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Feb 24, 2020

Price is one of the most predictive determinants of future alpha and investors have recognized this since the first value fund was founded in 1779. While market environments and the methods of equity valuation have changed, the concept of purchasing stocks at discounted prices has persisted for centuries.


Dec 18, 2019

Although buybacks are constantly in the news, they have benefitted investors for centuries. In this episode, Jim and Jamie discuss the relationship between capital allocation and returns, 17th century dividends, 18th century buybacks, and a time when government authorities mandated buyback programs in the U.S.


Dec 14, 2019

Momentum is rooted in human nature and behavioral biases. This episode is a little different than other WWoWS episodes, as it was originally for guest Jamie Catherwood’s own history podcast, of which Jim was the first guest. However, enjoy this dive into the first ever book on behavioral finance. Find Jamie’s...


Dec 13, 2019

Jim O’Shaughnessy and OSAM PM Travis Fairchild discuss Travis’ recent paper on ESG. The discussion focuses on the right and wrong approaches to ESG, the Canvas platform, and how factor investing ties into ESG.


Nov 20, 2019

While they may not have been known by the same names, many modern investment factors have historical roots stretching back centuries.