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Episode Four | The evolution of investing

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By Capital Partners Podcast | The Purposeful Investor

In this episode of The Purposeful Investor, Aden speaks with Capital Partners Founder and CEO, David about the evolution of investing from the early 20th century to the present day.

They discuss the three major phases – Investing 1.0 which saw stock picking dominate the market in the 1950s and 60s limited by a lack of historical data and computing power. The rise of index funds in the 1970s marked Investing 2.0, made possible by increased data availability and the efficient market hypothesis. Systematic investing emerged in the 1990s as Investing 3.0, leveraging factors like company size, price, and profitability that research showed provided higher expected returns.

David and Aden provide statistics demonstrating index funds have significantly outperformed actively managed portfolios over long periods. The episode offers insight into how the investing industry has advanced its practices by incorporating evidence from decades of market data.

(0:00-0:16) Introduction

(0:16-1:42) Personal wins of the week

(1:42-2:18) The three phases of investing

(2:18-3:28) Investing 1.0

(3:28-7:02) Investing 2.0

(7:02-9:00) – Benefits of diversification

(9:00-11:02) Investing 3.0

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