I Disagree – Meb Faber Analysis

What funding perception do you maintain that the overwhelming majority of your friends (75%+) don’t share?

In 2019, I made a decision to start out publicly answering the query above and including to it over time. You’ll be able to try all the thread here, however my latest podcast with Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson touched on the identical matter so at their ‘nudging,’ I’m sharing all the listing beneath too.

Apologies for offending anybody upfront!

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1. Investing based mostly on dividend yield alone is a tax-inefficient and nonsensical funding technique.

See our previous guide, Shareholder Yield: A Higher Strategy to Dividend Investing, for more information, free obtain right here.

2. The Federal Reserve has completed a very good job.

I publicly say on a regular basis that they need to simply peg the Fed Fund Price to the 2-year, and my good friend Tom McClellan has a very good chart illustrating this view…


3. Development following methods deserve a significant allocation to most portfolios.

Now we have most likely the best pattern allocation of any RIA that I do know with our Trinity fashions, the default allocation is half!

4. A primary low price world market portfolio of ETFs will outperform the overwhelming majority of establishments over time.

See our previous GAA guide for more information, free obtain right here.

5. US buyers ought to be allocating a minimal of fifty% of their inventory allocation to non-US nations.

Take a look at our publish “The Case for World Investing” for more information.

6. 13F replication is a greater strategy to investing in most long-term hedge funds than investing within the hedge funds themselves.

Make investments with the Home free guide obtain right here.

7. So long as you will have a number of the primary substances (world shares, bonds, actual belongings) your asset allocation doesn’t actually matter. What does matter is charges and taxes.

See our previous GAA guide for more information, free obtain right here. Plus, right here’s an previous Twitter thread on the subject.

8. A easy quant display screen on public shares will outperform most personal fairness funds.

Be taught extra about this by listening to my previous podcast episodes with Dan Rasmussen & Jeff Hooke.

9. An inexpensive time-frame to guage a supervisor or technique is 10, possibly 20 years.

We wrote a paper on this matter, you may learn it right here.

10. I don’t really feel like I’ve to have an opinion on Telsa inventory.

Though I’ve shared my opinion with Elon on different matters earlier than (learn here)

11. A passive index just isn’t the identical factor as a market cap index (anymore).


12. Monetary advisors and asset managers are 4x leveraged the inventory market, and will/ought to hedge that publicity….and even personal no US shares!

Learn our longer publish on the subject right here.

13. Most endowments and pensions can be higher off firing their workers and shifting to a scientific portfolio of ETFs.

You needed to know I wrote a weblog publish about this, proper? CalPERS lastly informed me they received’t rent me to do that. I attempted…


14. Everybody likes to complain about manipulation, THE FED, r/wsb, yadda yadda… Markets are functioning as they all the time have. Which is, usually. Brief squeeze? Yawn, been happening endlessly. 

Jamie Catherwood had an important post on the historical past of quick squeezes. 

15. Excessive inventory market valuations should not justified by low rates of interest.

Learn my publish about this from January 2021 right here. 

16. A worldwide diversified portfolio of belongings is *much less dangerous* than placing your secure cash in brief time period bonds or payments.

This is without doubt one of the matters coated in The Keep Wealthy Portfolio publish. 


17. The CAPE Ratio is a helpful indicator and issue.

Right here’s my FAQ with the whole lot you want to know in regards to the CAPE Ratio. 

18. It doesn’t have an effect on your funding final result for those who personal US shares. You possibly can personal 0% and do exactly high-quality.

Right here’s my tweet about this with the chart beneath. 


19. A portfolio of sovereign bonds weighted by yield is superior to at least one weighted by market cap and complete debt issuance.

Learn our white paper on this right here. 

… to be continued …

Am I overestimating how a lot I disagree with others? What are beliefs you disagree along with your friends on? Be happy to answer to the unique thread here