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Ep. 419: Mebane Faber Interview With Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Mebane Faber
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My guest today is Mebane Faber, a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. Faber is the manager of Cambria’s ETFs, separate accounts and private investment funds. Mr. Faber has authored numerous white papers and three books: Shareholder Yield, The Ivy Portfolio, and Global Value. He is a frequent speaker and writer on investment strategies and has been featured in Barron’s, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Mr. Faber graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Engineering Science and Biology.

The topics are his books The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets and Invest With The House: Hacking The Top Hedge Funds.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio:

  • Home country bias
  • Diversification
  • Different trading strategies
  • Finding the most successful hedge funds
  • Margin of safety

“Look beyond your shores. You have to be investment agnostic. As much as I love my home team, you have to be agnostic while investing.” – Mebane Faber

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Ep. 311: Mebane Faber Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Mebane Faber
Mebane Faber

My guest today is Mebane Faber, a noted author (The Ivy Portfolio), blogger, and portfolio manager with Cambria Investment Management. Faber is involved in many different areas of the market, extremely practical and pragmatic.

The topic is Trend Following.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • The podcast medium
  • Trend following, buy & hold, and emotions
  • Anti-fragility
  • Ray Dalio, risk parity, and his strategies All Weather and Pure Alpha
  • Asset allocation as a buy and hold investor
  • Faber’s five ETF’s, and his factors for starting one
  • Deflation, inflation, Japan, why traders run out of the store when things are on sale
  • Value investing
  • What if governments didn’t meddle with markets

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Ep. 146: Mebane Faber Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Mebane Faber
Mebane Faber

My guest today is Mebane Faber, a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. Faber is the manager of Cambria’s ETFs and separate accounts. Mr. Faber is the host of The Meb Faber Show podcast and has authored numerous white papers and leather-bound books. He is a frequent speaker and writer on investment strategies and has been featured in Barron’s, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.

The topic is his book Shareholder Yield: A Better Approach to Dividend Investing.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • State of quant investing in Asia
  • How asset allocation is like “bullets”
  • The benefits of quantitative-style systems
  • Protecting yourself against your own behavioral biases
  • Connections between biology and trading
  • Behavioral finance
  • Keeping yourself from making irrational decisions
  • Boom-bust cycles and bubbles
  • Quant views on the efficient market theory and buy and hold
  • Japanese markets compared to US markets
  • “Cheap” and “expensive” countries and markets
  • Asset class agnosticism
  • Avoiding the big losses
  • Investing based on dividends
  • Momentum as a return factor
  • Exit strategies

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Where the Black Swans Hide: Mebane Faber Opines

Mebane Faber, who was kind enough to offer positive praise for my new book Trend Commandments, takes a look at outliers here (PDF). Take a read–worth your time.


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