The Field Guide

If you are interested in beating the market—but understand that doing so will always be very difficult—then you have come to the right place. This site is an ongoing investigation into stocks, markets, investing strategies, and ways of thinking.

If you are just stumbling on this site, there are two things you should read first: my personal philosophy (“growth without goals”), and my investing philosophy (“alpha over assets”).

The Author (Patrick O’Shaughnessy, CFA)

headshotI am a reader, a writer, and the CEO of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management. I love learning with an audience and connecting with curious people. I stumbled into the stock market after studying philosophy and psychology at the University of Notre Dame (markets are just people after all). I started in finance at the worst possible time, but have loved it ever since.  I hope you enjoy this site.



Twitter: @patrick_oshag