June 26, 2020

Top-Heavy Market

A good chunk of market capitalization is dominated by a handful of stocks. This isn’t unusual, but history tells us this handful of stocks may not be a great source of future excess returns. —- —- Link Should a Top-Heavy […]
June 24, 2020

Markets vs. Fundamentals

Walking through global economic scenarios and projections for asset class returns. —- —- Link The Big Picture – Eyes wide shut – Invesco Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
June 22, 2020

Top Podcasts of the Week

Today we have a realistic episode on the current economy and impact of the Fed, an update on seed stage investing, an episode on the financial education gap in the U.S., a new ETF offering a hedge on inflation, and […]
June 19, 2020

Private Markets

Private market investments and a framework for linking them to portfolio outcomes. —- —- Link Private Markets 2020 – BlackRock Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
June 17, 2020

Unfunded Pension Obligations

A glimpse into the state of unfunded pension obligations. —- —- Link The COVID-19 Crash and the Abandonment of the Pensioner – Research Affiliates Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
June 15, 2020

Top Podcasts of the Week

Today we have a must listen with GMO’s Jeremy Grantham, Bethany McLean on the difficulty in deciphering the difference between visionaries and fraudsters, why companies can deliver on both profits and purpose, life lessons from Naval Ravikant, and NBA Coach […]
June 12, 2020

Markets and Uncertain Times

Uncertainty, looking for better risk/reward trade-offs, and building portfolios prepared to handle a variety of outcomes, including market downside. —- —- Link Quarterly Letter 1Q 2020 – GMO Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
June 10, 2020

Trend Breaks

Learning from turning points, and focusing on a dynamic framework to enhance trend-following performance. —- —- Link Breaking Bad Trends – (Garg, Goulding, Harvey, Mazzoleni) Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
June 8, 2020

Top Podcasts of the Week

Today we have episodes on the story of SpaceX and a friend of Elon Musk on what makes him tick, a double dose of episodes on trend-following, and an episode on the future of the wealth management industry. Business The […]
June 7, 2020

WWI and Spanish Flu

Equity style perspective from the Spanish Flu pandemic. —- —- Link Equity Styles and the Spanish Flu – Baltussen, Van Vliet Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
June 6, 2020

Real Asset Portfolios

Various real asset portfolios and sensitivities in various environments. —- —- Link What’s In Your Real Asset Portfolio? – PGIM Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
June 3, 2020

Debunking Myths of Investing

A pre-coronavirus update from Laurence Siegel on his past piece, Debunking Nine Myths of Investing. —- —- Link Debunking Nine and a Half Myths of Investing – Siegel Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
June 1, 2020

Top Podcasts of the Week

Today we have as good of a business list as I’ve ever sent. We have must listens with Jim Leitner on the macro environment, Professor Ken French, and the founder of Duolingo. We also have episodes with the CEO of […]
May 29, 2020

Macro Thoughts and a Post-Pandemic World

Macro thoughts and some investment implications of the global pandemic. —- —- Link Global Macro Shifts – Navigating Uncertain Waters: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic World – Franklin Templeton Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
May 27, 2020

The Natural Resource Sector

GMO makes the case for natural resource companies. —- —- Link An Investment Only A Mother Could Love: The Tactical Case – GMO Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com