Excess Returns
Excess Returns
Oct 22, 2020
Interview: Curating Investing Content and Sharing Knowledge w/ Tadas Viskanta of Abnormal Returns and Ritholtz Wealth Management
44 min

The volume of financial content that is produced these days can be completely overwhelming. Filtering through it to find the best articles is a task that most investors just don't have the time to complete. 

Thankfully, they don't have to. 

Tadas Viskanta helped solve this problem when he launched Abnormal Returns over 15 years ago. Every day, Tadas identifies the best financial content and distills it down to a condensed series of links. And he does it for free. Tadas is also the Director of Investor Education at Ritholtz Wealth Management. 

In this episode, we discuss: 

- the process Tadas uses to filter the vast amount of financial content that is out there 

- his views on audio and video and the future of content 

- the role of content in communicating with current and prospective clients 

- the importance of authenticity 

We hope you enjoy the discussion. 






Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) and Justin Carbonneau (@jjcarbonneau), partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing, multi-factor investing, trend following, market valuation and more with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors.










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Value Investing with Legends
Value Investing with Legends
Columbia Business School
Howard Marks - Successful Investing Through Buying Things Well
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The Intelligent Investing Podcast
The Intelligent Investing Podcast
Eric Schleien
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13 min
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Stock Market Buy Or Pass? Jose Najarro
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The Contrarian Investor Podcast
Nathaniel E. Baker
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1 hr 1 min
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The Razor's Edge
Shortman Studios
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1 hr 8 min
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Value Hive Podcast
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1 hr 6 min
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