August 20, 2018

Top Podcasts of the Week

Below are the top podcasts of the week! The Curious Investor- Active versus Passive Legendary investors Jack Bogle, Founder of Vanguard and Cliff Asness, founder of  AQR Capital Management weigh in on the active vs. passive debate, shed light on some […]
August 17, 2018

Death of the Public Company

Fun paper debunking the widely circulated idea of the “death of the public company”. Chart then download: —- —- Download PDF “Rumours of the Death of the American Public Company are Greatly Exaggerated” Website https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3225889 Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
August 15, 2018

Advisors, They’re Just Like US!

Advisors can often make the same bone-headed decisions for themselves that they do for clients.  Nice PPT from a presentation this spring… Quote then download: —- “Advisers encourage chasing returns, push for actively managed funds, and even actively push them […]
August 13, 2018

Top Podcasts of the Week

Below are the top podcasts of the week including a new section “Potpourri” for non-investment related shows… Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz: Leon Cooperman on Finding the Overlooked Investment The episode guest is Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors. Leon […]
August 11, 2018

Tax Incentive for Long-Term Investment

Nice summary on Opportunity Zones as the rules start to come into focus…. Straight to the download: Download Opportunity Zone Funds Offer New Tax Incentive for Long-Term Investment in Low-Income Communities Website skadden.com Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
August 7, 2018

Podcasts of the Week!

I forgot to send this Sunday, but below are the top podcasts from the past week…and don’t forget mine below the ratings…enjoy! 1.  Capital Allocators Ep. 62 Charley Ellis – Indexing and its Alternatives Summary The episode guest is Greenwich Associates […]
July 30, 2018

Podcasts of the Week!

My continued frustrations with the lack of podcast curation and reviews is big news for Idea Farm members…we just brought on a new hire to help listen to and rate about a dozen podcasts each week. We’re going to experiment […]
July 28, 2018

Guide Markets

I like the JP Morgan Guide to the Markets as much as anyone, but the very first chart qualifies for a chart crime in my opinion….S&P price based index with no dividends…but lots of good in there too… Charts then download… […]
July 23, 2018

Factbook

Great annual overview of the fund space… Charts then download… —- —– PDF Download ICI Factbook http://www.icifactbook.org/ Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
July 16, 2018

Mirae

I can’t recall if I emailed this KKR piece or not, so here’s a double issue.  Macro chartbooks from Mirae and KKR both… Charts then downloads… —- —– PDF Downloads Mirae KKR Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
July 13, 2018

International Currencies and Capital Allocation

This paper won the AQR Insight award.  We talk a lot about home country bias a lot in equities, and guess what, just as bad in bonds… No chart just download (there’s also a video)… Download International Currencies and Capital […]
July 11, 2018

A Better Lazy Market Cap….

Lots of basic improvements one can implement for market cap weights, including just being a little bit lazy…. Chart and download… —- —- Download Buy High Website https://www.cbinsights.com/research/team-blog/run-sell-company/ Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
July 9, 2018

Tudor on Tudor

Really fun interview with Paul Tudor Jones with Goldman Sachs.  Was going to embed the video but thought I’d just post the link… https://finance.yahoo.com/video/goldman-sachs-ceo-lloyd-blankfein-142726234.html Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
July 8, 2018

Global Valuation Updates!

Quarterly CAPE Ratio Updates!   Let’s go right to the stats! Median CAPE Ratio: 18 25% most expensive: 27 (U.S. in this bucket) 25% cheapest 13 Average of Foreign Developed 22 Average of Foreign Emerging 16 We’ve mentioned this note […]
July 7, 2018

Major OPPORTUNITY

One of the biggest potential tax breaks was passed last year but very few are aware of are these “Opportunity Funds”. Below are a few links to get you up to speed…if you have any other great resources let me […]