Take 15 Series Interview Recorded 05 May 2020
How to Read Financial News and Set Aside our Biases
Robert Martorana, CFA, is the author of a popular series of blog posts on how to read financial news. In this episode, he explains why now, more than ever, we need to read the news with a clear eye about our emotions and biases, especially our tendency towards confirmation bias and political bias, and shares a framework to help us maintain our objectivity when reading the news during times of crisis—and beyond.
The Take 15 Series is a collection of illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.
About the Speaker(s)
Robert J. Martorana, CFA, has worked on the buy-side since 1985 as a stock analyst, portfolio manager, research director, financial advisor, and editor of a hedge-fund website. In 2009, Martorana founded Right Blend Investing, a fee-based RIA that manages individual portfolios and does consulting for the asset management industry. Since 2011, Martorana has published over 1,000 pages of contract research, and he is co-author of Alts Democratized by Wiley Finance.