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Ready to grow your wealth through smarter investing decisions? With The Meb Faber Show, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and investment fund manager, Meb Faber, brings you insights on today’s markets and the art of investing. Featuring some of the top investment professionals in the world as his guests, Meb will help you interpret global equity, bond, and commodity markets just like the pros. Whether it’s smart beta, trend following, value investing, or any other timely market topic, each week you’ll hear real market wisdom from the smartest minds in investing today. Better investing starts here. For more information on Meb, please visit MebFaber.com. For more on Cambria Investment Management, visit CambriaInvestments.com. And to learn about Cambria’s suite of ETFs and other investment offerings, please visit CambriaFunds.com.

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    #385 – Startup Series – Jeff Shaw, Underground Cellar - Disrupting E-Commerce Wine Sales Through Gamification

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 53:12

    In episode 385, we welcome our guest, Jeff Shaw, founder of Underground Cellar, a new way to discover, buy, and store limited edition wines. In today's episode, we're talking to one of the most passionate, gritty, and determined entrepreneurs around. Jeff begins by explaining where he got the idea to gamify the wine buying process.  He shares how the company works – the process of buying the wine, the upgrade algorithm, and the logistics of storing the wine. Then we hear how Mark Cuban turned him down multiple times, and leveraged that to get an investment from Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran. We talk about the experience of going through Y Combinator, raising money from Jason Calacanis, and what lies ahead for this fast growing startup.   As a special offer for listeners of the show, visit Undergroundcellar.com and use the code MEB to get $100 off your first order of $150 or more. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #384 – Robert Cantwell, Upholdings - The Man Behind The First Hedge Fund to ETF Conversion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 56:59

    In episode 384, we welcome our guest, Robert Cantwell, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Upholdings and portfolio manager for the Compound Kings ETF. In today's episode, we're talking to the first person to convert a hedge fund into an ETF and invest in a private company through an ETF. Robert shares why he chose to do the conversion and some benefits of the ETF structure, including transparency, taxes and even short lending to generate income. Then we get into his ETF, ticker K-N-G-S. We talk about Robert's philosophy for running a concentrated portfolio of companies that he defines as compounders. We hear his thought process for analyzing a company and he uses Facebook as an example. As we wind down, we touch on the Chinese Internet stocks and how investors should think about geopolitical risk when investing abroad. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #383 – Mike Dudas, 6th Man Ventures – Investing in Web3 & The Metaverse While Launching LinksDAO

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 62:39

    In episode 383, we welcome our guest, Mike Dudas, founder and General Partner of 6th Man Ventures, which focuses on investing in Web3 infrastructure and the metaverse.  His previous experience at Disney, Google and Venmo gives him a unique perspective on these areas. In today's episode, we have a primer on Web3 from someone who's deploying over $100 million into the space over the next few years. We start with an overview of stablecoins and their role in Web3. Then we get into NFTs and how they relate to DAO's – decentralized autonomous organizations. We even hear how Mike helped launch LinksDAO, which raised over $10 million in 48 hours with the goal of creating one of the world's greatest golf clubs. As we wind down, we hear about some existing portfolio names and why Mike is bullish on the metaverse. (0:39) – Intro (1:24) - Welcome to our guest, Mike Dudas (2:29) - Early career at Disney, Google and Venmo (9:14) - Working for Paxos (12:30) - Overview of Web3 (15:49) - Overview of stablecoins & their importance (25:45) - Overview of NFTs (29:36) - Mike's involvement with LinksDAO (40:20) - The possibility of a DAO buying a professional sports team (45:45) - The focus of his firm, 6th Man Ventures (49:25) - Some cool companies he's invested in (55:23) - The biggest thing he wants to see come to fruition in 2022 (57:59) - Learn more about Mike; Twitter @mdudas; 6thman.ventures ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #382 – Dan Zwirn, Arena Investors - A Stoic Approach to Investing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 54:38

    In episode 382, we welcome our guest, Dan Zwirn, CEO and CIO of Arena Investors, a firm focused on global special situations and asset and credit investments. In today's episode, we're diving into the private credit market. Dan walks us through the process of sourcing private deals, the intricacies around structuring, and his framework for hedging currencies and commodities on a deal-by-deal basis. Then Dan explains why he thinks the CLO market is looking a little bubbly and the impact of COVID on his portfolio. Of course we talk about some examples of his recent deals, including one you'll love hearing about with the AC Milan soccer club. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    381 – Leonard Mlodinow - How To Harness Your Emotions To Become A Better Investor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 47:59

    In episode 381, we welcome our guest, Leonard Mlodinow, a theoretical physicist and best-selling author of a number of books, including The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives and Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking, which releases next week!   In today's episode, we look at the relationship between our emotions and decisions. Leonard explains how emotions can make us emphasize or de-emphasize certain beliefs and even completely ignore certain data points. Then we dive into how emotions impact our investment decisions. We hear what studies say about how the best traders handle their emotions and talk about the role of social and emotional contagion on financial markets.   ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #380 - Top Podcasts of 2021 – Replay: Jeremy Grantham, Chris Cole, Jeff Seder

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 214:34

    Episode 380 is a replay of The Meb Faber Show's top podcasts of 2021. Guests include Jeremy Grantham, Chris Cole, & Jeff Seder.  (2:53) - Jeremy Grantham puts 2020 in historical context, shares where he sees value outside of the US stock market, and discusses why he's so bullish on venture capital. (1:21:53) - Chris Cole covers the optimal portfolio to help you grow and protect your wealth for the next 100 years. (2:42:31) - Jeff Seder shares the best moneyball story you've never heard. He tells us how he used a quantitative approach to discover 2015 Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. Click here to listen to the top podcasts of 2020 Click here to listen to the top podcasts of 2019 ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by GiveWell. GiveWell searches for the charities that save or improve lives the most per dollar. GiveWell recommends a small number of charities that do an incredible amount of good. Visit Givewell.org and donate before the end of the year and have your donation matched up to $250 when you mention "The Meb Faber Show."

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Selected Writing from Prominent Investors and Authors

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 230:06

    This year, we're bringing you the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 5 in podcast format. You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers all over the world.  Contributors:  (2:36) - Campbell Harvey and Michele Mazzoleni, Research Affiliates – Breaking Bad Trends (31:17) - Jack Vogel, Alpha Architect – Value Investing: An Examination of the 1,000 Largest Firms (45:09) - Brian Barish, Cambiar Investors – The Virus Plaguing Value (1:03:55) - Andrew Patterson, Vanguard – The Idea Multiplier: An acceleration in innovation is coming (1:29:25) - Peter Chiappinelli, GMO – The Passive Aggressive Agg, Revisited (1:43:26) - Amie Ko, Research Affiliates – A Quick Survey of “Broken” Asset Classes (2:02:09) - Sean Duffin, Cambridge Associates – Benefits of Global Diversification (2:18:50) - Greg Obenshain, Verdad Advisers – Sales and Distributions: How revenue growth and distributions drive equity returns (2:29:35) - John Pease, GMO – Value: If Not Now, When? (2:48:03) - David Blitz, Pim van Vliet & Guido Baltussen, Robeco – When Equity Factors Drop Their Shorts (3:00:06) - Vineer Bhansali, LongTail Alpha – Diversifying Diversification: Downside Risk Management with Portfolios of Insurance Securities (3:09:50) - Laurence Siegel, CFA Institute Research Foundation – Debunking Nine and a Half Myths of Investing (3:37:35) - Dan Rasmussen, Verdad Advisers – Crisis Investing: How To Maximize Return During Market Panics Click here to listen to Volume 4 Click here to listen to Volume 3 ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by GiveWell. GiveWell searches for the charities that save or improve lives the most per dollar. GiveWell recommends a small number of charities that do an incredible amount of good. Visit Givewell.org and donate before the end of the year and have your donation matched up to $250 when you mention "The Meb Faber Show."

    #379 – Peter Livingston, Unpopular Ventures - The Best VC's Actually Have A Lower Batting Average But A High Slugging Percentage

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 70:04

    In episode 379, we welcome back our guest, Peter Livingston, founder of Unpopular Ventures, which invests in early stage technology startups around the globe. In today's episode, we hear what's gone on with Unpopular Ventures since Peter's first appearance last year and what led him to hire multiple partners to build out his syndicate. Then we take a look at the investment landscape in places like Asia, Africa, and Latin America and hear what he thinks about the high valuations in the private market today. And of course we walk through some names, including Jeeves, his best performing investment. Be sure to stick around to the end to hear what Peter thinks about some recent news in the venture space about Tiger Global & Sequoia. To listen to Peter's first appearance on The Meb Faber Show, click here. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by GiveWell. GiveWell searches for the charities that save or improve lives the most per dollar. GiveWell recommends a small number of charities that do an incredible amount of good. Visit Givewell.org and donate before the end of the year and have your donation matched up to $250 when you mention "The Meb Faber Show."

    #378 – Cullen Roche, Discipline Funds - QE Is Not As Powerful As A Lot Of People Like To Think It Is

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 79:23

    In episode 378, we welcome our guest, Cullen Roche, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Discipline Funds, a low fee financial advisory firm with a focus on helping people be more disciplined with their finances. In today's episode, Cullen begins by sharing his framework for thinking about inflation and the impact of both monetary and fiscal policy. He explains the difference between the response to the Great Financial Crisis and what we're experiencing today and then shares what he expects inflation to look like over the next few years. Then we get into Cullen's newest venture, the Discipline Funds ETF, ticker DSCF. He walks us through why he chose to start the fund, the tax benefits of holding low cost index funds in an ETF wrapper when rebalancing, and what the process of launching an ETF was like. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by GiveWell. GiveWell searches for the charities that save or improve lives the most per dollar. GiveWell recommends a small number of charities that do an incredible amount of good. Visit Givewell.org and donate before the end of the year and have your donation matched up to $250 when you mention "The Meb Faber Show." Today's episode is sponsored by Public.com. Public.com is an investing platform that helps people become better investors.  Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you sign up today at public.com/faber.

    #377 – Garrott McClintock, AcreTrader - Live From The 2021 Farmland Investing Summit!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 46:26

    In episode 377, we welcome our guest, Garrott McClintock, a fifth-generation farmer and the Chief Operating Officer of AcreTrader, a farmland real estate investment company offering individuals access to low minimum passive farm investments. In today's episode, we're talking all things farmland live from the 2021 Farmland Investing Summit. We talk about the process of sourcing farms and building out the farmland-investing ecosystem. Then we talk about some of the macro tailwinds, the possible risks to the asset class, and the long-term vision of AcreTrader. Be sure to stick around to hear about my own farm I purchased through AcreTrader in Nebraska! ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #376 – Jason Wenk, Altruist - How To Make Financial Advice Better, More Affordable & Accessible To Everybody

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 86:07

    In episode 376, we welcome our guest, Jason Wenk, founder and CEO of Altruist, an all-in-one financial advisor platform. In today's episode, we're talking with one of the most successful fintech startups around!  Jason is building an alternative to existing custodians with a mission to make independent financial advice better, more affordable, and more accessible.  We get into some of the benefits to aadvisors and how they aligned their fee structure to benefit advisors and their clients. Then we get into the future of financial advice. We touch on fees, mutual funds, ETFs and direct indexing, and some of the structural issues embedded within the financial services industry.  ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by Public.com. Public.com is an investing platform that helps people become better investors. Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you sign up today at public.com/faber. Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Dan Rasmussen, Verdad Advisers – Crisis Investing: How To Maximize Return During Market Panics

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 10:44

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.  You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.   Enough from me, let's let Dan take over this special episode.  To read the original piece, click here. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #375 – Jonathan Fell, Ash Park Capital - People Always Overestimate The Extent To Which Tobacco Is A Dying Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 62:59

    In episode 375, we welcome our guest, Jonathan Fell, founder of Ask Park Capital, where he manages the Global Consumer Franchise funds. In today's episode, we're talking all things consumer staples and tobacco stocks. Jonathan has covered the space for over 30 years and shares the drivers behind successful consumer staples. Then we walk through the evolution of the tobacco industry and why he likes the setup for tobacco stocks today. We touch on the company's current valuations, factor profile, return drivers, and the impact of ESG.   As we wind down, Jonathan shares the impact of direct-to-consumer companies on large incumbents. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- This episode is sponsored by Masterworks. Masterworks is opening the doors to top-tier, blue-chip art investments to everyone. Visit masterworks.io/meb to skip their wait list. ----- Disclaimer: Ash Park Capital LLP (“Ash Park”) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (the “FCA”). Ash Park does not offer investment advice or make any recommendations regarding the suitability of its products.  This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or sell shares or interest in an Ash Park Fund. Nothing in these materials should be construed as a recommendation to invest in an Ash Park Fund or as legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, investment or other advice. Prospective investors in an Ash Park Fund should seek their own independent financial advice. The offering materials for an Ash Park Fund may only be distributed in accordance with the laws and regulations of each appropriate jurisdiction in which any prospective investor resides.   Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. Ash Park has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained in this podcast is accurate, however it does not make any guarantee as to the accuracy of the information provided. While many of the thoughts expressed in this document are presented in a factual manner, the discussion reflects only Ash Park's beliefs and opinions about the financial markets in which it invests portfolio assets following its investment strategies, and these beliefs and opinions are subject to change at any time.

    #374 – Phil Huber, Savant Wealth Management - Expected Returns For That Classic 60/40 Stock Bond Mix Is Significantly Lower Today Than It Has Been In Recent Past

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 74:03

    In episode 374, we welcome our guest, Phil Huber, Chief Investment Officer of Savant Wealth management, an independent, fee-only wealth management firm, and the author of The Allocator's Edge: A modern guide to alternative investments and the future of diversification. In today's episode, we're talking all things alternatives! With the traditional 60/40 portfolio facing some headwinds going forward, investors and advisors may be looking to add alternatives to their portfolios, so Phil wrote an overview of the different alternative asset classes. We walk through the different alternatives, what sleeve of the 60/40 they should replace, and then talk about the behavioral aspects of implementing some of these ideas. Be sure to stick around and hear what Phil thinks about the collectibles space as they're becoming more accessible to investors, and what collectibles he has himself. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by Public.com. Public.com is an investing platform that helps people become better investors. On Public, ownership unlocks an experience of content and education, contextual to your portfolio, created by a million+ strong community of investors, creators and analysts. Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you sign up today at public.com/faber

    #373 – Tim Maloney, Roundhill Investments – We Hit The Right Theme At The Right Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 55:42

    In episode 373, we welcome our guest, Tim Maloney, co-founder and Chief Investment Officer for Roundhill Investments, an ETF sponsor focused on thematic and sector-specific investing. In today's episode, we're getting meta! Tim begins with an overview of Roundhill and the firms' unique strategy around distribution. Then we dive into some of their funds, most notably the fund focused on the metaverse with a ticker I bet Mr. Zuckerberg wish he had. We touch on funds that are focused on e-sports, sports betting and streaming, and even a couple of funds that were launched as a partnership with former podcast guests Tobias Carlisle and Chas Cocke! ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #372 – Chas Cocke, LB Partners – There Are Lots of Great Businesses…The Hard Part Is Finding Them At A Really Good Price

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 77:13

    In episode 372, we welcome our guest Chas Cocke, founder of LB Partners and previously one of the founding partners of Investure, a firm that started the outsourced CIO model that's popular today. In today's episode, we begin by discussing Chas' time at Investure and what it was like to work with the top money managers in the world. He covers some trends he sees in the institutional and hedge fund space around both fees and the convergence of public and private markets. Then we get into Chas' newest venture, which, as he puts it, will invest in anything, anywhere, unconstrained. We get into its unique structure and talk some of the areas he's already put money to work. We even discuss his partnership with this coming Wednesday's guest to launch the IO Digital Infrastructure ETF, ticker BYTE. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by Public.com. Public.com is an investing platform that helps people become better investors. On Public, ownership unlocks an experience of content and education, contextual to your portfolio, created by a million+ strong community of investors, creators and analysts. Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you sign up today at public.com/faber. Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Laurence Siegel, CFA Institute Research Foundation - Debunking Nine and a Half Myths of Investing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 28:32

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.  You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.   Enough from me, let's let Laurence take over this special episode.  To read the original piece, click here. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #371 – Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors, HIVE Blockchain – JETS, Bitcoin vs. Gold, & How To Play Supply Chain Issues

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 62:45

    In episode 371, we welcome our guest, Frank Holmes, the CEO of not one but two companies – U.S. Global Investors, an investment manager with both ETFs and mutual funds, and HIVE Blockchain, the first cryptocurrency mining company to go public. In today's episode, we're talking ETFs and crypto! Frank starts by sharing what piqued his interest in crypto and why he chose to go down the mining path instead of pursuing a Bitcoin ETF. He offers some macro perspective on crypto and how it differs from gold. Then we turn to the ETF space and hear about Frank's hit ETF, JETS, which focuses on the airline industry and caught fire in 2020 after the March decline as retail interest skyrocketed. Be sure to stick around until the end when Frank shares the thesis behind his newest ETF around the marine shipping and air freight industries. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #370 – Ashley Flucas, Flucas Ventures - This Is A Really Opportunistic Time For Someone Who's Not Afraid And New In The Game To Get Started

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 56:35

    In episode 370, we welcome our guest, Ashley Flucas, founder of Flucas Ventures and General Counsel and Partner for a real estate finance fund. In today's episode, we hear how someone with a capital markets law background transitioned into venture investing. Ashley walks us through her path to break in to the world of venture capital, first by participating in deals on AngelList, then building out her own syndicate. She shares how COVID accelerated the transition, allowing her to capitalize on both the lack of capital and shift to a remote world. She shares her investment philosophy, why she benefits from a non-tech background, and what it's like writing checks while being based in Florida. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by Public.com. Public.com is an investing platform that helps people become better investors. On Public, ownership unlocks an experience of content and education, contextual to your portfolio, created by a million+ strong community of investors, creators and analysts. Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you sign up today at public.com/faber. Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Vineer Bhansali, LongTail Alpha - Diversifying Diversification: Downside Risk Management with Portfolios of Insurance Securities

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 10:31

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.    You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.     Enough from me, let's let Vineer take over this special episode.    To read the original piece, click here.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #369 – Africa Startup Series – Maya Horgan Famodu, Ingressive Capital - Africa Holds The Fastest Growing Consumer Class, Fastest Growing Population & Fastest Growing Middle Class in The World

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 35:57

    In episode 369, we welcome our guest, Maya Horgan Famodu, founder of Ingressive Capital, a VC fund focused on early stage African tech, and believed to be the youngest person to launch a tech fund in Sub-Saharan Africa.   In today's episode, we start with Maya's journey to the African tech scene.   She lays out the factors behind the recent explosion in funding that the continent has recently seen - strong demographics, high growth, and rapid tech adoption.  Then we get into some companies she's invested in, specifically a lot of “X for Africa,” the African equivalent of companies like Stripe, Robinhood, Flexport, and Plaid. And we even touch on 54gene, which we highlighted in episode 345.     As we wind down, we hear what lies ahead for Maya now that she just finished raising her second fund of $50 million.      -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #368 – Rodrigo Gordillo & Corey Hoffstein - You Now Get To Have Your Beta Cake While Eating Your Alpha Too

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 75:18

    In episode 368, we welcome our guests, Corey Hoffstein, CIO and co-founder of Newfound Research, and Rodrigo Gordillo, President and PM at ReSolve Asset Management In today's episode, we're talking about return stacking! Corey and Rodrigo joined forces to try and tackle the issue of how to generate returns in an environment with stretched equity and fixed income valuations. We hear how using a little bit of leverage to the traditional 60/40 portfolio can provide more than one dollar of exposure for every dollar invested. Our guests then walk us through what strategies investors can stack on top of their 60/40 portfolio, including global systematic macro, trend following, and tail hedging, and what that does to the risk/return profile. Be sure to stick around until the end to hear stories about what life is like for people who have actually lived in an inflationary environment. Please enjoy this episode with Newfound Research's Corey Hoffstein and ReSolve Asset Management's Rodrigo Gordillo. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by Public.com. Public.com is an investing platform that helps people become better investors. On Public, ownership unlocks an experience of content and education, contextual to your portfolio, created by a million+ strong community of investors, creators and analysts. Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you sign up today at public.com/faber.   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: David Blitz, Pim van Vliet & Guido Baltussen, Robeco – When Equity Factors Drop Their Shorts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 12:48

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.    You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.     Enough from me, let's let Erika van der Merwe take over this special episode on behalf of David, Pim & Guido.    To read the original piece, click here   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, visit mebfaber.com/podcast To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #367 – Robert Lawson, SMU - Initially This Whole Thing Was A Tax Dodge So I Could Go Drink In Cuba

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 57:05

    In episode 367, we welcome our guest, Robert Lawson, director of the Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom at (SMU) and author of Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World. In today's episode, we're talking about some of my favorite topics – capitalism, travel, and beer! Robert traveled around the world to visit socialist countries and let's just say the crappy beer wasn't the only thing he didn't like about the trip.   We start by defining what true socialism is, why Sweden isn't actually a socialist country, and look at Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea to see what true socialism looks like in the world today. Surprise, surprise: it's not good.  Next, we discuss why socialism has a false utopian vision for the world and the reasons why this terrible idea just won't go away. As we wind down, we chat about some current topics in the U.S., including UBI, student-loan forgiveness, and the lack of financial education in schools.   ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by Masterworks. Masterworks is opening the doors to top-tier, blue-chip art investments to everyone. Visit masterworks.io/meb to skip their wait list. Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #366 – Darius Dale, 42 Macro - Reflation Is Now The Dominant Market Regime

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 86:12

    In episode 366, we welcome our guest, Darius Dale, founder and CEO of 42 Macro, which specializes in macro risk management through the dual lenses of asset allocation and portfolio construction.   In today's episode, we're talking all things macro! Darius walks us through his framework for analyzing macro regimes and then uses it to assess where we stand today. We touch on all the hot macro topics – whether inflation is transitory, the impact of supply chain issues, and how the rise of populism in the U.S. will impact markets.   Be sure to stick around until the end of the episode to hear what Darius says is the most important chart in macro today.   Darius was kind enough to put together a comprehensive deck, so be sure to either check out the episode on YouTube to see him walk through the slides, or click here to follow along yourself.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   ----- Today's episode is sponsored by Public.com. Public.com is an investing platform that helps people become better investors. On Public, ownership unlocks an experience of content and education, contextual to your portfolio, created by a million+ strong community of investors, creators and analysts. Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you sign up today at public.com/faber.   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: John Pease, GMO – Value: If Not Now, When?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 19:11

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.    You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.     Enough from me, let's let John take over this special episode.    To read the original piece, click here.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, visit mebfaber.com/podcast To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #365 – Dr. Bryan Taylor, Global Financial Data - There Are 100 Ways To Beat The Market; You Just Got To Figure Out What Works For You And Stick To That Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 52:54

    In episode 365, we welcome our guest, Dr. Bryan Taylor, President and Chief Economist for Global Financial Data, which provides the most comprehensive, historical economic and financial information available anywhere. In today's episode, we put today's market into historical context. We start by looking at the history of interest rates and then hear why the 2020's may be “The COVID Decade.” Then we touch on whether or not the dominance of the U.S. stock market will continue, what Bryan's research shows about seasonality in the stock market, and whether we can learn any lessons from past industries that dominated the way the technology sector has of late.  Please enjoy this episode with Global Financial Data's Bryan Taylor. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by FarmTogether. FarmTogether is a technology-powered investment platform that enables investors to channel funding into natural assets, starting with U.S. farmland. By driving abundant and creative capital to farmers, we're giving investors the opportunity to drive agriculture toward sustainability on a massive scale. Alongside a changing climate, the global population continues to grow, with expectations of reaching 9.7 billion by 2050. This means approximately 70% more food will be required than is consumed today. FarmTogether investors are providing the key financial building blocks for a sustainable future. --- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #364 – Nancy Davis, Quadratic Capital Management - Some Women Like To Buy Shoes And I Love To Buy Options

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 60:00

    In episode 362, we welcome our guest, Nancy Davis, founder of Quadratic Capital Management and Portfolio Management for the Inflation Hedge ETF.   In today's episode, we're talking all things inflation and options with a self-proclaimed convexity snipper! We start by hearing how a conversation with Cathie Wood opened Nancy's eyes to the benefits of the ETF structure. Then we discuss Nancy's IVOL product, which has over $3.5 billion in assets in less than three years, and how it may serve as a valuable portfolio diversifier.  We hear what she thinks about the recent Fed commentary, what the yield curve is pricing in today, and what her thoughts are around inflation as we wind down 2021.   Please enjoy this episode with Quadratic Capital Management's Nancy Davis.        -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by Public.com. Public.com is an investing platform that helps people become better investors. On Public, ownership unlocks an experience of content and education, contextual to your portfolio, created by a million+ strong community of investors, creators and analysts. Public puts investors first, and don't sell your trades to market makers or take money from Payment for Order Flow. Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you sign up today at public.com/faber.   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Greg Obenshain, Verdad Advisers – Sales and Distributions: How revenue growth and distributions drive equity returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 14:00

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.    You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.     Enough from me, let's let Greg take over this special episode.    To read the original piece, click here   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, visit mebfaber.com/podcast To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #363 – Rick Bookstaber, Fabric – Risk Is The Other Side Of The Coin From Opportunity

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 65:06

    In episode 363, we welcome our guest, Rick Bookstaber, co-founder and Head of Risk for Fabric, which provides factor-based risk management applications for investment advisors.   In today's episode, we're talking all about risk with someone who's held Chief Risk Officer roles at Morgan Stanley, Solomon Brothers, Bridgewater, and the University of California pension, and if that wasn't enough, he also helped write the Volcker Rule while working for the Treasury. Rick begins the episode by walking us through his framework for assessing risk and why the three keys are leverage, liquidity, and concentration. He also shares the lessons he's learned from surviving the 1987 crash, 2000 tech bubble, and 2008 housing crisis.   As we wind down, Rick shares what led him to start his newest venture and how he plans to assist advisors with risk management for client portfolios.   Please enjoy this episode with Fabric's Rick Bookstaber.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #362 – Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Data Scientist & Author - You Do Have To Be Willing To Go Where The Data Takes You

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 49:16

    In episode 362, we welcome our guest, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, data scientist and author of Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, which was a New York Times bestseller and an Economist Book of the Year. In today's episode, we're focused on what we can learn from alternative data. We start with Seth's first book and how mining google search data taught him things about racism, abortion, and yes, even some of our sexual preferences. Then we turn to his upcoming book titled Don't Trust Your Gut: Using Data to Get What You Really Want in Life and hear what the data says about how to live a better life. Seth walks us through the takeaways for finding a spouse, living healthier, and being happier. If you're a data geek like myself, you'll definitely want to listen to this. Please enjoy this episode with data-scientist and best-selling author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by Public.com. Public.com is an investing platform that helps people become better investors. On Public, ownership unlocks an experience of content and education, contextual to your portfolio, created by a million+ strong community of investors, creators and analysts. Public puts investors first, and doesn't sell your trades to market makers or take money from Payment for Order Flow. Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you sign up today at public.com/faber.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Sean Duffin, Cambridge Associates – Benefits of Global Diversification

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 19:31

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.    You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.     Enough from me, let's let Sean take over this special episode.    To read the original piece, click here.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #361 – Jeff Hooke, Johns Hopkins - The Buyout Business…Has Not Outperformed The Public Stock Markets For The Last 10 or 15 Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 54:13

    In episode 361, we welcome our guest, Jeff Hooke, Senior Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and author of The Myth of Private Equity, which is what we focus on today.   In today's episode, Jeff pulls no punches when sharing his thoughts on the private equity industry. He likens the belief that private equity has outperformed the market to believing the tooth fairy is real and compares their reporting process to an 8-year-old girl rating her own homework. We dive deeper into the lack of transparency around fees and returns and then discuss the recent approval to allow 401(k) plans to include private equity investments and why that goes against what the great John Bogle believed.   Please enjoy this episode with John Hopkins' Jeff Hooke.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by FarmTogether. FarmTogether is a technology-powered investment platform that enables investors to channel funding into natural assets, starting with U.S. farmland. By driving abundant and creative capital to farmers, we're giving investors the opportunity to drive agriculture toward sustainability on a massive scale. Alongside a changing climate, the global population continues to grow, with expectations of reaching 9.7 billion by 2050. This means approximately 70% more food will be required than is consumed today. FarmTogether investors are providing the key financial building blocks for a sustainable future. --- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #360 – Erin Browne, PIMCO - I Combine Both A Quantitative Approach As A Starting Point…And Then Overlay A Discretionary Point of View

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 58:02

    In episode 360, we welcome our guest, Erin Browne, portfolio manager for PIMCO, focusing on asset allocation strategies. She was also named as one of Barron's 100 most influential women in U.S. finance last year.   In today's episode, we're talking all things macro with someone who spent time as a Strategist at Moore Capital, PM at Point72, and most recently Head of Asset Allocation for UBS Asset Management, all of which helped Erin develop a framework for looking at the market through both a quantitative and discretionary approach.  Erin applies that lens to the world today and shares what she sees, notably the risk of a continued rise in energy prices. She walks us through how that may impact different asset classes and commodity prices.    Next, we look at global equity markets and hear how the U.S. market compares to Europe, China, and emerging markets.   As we wind down, we touch on bonds, interest rates, crypto, and much, much more.   Please enjoy this episode with PIMCO's Erin Browne.      -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Amie Ko, Research Affiliates - A Quick Survey of "Broken" Asset Classes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 22:35

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.    You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.     Enough from me, let's let Amie take over this special episode.    To read the original piece, click here.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, visit mebfaber.com/podcast To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #359 – Africa Startup Series – Aaron Fu, Sherpa Ventures - We Really Care About The Ability of Our Businesses To Uplift The Other Businesses in Africa

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 65:41

    In episode 359, we welcome our guest, Aaron Fu, general partner for Sherpa Ventures, which focuses on pre-seed investments across Africa. He's also the co-founder of Venture for Africa, a fellowship for those interested in working for early stage startups in Africa.   In today's episode, we hear from someone who's seen the evolution of the African startup scene since he first moved there in 2015. We talk about the factors behind the explosive growth the continent has seen in the past few years. Then we hear what led Aaron to launch his own fund last year and the stories of companies he's funded, which exemplify both the opportunities and challenges they face.   As we wind down, Aaron shares the difference between the startup community in Africa and Silicon Valley.   Please enjoy this episode with Sherpa Ventures' Aaron Fu.     -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   This episode is sponsored by Masterworks. Masterworks is opening the doors to top-tier, blue-chip art investments to everyone. Visit masterworks.io/meb to skip their wait list.   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #358 – Africa Startup Series – Zachariah George, Launch Africa Ventures - The Evolution of Tech In Africa Had To Always Start With Fintech

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 67:03

    In episode 358, we welcome our guest, Zachariah George, Managing Partner at Launch Africa Ventures, Africa's leading early-stage VC fund, and the co-founder and CIO of Startupbootcamp AfriTech, the leading venture accelerator program in Africa.   In today's episode, we start by hearing how volunteering at an African orphanage changed Zach's life, convincing him to leave Wall Street and move to Africa to eventually launch the first accelerator there.  Then we hear about all the areas technology is touching that Zach is excited about, including education, healthcare, finance, transportation, and more.   As we wind down, Zach shares the challenges companies face when navigating the different countries across the continent.   Please enjoy this episode with Launch Africa Ventures' Zach George.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is brought to you by Vinovest. Vinovest makes it easy to invest in fine wine. Vinovest's investment platform lets you buy and sell wines that have increased in value like Screaming Eagle and Chateau Lafite. Vinovest provides you with access to some of the finest wines in the world, and takes care of the storage, insurance and authentication of each wine in your portfolio. You can get started in just minutes online. Go to vinovest.co to create an account and invest in fine wine today.   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Peter Chiappinelli, GMO – The Passive Aggressive Agg, Revisited

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 17:16

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.    You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.     Enough from me, let's let Peter take over this special episode.    To read the original piece, click here   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, visit mebfaber.com/podcast To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #357 – Marko Papic, Clocktower Group - If You Don't Make Calls, Why Are You In This Industry?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 60:41

    In episode 357, we welcome our guest, Marko Papic, Chief Strategist at the Clocktower Group, an alternative investment asset management firm, where he leads the firm's Strategy Team, providing bespoke research on geopolitics, macroeconomics, and markets.   In today's episode, we're talking geopolitics and the markets. Marko recently released the book Geopolitical Alpha and he shares his framework for understanding how geopolitical events will affect the markets. Then we talk current events and how he views them. We talk about the implications of Evergrande and why Marko does not believe China will try to takeover Taiwan.  Next we talk about the implications of rising food and commodity prices and whether that will cause social unrest around the globe.   As we wind down, we talk about the ESG and sustainability trend and finish by hearing what Marko thinks about inflation, interest rates and the U.S. stock market.   Please enjoy this episode with Clocktower Group's Marko Papic.     -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by FarmTogether. FarmTogether is a technology-powered investment platform that enables investors to channel funding into natural assets, starting with U.S. farmland. By driving abundant and creative capital to farmers, we're giving investors the opportunity to drive agriculture toward sustainability on a massive scale. Alongside a changing climate, the global population continues to grow, with expectations of reaching 9.7 billion by 2050. This means approximately 70% more food will be required than is consumed today. FarmTogether investors are providing the key financial building blocks for a sustainable future.  

    #356 – Jim Paulsen, The Leuthold Group - The Wildcard Is Inflation and Whether It's Truly Transitory

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 48:50

    In episode 356, we welcome our guest, Jim Leuthold, Chief Investment Strategist of The Leuthold Group, an independent investment research firm.    In today's episode, we're talking markets with someone who's been at it for over 30 years. Jim explains why the shift from a depressionary bust to a post-war boom last year was unlike anything he's seen. Then we talk about where current sentiment is and how investors are positioned. Finally, Jim walks through his framework for analyzing whether inflation is truly transitory and what he expects to happen as the Fed continues to taper.   Be sure to stick around and hear where Jim thinks you should and shouldn't be invested if we experience a market pullback.       Please enjoy this episode with The Leuthold Group's Jim Paulsen.      -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Andrew Patterson, Vanguard - The Idea Multiplier: An acceleration in innovation is coming

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 28:37

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.    You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.     Enough from me, let's let Andrew take over this special episode.    To read the original piece, click here.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, visit mebfaber.com/podcast To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #355 – Sheel Mohnot, Better Tomorrow Ventures - We Think That We're In The Very Early Innings of Fintech

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 62:04

    In episode 355, we welcome our guest, Sheel Mohnot, Better Tomorrow Ventures, a fintech-focused VC fund focused on pre-seed and seed companies around the globe.     In today's episode, we're talking with one of the most prolific fintech investors around. We talk about why Sheel's so bullish on the fintech space and focuses so much on the founders at the seed stage.  Then Sheel shares what it was like to raise a fund during COVID with former podcast guest Jake Gibson. He walks through some of the investments he's made to date and what piqued his interest in each.    As listeners know, I'm excited about the future of Africa, so be sure to stick around to hear why Sheel is also bullish on the region.   Please enjoy this episode with Better Tomorrow Ventures' Sheel Mohnot.        -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is brought to you by Vinovest. Vinovest makes it easy to invest in fine wine. Vinovest's investment platform lets you buy and sell wines that have increased in value like Screaming Eagle and Chateau Lafite. Vinovest provides access, storage, and insurance. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine. In fact, fine wine has outperformed the S&P 500 over the last 20 years. You can get started in just minutes online. Go to vinovest.co to create an account and invest in fine wine today.

    #354 – Shawn Merani, Parade Ventures - The Seed And Pre-Seed Stage, You're Betting On People

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 62:51

    In episode 354, we welcome our guest, Shawn Merani, founder and Managing Partner of Parade Ventures, a pre-seed & seed stage-focused venture capital firm.   In today's episode, we hear what it's like to invest at the pre-seed and seed stage from someone who's invested in companies like Dollar Shave Club, Cruise, Stance, and more! Shawn walks us through what it was like to launch what he called a “venture partner program on steroids” on AngelList years ago. He walks us through his investment philosophy and why he focuses mainly on both the consumer and enterprise space.   Of course we chat about some names, including Inkbox, Homelister, and a company providing software to veterinarians.   Please enjoy this episode with Parade Ventures' Shawn Merani.     -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.   

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Brian Barish, Cambiar Investors – The Virus Plaguing Value

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 22:19

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.    You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.     Enough from me, let's let Brian take over this special episode.    To read the original piece, click here.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube   For detailed show notes, visit mebfaber.com/podcast   To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #353 – Artem Milinchuk, FarmTogether - Everything Pointed Towards This Massive Democratization of Alternative Investing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 63:54

    In episode 353, we welcome our guest, Artem Mililchuk, founder and CEO of FarmTogether, an investment platform providing accredited investors with direct access to farmland.   In today's episode, we're talking about farmland! Artem is working to allow everyday investors the ability to invest in farmland and has surpassed $100 million AUM with over 30 deals in two years. We start by hearing about the process of buying part of a farm through the FarmTogether platform. We talk about trends in the space, including the impact of inflation, climate change and sustainability.   As we wind down, Artem shares his future plans for the company and what countries may offer an attractive investment opportunity.   Please enjoy this episode with FarmTogether's Artem Milinchuk.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #352 – James Rasteh, Coast Capital - The World Is Running Out Of Gold

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 70:17

    In episode 352, we welcome our guest, James Rasteh, founder of Coast Capital, a fund that takes a private equity approach to investing in public markets.   In today's episode, we talk about gold miners, European activism, and ESG. James starts by explaining why he's so bullish on gold miners from both a macro and micro perspective that he created a fund dedicated to activist investing in that space. Then we talk about the opportunity set in Europe and why James believes the valuation difference between the U.S. and Europe isn't justified. We even talk about the difference between being an activist investor in the U.S. and Europe.   As we wind down, James shares his frustration with the finance industry's use of ESG as mainly a marketing exercise.   Please enjoy this episode with Coast Capital's James Rasteh.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by Hone Health. Did you know men's testosterone levels can decrease by 1% - 2% per year after the age of 30? Addressing low testosterone and optimizing your hormones can improve your energy, increase your libido and muscle mass. Hone offers a safe and convenient solution to get hormone testing and meds from the comfort of home. Complete your at home biomarker testing, video chat with a doctor and get FDA approved medications that are delivered directly to your door. For a limited time only, listeners can get their at home assessment test and doctor consultation for only $45. Head over to honehealth.com/Meb to take advantage now.   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Jack Vogel, Alpha Architect - Value Investing: An Examination of the 1,000 Largest Firms

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 17:05

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.      You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.       Enough from me, let's let Jack take over this special episode.      To read the original piece, click here.     -----     Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, visit mebfaber.com/podcast To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com     -----     Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #351 – Leigh Drogen, Starkiller Capital - If This Thing Isn't Dead Yet, It's Not Going To Die

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 77:33

    In episode 351, we welcome our guest, Leigh Drogen, General Partner of Starkiller Capital, an institutional investment firm employing both quantitative and fundamental strategies to blockchain based digital assets.   In today's episode, we start with a brief overview of the asset management space and what Leigh learned from running Estimize, the largest estimates financial platform in the world. Then we turn to crypto. We hear what sparked Leigh's interest in the space and the process of building a trend and momentum model that led him to push his chips all in last October.   We talk about the importance of crypto's incentive structure, what things like staking and crypto lending mean, and what some of the biggest risks are in the space.   Please enjoy this episode with Starkiller Capital's Leigh Drogen.     -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is brought to you by Vinovest. Vinovest makes it easy to invest in fine wine. Vinovest's investment platform lets you buy and sell wines that have increased in value like Screaming Eagle and Chateau Lafite. Vinovest provides access, storage, and insurance. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine. In fact, fine wine has outperformed the S&P 500 over the last 20 years. You can get started in just minutes online. Go to vinovest.co to create an account and invest in fine wine today.

    #350 – Startup Series – Saad Alam, Hone Health – 40% Of Men Over 35 Have Hormone Imbalance With Testosterone

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 48:37

    In episode 350, we welcome our guest, Saad Alam, founder and CEO of Hone Health, a company that helps you fix hormonal imbalances and low testosterone by offering at-home blood tests, 30 minute telehealth consults, and medications delivered directly to your door.   In today's episode, we're talking men's health! Saad walks us through how his personal experience of being told he had the hormone levels of a 70-year-old man gave him the idea for the company. We discuss the reasons for the decline in both testosterone and fertility in men. Then we walk through the process of getting your testosterone levels tested with Hone Health and later doing a visit with a doctor to help restore your levels back to normal.   As a special offer for listeners of the show, visit www.honehealth.com/saad to get 25% off your order.   Please enjoy this episode with Hone Health's Saad Alam.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Campbell Harvey and Michele Mazzoleni, Research Affiliates – Breaking Bad Trends

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 31:53

    Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we're running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5.  You'll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet.   Enough from me, let's let Professor Harvey and Michele take over this special episode.  To read the original piece, click here.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, visit mebfaber.com/podcast To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

    #349 – Anthony Zhang, Vinovest - You Should Separate Your Drinking Preferences From Your Investment Preferences

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 63:01

    In episode 349, we welcome our guest, Anthony Zhang, founder and CEO of Vinovest, a platform for investing in a managed portfolio of fine wines.   In today's episode, we're talking about wine as an asset class. We start with Anthony's background, which includes a Thiel fellowship. Then we dive into the ins and outs of investing in wine. Anthony walks us through wine's investment case and how it compares to traditional stocks and bonds. Then we walk through the process of investing in wine through Vinovest, which does the analysis, bidding, inspection, and storage on your behalf. We touch on the different offerings, taxes, fees, risks, and trends affecting the industry today.   Please enjoy this episode with Vinovest's Anthony Zhang.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   This episode is sponsored by Masterworks. Masterworks is opening the doors to top-tier, blue-chip art investments to everyone. Visit www.masterworks.io/meb and use promo code “MEB” to skip their wait list.   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

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