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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
Robert J. Martorana CFA

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.