Eugene Fama – A Life in Finance | #455

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Today’s guest is the legendary Professor Eugene Fama, a 2013 Nobel laureate and widely recognized as the “father of modern finance.”

In today’s episode, we talk to Professor Fama about whether he thinks the Fed can control inflation, where the phrase efficient markets came from, and his take on the global market portfolio.  As we wind down, we hear the last time he bought an individual stock.

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Past guests include Ed ThorpRichard ThalerJeremy GranthamJoel GreenblattCampbell HarveyIvy ZelmanKathryn KaminskiJason CalacanisWhitney Baker, Aswath DamodaranHoward MarksTom Barton, and many more. 

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