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2013-01-11 00:00:00 The Margin Debate by Mebane Faber of World Beta
One of the more interesting debates regarding stock valuations is the state of profit margins. One one side you have Hussman and GMO lining up, and on the other Jeremy Siegel and Redleaf. Im on the side of the former, and this is one of the reasons we have moved the majority of our equity allocations to foreign markets (valuations being another).
2012-11-16 00:00:00 The End of a Trend? by Mebane Faber of World Beta
Investment styles go through cycles of performance. I was chatting with a friend the other day about the relative underperformance of trendfollowing funds the past few years, and remarked that we'll know we are near a bottom when some CTAs start going out of business. I was bummed to see the news the other day that John Henry's funds are closing shop. (JWH was one of the pioneers in the field, although I don't think he has been that involved for quite some time.)
2009-05-19 00:00:00 David Swensen's Ascent by Mebane Faber (Article)
Mebane Faber provides an excerpt from his new book, The Ivy Portfolio, on the ascent of David Swensen and the development of the tools employed to manage Yale's endowment. Faber shows the data Swensen used to determine Yale's aggressive allocation to alternative asset classes.