I’m continuing to time shift my consumption of audio: instead of listening to the radio in the car/work, I download a week’s worth of investing/finance/business podcasts on Sunday for my listening and learning. I load up iTunes, sync with my iPod, and have a listening library of great financial content for the whole week.
Here are a few of the best investing podcasts that I find I continue to download and listen to:
UPDATEDI originally compiled this list of the best finance and investing podcasts on iTunes in 2011. I updated this list October 2015 with more description around the best podcasts and refreshed the podcasts I think are definitely worth listening to. I’ve also attempted to group them better for my readers to chose from.
Personal Finance (tips on spending, managing money, saving)
Money, Markets, and More (Marketwatch): MM&M looks at the intersection of money, investing, and consumer behavior. What are people doing with their money? Lively consumer tips and personal finance insights from MarketWatch reporters. This podcast took a hiatus earlier in the year and is now back in full-force. Part behavioral finance, part Smart Money.
Money for the Rest of Us (J. David Stein): David Stein is the former Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Portfolio Strategist at Fund Evaluation Group, LLC. Through stories, analogies and easy to understand examples, David gives individuals the tools and confidence they need to navigate an increasingly complex and unpredictable investing landscape.
Radical Personal Finance (Joshua Sheats): Joshua’s podcast is an enjoyable and educational romp through investing and personal finance. I love how much David shares about his own process — very easy to relate to and the topics he covers reflect that.
Value Investing (John Mihaljevic): If you enjoy value investing, this is a wonderful podcast by a wonderful host. You may know Mihaljevic from the great work he does on his blog, The Manual of Ideas. His value investing podcast fits in perfectly with interviews from great investors like Howard Marks, Mohnish Pabrai, James Montier, and a whole lot more.
Taking Stock (Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox): Long time markets pundit, Pimm Fox does a good job analyzing breaking news, market movements and interviewing some of the smartest people in the asset management industry.
Investing Insights (Morningstar): Investment industry authority Morningstar’s podcast gives stock/fund/ETF picks and also bubbles up tips, analyzes breaking news, and interviews industry heavies. (VIDEO)
Wealthtrack (Consuleo Mack): Consuelo has one of the best program’s around, regularly interviewing top asset managers and thought leaders in the investment field. (also available in video)
Sound Investing (Paul Merriman): Named “Best Money Podcast” by Money Magazine in 2008, Sound Investing is hosted by best-selling author Paul Merriman. Good interviews with advisors, market analysis and debunkery.
The Trend Following Manifesto with Michael Covel (Michael Covel): The author of Trend Following is on a tear with great content, great interviews of some of investing’s greatest minds/investors.
General Interest (Markets, Money, Investing, Business)
Planet Money (NPR): The Planet Money podcast has really come into its own in the past couple of years. Great look at global economics, investing, and the people and institutions that are the cast and characters of the whole system.
McKinsey on Finance (McKinsey): More academic in nature, global consultancy McKinsey describes its cutting-edge research on finance, investing, economics and corporate finance.
Marketplace Money (American Public Radio): Billed as “the money show for the rest of us”, this weekly program is entertaining even for investment professionals. Looks at local/international stories and helps make sense of those events.
PIMCO Investment Outlook (Bill Gross): Bond shop PIMCO’s Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross shares his monthly views on the global economy and financial markets.
J.P. Morgan Insights (J.P. Morgan): Leverages the investment banks research to help make sense of markets, industries, and investing trends.
Options Action (CNBC): I’m not an options guy but I find this program enjoyable for the ideas, explanations, and applications of option theory. (Video)
Hedge Fund Radio (Dairy of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader): Great interviews with cutting-edge researchers, stock picks, trades, and reviews of new investment literature and books.
Technical Analysis Podcast (Dorsey Wright): Dorsey, Wright is one of the most respected technical analysis shops and this podcast explores their research, markets, industries and asset classes.
This Week in Barron’s (Barron’s): Highlights top articles in the current edition of Barron’s magazine
Behind this Week’s Cover Story (BusinessWeek): Really interesting and deeper view into BusinessWeek’s cover story. This podcasts interviews the writers and editors of the weekly big story and provides an added layer of color and analysis.
Don’t forget to subscribe and listen to Tradestreaming’s own podcast, Tradestreaming Radio.
Have your own suggestions — what investment/finance/business themed podcasts do you enjoy listening to? Let us know in the comments.