Jack Schwager's "Market Wizards"

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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In this week’s Masters in Business podcast -- our 100th episode! -- we chat with Jack Schwager,  author of “Market Wizards: Interviews With Top Traders," one of a series of four books that are among the most widely read on Wall Street.

Schwager discussed how he managed to persuade wary traders and asset managers to have long, on-the-record conversations with him. What made the series a success was the editing process -- turning discursive, rambling conversations into a coherent narrative by figuring out what these traders were really trying to say. Schwager, a former hedge fund manager, is co-founder of FundSeeker, which connects talented but little known traders with investment capital.

You can hear the full interview, including the podcast extras, by downloading the podcast at iTunesSoundCloud or Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts are at iTunesSoundcloud and Bloomberg.

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