Have the Fed, Narratives and Passive Flows Broken Fundamental Investing?

By Jack Forehand and Justin Carbonneau

Valuing a company (or the market in general) typically involves looking at its price and judging that price relative to its current and projected future fundamentals. But some have argued that this process has become broken in the most recent decade and other factors have become more important than actual results. In this episode, we talk about some of these factors, how they have impacted the market, and what they might mean for the future.  We discuss:  - How Fed policy has impacted the market in general and the relative valuations of value and growth - Why narratives can sometimes be more important than fundamentals - Whether passive fund flows are distorting the market  ABOUT THE PODCAST  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. SEE LATEST EPISODES  https://www.validea.com/excess-returns-podcast FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA  https://www.validea.com FOLLOW OUR BLOG  https://blog.validea.com FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA CAPITAL  https://www.valideacapital.com FOLLOW JACK Twitter:  https://twitter.com/practicalquant LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-forehand-8015094 FOLLOW JUSTIN Twitter:  https://twitter.com/jjcarbonneau LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcarbonneau

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