Meb Faber: Would You Stick To Short-Term Bonds Or Hold Cash

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Meb Faber: Would You Stick To Short-Term Bonds Or Hold Cash

Would You Stick To Short-Term Bonds Or Hold Cash by Meb Faber

Guest: Episode #16 has no guest, but is co-hosted by Meb’s co-worker, Jeff Remsburg.

Date: 8/16/16

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Run-Time: 53:19

Topics:  Episode #16 is another “Listener Q&A” episode. With Jeff asking follow-ups, here are a few of the questions Meb tackles:

  • Given low bond yields, what asset would you suggest holding in a trend following strategy while in “cash”? Would you stick to short-term bonds, diversify with several bond funds, or actually hold cash?
  • I struggle with a way to screen for quality. I just listened to your podcast with Pete Mladina and he alluded to profitability as a factor. Have you done any work here?
  • Do you believe that the development of smart beta (momentum, value, low vol…) will kill the edge of these factors?
  • It’s difficult to distinguish signal from noise when evaluating different indicators, such as forward PE versus TTM PE. What suggestions do you have for evaluating the myriad indicators out there?
  • I just came into a lump sum of money. Is there any research on the best way to invest it into a pricey market? All at once? Average in? Buy on the pull-backs?
  • Should your primary residence count toward your asset allocation and portfolio?
  • What do you mean by rebalancing taxable accounts by cash flows?