Epsilon Theory Podcasts

Dr. Ben Hunt hosts the Epsilon Theory podcast with co-hosts and special guests from financial services, the financial media *gasp* and beyond. Often a complementary piece to an Epsilon Theory note, other times a topical reaction to financial news or political catalysts happening in real time, the Epsilon Theory podcast is the quickest way to get all of the unconventional perspective, historical context and narrative analysis you’ve come to expect from Epsilon Theory — pumped directly into your head.

The Jukebox Theory

Date: September 22, 2017
Category: Markets, News
Tags: Trump, Fed, narratives, C-Span, inflation, fiat news, blockchain

We’re back with episode 24 of the Epsilon Theory podcast! Ben shares his thoughts on the inflation narrative and a new idea reminiscent of C-SPAN to make politics at every level more transparent and engaging.


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Where’s the Punch Bowl?

Date: July 19, 2017
Category: Markets, Policy
Tags: Fed, algorithms, voodoo, war, Roman Empire, missionaries, quant, value investing

On episode 23 of the Epsilon Theory podcast, we’ve assembled the all-star team — Jeremy Radcliffe (Salient’s President), Rusty Guinn (Salient’s EVP of Asset Management), Neville Crawley (Founder & CEO of Engram Labs) and of course, Dr. Ben Hunt — to discuss whether we are at the inflection point when the proverbial punch bowl is taken away, and, as investors, what we do now.

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Does It Fly, Really?

Date: June 16, 2017
Category: Markets, Sales
Tags: narratives, Vegas, gambling, math, derivatives, casino

On episode 22 of the Epsilon Theory podcast, we’re in Las Vegas at the 2017 EQDerivatives conference. Both Dr. Ben Hunt and our guest, Devin Anderson, managing director in equity derivative sales at Deutsche Bank, were speakers at the event this year. In a nod to David McCullough’s 2015 book, The Wright Brothers, this episode explores whether the ubiquitous ideas floating around finance today actually have wings and can fly.

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1999 v2.0

Date: May 11, 2017
Category: Markets
Tags: politics, technology, robo-advisors, France, Terry Pratchett, Commonwealth, narratives

On episode 21 of the Epsilon Theory podcast, Dr. Ben Hunt is joined by Brad McMillan, CFA, CAIA, the chief investment officer at Commonwealth Financial Network®. Brad graciously hosts us at Commonwealth’s headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. Ben and Brad talk about their mutual love for Terry Pratchett, narrative causality, the French elections, and how technology is changing the financial advisory business.

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Change is in the Air

Date: April 17, 2017
Category: Markets, Politics
Tags: government, investing, politics, democratic, republican

By the time we got to episode 20 of the Epsilon Theory podcast, change was bound to happen. Coming to you from our New York office, Dr. Ben Hunt and producer Michael Corrao talk about changes to the Epsilon Theory website, Ben’s role, and the entire political system.

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Information, Please.

Date: March 27, 2017
Category: Markets, Policy, News
Tags: investing, fake news, genealogy, stocks, Alabama

On episode 19 of the Epsilon Theory podcast, Dr. Ben Hunt is joined by Rusty Guinn, Salient’s executive vice president of asset management. Picking up from their last conversation on fake news, Ben and Rusty consider the kinds of information that we have at our disposal and if we are asking the right questions in our analysis — or just searching for the answers we want.

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Big Data, Big Compute

Date: March 9, 2017
Category: Markets, Policy
Tags: big data, big compute, investing, cats

On episode 18 of the Epsilon Theory podcast, Dr. Ben Hunt is joined by Neville Crawley, the former CEO of Quid, Inc., a data intelligence software company based in San Francisco. Dr. Hunt and Neville speak about advancements in big data and big compute, and the potential to further impact investing.

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What Now?

Date: February 14, 2017
Category: Markets, Policy
Tags: Fed, euro, rates, banks, dollar, risk parity

On episode 17, Dr. Ben Hunt is joined once again by Downtown Josh Brown. He’s an author, CNBC contributor, and CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management. The last time Josh joined the podcast was right after the first presidential debate. With the election and inauguration behind us, now what? Ben and Josh take on the proposed 2017 Fed rate hikes, the potential impact of a higher dollar, and what matters most in investing.

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