Podcasts (195)

Our podcasts explain the investing strategies of IFA.com and Mark Hebner's book, Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors, with Foreword by Nobel Laureate Harry Markowitz

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    The Wisdom of Charlie Munger - Show 313

    The Wisdom of Charlie Munger | 5/21/2019

    Warren Buffett has long been a big proponent of index funds. But so has his long-time sidekick Charlie Munger. Recently, Mr. Munger gave a two-hour address at the Daily Journal Annual Meeting.

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    Admired vs. Spurned - Show 312

    Admired vs. Spurned | 5/7/2019

    Contrary to popular belief, great companies don't make great investments. In fact, distressed companies have earned higher returns than those of companies with considerable goodwill at the time of purchase.

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    Can Investors Learn from the Yale Model - Show 311

    Can Investors Learn from the Yale Model | 4/25/2019

    Over the years much has been written about the endowments of prestigious US universities. One endowment in particular, the Yale endowment run by David Swensen, has been hailed as a big success.

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    2019 Q1 Market Review - Show 310

    2019 Q1 Market Review | 4/16/2019

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the first quarter of 2019 and demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner.

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    Data on Active Fund Performance You Can't Ignore - Show 309

    Data on Active Fund Performance You Can't Ignore | 4/11/2019

    The best known, on-going research into the performance of actively managed funds is conducted by S&P Dow Jones Indices. Every six months it brings out what it calls a SPIVA scorecard for funds in different parts of the world.

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    IFA Client Study: Follow Our Advice - Show 308

    IFA Client Study: Follow Our Advice | 4/4/2019

    Here at Index Fund Advisors, we believe there is great value in following our advice. This confidence is backed by our own clients’ past results.

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    IFA.tv - 2018 Q4 Market Review - Show 300

    2018 Q4 Market Review | 1/23/2019

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the fourth quarter of 2018 and demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner.

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    IFA.tv - Remembering John Bogle - Show 299

    Remembering John Bogle | 1/17/2019

    Vanguard founder and indexing pioneer John Bogle passed away yesterday. We wanted to take the time to look back at his impact on the investment world.

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    Investing: The Evidence - Full Documentary

    Investing: The Evidence - Full Documentary | 12/18/2018

    People leaving work today will typically spend 20 years or more in retirement. That's a very long time to last without a regular salary. Watch the full documentary of Investing: The Evidence.

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    IFA.tv - Investing: The Evidence - Part Three - Show 295

    Investing: The Evidence - Part Three - Show 295 | 11/28/2018

    Sometimes referred to as smart, strategic, or alternative beater; factor investing is based on the multi-factor model developed by two American academics: Eugene Fama and Kenneth French.

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    IFA.tv - 2018 Q3 Market Review - Show 289

    2018 Q3 Market Review | 10/15/2018

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the third quarter of 2018 & demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner.

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    IFA.tv - Overcoming Recency Bias - Show 285

    Overcoming Recency Bias | 9/13/2018

    One of the problem investors face is what behavioral psychologists call Recency Bias. In other words, they focus on the very recent past and project that indefinitely into the future.

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    IFA.tv - Crypto Concern - Show 284

    Crypto Concern | 9/7/2018

    The growing popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is raising red flags not just with investment professionals.

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    IFA.tv - Is Factor Investing Worth It? - Show 281

    Is Factor Investing Worth It? | 7/27/2018

    Broadly speaking, there are three different types of fund you can invest in: active funds, passive funds and funds that give you exposure to certain risk factors.

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    IFA.tv - 2018 Q2 Market Review - Show 280

    2018 Q2 Market Review | 7/17/2018

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the second quarter of 2018 and demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner.

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    IFA.tv - Why You Need Your Advisor to Challenge You - Show 279

    Why You Need Your Advisor to Challenge You | 7/13/2018

    Some people treat their financial advisor like an order taker. They go to them with preset ideas about what they want, and the advisor's role as they see it is to carry out their instructions.

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    IFA.tv - 2018 Q1 Market Review - Show 268

    2018 Q1 Market Review | 4/11/2018

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the first quarter of 2018 and demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner.