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Meb Faber

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Mebane Faber is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. Faber is the manager of Cambria's ETFs, separate accounts and private investment funds for accredited investors. He is a frequent speaker and writer on investment strategies and has been featured in Barron's, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.
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Galapagos
A Novel (Delta Fiction)
Kurt Vonnegut - Jan 12, 1999 (first published in 1985)
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Galápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human race. In this inimitable novel, America’s master sa...
Meb Faber
Feb 26, 2021
Mentioned this in a chat with my bud @ShermanShowPod yesterday, but worth sharing Galapagos by Vonnegut has arguably my favorite passage regarding financial markets ever. Lots of similarities with events of the past last year. (It's also a great book.)      source
How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market
Nicolas Darvas - Sep 08, 2011 (first published in 1960)
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2011 reprint of 1960 edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Hungarian by birth, Nicolas Darvas trained as an economist at the University of Budapest. Reluctant to remain in Hungary until either the Nazis or the Soviets took over, he fled at the age of 23 with a forged exit visa and fifty p...
Meb Faber
Feb 02, 2021
@susharma all time great book!      source
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How to Get Rich
One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets
Felix Dennis - May 26, 2009 (first published in 2008)
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Felix Dennis is an expert at proving people wrong. Starting as a college dropout with no family money, he created a publishing empire, founded Maxim magazine, made himself one of the richest people in the UK, and had a blast in the process.How to Get Rich is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isn't selling snake oil, invest...
Meb Faber
Feb 02, 2021
This book was a delight HT @awilkinson      source
Everything You Need To Know About Saving For Retirement
Ben Carlson - Nov 21, 2020
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When it comes to planning for retirement the majority of people are on their own. There’s no one to coach you or hold your hand to make sure you understand what you need to do, when you need to do it, or how to make wise decisions with your life savings. The goal of this book is to help remove some of the stress, confusion, and anguish involved in ...
Meb Faber
Dec 03, 2020
@CliffDann compliment. great book. most don't need to be 5,000 pages.      source
How I Invest My Money
Finance experts reveal how they save, spend, and invest
Joshua Brown - Nov 17, 2020
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The world of investing normally sees experts telling us the "right" way to manage our money. How often do these experts pull back the curtain and tell us how they invest their own money? Never. How I Invest My Money changes that. In this unprecedented collection, 25 financial experts share how they navigate markets with their own capital. In this h...
Meb Faber
Nov 23, 2020
"Life isn’t always consistent" Lovely book, but probably not for the reasons you'd expect. via @ReformedBroker & @brianportnoy et al.      source
Americana
A 400-Year History of American Capitalism
Bhu Srinivasan - Dec 04, 2018
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An absorbing and original narrative history of American capitalism NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE ECONOMIST From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of ...
Meb Faber
Nov 09, 2020
Recently enjoyed reading Americana by @bhu_srinivasan ... Any other favorite books on economic history? Three more favorites: Birth of Plenty/Splendid Exchange by Bernstein Empire of Wealth by Gordon Ascent of Money by Ferguson      source
The Birth of Plenty
How the Prosperity of the Modern World was Created
William Bernstein - Jul 12, 2010
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Compact and immensely readable . . . a tour de force. Prepare to be amazed. John C. Bogle, Founder and Former CEO, The Vanguard Group Vital a cogent, timely journey through the economic history of the modern world. Publishers WeeklyIn The Birth of Plenty, William Bernstein, the bestselling author of The Four Pillars of Investing, presents his prov...
Meb Faber
Nov 09, 2020
Recently enjoyed reading Americana by @bhu_srinivasan ... Any other favorite books on economic history? Three more favorites: Birth of Plenty/Splendid Exchange by Bernstein Empire of Wealth by Gordon Ascent of Money by Ferguson      source
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The Ascent of Money
A Financial History of the World
Niall Ferguson - Oct 26, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go ?roundNiall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What?s more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential ba...
Meb Faber
Nov 09, 2020
Recently enjoyed reading Americana by @bhu_srinivasan ... Any other favorite books on economic history? Three more favorites: Birth of Plenty/Splendid Exchange by Bernstein Empire of Wealth by Gordon Ascent of Money by Ferguson      source
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A Splendid Exchange
How Trade Shaped the World
William J. Bernstein - May 06, 2009
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Acclaimed by readers and critics around the globe, A Splendid Exchange is a sweeping narrative history of world trade--from Mesopotamia in 3000 B.C. to the firestorm over globalization today--that brilliantly explores trade's colorful and contentious past and provides new insights into its future....
Meb Faber
Nov 09, 2020
Recently enjoyed reading Americana by @bhu_srinivasan ... Any other favorite books on economic history? Three more favorites: Birth of Plenty/Splendid Exchange by Bernstein Empire of Wealth by Gordon Ascent of Money by Ferguson      source
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An Empire of Wealth
The Epic History of American Economic Power
John Steele Gordon - Oct 25, 2005
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Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their domination through force of arms and political power. But not the United States. America has dominated the world in a new, peaceful, and pervasive way -- through the continued creation of staggering wealth. In this authoritative, engrossing history, J...
Meb Faber
Nov 09, 2020
Recently enjoyed reading Americana by @bhu_srinivasan ... Any other favorite books on economic history? Three more favorites: Birth of Plenty/Splendid Exchange by Bernstein Empire of Wealth by Gordon Ascent of Money by Ferguson      source
Angel
How to Invest in Technology Startups--Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000
Jason Calacanis - Jul 18, 2017
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One of Silicon Valley’s most successful angel investors shares his rules for investing in startups.There are two ways to make money in startups: create something valuable—or invest in the people that are creating valuable things.Over the past twenty-five years, Jason Calacanis has made a fortune investing in creators, spotting and helping build and...
Meb Faber
Jun 26, 2020
@ekhornung @tylertringas @earnestcapital @TR401 @Jason book is great      source
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The Overtaxed Investor by Phil DeMuth