I started listening to financial and trading related podcasts a few years ago. Here's a list 4 podcasts that I listen to religiously every week. I actually listen to more because I'm a trading junkie, but these are the ones that I consider the best. You will learn from some of the best traders in the world. How they got started and how they implement their strategies. You will learn from their successes and most importantly their mistakes. Get ready because it's binge podcast time!!
1. Chat with Traders
This podcast is hosted by Aaron Fifield. By most standards Aaron is just beginning his journey towards mastering the markets, but he's managed to land interviews with some of the most important traders of our generation. Aaron teaches us that you don't have to be an expert in a specific topic in order to create a community. All you need is the desire to succeed and work hard towards your goal. In fact one of his motivations for creating the podcast was to get advice from experienced people. Every week he interviews a new trader (some people have been interviewed more than once) to discuss how they got started in the business, their current strategies and offer advice for beginners. Chat with Traders offers great insight into how modern traders do their business.
2. The Meb Faber Show
I first heard Meb Faber in Michael Covel's podcast (#4 in this list) and bought one of his books immediately after I finished his episode. Meb is a Quant and talks a lot about tactical asset allocation. He also prefers a Trend Following approach to investing and is the co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. The show includes interviews with other industry professionals, Q&A episodes, etc. The one thing I like the most about this podcast is that Meb is not afraid to experiment with new things. In addition to the podcast, you can go to The Meb Faber Show's website and download a lot of free White Papers about asset allocation and trend following.
3. Masters in Business
Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz is a more traditional investing podcast. Most of the interviews are with old school Wall Street investors. He also interviews a lot of people from Academia, specially finance and economics. A lot of the guests are living legends in Wall Street and they offer a lot of financial wisdom. While in some cases I might not agree with some of their point of views due to my early influences from William O'Neil and Nicolas Darvas, I still respect and listen to their opinions. These old schoolers have been successful for many years and we can always learn something new from the past generation.
4. Trend Following
Trend Following with Michael Covel was the first podcast that really got me hooked into trading podcasts. Michael has dedicated the last 20 years promoting trend following strategies. His book Trend Following is considered a bible by most industry professionals. The podcast has more than 500 episodes and he interviews people with many backgrounds including some Nobel Prize winners. Lately he's been experimenting with other topics like entrepreneurship and psychology. Let's face it with 500 episodes he's pretty much interviewed anybody who's available. You have plenty of episodes to keep you busy for a while.