July 16, 2018


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 1, 2018

Avoiding Losers

This paper is a few years old but from a shop that is new to me, Greenline Partners.  Their other pieces are worth perusing as well. Today tackles a topic we chat about lots on the podcast…many strategies, like value, […]
June 17, 2018

Low Unemployment, Good or Bad for Stocks?

No download, just a great chart from Leuthold Group… Chart: —- —- Website http://www.leutholdgroup.com/ Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
April 22, 2018

A Better P/B

There’s been a lot in the literature about how P/B has lost its mojo.  Here’s OSAM on how to potentially fix that… Graph and download: —- —- Downloads Negative Equity, Veiled Value, and the Erosion of Price-to-Book Website http://www.osam.com/Commentary/BlogPost?BlogId=44 Good […]
March 23, 2018

PE Report

Lots of noise about how LBOs are getting pricey…full report on the PE landscape from Bain. Pic then download: —- —- Downloads GLOBAL PRIVATE EQUITY REPORT 2018 Website www.bain.com Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
March 20, 2018


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 2, 2018


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 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


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 2, 2018

#1 Chart

Y’all know Leuthold’s Green Book is probably my favorite monthly publication.  Occasionally I plead and they let me share some other their great research. (You can check out a really fun pod with Doug Ramsey here) Below is a nomination for […]
February 1, 2018

Permanent Capital

Fun read from Brent Beshore on a new model for private equity. You should also listen to his podcast with Patrick O’Sha. Straight to download: Download Annual Letter Link https://www.adventur.es/ Good investing, Meb Faber theideafarm.com
January 4, 2018

Downloadable CAPE ratios

Really cool new resource from Barclays that lets you visualize, and download(!) CAPE ratios for a handful of countries and regions. If I were you I’d download soon as these online modules have a way of disappearing…. Chart and link: […]