John M. Longo

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Investing Skill, Strategy, and Temperament
Episode 1 of The Art of Investing
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 the course. Survey the key principles and strategies that built…
Benjamin Graham and Value Investing
Episode 2 of The Art of 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 of his proven philosophy, including the contrasting strategies of the…
Warren Buffett: Investing Forever
Episode 3 of The Art of Investing
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 his mentor, Ben Graham, by searching out high-quality companies with…
Harry Markowitz’s Modern Portfolio Theory
Episode 5 of The Art of Investing
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 for investors. Also investigate the insights of William Sharpe's Capital…
Fisher and Price: The Growth-Stock Investors
Episode 4 of The Art of Investing
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 stock is worth holding over the very long term, which…
John Bogle, Index Mutual Fund Pioneer
Episode 6 of The Art of Investing
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 index investing is based. Also look into pitfalls to avoid…
Small-Cap Stocks: More Risk, More Reward
Episode 7 of The Art of Investing
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 Lynch, and Michael Burry flourished in this market. Survey your…
Peter Lynch: Invest in What You Know
Episode 10 of The Art of Investing
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 terms, and learn how Lynch picked winners. His famous mantra,…
Becoming a Great Investor
Episode 24 of The Art of Investing
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 through a detailed checklist that reveals the investment approach that…
The Bond Kings: Bill Gross, Jeffrey Gundlach
Episode 11 of The Art of Investing
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 two contemporary bond kings: Bill Gross and Jeff Gundlach. Consider…
The Big Shorts: Livermore, Chanos
Episode 15 of The Art of Investing
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, and James Chanos, who predicted the collapse of Enron in…
Bridgewater’s Multi-Strategy Investing
Episode 17 of The Art of 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 financial crisis in 2008, while U.S. and global stocks fell…
John Templeton, Global Treasure Hunter
Episode 8 of The Art of Investing
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 that make a nation an attractive investing opportunity--for example, a…
David Dreman, Contrarian Money Manager
Episode 9 of The Art of Investing
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 a contrarian--an investor who goes against the crowd--Dreman made a…
The First Hedge Fund: A. W. Jones
Episode 13 of The Art of Investing
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 traditional buy-and-hold investing by offsetting long purchase positions with short…
Sovereign Wealth Funds: Singapore
Episode 12 of The Art of Investing
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 history of these funds, how they operate, and their increasingly…
George Soros’s $10 Billion Currency Play
Episode 16 of The Art of Investing
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. Trace the saga of this man's eventful life, from Nazi-occupied…
Motorcycles, Gold, and Global Commodities
Episode 21 of The Art of Investing
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 emerging markets. Learn how to break into commodities trading, and…
Private Equity Innovators: KKR, Blackstone
Episode 22 of The Art of Investing
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. Though you may never do an LBO yourself, you can…
Activist Investors: Icahn, Loeb, Ackman
Episode 14 of The Art of Investing
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 of terms such as greenmail, black knight, white knight, shark…