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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: July, 2021
Jul 30, 2021

In episode 335, we welcome our guest, Thomas Eiden, founder of Atomic Alchemy, a company dedicated to producing radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine.

 

 

In today’s episode, we’re going nuclear! Thomas is undertaking the audacious goal of building a nuclear reactor, something that takes almost a decade and roughly 100 million dollars. We start with what sparked his interest in nuclear energy and what gave him the nudge to apply to Y Combinator and raise seed capital with just a business plan. We take some time to dispel myths around why nuclear energy is dangerous and then pivot to talk about the uses in the medical field, whether it’s with MRI’s or trying to fight cancer. 

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with Atomic Alchemy’s Thomas Eiden.     

 

 

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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. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.   

Jul 28, 2021

In episode 334, we welcome our guest, Peter Johnson, a partner at Jump Capital, where he leads Jump’s investments in the FinTech, crypto, and blockchain sectors. 

 

 

In today’s episode, we’re talking all things fintech. Peter shares a bunch of his investments, including his first ever investment in Personal Capital, which was acquired in a billion dollar deal. We also talk about the fractionalization of assets and Peter’s investment in former podcast guest Carter Malloy and AcreTrader. 

 

 

As we wind down, we get into our Peter’s entrance in the crypto space and discuss both the potential for the Bitcoin ETF and their Y Combinator for DeFi. 

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with Jump Capital’s Peter Johnson.       

 

 

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This episode is sponsored by AcreTrader. AcreTrader is an investment platform that makes it simple to own shares of farmland and earn passive income, and you can start investing in just minutes online. AcreTrader provides access, transparency, and liquidity to investors, while handling all aspects of administration and property management so that you can sit back and watch your investment grow.  If you're interested in a deeper understanding, and for more information on how to become a farmland investor through their platform, please visit acretrader.com/meb.

Jul 26, 2021

In episode 333, we welcome our guest, Rob Forster, co-founder of Wonderbird Spirits, Mississippi's first grain-to-glass gin distillery. 

 

 

In today’s episode, we hear how Rob stopped practicing law and decided to open up a distillery to create two gold-medal winning gins. Rob shares what it was like to get the company off the ground and then dives into the process of distilling the alcohol from start to finish. We talk about the regulatory differences to sell directly to restaurants and sell DTC in 37 states, and why the little things like choosing what bottle to use makes a huge difference.

 

 

As we wind down, we hear about Wonderbird Spirits’ current fundraising experience and what the future holds for the company. 

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with Wonderbird Spirits’ Robert Forster.  

 

 

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Jul 23, 2021

Episode 332 is a Mebisode. In this episode, you’ll hear Meb talk about his journey investing in over 250 private companies since 2014. He explains why he chose to do so and his framework around sizing, timing, and diversification. Finally, he shares his advice on how to craft a plan if you want to get started yourself. 

 

 

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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. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

Jul 21, 2021

In episode 331, we welcome back our guest, Phil Nadel, co-founder of Forefront Venture Partners, one of the largest and most successful syndicates on AngelList. 

 

Click here to listen to Phil’s first episode on The Meb Faber Show. 

 

In today’s episode, we start with an update since Phil first appeared on the show more than three years ago. We touch on some of Phil’s portfolio companies, including names you’ve heard from directly on this podcast like Grove Collaborative, Ten Spot, PartySlate and Remoov. After learning about Phil’s role on Gimlet’s podcast “The Pitch,” we hear why he chose to launch a rolling fund and the benefits a rolling fund provides to both founders and investors.

 

Please enjoy this episode with Forefront Venture Partners’ Phil Nadel.   

 

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Today’s episode is sponsored by NordVPN. NordVPN strives to make the internet better than it is today. It can be free from online threats, censorship, and surveillance. What started with a single VPN server is now one of the most trusted internet security providers in the market, serving over 14 million users worldwide. Visit www.nordvpn.com/meb for 73% off of a 2-year plan plus 4 months free.

Jul 19, 2021

In episode 330, we welcome our guest, Guillermo Cornejo, founder and CEO of Riders Share, the first & largest motorcycle peer-to-peer rentals platform in the United States.

 

In today’s episode, we hear why peer to peer rentals for motorcycles works even better than for cars! Guillermo walks us through what it’s been like to build out the marketplace and get both supply and demand. Throughout the entire conversation, he focuses on the importance of risk management, whether it’s through insurance, verifying renters have motorcycle licenses, or avoiding theft of the bikes. 

 

As we wind down, we hear what the future of the company looks like as Guillermo considers expanding to Europe.  

 

Please enjoy this episode with Riders Share’s Guillermo Cornejo.   

 

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Today’s episode is sponsored by NordVPN. NordVPN strives to make the internet better than it is today. It can be free from online threats, censorship, and surveillance. What started with a single VPN server is now one of the most trusted internet security providers in the market, serving over 14 million users worldwide. Visit www.nordvpn.com/meb for 73% off of a 2-year plan plus 4 months free. 

Jul 14, 2021

In episode 329, we welcome our guest, Samantha McLemore founder of Patient Capital Management and a Co-Portfolio Manager at Miller Value Partners.   

 

In today’s episode, Samantha shares how sending her resume to someone by the name of Bill Miller led to her starting as an analyst under Bill 20 years ago. We hear how the firm defines value and thinks about its edge in the investment process. Then Samantha walks us through some names in her portfolio and the thesis behind them, including ADT, Stitch Fix, GM, and even some SPACs.  

 

As we wind down, we go back in time and have Samantha walk through what was going through her mind as she navigated 2020 and the lessons learned from that experience.   

 

Please enjoy this episode with Patient Capital Management and Miller Value Partners’ Samantha McLemore.   

 

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This episode is sponsored by Masterworks. Masterworks is opening the doors to top-tier, blue-chip art investments to everyone. Use Promo Code “MEB” to skip their 15,000 person wait list.

Jul 12, 2021

In episode 328, we welcome our guest, Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens, co-founder of FabFitFun, a lifestyle membership that provides a curated selection of full-size products each season.  

 

As a special offer for listeners of the show, visit fabfitfun.com and use the code “MEB” to get $10 off your first box.

 

In today’s episode, we hear about one of the most successful startups to come out of L.A.! Katie shares the origin story of how this media company transformed into a subscription service that now has 2 million members. She walks through the process of curating boxes for women of all ages throughout the entire country and what led them to use influencers before influencers were a thing.

 

As we wind down, we hear what’s in store for the future of the company as they build out an e-commerce offering.   

 

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This episode is sponsored by AcreTrader. AcreTrader is an investment platform that makes it simple to own shares of farmland and earn passive income, and you can start investing in just minutes online. AcreTrader provides access, transparency, and liquidity to investors, while handling all aspects of administration and property management so that you can sit back and watch your investment grow.  If you're interested in a deeper understanding, and for more information on how to become a farmland investor through their platform, please visit acretrader.com/meb. 

Jul 7, 2021

In episode 327, we welcome our guest, Mario Gabelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GAMCO Investors, the firm he founded in 1977.

 

In today’s episode, we hear the framework behind one of the best stock pickers over the last 50 years. Mario walks us through what he thinks about when analyzing both industries and companies. He touches on the impact of fiscal and monetary stimulus, labor costs, and supply chains.

 

Then we walk through some different industries – media, autos, energy, and yes, I even got him to talk about my favorite – farmland and agriculture. 

 

As we wind down, we hear about Mario’s recent focus on PPP – people, profits, planet, and why he chose to launch an actively managed ETF.

 

Please enjoy this episode with GAMCO Investor’s Mario Gabelli.

 

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Today’s episode is sponsored by NordVPN. NordVPN strives to make the internet better than it is today. It can be free from online threats, censorship, and surveillance. What started with a single VPN server is now one of the most trusted internet security providers in the market, serving over 14 million users worldwide. Known for strong values and well-thought-out features, NordVPN is recognized by influential tech sites and IT security specialists. Visit www.nordvpn.com/meb for a discounted 2-year plan plus a bonus gift.

Jul 5, 2021

In episode 326, we welcome our guest, Viktor Nebehaj, co-founder of Freetrade, whose mission is to get everyone investing by making it simple and commission-free with a stockbroker you can trust.

 

As a special offer for listeners of the show, visit freetrade.io/MEB and get a free stock worth 3 - 200 GBP. 

 

In today’s episode, we start with Viktor’s early days at Google. Then hear how he went all-in on a crowdfunding campaign for Freetrade and loved the product so much he joined the company as a co-founder. We dive into the company, which offers commission-free brokerage without payment for order flow or margin lending. Viktor shares how the company makes money, what the appetite for this product has been like in Europe, and what it was like to navigate the craziness of 2021. 

 

As we wind down, we hear about Freetrade’s crowdfunding experience, with seven total rounds raising roughly 60 million dollars. 

 

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This episode is sponsored by Bitwise. The Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund is the world’s largest crypto index fund. It holds a diversified portfolio of cryptoassets, including bitcoin, ethereum, and DeFi assets. Shares of the fund trade under the ticker "BITW" and are accessible through traditional brokerage accounts. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to net asset value (NAV). For more information: www.bitwiseinvestments.com

Jul 2, 2021

In today’s episode of the Cambria Fund Profile Series, Meb discusses Cambria’s shareholder yield ETFs, US focused Cambria Shareholder Yield ETF (SYLD), international developed market focused Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF (FYLD), and international emerging market focused Cambria Emerging Shareholder Yield ETF (EYLD).

Meb walks through details of what shareholder yield really is, from dividends to buybacks, to explain why it is a more comprehensive measure of yield than dividends alone.

He offers a passage from Warren Buffett’s 1984 letter to shareholders discussing the benefit of buybacks when companies are in good financial position and their shares are trading below intrinsic value. He then covers Cambria’s three funds in more detail, laying out some quantitative metrics of the funds relative to their respective Morningstar categories.

As the episode winds down, Meb walks through the portfolio construction process of the shareholder yield ETFs.

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