#168 - Brian Livingston - What’s True Is That We Have To Adapt To Modern Markets

65 minutes

In episode 168 we welcome Brian Livingston. Brian discusses his background and eventual transition into the world of investing out of a need to invest the money he had from the proceeds of selling his email newsletter.

Meb then asks Brian to get into what made sense to him when he started to look at investment opportunities. Brian discusses the benefit tilting portfolios to the momentum factor.

The pair then gets into the psychological difficulty of investing. Brian then goes on to talk about behavioral pain points, the evidence that people tend to liquidate after experiencing 20% downturns, and what people can do to improve the chances of avoiding pain points. He goes on to explain the mechanics of his process and “Muscular Portfolios.”

Next, Meb and Brian get into the issues of investors looking different than the “market.” Brian talks about the disruption it causes households and savers, and what he suggests people do to be successful.

As the conversation winds down, Brian and Meb discuss the context of one of Brian’s recent columns on the investment costs reflected in the bid/ask spread, as well as taxes and investing.

All this and more in episode 168, including thoughts on chasing performance, and Brian’s most memorable investment.

More episodes from The Meb Faber Show

#426 – The Best of 1H22 – Zeihan, Grantham, Zelman, Bloomstran, Ilmanen, Arnold, Baker, Grice, Valiante & Ariely

Today we’re looking back at some of our most popular episode in the first half of 2022 covering a range of topics with some amazing guests. I know …

#425 – Dan Ariely, Irrational Capital – Investing in Human Capital

Today’s guest is Dan Ariely, a Founding Partner of Irrational Capital, leading behavioral economist, and author of six books. Dan’s Ted Talks have been viewed over 10 million times.

In …

#423 – Mebisode – Shareholder Yield: Does it Work Within Sectors and Industries?

In this Mebisode, Meb reads his post from January 2022, which looks to see if a shareholder yield strategy works within different sectors. To read …

#422 – Best Idea Show – Doron Junger, Sanvia Capital – US Biotech

Today’s guest is Doron Junger, founder and Portfolio Manager for Sanvia Capital, a biotech investment firm, which originally started as a Millennium …

#421 – Jeff Weniger, WisdomTree – Market Update: Inflation, FAANG 2.0 & Signs of A Bear Market Low

Today’s guest is Jeff Weniger, the Head of Equity Strategy at WisdomTree. 

In today’s episode, we’re talking about everything going on in the market and economy. We touch on inflation and …

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to #125 - Tom Barton - The Biggest Problem Investors Have is Things Change...and They Don't Change
1:24:56
Start listening to #125 - Tom Barton - The Biggest Problem Investors Have is Things Change...and They Don't Change
1:24:56