March 20, 2018

Podcast

Not being able to rate and sort great podcasts is still driving me crazy, and until we can solve it I’m still plowing through with brute force.  If anyone has a great solution let me know… Here’s a great one […]
March 19, 2018

Is 5% Real?

Vanguard asks if 5% is a reasonable real return target…some nice charts in here: Pic then download: —- —- Download  Is 5% the right return target for institutional investors? Website https://www.vanguard.com/ Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
March 6, 2018

Negative Fees

Here’s an area most people know very little about…securities lending in ETFs. Pic then download: —- —- Download ETF Lending Summary Link http://www.etf.com/sections/features-and-news/securities-lending-good-etf-investors?nopaging=1 Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
March 2, 2018

EEM

I’m a total broken record here, but plenty of room for emerging to keep ripping…. Pic then download: —- —- Download A New Dawn Link https://www.barings.com/ Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
February 28, 2018

When You Assume…

Asset class assumptions from the top 10 consultants.  I also included a Global Pension Overview that isn’t really actionable but sorta just interesting… Pic then download: —- —- Download Assumptiosns Global Pension Summary Link https://www.evestment.com/ https://www.willistowerswatson.com/ Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
February 24, 2018

Obligatory Buffett Letter

Is it me or does he sound bearish? PS I’m not sure why people can’t figure out what the 5 FOFs are, should take about an hour of digging in a FOF database to uncover the A… Pic then download: […]
February 23, 2018

Hello Dr.

Spend less, save more…blech… Nice overview from Vanguard on their outlook…. Pic then download: —- Download Vanguard Outlook Link https://t.co/X46Wduf4jn https://institutional.vanguard.com Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
February 22, 2018

#1 Read of the Year

The CSFB GIRY is always my favorite read of the year (you should read all the archive years if you have not yet). They started only publishing a Summary and Slide Deck beginning in 2017, so if you see the […]
February 21, 2018

Top Stocks for 2018

I used to love attending the stockpicking charity events like Sohn, but my problem as a quant is that all of the ideas sound great to me.  Maybe I’m just an optimist, but here is a really fund PDF from […]
February 21, 2018

PE

Many of you heard the podcast we did with Dan on replicating private equity with listed stocks. Here he is with a written summary piece you may like. Pic then download: —- Download Private Equity:  Overvalued and Overrated?  Link https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2018/02/private-equity-overvalued-overrated/ http://verdadcap.com/management/ […]
February 20, 2018

TAIL ETF FAQ

Recent market jitters have you thinking about ways to protect your portfolio? We just put together a brief “frequently-asked-questions” document about our Tail Risk ETF, TAIL. If you’re one of the many readers who’ve been requesting more information about the fund since […]
February 19, 2018

Hiring Stalin

We did an article a couple years ago that was a riff on the magazine articles “Celebrities, They’re Just Like Us!” featured in the grocery store check out lines.  We referenced how institutions often make the same stupid hiring and […]
February 15, 2018

A Five-Minute Read I Strongly Encourage

If you’re invested in dividend mutual funds or ETFs, you should read the update below. Love it or loathe it, it’s worth your time to consider it. “Think Income and Growth Don’t Exist in this Market? Think Again.” Regards, Meb
February 14, 2018

Testy

A valuation CAPE ratio related piece below but first some housekeeping….If you’re a fan of The Idea Farm, we’re requesting your help. We’re looking for testimonials from subscribers who believe the Farm is as valuable as we do. With your […]
February 8, 2018

What Other Industries Can Teach Us About Investing

Morgan gave a recent speech at the MicroCap Summit, and they were nice enough to share the video online. Morgan is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and generously shares some great tidbits on Twitter too, worth a follow… I’ll […]