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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.
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Now displaying: May, 2022
May 25, 2022

In this Mebisode, Meb reads his post from February 2022 titled “Red Light," which discussed the risk of an expensive market entering a downtrend. As he said in the piece, "historically speaking, markets have performed poorly when in a downtrend, characterized by higher volatility and drawdowns." 

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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.  Subscribe for free here.

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Past guests include Ed ThorpRichard ThalerJeremy GranthamJoel GreenblattCampbell HarveyIvy ZelmanKathryn KaminskiJason CalacanisWhitney Baker, Aswath DamodaranHoward MarksTom Barton, and many more. 

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May 23, 2022

Today’s guest is Andrew Peck, co-CIO for Baron Capital, which is known for its long-term, fundamental, active approach to growth investing.

In today’s episode, we’re talking to a growth manager to hear how he’s handling the volatility in 2022. Andrew shares his framework for looking at the markets, the importance for a growth manager to have the fortitude to let your winners run, and what leads him to sell a name from the portfolio.

Then we get into what he sees in the market today and how he’s adjusting his portfolio. We touch on names like CoStar, Gartner, StubHub, and even a private investment in a little company named SpaceX.

We talk a lot on this show about being willing to look different, stick with a strategy over the long-run, and remain disciplined during volatile times, and it was great to talk to a manager doing just that.

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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.  Subscribe for free here.

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Interested in sponsoring the show? Email us at Feedback@TheMebFaberShow.com

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Past guests include Ed ThorpRichard ThalerJeremy GranthamJoel GreenblattCampbell HarveyIvy ZelmanKathryn KaminskiJason CalacanisWhitney Baker, Aswath DamodaranHoward MarksTom Barton, and many more. 

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Meb's invested in some awesome startups that have passed along discounts to our listeners. Check them out here

May 18, 2022

Today’s guest is Jan van Eck, President & CEO of VanEck, which offers value-added exposures to emerging industries, an investment management firm that manages $85 billion. 

In today’s episode, Jan shares the origin story of the firm and its’ tie to gold dating back to the 1960’s. Then he shares his macro framework, criteria for launching a fund, and why the firm has starting getting exposure to venture capital.

Next we get into what led him to go down the crypto rabbit hole and launch ETN’s abroad. He shares his big picture thoughts on the crypto ecosystem, his frustrations on how regulators are treating stablecoins, and what his thoughts are on when the Bitcoin ETF will be approved.

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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.

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Past guests include Ed ThorpRichard ThalerJeremy GranthamJoel GreenblattCampbell HarveyIvy ZelmanKathryn KaminskiJason CalacanisWhitney Baker, Aswath DamodaranHoward MarksTom Barton, and many more. 

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Meb's invested in some awesome startups that have passed along discounts to our listeners. Check them out here

May 16, 2022

Today’s guest is Sajid Rahman, Managing Partner of MyAsiaVC, an early stage venture fund, and the co-founder & CEO of Digital Healthcare Solutions.

In today’s episode, we talk with someone who’s made over 1,400 investments – yes, you heard that right. Sajid shares his journey of breaking into the VC world and then dives in to what he’s excited about today. He touches on areas like Africa, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, and explains what makes each place unique. Then he explains why he’s bullish on fintech, logistics, and edtech, and shares some of his investments he’s excited about today.

As we wind down, Sajid shares why he’s especially bullish on Web3 companies coming out of India.

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Past guests include Ed ThorpRichard ThalerJeremy GranthamJoel GreenblattCampbell HarveyIvy ZelmanKathryn KaminskiJason CalacanisWhitney Baker, Aswath DamodaranHoward MarksTom Barton, and many more. 

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Meb's invested in some awesome startups that have passed along discounts to our listeners. Check them out here

May 13, 2022

Today’s guest is Tim Laehy, a long-time CFO that’s taken 3 companies public and raised over $3 billion dollars in his career.

In today’s episode, we’re talking all things Coinbase! Tim was previously the interim CFO for Coinbase so we thought it’d be fun to hear from him about the investment case of the company. We talk about the business model, regulations, security, revenue streams, and the whether or not the company will face margin compression going forward.

As we wind down, we spend some time talking about Tim’s role at Crexi and the potential for blockchain technology to disrupt the commercial real estate industry. 

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Past guests include Ed ThorpRichard ThalerJeremy GranthamJoel GreenblattCampbell HarveyIvy ZelmanKathryn KaminskiJason CalacanisWhitney Baker, Aswath DamodaranHoward MarksTom Barton, and many more. 

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Meb's invested in some awesome startups that have passed along discounts to our listeners. Check them out here

May 9, 2022

Today’s guest is Antti Ilmanen, Principal and Global Co-head of the Portfolio Solutions Group at AQR Capital Management and author of Investing Amid Low Expected Returns: Making the Most When Markets Offer the Least.

In today’s episode, Antti provides a blueprint for investors as decades of tailwinds are turning into headwinds. He highlights timeless investment practices and what the empirical evidence says about things major asset class premia, illiquidity premia and style premia. He shares his thoughts on home country bias, the value / growth spread today, and what he thinks about diversifiers like trend following.

One theme throughout the episode is Antti’s advice to endorse humility in tactical forecasting and through diversification.

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Interested in sponsoring the show? Email us at Feedback@TheMebFaberShow.com

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Past guests include Ed ThorpRichard ThalerJeremy GranthamJoel GreenblattCampbell HarveyIvy ZelmanKathryn KaminskiJason CalacanisWhitney Baker, Aswath DamodaranHoward MarksTom Barton, and many more. 

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Meb's invested in some awesome startups that have passed along discounts to our listeners. Check them out here

May 7, 2022

Today's radio show is with Meb Faber, Justin Bosch & Colby Donovan. We cover:

  • The Idea Farm is now free!!!
  • YTD stock & bond returns
  • Trend-following as a diversifier for 60/40 portfolios
  • Inflation and rising food prices

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Interested in sponsoring the show? Email us at Feedback@TheMebFaberShow.com

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Past guests include Ed ThorpRichard ThalerJeremy GranthamJoel GreenblattCampbell HarveyIvy ZelmanKathryn KaminskiJason CalacanisWhitney Baker, Aswath DamodaranHoward MarksTom Barton, and many more. 

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Meb's invested in some awesome startups that have passed along discounts to our listeners. Check them out here

May 4, 2022

Today’s guest is Kai Wu, founder and CIO of Sparkline Capital, an investment management firm applying state-of-the-art machine learning and computing to uncover alpha in large, unstructured data sets.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about two topics that are important for investors to understand in 2022 – intangibles and innovation. Kai shares how he uses machine learning to track things like brand equity, human capital, network effects, and IP to measure the intangible value of each firm (and how he implements this through his ETF, ITAN). Then he shares why his research leads him to believe value is not dead.   

Finally, we talk about his most recent paper about investing in innovation, a popular investment theme that’s under scrutiny as of late.  Kai shares why he believes the current drawdown is not driven by pure innovation but by a selloff in expensive unprofitable stocks.

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Interested in sponsoring the show? Email us at Feedback@TheMebFaberShow.com

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Past guests include Ed ThorpRichard ThalerJeremy GranthamJoel GreenblattCampbell HarveyIvy ZelmanKathryn KaminskiJason CalacanisWhitney Baker, Aswath DamodaranHoward MarksTom Barton, and many more. 

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Meb's invested in some awesome startups that have passed along discounts to our listeners. Check them out here

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