Ltd.; and chairman of the Committee on the Global Financial System of the Bank for International Settlements. See for privacy information.


At the Money: Is War Good for Markets?

What does history tell us about how war impacts the stock market? What is the correlation between geopolitical conflict and inflation? Can these patterns inform us of future bull market behavior? In this episode, Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jeffrey Hirsch about what happens to equities after global conflicts. Hirsch is editor of the Stock Trader's Almanac & Almanac Investor Newsletter. He's devoted much of his career to the study of historical patterns and market seasonality in conjunction with fundamental and technical analysis. See for privacy information.


Bonus: Barry Ritholtz joins Elon, Inc.

On Tuesday, Barry sat down with Bloomberg's Elon, Inc. podcast to discuss his thoughts on the most consequential and controversial business leader of our time - Elon Musk. Ritholtz shares his views on SpaceX, Tesla, and Musk's leadership of his companies over the years. He also digs into Musk's relationship with Wall Street. Listen to this clip, then head over to the Elon, Inc. feed for the whole episode. See for privacy information.


David Einhorn: Market Structures Are Broken

Market structures are broken and value investing is dead. That's the view from David Einhorn. On this episode, the president of Greenlight Capital sits down for a wide-ranging discussion with Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz. Einhorn is also chairman of the boards of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. and Green Brick Partners Inc. He started the Einhorn Collaborative, which seeks to help Americans build stronger relationships, embrace their differences, and rediscover shared values and humanity. See for privacy information.


At the Money: Stock Picking vs. Value Investing

How much you pay for stocks really matters. Should value investing be part of that strategy? To find out more, Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jeremy Schwartz. Schwartz is Global Chief Investment Officer of WisdomTree, leading the firm's investment strategy team in the construction of equity Indexes, quantitative active strategies and multi-asset Model Portfolios. See for privacy information.


Tom Hancock on Quality Stocks and Launching ETFs

Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz speaks to Tom Hancock, a partner at GMO LLC, where he is also head of the focused equity team. He manages the focused quality fund and its new Quality ETF, and is the portfolio manager for quality strategies. He previously served as co-head of the firm's global equity team. Prior to joining GMO, he was a research scientist at Siemens and a software engineer at IBM. See for privacy information.


At the Money: Forecasting Recessions with Claudia Sahm

Investors don't like recessions. But how can they tell if one's coming? There's an indicator for that. It's called the "Sahm Rule," named for economist Claudia Sahm. Sahm is a former Federal Reserve economist best known for the rule bearing her name. In this episode, she speaks with Barry Ritholtz about using labor data to forecast recessions. See for privacy information.


Sarah Kirshbaum Levy on the Value of Marketing

Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz speaks to Sarah Kirshbaum Levy, chief executive officer of Betterment LLC, an independent digital investment adviser with $40 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining Betterment, Levy was chief operating officer of Viacom Media Networks, where she oversaw global strategy, finance and operations. Previously, Levy served as COO at Nickelodeon, where she spearheaded Nickelodeon's entry into new segments, including consumer products, resorts, Broadway and theme parks, and subscription video on demand. See for privacy information.


At the Money: How to Pay Less Capital Gains Taxes

We're coming up on tax season, after a banner year for stocks. Successful investors could be looking at a big tax bill from the US government. But how can you avoid sticker shock when Uncle Sam comes knocking? On this episode of At the Money, Barry Ritholtz speaks to Ari Rosenbaum about investment vehicles designed to avoid big tax bills. Rosenbaum serves as the Director of Private Wealth Solutions at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management. He leads the team that delivers OSAM strategies to advisors, consultants, wealth management firms, multi-family offices and private banks. See for privacy information.


Shomik Dutta on Climate Tech Investments

Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz speaks to Shomik Dutta, founder and managing partner at Overture, a venture capital firm focused on climate tech and sustainability startups. He is also co-founder and general partner of Higher Ground Labs. See for privacy information.


At the Money: What Investors Really Want

What do investors really want? Long-term capital appreciation and income are the obvious answers. But, it turns out they actually want a lot more than that. On this episode, Barry Ritholtz speaks to Meir Statman, Professor of Finance at Santa Clara University. Statman is an award-winning expert on investor behavior and financial decision making. His book “What Investors Really Want” has become a classic that explains what drives investors. See for privacy information.


Cathy Marcus on Commercial Real Estate

Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz speaks to Cathy Marcus, co-chief executive officer and global chief operating officer of PGIM Real Estate. As co-CEO, Marcus develops and leads the company's global strategy. As global COO, she is responsible for overseeing business and investment operations globally. Marcus is co-chair of the board of directors of RealAssetX, PGIM Real Estate’s innovation lab aimed at accelerating advancement in the real assets industry. She was previously senior portfolio manager for PGIM Real Estate’s flagship core equity real estate fund. See for privacy information.


At the Money: Investor Incompetence

Investor incompetence might play a larger role in poor performance than you think. That's thanks to a phenomenon called the Dunning-Kruger Effect. To explain, Barry welcomes David Dunning to the podcast. Dunning is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. Dunning’s research focuses on decision-making in various settings. In work on economic games, he explores how choices commonly presumed to be economic in nature actually hinge more on psychological factors, such as social norms and emotion. See for privacy information.


Matt Levine on Money and Stuff

Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz speaks to Matt Levine, a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and the author of Money Stuff, a daily newsletter about Wall Street and finance. A former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, he was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; a clerk for the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; and an editor of Dealbreaker. See for privacy information.


At the Money: Contrarian Investing

Is contrarian investing a solid strategy, or a fool's errand? In this episode, Barry Ritholtz discusses the issue with Michael J. Mauboussin. Mauboussin is Head of Consilient Research at Counterpoint Global, Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Previously, he was Director of Research at BlueMountain Capital, Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse, and Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management. See for privacy information.


Team Favorite: Jenny Johnson on Managing a Trillion-Dollar Firm

On a special 500th-episode edition of Masters in Business, Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jenny Johnson, the president and chief executive officer of Franklin Templeton. Johnson joined the firm in 1988 and held leadership roles in all its major divisions, including investment management, distribution, technology, operations and high-net-worth, before becoming CEO in February 2020. She also led the historic acquisition of Legg Mason in 2020, with the combined organization managing more than $1.5 trillion globally. Among many other accolades, she has been named to Barron's list of the 100 most influential women in US finance for three consecutive years, most recently in 2022. See for privacy information.


At the Money: The Best Way to Sell Your House

Is it a seller's market? That seems to be the consensus, but there are still tips and tricks to getting the biggest return for your home. On today's episode, Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jonathan Miller, President of Miller Samuel. They discuss what to do, and NOT do, when selling a house. See for privacy information.


Stephen Suttmeier on Chart Portfolio of Global Markets

Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz speaks to Stephen Suttmeier, director and chief equity technical strategist at Merrill Lynch. His research appears regularly in Monthly Chart Portfolio of Global Markets, Market Analysis Comment, Sectors and Stocks on the Move, Thematic Stock Charts, and Chart Blast. Stephen ranked No. 4 in the 2015 Institutional Investor All America Research Poll and was the winner in the Best Bank for Equity Research category in the 2016 and 2017 Technical Analyst Awards. He joined Merrill Lynch in March 2007 as a technical research analyst. Previously, he was a senior FICC technical analyst at Informa Global Markets. He is a chartered market technician and CFA charterholder. See for privacy information.


At the Money: Seasonality In Stocks

How do historical patterns and seasonality affect equities? Can these patterns successfully inform future investments? In this episode, Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jeffrey Hirsch about seasonal patterns in equities. Hirsch is editor of the Stock Trader's Almanac & Almanac Investor Newsletter. He's devoted much of his career to the study of historical patterns and market seasonality in conjunction with fundamental and technical analysis. See for privacy information.


Mike Rockefeller on Launching a New Hedge Fund

Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz speaks to Mike Rockefeller, co-chief investment officer of Woodline Partners LP. Woodline is an investment firm with a market-neutral equity strategy focused on the global health care and technology sectors. Woodline's subsector portfolio manager model enables a focus on generating idiosyncratic alpha and avoiding systemic risk factors. See for privacy information.