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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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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.

    Michael Melissinos - Mastering the Art of Trend-Following | #534

    Michael Melissinos - Mastering the Art of Trend-Following | #534

    Today’s guest is Michael Melissinos, founder of Melissinos Trading, an investment firm that employs a systematic trend-following approach.
    In today’s episode, Mike shares his journey into trend following and his approach to trading. He emphasizes the importance of removing biases and opinions when observing trends and executing trades. We get into the nuances of trend following, sticking to a trading system, and much more.

    (0:00) Introduction of guest Mike Melissinos and his journey into trend following

    (6:08) Jumping into trend following

    (10:07) Implementation and execution of trend following strategies, with emphasis on risk management

    (14:19) Deciding what markets to trade

    (16:33) The pitfalls of overriding your system

    (21:24) Questioning assumptions and the benefits of sticking to a system

    (28:40) Trading during the 2020 COVID crash and the subsequent inflation wave

    (30:07) The unexpected downfall of the 60/40 in recent years

    (33:11) Long term versus short term trading systems

    (36:06) Mike's most memorable investment


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    • 41 min
    Eric Crittenden & Jason Buck Explain Why Best Investors Follow the Trends | #533

    Eric Crittenden & Jason Buck Explain Why Best Investors Follow the Trends | #533

    Today’s guests are Eric Crittenden, CIO of Standpoint Asset Management, and Jason Buck, CIO of Mutiny Funds.
    In today’s episode, we talk about the sentiment around trend-following today. We discuss optimal diversifiers for trend-following, how the Herschel Walker trade relates to portfolio construction, and if investors are as diversified as they think they are.


    (1:01) - Welcome back to our guests, Eric and Jason; Episode #389: Eric Crittenden; Episode #440: Jason Buck


    (2:02) - Investor interest in trend following

    (6:00) - Herschel Walker Syndrome


    (15:55) - Building a portfolio away from the traditional 60/40

    (18:08) - Rob Lintner Revisited


    (29:02) - Interest overseas 

    (41:30) - Paul Mulvaney’s back-to-back 40% months

    (51:19) - Show recommendations

    (56:22) - What Jason & Eric are hearing from investors today

    (1:03:22) - Love for ETFs

    (1:10:12) - Pairing trend following with factor investing

    Learn more about Eric and Jason: Standpoint; Mutiny Fund



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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Hendrik Bessembinder - Do Stocks Outperform T-Bills? | #532

    Hendrik Bessembinder - Do Stocks Outperform T-Bills? | #532

    Today’s guest is Hendrik Bessembinder, a professor at Arizona State University.
    In today’s episode, Meb and Hank discuss Hank's research on long-term stock returns and wealth generation. They explore the concept of power laws in the stock market, where a small percentage of stocks generate significant returns, while the majority underperform. They also discuss the implications of Hank's findings for investors, including the importance of diversification and the challenges of holding onto big winners.

    (1:06) - Welcome to our guest, Hendrik Bessembinder

    (1:27) - Do Stocks Outperform Treasury Bills?


    (6:16) - Power laws drive stock market returns

    (13:52) - The importance of holding on to winners in your portfolio

    (15:22) - Shared traits among the best stocks

    (23:10) - Takeaways from his global studies

    (28:21) - Mutual Fund Performance and Long Horizons


    (31:34) - Other topics Hank is interested in researching

    (37:52) - Hendrik’s most memorable investment

    Learn more about Hendrik: SSRN; Lessons from Bessembinder


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    • 43 min
    GMO's Catherine LeGraw - Capitalizing on Global Asset Allocation in 2024 | #531

    GMO's Catherine LeGraw - Capitalizing on Global Asset Allocation in 2024 | #531

    Today’s guest is Catherine LeGraw, a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation Team.
    In today’s episode, Catherine explains why this is “the best relative asset allocation opportunity we’ve seen in 35 years," and “we are building portfolios with some of the highest forecasted relative and absolute returns we’ve ever seen." She explains where she sees opportunity around the world today, why she’s excited about deep value and quality, and how she’s thinking about the Magnificent 7.

    (1:34) - Welcome to our guest, Catherine LeGraw

    (1:45) - Why Catherine is so excited about the opportunity set today (Record Highs…But We’re Still Excited)


    (8:04) - The Magnificent 7 (Magnificently Concentrated)


    (14:39) - The opportunity in deep value

    (17:10) - Opportunities in foreign stocks

    (20:38) - GMO 7-Year Asset Class Forecast (Feb. 29, 2024)


    (23:46) - Currency implications

    (24:56) - The current state of bonds

    (30:46) - Other interesting assets

    (34:35) - Jump in the Deep End / GMO


    (34:59) - Catherine’s most controversial opinion

    (37:04) - Catherine’s most memorable investment

    (38:41) - What in Tarnation



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    • 46 min
    Professor Kenneth French on Risk, Return, and Rationality | #530

    Professor Kenneth French on Risk, Return, and Rationality | #530

    Today’s guest is Professor Ken French, the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He’s written some of the most influential papers in finance alongside former podcast guest, Professor Eugene Fama. 
    In today’s episode, Ken shares what topic he and Professor Fama disagree on. Then we get into a number of topics: what it means to truly be a long-term investor, the global market portfolio, misconceptions around stock buybacks, and much more.
    (01:17) - Welcome to our guest, Kenneth French
    (03:35) - Investing in FAANG Stocks: Should You Expect Unexpected Returns?
    (07:10) - Deciphering an investors skill vs. luck
    (15:12) - Having an investment plan
    (20:24) - The global market portfolio
    (25:02) - Thoughts on gold and other commodities
    (26:26) - Incorporating human capital
    (32:12) - Ken’s thoughts on stock buybacks
    (35:36) - Improving financial education
    (40:10) - Disagreement, Taste, and Asset Prices
    (44:05) - Ken’s most controversial opinion
    (46:37) - Ken’s most memorable investment

    Resources
    Ken’s website
    The Best Way To Add Yield To Your Portfolio by Meb Faber
    The Arithmetic of Active Management by Bill Sharpe
    Things I’ve Learned from Gene by Kenneth French

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    • 55 min
    MEBISODE: T-Bills and Chill…Most of the Time | #529

    MEBISODE: T-Bills and Chill…Most of the Time | #529

    In today’s episode, Meb reads a white paper, “T-Bills and Chill…Most of the Time.”
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