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 Jun 5, 2019

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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.

Episode Date
Cambria Fund Profile Series: Cambria Global Value ETF (GVAL) – Totally (Not) Crushing It!!!
12:40

In today’s episode Cambria Chief Investment Officer Meb Faber reads a note he recently sent to Cambria subscribers about the Cambria Global Value ETF (GVAL).

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Feb 04, 2023
Jim O'Shaughnessy, OSV - Unleashing The World's Infinite Potential | #465
01:16:55

 Today’s guest is Jim O’Shaughnessy, founder and CEO of O’Shaughnessy Ventures. You may know Jim from his prior time at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management or from hosting the Infinite Loops podcast.  

In today’s episode, Jim talks with us about the third stage of his career with the launch of OSV. Jim walks us through the different verticals, from making documentaries, hosting podcasts, making venture investments, and funding a fellowship program. He walks us through why each vertical is important to him, what he expects in the next year, and why he’s doing this both for profit and for fun. 

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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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Feb 01, 2023
Radio Show: The Gates Are Going Up! PLUS: The Set Up For Value & Trend-Following in 2023 | #464
43:13

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

  • Global valuations update: where does the US rank?
  • Is it too late to jump on the value and trend-following train?
  • Private funds are gating their money
  • Q&A: listening to experts and VC fees

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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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Jan 28, 2023
J.P. Morgan's Dr. David Kelly on Why He Believes Foreign Stocks Are Attractive, Inflation Will Subside, & The Debt Ceiling is a "Doomsday Machine" | #463
49:33

Today’s guest is Dr. David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist and Head of the Global Market Insights Strategy Team for J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

In today’s episode, Dr. Kelly shares his view of the investment world today. He shares why he expects inflation to subside this year, why he loves the set up for international stocks, and why he doesn’t expect much fiscal help in the next 2 years. He also shares some changes he’d like to see to improve the US, like immigration and education reform, and why he thinks the debt bubble is a doomsday machine.

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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

Jan 25, 2023
Porter Stansberry on a Potential Recession, Opportunities in Distressed Debt, & The Bull Case for Energy Stocks | #462
01:18:02

Today’s returning guest is Porter Stansberry, a leading financial writer and the founder of MarketWise. His newest venture, Porter & Company, was launched last year.

In today’s episode, Porter shares his frustrating ending with Stansberry Research and then why he chose to launch a new research firm last year. He walks us through the major themes he’s focused on over the next cycle: capital efficient, cash-flowing companies, a big upcoming distressed debt cycle, and the energy transition.  Plus – he shares some names and ideas for each. 

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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

Jan 18, 2023
Top Podcasts of 2022: Rob Arnott & Campbell Harvey, Whitney Baker, Harris “Kuppy” Kupperman, Marc Cohodes, & Peter Zeihan | #461
05:34

Today we’re sharing our 5 most popular episodes from 2022! We know it’s hard to listen to every episode, so we have the most downloaded episodes for you right here! If you click the link in the description below, you can jump to the episode you want to listen to. Here are the top 5 in no specific order:

1. In August, we were joined by both Rob Arnott & Professor Cam Harvey to hear why they didn’t expect to go down as fast as the market was pricing at the time

2. Only one person made it on the show twice this year, and that’s none other than Whitney Baker! After she nailed the macro landscape back in January, we had to have Whitney back on the show to give us an update of how she sees the world today.

3. Energy prices soared in the first half of 2022, and have since cooled off. But I spoke with my man Harris Kupperman, who you may know as Kuppy, in October on why he is as bullish as he could possibly be.

4. Soon after FTX filed for bankruptcy, I spoke with famed short-seller Marc Cohodes, who talked about the red flags he saw on Sam Bankman-Fried & FTX earlier this year.

5. Back in June, I spoke with geopolitical expert Peter Zeihan on the implications of deglobalization, depopulation, and the Russia/Ukraine war 

Thanks to everyone for a great 2022 and we wish you and your family a healthy and happy 2023.

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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

Dec 28, 2022
Louisa Nicola – How To Perform At Your Best Physically & Mentally | #460
01:13:38

Today’s guest is Louisa Nicola, a neurophysiologist and human performance coach, and the founder of Neuro Athletics, which provides scientific strategies to help athletes and investors achieve peak performance.

In today’s episode, Louisa is helping all of us become better investors by giving a masterclass on peak performance. She walks through the three pillars she focuses on: sleep, exercise and nutrition. She gives some tips and tricks to improve in each category and how all three improve cognitive performance.

Louisa also touches on some of her favorite supplements, common tests she recommends to her clients, and why alcohol is probably hurting you more than you realize.

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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. For more information, please visit acretrader.com/meb.

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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

Dec 21, 2022
Louis-Vincent Gave, Gavekal - Investment Themes for 2023 | #459
55:14

Today’s guest is Louis-Vincent Gave, Founding Partner and CEO of GaveKal, a leading independent provider of macro research, and GaveKal Capital, a global asset manager.

In today’s episode, Louis kicks it off with the biggest topic in global markets today – the Xi Pivot & reopening of China.  He shares his outlook for how it may affect global supply chains, commodity markets, and financial markets. He covers the case for the emerging markets, why he isn’t bullish on the US, and why it may be time to rethink your portfolio construction as we head into a new year.

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

Dec 16, 2022
Bob Elliott, Unlimited Funds – A Macro Masterclass | #458
01:46:13

Today’s guest is Bob Elliott, CEO & CIO of Unlimited Funds, which using machine learning to create products that replicate the index returns of alternative investments. Previously, Bob was the Head of Ray Dalio’s Research Team and served on the Investment Committee at Bridgewater Associates. Given the volatile macro environment today, we figured there’s no one better to have on to share his view than Bob.

In today’s episode, we touch on rates, the inflationary cycle, the strong US dollar, and how all of these shape his view of the markets and economy as we head into 2023. Then we discuss what strategies are worth looking for alpha in a world where beta is almost free, how he thinks about managers’ performance coming from luck vs. skill, and the benefit of low cost, systematic strategies.

As we wind down, we touch on Bob’s entrance into the ETF space with a great ticker, HFND.

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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

Dec 07, 2022
Cambria Fund Profile Series – Cambria Asset Allocation ETFs (GAA) (GMOM) (TRTY)
20:37

In today’s episode of the Cambria Fund Profile Series, Meb discusses Cambria’s Asset Allocation ETFs, the Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF (GAA), the Cambria Global Momentum ETF (GMOM), and the Cambria Trinity ETF (TRTY).

Meb kicks off the episode with the advantages of holistic-all-in-one asset allocation portfolios. He talks about the classic 60/40 portfolio balanced between stocks and bonds, and some of the potential drawbacks to that approach, something investors have witnessed firsthand in 2022. He discusses how investors can break out of the 60/40 model, and offers what he feels is a proper approach to building a globally diversified portfolio of assets.

He walks through each of Cambria’s asset allocation funds, the thinking behind each, what each fund brings to the table, and the challenges each fund sets out to tackle for investors.

All this and more in this Cambria Fund Profile Series episode, featuring Cambria’s asset allocation ETFs, (GAA), (GMOM), and (TRTY).

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Dec 05, 2022
Damien Bisserier and Alex Shahidi on Risk Parity & Investing for All Market Environments | #457
01:19:46

Today’s guests are Damien Bisserier and Alex Shahidi, Co-CIOs of Evoke Wealth, a $20b+ billion RIA. They also entered the ETF game in 2019 when they launched the RPAR Risk Parity ETF. 

In today’s episode, we’re talking all things risk parity.  The guys share their approach to portfolio construction, which focuses on risk management and while still seeking an attractive expected return.  We also talk about what true diversification looks like, something many investors are learning in a year with both stocks and bonds down.  As we wind down, we discuss the benefits of utilizing the ETF structure compared to mutual funds or SMAs.

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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. For more information, please visit acretrader.com/meb.

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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

Dec 03, 2022
Marc Cohodes on SBF, Fraud, & The FTX Death Spiral | #456
01:06:24

Today's guest is famed short-seller Marc Cohodes. Marc has investigated and brought down some major frauds in the past, and earlier this year he set his eyes on crypto darling Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must be aware of the bankruptcy of FTX and other related crypto entities, but the bigger story may be the alleged fraud, which includes accusations of stealing billions of dollars of customer deposits, providing executives with loans up to $1 billion, and much more.

This is a story that almost seems too insane to be true. Hindsight bias comes for us all, and while many people now say the red flags were clear as day, there were very few people criticizing or Sam & FTX before the recent couple of weeks. But on August 1 this year, Marc tweeted, “The Best Short on The Board is this fella…SBF.”

John Ray is the new CEO & Chief Restructuring Officer for FTX and famously oversaw the liquidation of Enron. Given his decades of experience in this role, the statement he made in the recent bankruptcy filing is eye-opening and summarizes the depth of the situation: "never in my career have I seen such a complete failure of corporate controls and such a complete absence of trustworthy financial information as occurred here [at FTX].”

Since this is a story that seems to change by the day, note that we are recording this on Monday, November 21st.

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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

Nov 25, 2022
Robeco – The Cross-Section of Stock Returns before 1926 (and beyond) (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
33:49

Today’s episode features Guido Baltussen, Bart Van Vliet and Pim Van Vliet reading their piece, The Cross-Section of Stock Returns before 1926 (and beyond)

Guido Baltussen is Head of Robeco’s Factor Investing strategies and Co-head of the Quant Fixed Income team.

Bart P. Van Vliet is a Client Portfolio Manager at Robeco.

Pim Van Vliet is Head of Conservative Equities and Head of Robeco’s Quantitative Equities department.

The Best Investment Writing series features top research pieces that we’ve shared via The Idea Farm in the past year. Subscribe here so you get these sent to you each week.

Check out the past series of The Best Investment Writing below:

Volume 5

Volume 4

Volume 3

Volume 2

Volume 1

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Sponsor dollars for the entire Best Investment Writing series are being donated to the charity of the guest’s choice. Today’s sponsor dollars are being donated to GiveDirectly on behalf of the authors.

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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

Nov 21, 2022
Eugene Fama – A Life in Finance | #455
42:24

Today’s guest is the legendary Professor Eugene Fama, a 2013 Nobel laureate and widely recognized as the “father of modern finance.”

In today’s episode, we talk to Professor Fama about whether he thinks the Fed can control inflation, where the phrase efficient markets came from, and his take on the global market portfolio.  As we wind down, we hear the last time he bought an individual stock.

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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.com/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. 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

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Disclaimer: Past performance is not indicative of future results. This document does not constitute advice or a recommendation or offer to sell or a solicitation to deal in any security or financial product. It is provided for information purposes only and on the understanding that the recipient has sufficient knowledge and experience to be able to understand and make their own evaluation of the proposals and services described herein, any risks associated therewith and any related legal, tax, accounting or other material considerations. To the extent that the reader has any questions regarding the applicability of any specific issue discussed above to their specific portfolio or situation, prospective investors are encouraged to contact Cambria or consult with the professional advisor of their choosing. Certain information contained herein has been obtained from third party sources and such information has not been independently verified by Cambria. No representation, warranty, or undertaking, expressed or implied, is given to the accuracy or completeness of such information by Cambria or any other person. While such sources are believed to be reliable, Cambria does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of such information. Cambria does not undertake any obligation to update the information contained herein as of any future date. All investments involve risk, including the risk of the loss of all of your invested capital. Please consider carefully the investment objectives, risks, transaction costs, and other expenses related to an investment prior to deciding to invest. Diversification and asset allocation do not ensure profit or guarantee against loss. Investment decisions should be based on an individual’s own goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk. Masterworks is not registered, licensed, or supervised as a broker dealer or investment adviser by the SEC, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), or any other financial regulatory authority or licensed to provide any financial advice or services. Source: (2022, September 13). Wall St suffers worst sell-off since June 2020 after inflation data. Financial Times Source: (2022, September 19). Fund managers pitch ‘alts’ to retail investors as institutions max out. Financial Times Source: (2022, September 30). Inflation punches Wall Street again, ending knock-down quarter. Reuters Source: (2022, June 24). State of the Art Market: An Analysis of Global Auction Sales in the First Five Months of 2022. Artnet News.

Nov 19, 2022
Rex Salisury, Cambrian - a16z Partner Turned Solo GP on Why He Believes Now is the Time for Fintech | #454
01:01:19

Today’s guest is Rex Salisbury, a founding partner of the a16z fintech team and is now a solo GP with Cambrian Ventures.

In today’s episode, Rex shares an overview of Cambrian and the benefit of the fintech community he’s built over time. We touch on the three-body problem and how it relates to venture capital, the competitive advantages of different VC’s, and why he believes you can be consensus and win in venture capital.  

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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

Nov 11, 2022
Whitney Baker on Why "Immaculate Disinflation" is an Illusion | #453
01:17:47

Today’s returning guest is Whitney Baker, founder of Totem Macro and previously worked at shops like Bridgewater and Soros.

If you missed her first episode back in January 2022, feel free to pause this & listen to that first – it was one of our most talked about episodes of the year.

In today’s episode, Whitney shares where she sees opportunity in at a time when, as she says, “we’re going from “risk-on cubed” to “risk-off cubed”, starting from some of the highest valuations in history.”

She touches on why she believes inflation is here to stay, the opportunity she sees today in emerging markets, and the dangers of using heuristics learned since 2008 to analyze the current market environment.    

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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

Nov 07, 2022
Jerry Parker & Salem Abraham - Lessons From A Lifetime of Trading | #452
01:16:32

Today’s returning guests are Jerry Parker and Salem Abraham. Jerry is the CEO of Chesapeake and a long-time trend follower since he was in the Turtle training program. Salem is the President of Abraham Trading Company and the Fortress Fund, which seeks to protect capital and achieve long-term capital appreciation.

In today’s episode, Jerry and Salem share some of the lessons they’ve learned from trading over the years. We spend some time talking about trend-following and the huge year most CTA’s are having. Plus, Salem even shares an area of the market he’s bullish on today.

To listen to Jerry’s first appearance on The Meb Faber Show, click here

To listen to Salem’s first appearance on The Meb Faber Show, click here

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Composer. Composer is the premier platform for investing in and building quantitative investment strategies. What used to take Python,Excel and expensive trading software is available for free in an easy to use no-code solution. Learn more at www.cmpsr.co/meb.

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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

Oct 29, 2022
Hugh Hendry - The Acid Capitalist Unfiltered | #451
49:16

Today’s guest is Hugh Hendry, formerly the CIO of Eclectica Asset Management and now a luxury hotelier and host of The Acid Capitalist podcast.

In today’s episode, Hugh shares his thoughts on all the macro factors in the world today. He touches on inflation, energy markets, the dollar, the situation in China, and more. Be sure you stick around to hear why a dream about the Wizard of Oz led him to buy gold from the Bank of England.   

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Oct 24, 2022
Harris “Kuppy” Kupperman - Oil is the World’s Central Banker Now | #450
01:12:58

Today’s guest is Harris Kupperman, but you may know him as Kuppy! He’s the founder and CIO of Praetorian Capital, a global micro hedge fund.  In today’s episode, Kuppy shares why the macro set up today leads him go be as bullish on oil as it gets. He touches on the Fed, OPEC, ESG, and how he’s implementing this trade.

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Oct 22, 2022
Christine Wang, Bridgeway – “Room To Run” with US Small-Cap Value Stocks? (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
13:26

Today’s episode features Christine Wang reading her piece, “Room To Run” with US Small-Cap Value Stocks? Christine is a Portfolio Manager for Bridgeway Capital Management.

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Oct 17, 2022
Jim Rogers – The Adventure Capitalist’s View of Global Markets | #449
54:21

Today’s guest is the legendary Jim Rogers, co-founder of the Quantum Fund and Soros Fund Management and creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index.

In today’s episode, Jim gives us his take on the global markets today. We touch on inflation, commodities, central banks, and why he believes the next recession will be the worst in his lifetime. Jim also shares what countries he’s bullish on, and some of the names may make you a little queasy.

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Oct 12, 2022
Rodrigo Gordillo and Corey Hoffstein – Return Stacking: Strategies for Overcoming a Low Return Environment (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
27:05

Today’s episode features Corey Hoffstein  and Rodrigo Gordillo reading their piece, Return Stacking: Strategies for Overcoming a Low Return Environment.

Corey is a co-founder of and Chief Investment Officer at Newfound Research. Rodrigo President of and a Portfolio Manager at ReSolve Asset Management Global and has over 15 years of experience in investment management.

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Oct 10, 2022
Annie Duke – Why Great Investors Are Great Quitters | #448
01:21:18

Today’s guest is Annie Duke, a consultant in the decision-making space and previously was a professional poker player who won over 4 million dollars. She’s also a best-selling author and just released her newest book, Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away.  

In today’s episode, Annie shares why quitting isn’t always as bad as advertised. She shares what behavioral biases lead us to want to either quit a trade too early or avoid quitting a bad trade, and shares actionable advice you can take to counteract this problem. 

As we wind down, we touch on The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit Annie founded to empower students with essential skills to make better decisions. Click this link to learn more about the organization’s virtual poker tournament on October 27th at 6:30p ET.

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Oct 08, 2022
Dave Thornton, Vested – Could Index Investing Come to Venture Capital? | #447
59:44

Today’s guest is Dave Thornton, co-founder & Chief Customer Officer of Vested, which helps startup employees unlock the value in their equity.

In today’s episode, Dave shares how Vested is providing liquidity for startup employees, along with a way for investors to access the beta of venture capital unlike it’s ever been done before. He shares the ins and outs of their business, the value-add they provide to startup employees about how to handle their stock options, and how they’re able to give people like yourself broad exposure to venture capital as an asset class.

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Oct 03, 2022
BlackRock's Rick Rieder on the State of the Markets | #446
41:04

Today’s guest is Rick Rieder, the CIO of Global Fixed Income at BlackRock & the Head of the BlackRock Global Allocation team. Rick is responsible for roughly $2.4T in assets.

In today’s episode, Rick shares his view of the world today, touching on inflation, the Fed, and why now is the most interesting time he’s ever been in the markets. He shares where he sees opportunity given all the risks in the markets and even shares his “secret to trading.”

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Oct 01, 2022
Jeff Currie, Goldman Sachs - Why ESG May Make This Commodity Supercycle Different From Past Cycles | #445
47:05

Today’s guest is Jeff Currie, Goldman Sachs’ global head of Commodities Research.

In today’s episode, Jeff shares why he called for a commodity supercycle almost two years ago and where we are within that cycle today. He touches on the underinvestment in supply, why ESG makes this cycle different from past cycles, and why the risk of a policy error could exacerbate the problems we have in the commodity markets today. 

Be sure to stick around to hear Jeff’s price target for oil and a surprising call on the European energy markets.

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Sep 27, 2022
Steve Romick, FPA Funds – Live at Future Proof! | #444
47:58

Today we have a special episode for you today from last weeks’ Future Proof Festival. I recorded live with Steve Romick, portfolio manager for the FPA Crescent Fund and one of my favorite portfolio managers to talk to.

In today’s episode, Steve shares his view of the world and where he sees value today. He explains why he owns Google, Comcast, CarMax, and even some SPACs and convertible bonds. Then he updates us on investments we discussed on his first appearance on the podcast in 2019, including farmland and container ships.

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Sep 24, 2022
Ben Inker, GMO – Dispelling Myths in The Value vs. Growth Debate (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
30:18

Today’s episode features Ben Inker reading his piece, Dispelling Myths in The Value vs. Growth Debate.  Ben is co-head of GMO’s Asset Allocation team and a member of the GMO Board of Directors.

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Sep 19, 2022
Kyle Bass on The Market, Energy Crisis & His New Big Bet For The Next Decade | #443
48:14

Today’s guest is Kyle Bass, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Hayman Capital Management, an investment manager of private funds focused on global event-driven opportunities.

In today’s episode, Kyle touches on his famous nickel collection, the current macro environment, and why he thinks people need to stop fat shaming oil companies. The second half of the episode touches on Kyle’s newest venture, Conservation Equity Management, an environmental sustainability private equity firm. He walks us through his thesis and explains why he’s buying real assets during a time when people are thinking about the metaverse.

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Sep 17, 2022
David Rubenstein on Private Equity, Politics, Parenting, & The Art of Investing | #442
49:12

Today’s guest is David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the largest private equity firms in the world, now managing $325 billion.

In today’s episode, David walks through the evolution of the private equity industry during his career. Then we spend some time on his new book, How to Invest: Masters on the Craft, which gives unprecedented access to legends in the investment industry, including the likes of Dalio, Klarman, Simons, Fitzpatrick, & more. 

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Sep 13, 2022
Whitney Baker, Totem Macro – Put Down (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
31:43

Today’s episode features Whitney Baker reading her piece, Put Down. Whitney is the founder of Totem Macro, which leverages extensive prior buyside experience to create unique research insights for an exclusive client-base of some of the world’s preeminent investors. Previously, Whitney worked for Bridgewater Associates as Head of Emerging Markets and for Soros Fund Management, co-managing an internal allocation with a dual Global Macro (cross-asset) and Global Long/Short Financial Equity mandate.

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Sep 09, 2022
Marlena Lee, DFA – Value, Fama & How To Weather Bear Markets | #441
57:43

Today’s guest is Marlena Lee, the Global Head of Investment Solutions for Dimensional Fund Advisors, which manages over $600 billion.

In today’s episode, we start by hearing what it was like to be a TA under the legendary Gene Fama. Marlena gives he thoughts on the state of value investing, the mentality needed to navigate bear markets, and applying factors to fixed income.  

As we wind down, Marlena touches on DFA’s entrance into the ETF space and their plans for future launches.

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Sep 07, 2022
Jason Buck, Mutiny Fund – Carry, Convexity & The Cockroach | #440
01:28:19

Today’s guest is Jason Buck, founder and CIO of Mutiny Funds, which specializes in volatility, options, hedging, and portfolio construction.

In today’s episode, Jason shares the winding path that led him to launch Mutiny Funds and focus on the risk management side of things. We spend a lot of time talking about what true diversification looks like and why people don’t consider human capital when constructing portfolios. Jason shares how this led him to launch the cockroach portfolio and long volatility strategies.

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Sep 06, 2022
Lawrence Kissko & Graham Robertson, Man AHL – Trend-Following in Inflationary Environments (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
11:05

Today’s episode features Lawrence Kissko and Graham Robertson reading their piece, Trend-Following in Inflationary Environment

Lawrence is a Client Portfolio Manager for Man AHL.  Graham is a partner and Head of Client Portfolio Management at Man AHL and is a member of the investment and management committees. He has overall responsibility for client communication across Man AHL’s range of quantitative strategies.

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Sep 02, 2022
Tim Pickering, Auspice – Commodities, CTAs & The LME Scandal | #439
01:19:19

Today’s guest is Tim Pickering, founder and CIO of Auspice Capital.

In today’s episode, we talk all about trend-following and commodities. Tim shares why trend-following can serve as a great diversifier to stocks and bonds, and why it’s a great way to play the current commodity cycle.  He ever shares his thoughts on the LME fiasco earlier this year and what his reaction was when he saw his trades were cancelled.

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Aug 29, 2022
Rob Arnott & Campbell Harvey on Why They Believe Inflation Hasn’t Peaked | #438
01:10:34

Today’s guests are Rob Arnott, founder and Chairman of the board of Research Affiliates, and Campbell Harvey, Head of Research at Research Affiliates and Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

In today’s episode, Rob and Cam touch on the state of the economy, Cam’s research recessions and yield curve inversions, and why the Fed is not positioned to handle the inflation crisis we have today. They share why they both have a non-consensus view that inflation hasn’t peaked yet. Then they touch on what areas of the market look attractive today.

Be sure to stick around until the end when we chat with Cam on his interest in DeFi and what he’s most excited about in the space.

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Aug 29, 2022
Joachim Klement – Stocks in the long run… are still risky (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
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Today’s episode features Joachim Klement reading his piece, Stocks in the long run… are still risky.  Joachim is a trustee of the CFA Institute Research Foundation and offers regular commentary at Klement on Investing. Previously, he was CIO at Wellershoff & Partners Ltd., and before that, head of the UBS Wealth Management Strategic Research team and head of equity strategy for UBS Wealth Management.

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Aug 24, 2022
Tim Alcorn, Baillie Gifford – Lessons from Bessembinder (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
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Today’s episode features Tim Alcorn reading his piece, Lessons from Bessembinder. Tim is the Head of Investment Risk for Baillie Gifford.

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Aug 19, 2022
Edward Chancellor – Interest, Capitalism, & The Curse of Easy Money | #437
01:03:12

Today’s guest is Edward Chancellor, financial historian, author of Devil Take the Hindmost, and previously part of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. He’s out with a new book yesterday called The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest, which is equal parts history, financial education and philosophy.

In today’s episode, Edward walks through how interest, debt and money printing are related to things we’ve seen in society today and the past few years: zombie companies, bubbles, and massive amounts of paper wealth. 

Then he narrows in on current day and shares why he believes low interest rates are causing the slow growth environment the world’s been stuck in over recent times, along with the bad kind of wealth inequality.

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Aug 17, 2022
#436 – Kevin Van Trump – Here’s What's Going on With Ag Commodities
55:54

Today’s guest is Kevin Van Trump, the founder of Farm Direction and the Van Trump Report, which shares proprietary research for investors and ag professionals.

In today’s episode, Kevin walks us through his early career as a trader to now running the Van Trump Report. Then we touch on wild year for the ag commodities and hear Kevin’s thoughts on wheat, soybeans and corn. He touches on the impact of Chinese demand and the shifts he’s seen in the ag markets over his career.

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Aug 15, 2022
Ehren Stanhope, O’Shaughnessy Asset Management – The Great Inflation, Factors, and Stock Returns (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
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Today’s episode features Ehren Stanhope reading his piece, The Great Inflation, Factors, and Stock Returns. Ehren is a Principal and Client Portfolio Manager at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, where he is Responsible for positioning OSAM’s investment capabilities within the context of client needs and the current market environment to key clients throughout the United States.

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Aug 12, 2022
#435 - Radio Show with Michael Batnick & Ben Carlson of RWM
01:11:03

Today’s guests are Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson, co-hosts of the Animal Spirits podcast and employees Ritholtz Wealth Management.

In today’s episode, we touch on the Future Proof wealth festival, which will be in Huntington Beach, CA from September 11th to 14th – all three of us will be there and hope you join us too! We also touch on trend-following, producing content, Twitter, and much more.

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Aug 10, 2022
#434 – Lyn Alden – The Macro Landscape & Bull Case for Real Assets
01:01:45

Today’s guest is Lyn Alden, founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy one of my favorite macro thinkers.

In today’s episode, Lyn gives an overview of how she sees the world today, starting with why the US today reminds her of the 1940’s. She touches on the state of inflation and US monetary policy and what her expectations are for the dollar from here. She shares why she’s bullish on value stocks and real assets, and why she’s closely watching European energy prices going forward.  

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Aug 08, 2022
Michael Mauboussin, Counterpoint Global – Everything Is a DCF Model (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
28:31

Today’s episode features Michael Mauboussin reading his piece, Everything Is a DCF Model. Michael is Head of Consilient Research on Counterpoint Global at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2020 and has 33 years of investment experience.

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Aug 05, 2022
#433 – Dwight Anderson, Ospraie – A Tiger Cub’s Take on The Chaotic Commodity Markets
01:09:08

Today’s guest is Dwight Anderson, founder of Ospraie Management, a firm that actively invests in commodity markets and basic industries worldwide. Dwight previously worked at famed shops like Tudor and Tiger Management in charge of the Basic Industries and Commodities Group.

In today’s episode, we’re talking with one of, if not the best investor to hear from about the chaotic year commodities have had so far.  Dwight shares his macro view of the world today and then the micro picture for different commodities across energy, metals, and agriculture. He touches on a few stocks he likes today and then we get into his choice to get into the ag tech space and where he sees opportunities today.  

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Aug 03, 2022
#432 – Robert Keith, Beartooth Group – Investing for Financial & Environmental Returns Through Ranch Restoration in The American West
01:07:08

Today’s guest is Robert Keith, co-founder of Beartooth Group, a firm offering meaningful, high-value ways for conservation-minded ranch investors, buyers, brokers, and owners to invest in, restore, and sell ranchlands in the American West.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about something every investor looks for – an inefficient market with little information or competitors. Robert buys distressed properties in the ranch real estate market in the greater Yellowstone area, restores them, and provides his investors with both a financial and environmental return.

Robert shares the ins and outs of the process, the attraction to investors focused on sustainable investing, and what it’s been like to have tailwinds like COVID and even the TV hit Yellowstone.

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Aug 01, 2022
Erin Miles, Bridgewater Associates – Who Will Prove Most Vulnerable to the Pullback in Liquidity? (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
11:23

Today’s episode features Erin Miles reading her piece, Who Will Prove Most Vulnerable to the Pullback in Liquidity? Erin joined Bridgewater in 2009, and is currently Co-Lead of Equities Research and serves as the Operating Chair of the Partnership. She is responsible for leading research to convert insights and investigations into systematic cause-and-effect investment algorithms.

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Jul 27, 2022
#431 – Scott Reynolds Nelson – How Wheat Made The Modern World
54:45

Today’s guest is Scott Reynolds Nelson, the author of Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World, and a Professor at the University of Georgia, where he teaches about international finance and global commodities.

Given current events today, our conversation with Scott about the role of wheat on the world couldn’t be more timely. Scott shares why access to wheat has caused the rise and fall of empires, social unrest like the Arab spring, and even plagues, all of which we’re seeing today. Scott walks through why he believes the Russia / Ukraine war is another example of countries going to war for access to wheat and the related trade routes.

As we wind down, we touch on Scott’s research into the history of US financial crises and the role of commodities in each.

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Jul 25, 2022
Richard Ennis – The Modern Endowment Story: A Ubiquitous U.S. Equity Risk Premium (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
13:09

Today’s episode features Richard Ennis reading his piece, The Modern Endowment Story: A Ubiquitous U.S. Equity Risk Premium.

Richard managed money at Transamerica and pioneered quant investing in the early 1970s. He helped create the field of institutional investment consulting at A.G. Becker & Co. Richard co-founded EnnisKnupp, the first consultancy to be recognized as a professional services firm.

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Jul 22, 2022
#430 - Frank Giustra & Ian Telfer - The Bull Case for Gold
52:37

Today’s guests today are Frank Giustra and Ian Telfer, two successful mining executives that built Goldcorp to a $50 billion company.

In today’s episode, we’re talking all about gold with two of the most knowledgable in the space. The guys discuss why the set up today mirrors 2001, a time right before gold when on a big bull run. We also touch on how gold performed during the 1970’s and why they’re so bullish on gold today that they started another mining company, Aris.

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Jul 20, 2022
#429 – Kevin Kelly – How To Invest in Genetic Editing, Residential Real Estate, & The Hotel Industry
01:10:19

Today’s guest is Kevin Kelly, the founder & CEO of both Kelly ETFs and Kelly Intelligence.

In today’s episode, we start with Kevin’s entrance into the ETF space years ago with a Covered Call ETF, ticker QYLD. Then he shares what he’s been up to lately with Kelly ETFs. We talk about some thematic offerings around genetic editing, residential real estate, and hotels, and the bull case for each.

As we wind down, Kevin shares his thoughts on the future of the ETF space and what other products he’s thinking about offering in the future, and if you’re wondering about how China invading Taiwan may effect your portfolio, you won’t want to miss what Kevin has to say.

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Jul 18, 2022
Dan Rasmussen, Verdad Advisers – Emerging Markets Crisis Investing (The Best Investment Writing Volume 6)
11:33

Today’s episode features Dan Rasmussen reading his piece, Emerging Markets Crisis Investing. Dan is the Founder and Portfolio Manager for Verdad Advisers, a global investment firm that provides a public market alternative to private equity.

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Jul 15, 2022
#428 – Eric Balchunas, Bloomberg – Bogle is One of the Investing GOATs
01:08:36

Today’s guest is Eric Balchunas, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence focused on exchange-traded funds and the author of The Bogle Effect: How John Bogle and Vanguard Turned Wall Street Inside Out and Saved Investors Trillions.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the legend John Bogle. Eric covers his early struggles to get Vanguard off the ground and the impact he’s had on the entire investment community.  I even ask Eric what he thinks Mr. Bogle would say about my one major disagreement with him. We also touch on a number of big trends within the ETF industry, including direct indexing, possible consolidation, and Mutual Fund to ETF conversions.

As we wind down, Eric shares some of his favorite ETF ideas that haven’t been launched yet, including a Congressional replication ETF.

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Jul 13, 2022
#427 – Mark Yusko – "With Every Investment We Become Richer or Wiser, Never Both"
59:20

Today’s guest is Mark Yusko, Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management and the Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Digital.

In today’s episode, Mark covers the evolution he’s seen in the digital asset space and why he likes applying trend-following approach to crypto. Then we hear about his foray into ETFs and a SPAC idea that I love.

We also touch on China, the Fed, inflation, and how some of his predictions for 2022 look at the halfway point.   

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Jul 06, 2022
#426 – The Best of 1H22 – Zeihan, Grantham, Zelman, Bloomstran, Ilmanen, Arnold, Baker, Grice, Valiante & Ariely
46:43

Today we’re looking back at some of our most popular episode in the first half of 2022 covering a range of topics with some amazing guests. I know it’s hard to listen to every episode, so we picked some clips from our most downloaded episodes for you.

We already have a great lineup for 3Q22, so be sure to subscribe to the show or share with a friend who hasn't listened yet!

 
(1:50) - Intro 
 
(2:14) - John Arnold 
 
(8:59) - Whitney Baker
 
(14:00) - Jeremy Grantham
 
(20:12) - Ivy Zelman
 
(24:28) - Gio Valiante
 
(27:08) - Dylan Grice
 
(30:49) - Antii Illmanen
 
 
(37:56) - Peter Zeihan
 
(44:28) - Dan Ariely
 

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Jun 29, 2022
#425 – Dan Ariely, Irrational Capital – Investing in Human Capital
56:34

Today’s guest is Dan Ariely, a Founding Partner of Irrational Capital, leading behavioral economist, and author of six books. Dan’s Ted Talks have been viewed over 10 million times.

In today’s episode, Dan starts by sharing what some of his research around finance and investing. We touch on how we can encourage people to save more, the mental challenges with hedging, retirement planning, and why he’s a fan of annuities.

Then we dive into his newest project, Irrational Capital, and the launch of an ETF with a killer ticker: HAPY. He shares an overview of the strategy and what research into the Human Capital factor says about what leaders can do to help their employees and company thrive.  

Interested in hearing from another behavioral economist? Check out episode 337 with Nobel laureate Richard Thaler.

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Jun 28, 2022
#424 – Robin Goldstein & Daniel Sumner – The Economics of Weed
01:04:05

Today’s guests are Robin Goldstein and Daniel Sumner, two economists and the authors of the new book, Can Legal Weed Win?: The Blunt Realities of Cannabis Economics. If you are a fan of Freakonomics, this episode is up your alley!

In today’s episode, we start with the history of weed and what led to it becoming illegal in the US. Then we get into the competition between the legal and illegal markets, the impact of both good and bad regulations so far, and the future of the cannabis industry from both the business and investment perspective.

As we wind down, our guests share predictions for when it will be legalized at the Federal level, and what their worst-case scenario is for when that happens.

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Jun 20, 2022
#423 – Mebisode – Shareholder Yield: Does it Work Within Sectors and Industries?
08:34

In this Mebisode, Meb reads his post from January 2022, which looks to see if a shareholder yield strategy works within different sectors. To read the entire post, click here.

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Jun 15, 2022
#422 – Best Idea Show – Doron Junger, Sanvia Capital – US Biotech
01:46:23

Today’s guest is Doron Junger, founder and Portfolio Manager for Sanvia Capital, a biotech investment firm, which originally started as a Millennium Partners platform company.  

In today’s episode, we’re talking about US biotech! Doron’s extensive background as a doctor and PM with the likes of Citadel, SAC, Millennium and JP Morgan makes him the perfect guest to discuss why this space is so beaten down and what opportunity lies ahead.

After giving us a high level overview of where the sector sits today, Doron shares some areas he’s excited about, including gene-therapy and psychedelics, and companies in each space that he likes going forward.

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Jun 13, 2022
#421 – Jeff Weniger, WisdomTree – Market Update: Inflation, FAANG 2.0 & Signs of A Bear Market Low
01:25:13

Today’s guest is Jeff Weniger, the Head of Equity Strategy at WisdomTree. 

In today’s episode, we’re talking about everything going on in the market and economy. We touch on inflation and why Jeff first tweeted about rising food prices over a year ago. Then we get into the market and discuss the relationship between interest rates and different sectors, the recent outperformance of consumer staples vs. consumer discretionary, and why Jeff is bullish on companies returning cash to shareholders.

As we wind down, Jeff shares some signs he’s looking out for that may signal this bear market has bottomed.

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Jun 08, 2022
#420 – Dan Cooper, ROC Investments – ROC: Return on Character
50:01

Today’s guest is Dan Cooper, founder and CEO of ROC Investments, which allocates capital on the basis of the behaviors of the CEOs and their senior executive teams.

Dan shares how he ran a strategy focused on investing in companies with CEO’s that display high character earlier in his career.  When he later looked back at the returns and found traditional factors only explained 30% of the strategy’s outperformance, he decided to launch an ETF based on that strategy, ticker ROCI.  He shares how he defines character, how he quantifies it, and then how he implements it into a portfolio. Finally he shares what CEO’s exemplify this strategy with stories of executives of Costco, Southwest & Microsoft.

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Jun 06, 2022
#419 – Peter Zeihan – Deglobalization, Depopulation, & What It Means Going Forward
01:00:51

Today’s guest is Peter Zeihan, a geopolitical expert who may be the best person to talk to about the secular changes happening in the world today. His newest book, The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization, will be released on June 14th.

In today’s episode, Peter talks about the two main themes he sees in the world today: deglobalization and depopulation. He touches on what countries set up to thrive or suffer based on these trends. Peter shares why he’s extremely bearish on China and the implications of this on a possible invasion of Taiwan.

Then we get into the war between Russia and Ukraine and related issues within the energy markets, supply chains and food shortages, all of which he thinks aren’t going away any time soon. 

As we wind down, we quickly touch on things like inflation, the shale revolution, nuclear energy, and why he thinks the head of the Russian Central Bank may be the smartest person in the world today.

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Jun 01, 2022
#418 – Mebisode – Red Light
10:45

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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May 25, 2022
#417 – Andrew Peck, Baron Capital – A Growth Manager’s Take on The Market
52:03

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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May 23, 2022
#416 – Jan van Eck, VanEck – Thematic Investing, Gold & Digital Assets, and Financial History
01:03:15

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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May 18, 2022
#415 – Sajid Rahman, MyAsiaVC – The VC Landscape in Emerging Markets From Someone Who’s Made Over 1,400 Investments
57:15

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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May 16, 2022
#414 – Tim Laehy – All About Coinbase (COIN) With The Company's Former CFO
01:04:02

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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May 13, 2022
#413 – Antti Ilmanen, AQR – Investing Amid Low Expected Returns: Making the Most When Markets Offer the Least
01:23:26

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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May 09, 2022
#412 – Radio Show – Meb's Got News!...YTD Stock & Bond Performance...$7 Gas in SoCal
37:15

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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May 07, 2022
#411 – Kai Wu, Sparkline Capital – Investing in Innovation, Intangible Value, & Web3
01:33:11

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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May 04, 2022
#410 – Chris Bloomstran, Semper Augustus – Buffett, Berkshire, & Investing During The Energy Transition
01:59:58

Today’s guest is Chris Bloomstran, President & Chief Investment Officer of Semper Augustus.

In today’s episode, we touch on a lot. Chris shares why the best investors are those who can pivot, why a good business doesn’t equate to a good stock, and what lessons he learned from buy and sell decisions he’s made over the years.

Then we dive into his thoughts on Berkshire and Warren Buffett to get you prepared for the annual meeting this weekend. He shares his expectations for the company and stock moving forward and why he believes Berkshire is well positioned for the energy transition we’re experiencing today.

And don’t think we could get through the episode without touching on some of Chris’ “Twitter Audits” from the past few years.

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Apr 27, 2022
#409 – Meb’s Corner – Ben Rollert, Composer – Democratizing Access To Quantitative Investment Strategies
57:10

Today’s guest is Ben Rollert, co-founder & CEO of Composer, a platform for investing in and building quantitative investment strategies for free in an easy to use, no-code solution.

In today’s episode, Ben shares what led him to start a new company in the midst of COVID mania in April 2020. He shares an overview of Composer and the different trading strategies they give you access to, including ones by the likes of Swensen, Dalio, Buffet, Markowitz, and yes, even me. We touch on how ease of mixing and matching some of these strategies, who the early users have been, and what future expansion into things like crypto and options may look like. 

As we wind down, we talk about his fundraising journey and what it was like to get investments from firms like First Round, Not Boring, Basecamp and Draft Ventures.

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Apr 26, 2022
#408 – Neil Dahlstrom, John Deere – Tractor Wars: John Deere, Henry Ford, International Harvester, and the Birth of Modern Agriculture
50:44

Today’s guest is Neil Dahlstrom, the archivist and historian for John Deere and author of Tractor Wars: John Deere, Henry Ford, International Harvester, and the Birth of Modern Agriculture.

In today’s episode, business wars hits the farm! Neil’s book is a case study on the evolution of the tractor industry and it’s importance during a time the world was experiencing a global plague, World War & food shortages.  We touch on all the major players, including a young Henry Ford. We even walk through he different strategies each company took around pricing and distribution.   

As we wind down, we touch on the future of the industry with things like autonomous tractors and drone technology.

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Apr 20, 2022
#407 – Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Analytics – A Quantamental Approach To Investing
36:43

Today’s guest is Marc Chaikin, a 50-year Wall Street veteran and the founder of Chaikin Analytics. 

In today’s episode, we start by discussing Marc’s early career and what led him to have an approach today that combines both fundamentals and technicals. We hear about some of the 20 factors that make up his model and how it urged him to buy Overstock and Wayfair early in the pandemic.  Then, Marc walks us through what industries he’s bullish on today, including energy, financials, and aerospace and defense.

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Apr 13, 2022
#406 – Dylan Grice, Calderwood Capital – Popular Delusions, The End of Duration & Esoteric Investment Opportunities
01:03:08

Today’s guest is Dylan Grice, co-founder of Calderwood Capital, a hedge fund boutique specializing in orthogonal, niche and capacity-constrained hedge-fund strategies. He’s also the author of Popular Delusions, one of my favorite financial newsletters.

In today’s episode, we kick it off by talking about the end of duration and the headwinds that long-duration assets like stocks, bonds, private equity and real estate face going forward. That leads us to talk about why Dylan loves the idea of the cockroach portfolio and what a creature that’s survived over 350 million years can teach us about portfolio construction.

As we wind down, we talk about some esoteric strategies, including mortgage prepayments, cat bonds, uranium and energy (both of which he wrote about a few years ago) and even SPACs.

Dylan was kind enough to share a few of his letters from Popular Delusions, so be sure to check the links below:

The Death of Duration

The Cockroach Portfolio

March Edition of Popular Delusions

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Apr 11, 2022
#405 – Gio Valiante – Prepare For The Masters With A Masterclass in Peak Performance in Athletics & Investing
58:27

Today’s guest is Gio Valiante, one of the most successful performance coaches in the world. He currently works with some of the top golfers on the PGA Tour and is the Head Performance Coach for the Buffalo Bills. He was previously the Head Performance Coach for Point72.

In today’s episode, we have a masterclass on peak performance to get you prepared for the Masters tomorrow! We kick it off by hearing how Jack Nicklaus played a major rule in leading him to work with people in high finance and professional sports.

We talk about the need to balance mastery vs. ego orientation, how to handle fear and anxiety and still perform at your best, focusing on process over outcome, and how to balance confidence with overconfidence.

Be sure to stick around until the end to hear the commonalities he sees between greats like Tiger Woods & Steve Cohen.

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Apr 06, 2022
#404 – Mebisode – How I Invest 2022
21:04

In this Mebisode, Meb reads his article titled “How I Invest 2022” which is an update to a piece he originally penned during the pandemic in 2020. You’ll hear how Meb invests his own money and how that’s changed in the past two years.  

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Apr 04, 2022
#403 – Ivy Zelman, Zelman & Associates – Here's Why This Housing Expert Says The Market is "Euphoric" and Urges Caution
52:14

Today’s guest today is Ivy Zelman, CEO and co-founder of Zelman & Associates, a leading housing research firm. She was recently named to Barron's 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance and gained notoriety leading up to the Great Financial Crisis when she pounded the table the market was overheated, even asking Toll Brothers CEO Bob Toll “which kool-aid are you drinking” on a 2016 earnings call.

In today’s episode, we start by going back to 2008 and hearing what led her to be one of the few housing bears. Then we get into the housing market today, which she describes as euphoric and bonkers. She explains why poor demographics and lack of affordability due to rising rates lead her to think the market is over-extended today.

We also get her thoughts on other important trends effecting the housing market today: the entrance of iBuyers and Wall Street firms, why she doesn’t think housing demand is as high as other analysts, and the impact of supply chain issues.

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Mar 30, 2022
#402 – Paul Kim, Simplify Asset Management – Embracing Convexity Through The ETF Structure
55:00

Today’s guest is Paul Kim, co-founder and CEO of Simplify Asset Management, an ETF provider focused on helping advisors build better portfolios.    

In today’s episode, Paul kicks it off by giving us an overview of Simplify and the firm’s focus on long volatility ETFs that either generate income or hedge downside risk. We discuss the ability to use options in the ETF structure, an idea Paul and his team have embraced to create convex strategies.

After looking back at Paul’s time at Pimco, we dive into some of his strategies. We touch on strategies that hedge bonds and stocks and even Simplify’s thematic health care ETF that gives 100% of the proceeds to charity.

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Mar 28, 2022
#401 – Clay Gardner, Titan – Investment Management Services for The Everyday Investor
47:51

Today’s guest today is Clay Gardner, co-founder and Co-CEO of Titan, a retail investment management platform aimed at the new generation of everyday investors.

In today’s episode, we kick it off with an overview of Titan and the firms’ investment philosophy. Clay touches on some of their different offerings, which now includes crypto. We hear about the company’s content strategy, which help both educate investors and keep them invested in the market during volatile periods.  Then we hear what other asset classes Clay is thinking of expanding to in the future.

As we wind down, we hear about the firm’s fundraising history, which includes investments from a16z, Kevin Durant, and Will Smith.

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Mar 23, 2022
#400 – Patrick Geddes, Aperio – Lessons From A Customized Indexing Pioneer Who Sold His Firm To BlackRock
01:04:24

Today’s guest today is Patrick Geddes, founder and former CEO of Aperio Group, a leader in the direct indexing space with $42b in AUM when it was acquired by BlackRock for over $1b.

In today’s episode, we kick it off with hearing back Patrick’s days at Morningstar as the Director of Quantitative Research & CFO. Then Patrick shares what led him to start a firm focused on direct indexing and customization over 20 years ago. We talk about why the Great Financial Crisis was an inflection point for direct indexing and why there’s been so much M&A in the space over the last couple of years.

Then we talk about his book, Transparent Investing.  We talk about consumer advocacy, the importance of taxes & fees, and ways to counteract some of the behavioral biases we all have.

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Mar 21, 2022
#399 – Mary Childs, NPR’s Planet Money – Bond King Bill Gross
46:24

Today’s guest is Mary Childs, co-host for NPR’s Planet Money podcast and author of The Bond King, which shares how Pimco and Bill Gross changed finance forever.

In today’s episode, we kick it off with Mary’s time with Planet Money, one of the most fun and popular finance and econ podcasts around.  We talk about some of her favorite stories, like why a publicly traded deli in New Jersey was worth $100 million, how Citibank accidentally paid out $900 million, and why you’re giving your boss a loan without realizing it.

Then we dive into her new book, which took seven years to complete and garnered rumors that she was paid $10 million to not publish it! She walks through the history of Pimco and Bill Gross and the irony of a bond manager becoming famous.

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Mar 16, 2022
#398 – Adam Nash, Daffy – Why This Prominent Silicon Valley Operator & Investor Wants To Make Charitable Giving A Habit
52:51

Today’s guest is Adam Nash, a prominent Silicon Valley operator and investor who has turned his attention to philanthropy with his newest venture, Daffy, a not-for-profit community built around a new, modern platform for giving.

In today’s episode, Adam starts off by giving an overview of Daffy, which supports over 1.5 million charities, schools, and faith-based organizations. Then he explains why providing low-cost, donor advised funds through the app store may help spur people to donate and help causes they care about. Adam shares how working at or advising companies in the past has impacted how he’s built Daffy, whether it’s the social aspect of LinkedIn, the automation of Wealthfront, or growth strategy of Acorns. 

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Mar 14, 2022
#397 – Jeremy Grantham, GMO – Short-Term Pessimist, Long-Term Optimist
50:27

Today’s guest is Jeremy Grantham, the Long-Term Investment Strategist and co-founder of GMO. It’s been about a year since we first spoke with Jeremy and given his knowledge of financial history, there are few people who are better to hear from about what’s happening in the world today than Jeremy.  

We start by touching on his investment in QuantumScape, which he saw grow to $500 million on paper and later decline by 80%. Then Jeremy shares what he thinks the societal implications will be from a huge potential write down of perceived wealth in the US if this superbubble bursts.

He also touches on some of his biggest concerns at the moment: the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, labor and materials shortages, poor demographics, and rising inflation.

While Jeremy is frequently referred to as a bear, one of my big takeaways is his optimism and excitement to solve some of the longer-term problems faced around the globe.   

If you want to hear our conversation with Jeremy from February 2021, click here.

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  • (2:52) - Welcome back to our guest, Jeremy Grantham; Episode #286: Jeremy Grantham, GMO
  • (3:32) - What’s transpired in the past 12 months since he first appeared on the show
  • (6:14) - Update on his investment in QuantumScape
  • (12:57) - The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on wheat prices
  • (19:32) - Would we be better off with robots instead of the Fed?
  • (22:00) - Societal implications of a possible write down in perceived wealth
  • (25:35) - Not being able to rely on bond diversification (Ben Inker 4Q21 Letter)
  • (26:54) - Jeremy’s thoughts on commodities and emerging market value today
  • (29:53) - Triumph of the Optimists; Credit Suisse Annual Reports
  • (33:02) - Why Jeremy is as a perma-bear but largely optimistic; Reinvesting When Terrified
  • (34:59) - What Jeremy is thinking about in the VC world
  • (38:02) - Jeremy’s take on nuclear power
  • (45:38) - The cost of capital and inflationary pressures in the coming decade
Mar 09, 2022
#396 – Wes Fulford, Viridi Funds – How To Get Exposure To Crypto In Public Markets
50:28

Today’s guest is Wes Fulford, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Viridi Funds and the Viridi Cleaner Energy Crypto-Mining & Semiconductor ETF (ticker RIGZ).

In today’s episode, we’re talking all things crypto mining. Since there isn’t a Bitcoin or crypto ETF in the US, Wes wanted to provide investors the opportunity to get exposure to the crypto markets through the miners themselves. We hear about his background in banking and becoming the CEO of Bitfarms, which he took public in Canada. Then Wes shares why both experiences gave him the idea to launch an ETF focused on crypto miners and related businesses.

We get an overview of the miners’ business model, the importance of clean energy, and how the miners are impacted by the volatility of the underlying crypto prices.

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Mar 07, 2022
#395 – Rob Koyfman, Koyfin – Building The Go-To Investing Platform
43:25

Today’s guest is Rob Koyfman, founder and CEO of Koyfin, a financial data and analytics platform for researching stocks and understanding market trends.

In today’s episode, we start with Rob’s background at Goldman Sachs under the now Chief U.S. Equity Strategist, David Kostin. Then he shares why a personal pain point later in his career led him to start Koyfin. Rob walks us through the platform, which provides investors without Bloomberg access to professional grade data coverage and the analytical tools. We hear about the ability to use visual tools and create a customized dashboard to see what’s most important to you.

As we wind down, we touch on some wonky client emails and Rob’s annual April Fools emails to users.  

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Mar 02, 2022
#394 – Africa Startup Series – Peter Ngunyi, EarlyBird Venture Lab – Accelerating Africa’s Startup Ecosystem
38:12

Today’s guest is Peter Ngunyi, founder and CEO of EarlyBird Venture Lab, which provides growth, acquisition and funding strategy for early-stage tech startups.

In today’s episode, we’re talking to someone who’s seen the growth of the continent first hand over the last 40 plus years. Peter begins by touching on his recent transition from operator to investor to help solve startups get access to capital. He explains why African’s have historically mostly seen real estate as the only investment option but are now starting to invest in startups. We hear about areas he’s excited about like retail tech and fintech, and of course some companies he’s excited about.

As we wind down, Peter shares why Africa needs to pave it’s own path and not just copy the US or Chinese model.

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Feb 28, 2022
#393 – Duncan Kelm, Arrow Point Tax – Strategic Tax Planning & Tax Mitigation Strategies
46:00

Today’s guest is Duncan Kelm, managing partner for Arrow Point Tax Services, specializing in financial plans and processes for business owners, professionals, and executives with an eye on taxes.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about everyone’s favorite subject – taxes! Tax day is less than 2 months away so this couldn’t be timelier. Duncan walks us through some tax breaks for businesses, individuals & private investments.

We touch on the difference in taxes within the US and then get into the Employee Retention Tax Credit, which Duncan pounds the table about why more people need to know about it. Then we get into my personal favorite, yes, QSBS. We also touch on Opportunity Zones, which long-time listeners have heard us talk about before.

Duncan provided resources related to the conversation today: Employee Retention Tax Credit & his Top Tax Strategies.

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Feb 23, 2022
#392 – Laurens Swinkels, Robeco – The Global Market Portfolio, (Realistic) Expected Returns & Global Factor Premiums
01:01:16

Today’s guest is Laurens Swinkels, Robeco’s Head of Quant Strategy and one of my favorite authors.

In today’s episode, we walk through some of Laurens’ favorite research. We begin with the global market portfolio, how it’s evolved over time and where crypto fits in today. Then we talk about his research on factor performance dating back to the 19th century.

We also cover his framework for determining expected returns for all major asset classes and why he and his team decided to include climate change in that analysis for the first time this year.

Be sure to stick around until the end when we touch on sin stocks, ESG, and even the tokenization of real estate and other assets.

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  • (1:35) – Intro
  • (2:20) – Welcome to our guest, Laurens Swinkels
  • (3:57) – Laurens' research on the global market portfolio (papers here and here)
  • (11:15) – Link to Laurens’ research
  • (15:00) – Where does crypto fit in the global market portfolio?
  • (21:22) – Laurens’ research on global factor premiums since 1800 (link)
  • (28:09) – How investors should think about factor investing
  • (31:15) – Laurens’ research into sustainable investing, ESG and sin stocks
  • (42:38) – Robeco’s huge report on expected returns
  • (52:18) – Other areas Laurens is researching
  • (55:37) – Laurens' most memorable investment over his career
Feb 21, 2022
#391 – Vinesh Jha, ExtractAlpha – Alternative Data & Crowdsourcing Financial Intelligence
01:04:55

Our guest is Vinesh Jha, founder and CEO of ExtractAlpha, an independent research firm dedicated to providing unique, actionable alpha signals to institutional investors.

In today’s episode, we’re talking all things quant finance and alternative data. Vinesh walks through his background at StarMine, which built a Morningstar-esque company for equity research, and then dives into what he’s doing today at ExtractAlpha. He shares all the different ways he analyzes alternative data, whether it’s looking at sentiment and ticker searches or using natural language processing to analyze transcripts from earnings calls. Then he shares whether or not he thinks alternative data can help investors focused on ESG.  

As we wind down, we touch on ExtractAlpha’s merger with Estimize and the ability to crowd source financial intelligence.

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Feb 16, 2022
#390 - Radio Show - Meb’s Thoughts on Angel Investing After Making 250+ Investments
43:05

Today's radio show is with Meb Faber, Justin Bosch & Colby Donovan. We cover Meb’s experience investing in startups, including:

  • Why Meb started investing in startups
  • His process for sizing investments
  • The importance of making an investment plan if you want to invest in private companies
  • Meb’s biggest wins
  • Listener questions!

Resources:

Journey to 100x

How I Invest 2022

Meb's Deals 

Episodes with founders Meb's invested in

Episodes with VC's and Syndicate Leads

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Feb 14, 2022
#389 – Eric Crittenden, Standpoint Asset Management – The Market Owes You Nothing
01:15:10

Our guest today is Eric Crittenden, Chief Investment Officer of Standpoint Asset Management, an investment firm focused on bringing all-weather portfolio solutions to US investors.

In today’s episode, we’re talking with one of the true systematic investors out there. We start by discussing the potential impact of inflation on investors’ portfolios. Then Eric shares what led him to start a new firm focused on giving people what they need in a format they want – a mix of trend following and global equity beta. We touch on diversification and why Eric’s a true believer in trend following. 

To listen to Eric’s first appearance on the podcast, click here

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Feb 09, 2022
Cambria Fund Profile Series — Cambria Value and Momentum ETF (VAMO)
12:49

In today’s episode of the Cambria Fund Profile Series, Meb discusses the Cambria Value and Momentum ETF (VAMO).

Meb walks through the strategy, which provides exposure to stocks focused on value and momentum metrics, while having the ability to tactically hedge the equity portfolio with strict risk control methods that are completely systematic.

He looks back at the fund’s underperformance prior to 2021, and sheds light on the strategy’s headwinds in recent years.

As the episode winds down, Meb offers some notes from a recent Cliff Asness paper on why the setup for value is as attractive today as it’s been over the past 50 years and explains why he’s excited about this strategy going forward.

Feb 07, 2022
#388 – Scott Lynn & Masha Golovina, Masterworks – The World's Largest Art Buyer on Inflation, NFT's & Reaching Unicorn Status
01:02:04

In episode 388, we welcome our guests, Scott Lynn and Masha Golovina, the CEO and Head of Acquisitions for Masterworks, the newly minted unicorn that’s providing everyone the ability to invest in top tier blue-chip art.

In today’s episode, we start with an update since we first talked with Masterworks back in late 2020. We hear how the company has become the largest art buyer in the world, spending about $45 million per month with over 320,000 investors on the platform.  We talk about some trends impacting the art market like inflation and NFTs. Then we spend some time on the acquisition process of paintings. We walk through the difference between buying paintings at auction and private markets and which factors have the greatest impact on prices over time.

This is unlike any episode Masterworks has done before!

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Feb 02, 2022
#387 – Whitney Baker, Totem Macro – How To Play A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity in Emerging Markets
01:24:42

In episode 387, we welcome our guest, Whitney Baker, founder of Totem Macro, an EM macro consultancy and hedge fund advisory boutique.

In today’s episode, Whitney shares her flows based macro lens for looking at the markets, one she honed at famed shops like Bridgewater and Soros Fund.  She says we’re experiencing a cyclical and secular regime change that the market has yet to adjust to.

Then Whitney shares why she believes the US is in an once-in-a-lifetime bubble…and at the same time have a once-in-a-generation value opportunity in broad sections of EM. We touch on the implications of this for both foreign and domestic markets and hear where she sees opportunity.  

Whitney shared one of her recent research pieces which are normally only for a select number of the world’s most sophisticated investors, so be sure to check it out here. It – is – fire.

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Jan 31, 2022
#386 – John Arnold – Why The Greatest Natural Gas Trader Walked Away To Pursue Philanthropy
01:12:34

In episode 386, we welcome our guest, John Arnold, arguably the best natural gas trader of all-time and now one of the largest philanthropists in the US, giving away almost half a billion dollars a year.  

In today’s episode, we start with John’s rapid rise at Enron and later launching his own fund, Centaurus Advisors, which posted eye-popping returns and led him to become the youngest billionaire in the US in 2007. We talk about the mindset that helped him become a successful trader, and even touch on the time he took the other side of Amaranth Advisors in a famous trade.

Then we hear why, before the age of 40, he decided to wind down his fund, focus solely on philanthropy, and commit to giving away most of his fortune during his lifetime. We talk about some of the problems he’s tackling around public finance, election reform and health care, and hear what has surprised and frustrated him along the way.

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Jan 26, 2022
#385 – Startup Series – Jeff Shaw, Underground Cellar - Disrupting E-Commerce Wine Sales Through Gamification
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.

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Jan 24, 2022
#384 – Robert Cantwell, Upholdings - The Man Behind The First Hedge Fund to ETF Conversion
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.

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Jan 19, 2022
#383 – Mike Dudas, 6th Man Ventures – Investing in Web3 & The Metaverse While Launching LinksDAO
01:02:39

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

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Jan 17, 2022
#382 – Dan Zwirn, Arena Investors - A Stoic Approach to Investing
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.

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Jan 12, 2022
#381 – Leonard Mlodinow - How To Harness Your Emotions To Become A Better Investor
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.  

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Jan 05, 2022
#380 - Top Podcasts of 2021 – Replay: Jeremy Grantham, Chris Cole, Jeff Seder
03:34:34

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.

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Dec 29, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Selected Writing from Prominent Investors and Authors
03:50:06

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

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Dec 27, 2021
#379 – Peter Livingston, Unpopular Ventures - The Best VC’s Actually Have A Lower Batting Average But A High Slugging Percentage
01:10:04

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.

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Dec 22, 2021
#378 – Cullen Roche, Discipline Funds - QE Is Not As Powerful As A Lot Of People Like To Think It Is
01:19:23

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.

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Dec 20, 2021
#377 – Garrott McClintock, AcreTrader - Live From The 2021 Farmland Investing Summit!
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!

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Dec 15, 2021
#376 – Jason Wenk, Altruist - How To Make Financial Advice Better, More Affordable & Accessible To Everybody
01:26:07

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. 

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Dec 13, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Dan Rasmussen, Verdad Advisers – Crisis Investing: How To Maximize Return During Market Panics
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. 

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Dec 10, 2021
#375 – Jonathan Fell, Ash Park Capital - People Always Overestimate The Extent To Which Tobacco Is A Dying Business
01:02:59

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.

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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.

Dec 08, 2021
#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
01:14:03

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.

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Dec 06, 2021
#373 – Tim Maloney, Roundhill Investments – We Hit The Right Theme At The Right Time
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!

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Dec 01, 2021
#372 – Chas Cocke, LB Partners – There Are Lots of Great Businesses…The Hard Part Is Finding Them At A Really Good Price
01:17:13

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.

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Nov 29, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Laurence Siegel, CFA Institute Research Foundation - Debunking Nine and a Half Myths of Investing
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. 

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Nov 26, 2021
#371 – Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors, HIVE Blockchain – JETS, Bitcoin vs. Gold, & How To Play Supply Chain Issues
01:02:45

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.

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Nov 24, 2021
#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
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.

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Nov 22, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Vineer Bhansali, LongTail Alpha - Diversifying Diversification: Downside Risk Management with Portfolios of Insurance Securities
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. 

 

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Nov 19, 2021
#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
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.   

 

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Nov 17, 2021
#368 – Rodrigo Gordillo & Corey Hoffstein - You Now Get To Have Your Beta Cake While Eating Your Alpha Too
01:15:18

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.

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Nov 15, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: David Blitz, Pim van Vliet & Guido Baltussen, Robeco – When Equity Factors Drop Their Shorts
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. 

 

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Nov 12, 2021
#367 – Robert Lawson, SMU - Initially This Whole Thing Was A Tax Dodge So I Could Go Drink In Cuba
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.  

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Nov 10, 2021
#366 – Darius Dale, 42 Macro - Reflation Is Now The Dominant Market Regime
01:26:12

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.

 

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Nov 08, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: John Pease, GMO – Value: If Not Now, When?
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. 

 

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Nov 05, 2021
#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
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. 

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Nov 03, 2021
#364 – Nancy Davis, Quadratic Capital Management - Some Women Like To Buy Shoes And I Love To Buy Options
01:00:00

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.     

 

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Nov 01, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Greg Obenshain, Verdad Advisers – Sales and Distributions: How revenue growth and distributions drive equity returns
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. 

 

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Oct 29, 2021
#363 – Rick Bookstaber, Fabric – Risk Is The Other Side Of The Coin From Opportunity
01:05:06

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.

 

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Oct 27, 2021
#362 – Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Data Scientist & Author - You Do Have To Be Willing To Go Where The Data Takes You
49:30

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.

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Oct 25, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Sean Duffin, Cambridge Associates – Benefits of Global Diversification
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. 

 

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Oct 22, 2021
#361 – Jeff Hooke, Johns Hopkins - The Buyout Business…Has Not Outperformed The Public Stock Markets For The Last 10 or 15 Years
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.

 

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Oct 20, 2021
#360 – Erin Browne, PIMCO - I Combine Both A Quantitative Approach As A Starting Point…And Then Overlay A Discretionary Point of View
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.   

 

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Oct 18, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Amie Ko, Research Affiliates - A Quick Survey of "Broken" Asset Classes
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. 

 

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Oct 15, 2021
#359 – Africa Startup Series – Aaron Fu, Sherpa Ventures - We Really Care About The Ability of Our Businesses To Uplift The Other Businesses in Africa
01:05:41

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.  

 

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Oct 13, 2021
#358 – Africa Startup Series – Zachariah George, Launch Africa Ventures - The Evolution of Tech In Africa Had To Always Start With Fintech
01:07:03

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.

 

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Oct 11, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Peter Chiappinelli, GMO – The Passive Aggressive Agg, Revisited
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.  

 

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Oct 08, 2021
#357 – Marko Papic, Clocktower Group - If You Don’t Make Calls, Why Are You In This Industry?
01:00:41

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.  

 

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Oct 06, 2021
#356 – Jim Paulsen, The Leuthold Group - The Wildcard Is Inflation and Whether It’s Truly Transitory
48:50

In episode 356, we welcome our guest, Jim Paulsen, 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.  

 

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Oct 04, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Andrew Patterson, Vanguard - The Idea Multiplier: An acceleration in innovation is coming
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. 

 

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Oct 01, 2021
#355 – Sheel Mohnot, Better Tomorrow Ventures - We Think That We're In The Very Early Innings of Fintech
01:02:04

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.     

 

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Sep 29, 2021
#354 – Shawn Merani, Parade Ventures - The Seed And Pre-Seed Stage, You’re Betting On People
01:02:51

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.

 

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Sep 27, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Brian Barish, Cambiar Investors – The Virus Plaguing Value
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. 

 

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Sep 24, 2021
#353 – Artem Milinchuk, FarmTogether - Everything Pointed Towards This Massive Democratization of Alternative Investing
01:03:54

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.

 

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Sep 22, 2021
#352 – James Rasteh, Coast Capital - The World Is Running Out Of Gold
01:10:17

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.

 

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Sep 20, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Jack Vogel, Alpha Architect - Value Investing: An Examination of the 1,000 Largest Firms
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. 

 

 

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Sep 17, 2021
#351 – Leigh Drogen, Starkiller Capital - If This Thing Isn’t Dead Yet, It’s Not Going To Die
01:17:33

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.

 

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Sep 15, 2021
#350 – Startup Series – Saad Alam, Hone Health – 40% Of Men Over 35 Have Hormone Imbalance With Testosterone
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.

 

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Sep 13, 2021
The Best Investment Writing Volume 5: Campbell Harvey and Michele Mazzoleni, Research Affiliates – Breaking Bad Trends
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. 

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Sep 10, 2021
#349 – Anthony Zhang, Vinovest - You Should Separate Your Drinking Preferences From Your Investment Preferences
01:03:01

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.

 

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Sep 08, 2021
#348 – Zach Coelius, Coelius Capital - I Like To Play Where It’s Still Qualitative
01:07:07

In episode 348, we welcome our guest, Zach Coelius, the Managing Partner of Coelius Capital and angel investor in early-stage startups.

 

In today’s episode, we’re chatting angel investing with one of Angel List’s top syndicates. We talk about Zach’s transition from entrepreneur to investor and the difference between the two. Then we get into Zach’s investment philosophy and the benefits of being stage agnostic.

 

Be sure to stick around until the end when we talk about some of Zack’s portfolio companies, including $30 billion autonomous driving company Cruise and former podcast guest Shane Heath’s MUD/WTR.

 

 

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Sep 06, 2021
#347 – Radio Show – Wes Gray & Patrick Cleary, Alpha Architect – All Things ETFs
01:24:27

Episode 347 has a radio show format with Alpha Architect’s Wes Gray and Patrick Cleary. We cover a variety of ETF-related topics, including:  

 

- Current state of the ETF space

 

- The ins-and-outs of launching an ETF

 

- Mutual fund conversions, active funds and index funds

 

- Crypto ETF predictions! 

 

If you enjoy this episode, be sure to check out episode 258 with Wes Gray on how to launch an ETF. 

 

Please enjoy today’s Radio Show with Alpha Architect’s Wes Gray and Patrick Cleary. 

 

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Sep 03, 2021
#346 – William Bernstein, Efficient Fronter - We Are Creatures That Seek Compelling Narratives
56:14

In episode 346, we welcome our guest, Dr. William Bernstein, neurologist, author, and co-founder of Efficient Frontier Advisors.

 

 

Click here to listen to Dr. Bernstein's first appearance on The Meb Faber Show. 

 

 

In today’s episode, we start by covering Dr. Bernstein’s recent book, The Delusions Of Crowds: Why People Go Mad in Groups.  He explains why we’re susceptible to manias and walks us through situations that have seen extreme speculation. Then we turn to discuss today’s market. We cover Robinhood, meme stocks, lofty valuations, and crypto. We even get into what narratives Dr. Bernstein sees today, whether it’s with star fund managers or the idea that the Fed will save the market.

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with Efficient Frontier Advisors’ Bill Bernstein.

 

 

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Sep 01, 2021
#345 – Africa Startup Series – Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong, 54gene - There Really Hasn’t Been Human Genomics Infrastructure In Africa
42:38

In episode 345, we welcome our guest, Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong guest is the founder of 54gene, a company pioneering the inclusion of the African genome in research.

 

 

In today’s episode, we’re talking about genetics. Less than 3% of genomic data represented in research is from African populations and Abasi is changing that. He walks us through the origin story of the company and the ins and outs of what it’s like to both gather and analyze genetic data. Then Abasi shares the process of partnering with pharmaceutical companies and what the long-term prospects of the company are.

 

 

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Aug 30, 2021
#344 – Jared Dillian, The Daily Dirtnap - The Cardinal Sin In Investing Is Selling Too Soon
51:13

In episode 344, we welcome back our guest, Jared Dillian, author, DJ, and editor of The Daily Dirtnap.

 

 

Click here to listen to Jared's first episode on The Meb Faber Show.

 

 

In today’s episode, we’re talking all about the current market environment. Jared begins by explaining why he thinks we experienced a shift to an inflationary regime and what assets he expects to do well going forward. He shares his thoughts on gold, value vs. growth, and the low valuations in both Japan and Europe.

 

 

Be sure to stick around until the end to hear why Jared thinks investment professionals should not take the CFA anymore.

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with The Daily Dirtnap’s Jared Dillian.

 

 

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Aug 27, 2021
#343 – Dr. Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures - Pizza In The United States Is What Convinced The World That Pizza Was A Great Thing
56:12

In episode 343, we welcome our guest, Dr. Nathan Myhrvold, one of the most prolific inventors with over 900 U.S. patents awarded. He graduated high school at 14, studied under Stephen Hawking in college, became the first Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, and is now the founder of Intellectual Ventures, where he focuses on tackling big questions.

 

 

In today’s episode, we start by talking about one of Nathan’s biggest passions – food! He’s written 2 James Beard award-winning cookbooks and is coming out with a three volume, 1,700-page book about pizza later this year. We walk through the science, stories, culture, and history behind pizza and get his advice on how to make the perfect pizza. Then we discuss the state of innovation in the U.S. and how he thinks we can fight some of the world’s biggest problems like climate change and combatting diseases.  

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with Intellectual Ventures’ Dr. Nathan Myhrvold.

 

 

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Aug 25, 2021
#342 – Aaron Edelheit, Mindset Capital - The Best Investors Are Those That View It As A Game
01:20:19

In episode 342, we welcome our guest, Aaron Edelheit, CEO of Mindset Capital, a private investment firm.

 

 

In today’s episode, we start with Aaron’s time as the CEO of The American Home, a company he grew to over 2,500 single-family rental homes and sold in 2015 to a REIT for over $250 million. He explains why that experience has led him to be bullish on Mexican homebuilders and why he thinks one specific homebuilder is the most undervalued company in North America.

 

 

Then we turn to why Aaron thinks it’s helpful for investors to play video games and why he thinks Nintendo is undervalued.

 

 

As we wind down, we touch on the cannabis space and why Aaron is bullish on the sector.

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with Mindset Capital’s Aaron Edelheit.

 

 

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Aug 23, 2021
#341 – Lyle Fitterer, Baird Asset Management - You Could Even Argue That They’re Better Credits Than The Federal Government
01:01:17

In episode 341, we welcome our guest, Lyle Fitterer, portfolio manager for Baird Asset Management, where he runs a $1.8 billion municipal bond fund.

 

 

In today’s episode, we’re talking all things muni’s. Lyle begins with an overview of the muni bond market and the benefit of tax-exempt income for investors. Then we hear how Lyle went on the offensive when the COVID drawdown occurred last year. Finally, we walk through some of the different factors affecting the muni market right now, including state and local budgets, expectations for higher taxes and an infrastructure bill, and interest rates.

 

 

Be sure to listen until the end to hear what sectors Lyle avoids within the muni space.

 

 

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Aug 18, 2021
#340 – Michael Suffredini, Axiom Space - The Only Thing I Know How To Do Is Build And Operate A Space Station
55:20

In episode 340, we welcome our guest, Michael Suffredini, CEO and co-founder of Axiom Space, which is building the world’s first internationally available commercial space station.

 

 

In today’s episode, we’re talking all about space travel. We start by hearing about Mike’s time running the International Space Station. Then Mike shares what led him start Axiom Space and undertake the task of building the first commercial space station. He walks us through the business model of a commercial space station and what Axiom’s competitive advantage is when competing with China and Russia. Then we talk about the space economy, including the potential benefits for pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and even 3-D organ printing.

 

 

As we wind down, Mike talks about Axiom’s recent 130 million dollar Series B and whether or not an IPO may be in store in the future.

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with Axiom Space’s Michael Suffredini.

 

 

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Aug 16, 2021
#339 – George Davis, Hotchkis & Wiley - We’re In Unchartered Territory Right Now
49:48

In episode 339, we welcome our guest, George Davis, CEO and Portfolio Manager for Hotchkis & Wiley, a global investment manager serving institutional and individual investors.

 

 

In today’s episode, we’re talking long term value investing. We start with George’s investment philosophy and then walk through how he views the market today, seeing value in both financials and energy stocks. We talk about what it’s been like to invest for over 33 years, the lessons he’s learned along the way, and what attributes make a great investor.

 

 

As we wind down, George talks a little about the business side of asset management and what it’s been like leading a firm that’s been around for over four decades.

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with Hotchkis & Wiley’s George Davis.

 

 

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Aug 11, 2021
#338 – Startup Series – Will Matthews, Fellow – Semen Quality Is The Canary In The Coal Mine To Overall Health
49:22

In episode 338, we welcome our guest, Will Matthews, the founder and CEO of Fellow, a company that’s rethinking the future of men’s fertility and runs the largest semen analysis lab in the U.S.  

 

 

In today’s episode, we’re covering the topic that men like to shy away from – sperm health! We start by discussing the decline in fertility rates in the West and the possible reasons why – stress, obesity, and chemical exposure. Then Will shares what it was like to create the first clinic grade direct-to-consumer semen analysis kit so you can avoid that awkward doctor’s visit.  

 

 

As we wind down, Will shares his vision of creating a flywheel effect, using test data to conduct research and in turn use that research to fine-tune their test kits.  

 

 

As a special offer for listeners of the show, visit meetfellow.com and use the code MEB to get $20 off your order. 

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with Fellow’s Will Matthews.    

 

 

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Aug 09, 2021
#337 – Professor Richard Thaler, University of Chicago - When Somebody Would Fire Us, It Was Almost Always At Exactly The Wrong Time
54:42

In episode 337, we welcome our guest, Professor Richard Thaler, the co-founder of Fuller & Thaler, Professor at the University of Chicago, and author of multiple best-selling books, including his release this week, Nudge: The Final Edition.

 

 

In today’s episode, we’re talking nudges! We talk about all the ways choice architecture and nudges affect financial services – including how we save for retirement, pay our taxes, and choose an insurance plan. We cover some fintech companies using his ideas to help consumers have better outcomes, and then cover some companies that are nudging consumers in the wrong direction.

 

 

As we wind down, Professor Thaler shares the concept of sludge and how it applies to things like cancelling subscriptions or registering for the new child income credit payments.

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with University of Chicago Professor Richard Thaler.

 

 

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Aug 04, 2021
#336 – Hugh Thomas, Ugly Drinks - This Is The Result Of Two 23-Year Olds In A Pub In London Having A Couple Of Beers
46:03

In episode 336, we welcome our guest, Hugh Thomas, founder of Ugly Drinks, a beverage company that makes drinks with no sugar, no sweetener, and no calories and is trying to expose the ugly truth about big beverage. 

 

 

In today’s episode, we hear how Hugh fell in love with the beverage industry so much that he started a company to provide people with a healthy drink at an affordable price. What started with him walking around London to sell drinks one store at a time has now reached over 15,000 stores around the globe! Hugh shares the story of the brand and marketing with the ‘ugly’ name, why there’s such a need for a healthy drink in the market, and what it was like to embrace direct-to-consumer during COVID. 

 

 

As a special offer for listeners of the show, visit uglydrinks.com and use the code UGLYMEB to get 20% off your order. 

 

 

Please enjoy this episode with Ugly Drinks’ Hugh Thomas.     

 

 

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Aug 02, 2021
#335 – Thomas Eiden, Atomic Alchemy - There Is A Vast Shortage Of Man Made Radioactive Materials
01:01:14

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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Jul 30, 2021
#334 – Peter Johnson, Jump Capital - What I Think About Most Of The Time Is What Crypto Is Going To Mean To The World
01:08:50

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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Jul 28, 2021
#333 – Startup Series – Rob Forster, Wonderbird Spirits - Making Gin Is Truly An Art
01:14:52

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 26, 2021
#332 – Mebisode – Journey to 100X
54:21

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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Jul 23, 2021
#331 – Phil Nadel, Forefront Venture Partners - The Best Companies Are Founded By Folks Who Personally Feel The Pain Point
56:27

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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Jul 21, 2021
#330 – Guillermo Cornejo, Riders Share - Riders Share Is Like An AirBnB, But For Renting Motorcycles
45:41

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.  

 

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Jul 19, 2021
#329 – Samantha McLemore, Miller Value Partners - We're In Optimism With Pockets Of Euphoria
01:03:43

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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Jul 14, 2021
#328 – Startup Series – Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens, FabFitFun - Paying $50 And Getting Over $300 In Full-Size Products Is A Pretty Cool Thing
51:40

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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Jul 12, 2021
#327 – Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors - We Have Accumulated Compounded Knowledge of Certain Industries Over An Extended Period Of Time
31:13

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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Jul 07, 2021
#326 – Starup Series – Viktor Nebehaj, Freetrade - We Want Everybody To Have Access To Investing
54:53

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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Jul 05, 2021
Cambria Fund Profile Series – Cambria Shareholder Yield ETFs (SYLD) (FYLD) (EYLD)
25:42

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.

Jul 02, 2021
#325 – Bhu Srinivasan, Author, Americana - Is The Entrepreneur More Important Or Is The Movement And Moment More Important?
01:17:17
In episode 325, we welcome our guest, Bhu Srinivasan, author of AMERICANA: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism and founder and CEO of SCORETRADE, which is developing the fastest and most precise in-game sports prediction experience possible.
 
In today’s episode, we go all the back to the 1400s and hear how venture capital was behind the discovery of America. Bhu talks about some of the most successful entrepreneurs in American history, including Vanderbilt, Carnegie and Rockefeller. We talk about the role the government has played in helping American capitalism thrive, and the history of booms and busts and the role they serve over time.
 
As we wind down, we discuss the future of capitalism in the U.S. and around the globe, and hear about Bhu’s current venture around crypto and sports gambling.  
 
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Jun 30, 2021
#324 – Edward McQuarrie, Santa Clara University - Sometimes Stocks Beat Bonds, Sometimes Bonds Beat Stocks
01:16:53
In episode 324, we welcome our guest, Dr. Edward McQuarrie, Professor Emeritus at Santa Clara University. 
 
In today’s episode, we hear why the ‘stocks for the long-run’ thesis may not be so true. Dr. McQuarrie found digital archives and older data that gives a different conclusion than what Professor Jeremy Siegel found. We walk through how stock and bond returns have changed over time and learn that bonds have outperformed stocks for decades in countries like France and Japan.  We hear about Dr. McQuarrie’s ‘regime thesis,’ which says the risk/return profile of both stocks and bonds depends on what regime we’re in, both capable of outperforming or underperforming over any time horizon. 
 
Please enjoy this episode with Santa Clara University’s Edward McQuarrie. 
 
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Jun 28, 2021
#323 – John Montgomery, Bridgeway Capital Management - A Factors-Based World View Resonated With Me
01:00:53

In episode 323, we welcome our guest, John Montgomery, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Bridgeway Capital Management, a $5 billion quantitative manager that donates 50% of its profits to charity.

In today’s episode, we start by hearing what made our John leave a job in the Transit sector to start a quantitative investment firm. We walk through what drew him to a rules-based approach and then touch on different factors, including size, value, and low volatility. We even touch on Bridgeway’s ultra small cap strategy and how it captures the small-cap premium.  

As we wind down, we hear about the firm’s unique structure, which includes donating half its profits to charity with the goal of ending genocide.

Please enjoy this episode with Bridgeway Capital Management’s John Montgomery.

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Jun 23, 2021
#322 – Radio Show – Inflation or Deflation?…Foreign Stocks….Value and Momentum
44:00
Episode 322 has a radio show format. We cover a variety of topics, including:
- Preparing your portfolio for the possibility of both inflation and deflation
- International stocks making a comeback
- Value and momentum factors 
- Listener questions! 
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Jun 21, 2021
#321 – Rajiv Jain, GQG Partners - “Everything Is Temporary And The Only Way To Survive Long-Term Is To Be Adaptive”
01:02:57
In episode 321, we welcome our guest, Rajiv Jain, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of GQG Partners, a boutique investment management firm focused on global and emerging markets equities.
 
In today’s episode, we hear how Rajiv is building an asset management firm for the future. We start with Rajiv’s early career as an emerging markets PM and the lessons he learned navigating the Tequila Crisis. Then we dive into his choice to venture out on his own and start a new firm focused on having skin in the game, a diverse team, and a long-term view. We talk about the different investment styles of the firm and how he’s positioned going forward. 
 
As we wind down, we take a look around the world and hear Rajiv’s thoughts on emerging markets, Russia, India, and Asia.
 
All this and more in episode 321 with GQG Partner’s Rajiv Jain.     
 
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Jun 16, 2021
#320 – Shonda Warner, Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners - The Interesting Thing About Ag Is That It’s There To Play Another Day
01:11:58
In episode 320, we welcome our guest, Shonda Warner, founder of Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners, an asset management company focused on agricultural investment opportunities.
 
In today’s episode, we begin with Shonda’s early career on the trading desks of Goldman Sachs and Cargill in London and Tokyo. Then she shares what led her to decide she wanted to return to her farming roots and launch an agriculture asset management firm. We cover her areas of expertise, what realistic return expectations are in the space, and the possibility for vertical integration going forward. We even touch on some ag-tech and the need for infrastructure around hemp to help the industry grow. 
 
All this and more in episode 320 with Chess Ag Full Harvest Partner’s Shonda Warner.      
 
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Jun 14, 2021
#319 – Brandon Zick, Ceres Partners - The Market Is $3 Trillion And Institutional Investors Own About 3% Of That
59:31
In episode 319, we welcome our guest, Brandon Zick, Chief Investment Officer of Ceres Partners, a specialist investment manager focused exclusively on food and agriculture.
 
In today’s episode, we’re talking all about farmland. Brandon begins with an update on the asset class, including the impact of both rising commodity prices and COVID. We spend some time on his firms’ investment process and how they evaluate potential deals. Then we walk through lots of factors affecting the space – lack of water, solar and other non-farm value options, and the tax uncertainty with a new administration.  
 
As we wind down, we talk about Brandon’s private investing in ag-related businesses and what he’s seeing in that area.    
 
Please enjoy this episode with Ceres Partner’s Brandon Zick.     
 
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Jun 09, 2021
#318 – Perth Tolle, Life + Liberty Indexes – If I Was In Hong Kong Right Now, I Would Be Arrested, Definitely, For Doing This
57:38
In episode 318, we welcome our guest, Perth Tolle, founder of Life + Liberty Indexes.
 
In today’s episode, we’re talking about freedom! Perth shares what led her to focus on the relationship between freedom and investing in emerging markets.  We hear the story of how she launched the ETF with the help of former podcast guests Rob Arnott and Wes Gray. She shares the inner workings of her Freedom Index and how it uses personal and economic freedom metrics as factors. 
 
As we wind down, Perth explains how it differs from most emerging market funds and what the reaction has been from people all around the glove.   
 
All this and more in episode 318 with Life + Liberty Indexes’ Perth Tolle.     
 
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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
Jun 07, 2021
#317 – Chris Cole, Artemis Capital Management - You Want To Diversify Based On How Assets Perform In Different Market Regimes 
01:21:28
In episode 317, we welcome our guest, Chris Cole, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Artemis Capital Management, which aims to transform stock volatility into opportunities for clients. 
 
In today’s episode, we cover the optimal portfolio to help you grow and protect your wealth for the next 100 years. Chris shares why recency bias has led investors to be poorly positioned for secular change. We cover the issues with the 60/40 portfolio and then walk through the five asset classes that he believes belong in your portfolio at all times.  Then Chris explains how investors should think about diversification, and his new metric to help you do so.  And of course, we talk some long volatility! 
 
Be sure to check the show notes to see some slides our guest put together for today’s episode. 
 
Please enjoy this episode with Artemis Capital Management’s Chris Cole.
 
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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.  
Jun 02, 2021
#316 – Dianne McKeever, Ides Capital - My Entire Career, I’ve Been A Value Investing Focused Shareholder Activist
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In episode 316, we welcome our guest, Dianne McKeever, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ides Capital, which has been cited as the only woman-led activist fund.

In today’s episode, we’re talking all about activist investing. Dianne shares how she went from a Berkshire fan to becoming an activist. She shares the ins and outs of the process, from sourcing names to engaging with management teams. Then we talk about how ESG fits into her activism campaigns.

Of course, we walk through a few names in Dianne’s book and hear the story of her campaign with Boingo.

Please enjoy this episode with Ides Capital’s Dianne McKeever.    

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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: bitwiseinvestments.com

May 31, 2021
#315 – Warren Pies & Fernando Vidal, 3Fourteen Research - I Think That The Next 40 Years Are Unlikely To Look Like The Last 40 Years
01:01:59
In episode 315, we welcome our guests, Warren Pies and Fernando Vidal, co-founders of 3Fourteen Research, which combines expert qualitative insights with true quantitative discipline. 
 
In today’s episode, we take a data-driven approach to look at the markets. We start with the firm’s original story and why Warren believes real assets have a place in portfolios going forward. Then they walk us through their research process and the benefits of combining machine learning with technicals and fundamentals. Finally, we hear what their models say about inflation, commodities, oil, and Bitcoin. 
 
Warren and Fernando were kind enough to put together some of their research for you to refer to during the episode. Click here to see their reports.
 
Please enjoy this episode with 3Fourteen Research’s Warren Pies and Fernando Vidal. 
 
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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.  
May 26, 2021
#314 – Dan Morehead, Pantera Capital Management - Satoshi Created Bitcoin As A Result Of The 2008 Global Financial Crisis And It’s Really Coming Into It’s Own Now
54:30
In episode 314, we welcome our guest, Dan Morehead, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Pantera Capital Management, the first institutional asset manager to invest exclusively in blockchain technology and digital assets. 
 
In today’s episode, we’re diving into how this Tiger Cub turned his attention to crypto and blockchain. We start with Dan’s background, spending time in Japan after the bubble burst and later at Tiger Management under legendary Julian Robertson. Then we hear about starting Pantera Capital and shortly after solely focusing on Bitcoin and digital assets.  He shares what originally caught his interest in crypto, the different ways to value Bitcoin, how to size it and other digital assets in your portfolio, and what he believes this biggest risks are. 
 
Please enjoy this episode with Pantera Capital Management’s Dan Morehead.     
 
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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: bitwiseinvestments.com
May 24, 2021
#313 – Rob Arnott, Research Affiliates - Modern Monetary Theory Does Not Work
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In episode 313, we welcome our guest, Rob Arnott, founder and Chairman of Research Affiliates. 
 
In today’s episode, we start with the U.S. stock market and why today’s valuations meet Rob’s definition of a bubble. Rob debunks commonly discussed reasons for why stock valuations should be so high and explains why he doesn’t agree with MMT. Then we touch on value stocks and Rob’s recent piece on the lofty valuations for electric vehicles stocks. 
 
As we wind down, hear why Rob is bullish on emerging markets value, and what his new trade of the decade is – UK value stocks. 
 
Please enjoy this episode with Research Affiliates’ Rob Arnott.   
May 19, 2021
#312 – Carter Malloy, AcreTrader - In A Couple Of Minutes, You Can Invest As Little As $15,000 Or $20,000 In A Particular Farm
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In episode 312, we welcome our guest, Carter Malloy, founder and CEO of AcreTrader, a farmland real estate investment company offering low minimum, passive farm investments. 
 
In today’s episode, we’re talking all about farmland, an asset that’s historically been hard for investors to access, but Carter and AcreTrader are changing that. We start by hearing how COVID increased interest in farmland from both institutions and private equity firms. Then Carter walks through the process of purchasing farmland through AcreTrader, with Meb’s recent purchase of an organic farm in Nebraska as an example. We hear about the process for you to purchase farmland through AcreTrader, the due diligence process for each investment, and their process for deciding which farm is an attractive opportunity.  
 
All this and more in episode 312 with AcreTrader’s Carter Malloy.   
 
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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
May 17, 2021
#311 – Radio Show – Valuation Update…Bond Returns….Meb’s Startup Investing
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Episode 311 has a radio show format. We cover a variety of topics, including:

· The importance of having an investment plan
· Valuations update
· How Meb approaches startup investing
· Listener questions! 
 
There’s this and plenty more in episode 311. 
May 14, 2021
#310 – Kathryn Kaminski, AlphaSimplex - When You’re A Systematic Investor, Your Process Makes The Decision
57:18
In episode 310, we welcome our guest, Kathryn Kaminski, Chief Research Strategist at AlphaSimplex, where she’s also the co-portfolio manager for the firm’s Managed Futures Strategy.  
 
In today’s episode, we’re talking all about trend following and managed futures. You may have heard the phrase “crisis alpha” before, and Kathryn is the person who coined that phrase. 
We start with hearing what it was like for her to study at MIT under the legendary Andrew Lo. Then she explains why trend following works during a crisis and uses last year as an example. 
 
As we wind down, Kathryn explains some misconceptions about trend following and talks about why it’s so important to have a process driven investment approach. 
 
All this and more in episode 310 with AlphaSimplex’s Kathryn Kaminski.
 
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May 12, 2021
#309 – Andrew Horowitz, Horowitz & Company - I Think We’re Starting To See A Little Bit Of What Happens When The Tide Goes Out
01:12:15
In episode 309, we welcome our guest Andrew Horowitz, President and Founder of Horowitz & Company and host of The Disciplined Investor Podcast. 
 
In today’s episode, we start with Andrew’s investment framework. We talk about the tradeoff between active management and ETF’s with both stocks and bonds.  Then we discuss the impact of fund flows on stocks and hear what Andrew thinks about current valuations. 

As we wind down, we talk about the importance of helping clients have a long-term investment horizon. 
 
Please enjoy this episode with Horowitz & Company’s Andrew Horowitz.   
 
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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: bitwiseinvestments.com
May 10, 2021
#308 – Best Idea Show – Maciej Wojtal, Amtelon Capital – I Saw Iran As Potentially The Biggest Transformational Opportunity Since Russia
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In episode 308, we welcome our guest, Maciej Wojtal, founder and CIO of Amtelon Capital, an investment fund focused on Iranian equities. In today's episode, we're covering Maciej’s best idea: Iranian equities.

In today’s episode, we start by hearing how the 2015 nuclear deal between the US and Iran sparked Maciej’s interest in Iran. He shares what he learned early on – the country has a resilient economy with great demographics – and when paired with companies trading at 3-4x earnings, he was compelled to set up his firm in 2018. Maciej walks us through what it’s been like over the last few years: handling new sanctions under the Trump administration, 70% currency depreciation one year, and, most recently, the impact of COVID.

As we wind down, he shares the possibilities for the country going forward and the potential for foreign inflows to drive valuations up in the near future.

Please enjoy this special “Best Ideas” episode with Amtelon Capital’s Maciej Wojtal.

May 05, 2021
#307 – Vikram Mansharamani, Harvard Lecturer and Author - In All Bubbles, You Usually Have A ‘This Time It’s Different’ Story
59:47
In episode 307, we welcome our guest, Vikram Mansharamani, a Harvard lecturer, author, and global trend spotter who shows people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. 
 
In today’s episode, we’re talking all about financial bubbles. Vikram wrote the book BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst, which uses multiple lenses to spot financial bubbles. Today, he shares that framework with us and relates it to today’s market. He explains why skyscrapers and stadiums help predict where there is excess in the market. Then we talk about the Internet bubble, housing bubble, and what he sees today with the rise of SPACs, student sentiment, and monetary and fiscal policy. We also cover a number of other topics, including why it’s important to think for yourself, why he’s bearish on India, and even some UFO’s. 
 
All this and more in episode 307 with Harvard’s Vikram Mansharamani.  
 
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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
May 03, 2021
#306 – Jeff Seder, EQB - We Ended Up The First Triple-Crown Winner in 37 Years
51:21
In episode 306, we welcome our guest, Jeff Seder, founder of EQB, a high-tech sports medicine startup that consults with the majority of the major thoroughbred racehorse racing stables.
 
In today’s episode, we hear the best moneyball story you’ve never heard. With the Kentucky Derby this weekend, there’s no one better to listen to than Jeff, who’s disrupted the horse racing industry with his quantitative approach. He walks us through all he’s gone through to gather data over the last 30 years and why the industry has been resistant to data even to this day.
 
Then he explains why studying the size of one ventricle in a horse’s heart led him to believe the it had the potential for greatness, leading him to tell his boss, “Sell your house, don’t sell this horse.” Not a bad call since that horse, American Pharoah, went on to become the first Triple-Crown winner in 37 years!  
 
As we wind down, we hear what Jeff thinks about this weekend’s Kentucky Derby and his advice if you’re thinking of betting on the race. 
 
All this and more in episode 306 with EQB’s Jeff Seder.   
 
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Apr 28, 2021
#305 – Marc Faber, The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report – The Environment We’re In Favors Quick Profits And Long-Term Loss
58:07
In episode 305, we welcome our guest, Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, which highlights unusual investment opportunities around the world.
 
In today’s episode, we begin with Marc’s thoughts on why governments mishandled the COVID response in the last year, and what he expects the long-term effects from both the monetary and fiscal responses will be going forward. Then he shares his thoughts on why he thinks more and more of the younger generations favor socialism. We touch on the financial speculation in the markets, particularly with Robinhood options trading.
 
As we wind down, we hear where Marc thinks you can put some money to work. He shares his thoughts on gold, Asian equities, energy and financials.
 
All this and more in episode 305 with The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report’s Marc Faber.
 
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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: bitwiseinvestments.com
Apr 26, 2021
#304 – Damon Ficklin, Polen Capital – Even Though We Are Clearly A Growth Manager, A Lot Of Us Have Value-Oriented Roots
58:20
In episode 304, we welcome our guest, Damon Ficklin, Polen Capital’s head of the Large Company Growth Team and the lead portfolio manager of the firm’s Global Growth strategy. 
 
In today’s episode, we’re talking high quality, concentrated growth investing.  Damon starts by describing his process for analyzing companies and the key metrics they look for when doing so. Then he covers the paradigm shift we’ve seen in the last year and how companies have adapted to the new norm. We talk about companies that have navigated the shift to e-commerce like Estee Lauder, and others that have transformed their business model like Adobe.
 
Be sure to listen until the end to hear why one of Damon’s most memorable investments is Invisalign, a stock that has soared in the past year. 
 
All this and more in episode 304 with Polen Capital’s Damon Ficklin.  
Apr 21, 2021
#303 – Kevin Lozer, Holistiplan – Streamline And Scale The Tax Pla