The Meb Faber Show
The Meb Faber Show
Jan 13, 2021
#279 – Kevin Davitt, John Hiatt, Cboe - Relative To The Overall Portfolio, Small Allocations To Tail Risk Ideas Can Have An Outsized Impact
Play • 1 hr 7 min

In episode 279, we welcome our guests, Kevin Davitt and John Hiatt, both of whom work for the Cboe as the Senior Options Institute Instructor and VP of Derivatives Strategy, respectively.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about options, the VIX, and tail risk strategies. 2020 saw elevated volatility and record levels of option volume, and Kevin and John give us their perspective on this activity. We start with some basics of the VIX, how investors use and misuse it, and what the VIX says about the market over time. Then we get into tail risk strategies. We cover how investors should implement them, how to evaluate their success, and how these strategies can have an outsized impact on your portfolio.

As we wind down, Kevin and John discuss ways to implement these types of strategies in a portfolio and best practices to communicate these strategies with your clients.

Please enjoy this episode with Cboe’s Kevin Davitt and John Hiatt.

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The Derivative
The Derivative
RCM Alternatives
The VOLvengers: Wayne Himelsein (Iron Man) & Mike Green (Captain America)
We’re bringing out the cake & ice cream for this pod because it’s The Derivative’s 1 year anniversary! If you’ve been with us since the beginning – you may fondly remember our inaugural episode The Human Behind The Hedge Fund with Wayne Himelsein. So, in today’s episode, we brought back Wayne, President and Chief Investment Officer at Logica Capital Advisers, and as a special anniversary bonus – his business partner Michael Green, Chief Strategist at Logica.  We’re talking with Mike and Wayne about running a hedge fund and helping clients through the trials and tribulations of 2020, the “two star” problem, Twitter fitting into the business model, straddling volatile calls, inception of the Iron Man (Wayne) and Captain America (Mike)partnership, dynamic of the macro overlay logic, value vs momentum, staying power of the Wall Street Bets model, COVID due diligence, and failure not being part of the Logica vocabulary. Chapters: 00:00-02:25 = Intro 02:26-22:44 = One Year Anniversary! 22:45-39:35 = Value vs Momentum – when the system needs to breathe / Noise Traders 39:36-50:45 = The Tony Stark/ Captain America Dynamic  50:46-58:58 = The Two-Star Problem 58:59-01:09:05 = Hard-Hitting Tweets 01:09:06-01:21:04 = Favorites Follow along with Mike (@profplum99)and Wayne (@WayneHimelsein) on Twitter and check out the Logica Capital Advisers website. Check out our past episode with Wayne here; and our past episode with Mike here.  And last but not least, don't forget to subscribe to The Derivative, and follow us on Twitter, or LinkedIn, and Facebook, and sign-up for our blog digest. Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, business, or tax advice. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives, their affiliates, or companies featured. Due to industry regulations, participants on this podcast are instructed not to make specific trade recommendations, nor reference past or potential profits. And listeners are reminded that managed futures, commodity trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. For more information, visit www.rcmalternatives.com/disclaimer
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The Contrarian Investor Podcast
The Contrarian Investor Podcast
Nathaniel E. Baker
Contrarian Stock Picks in Health Care, Tech, Travel
This episode is brought to you by Merk Research. Visit this link to take advantage of the offer presented on the podcast. To listen without ads or announcements, become a premium subscriber, which gets you access to a host of other benefits, including (but not limited to) the new Daily Contrarian podcast, released every market day morning around 7:00 a.m. eastern time. "Ze Contrarian," a well-known and well-followed fintwit investor (Twitter handle: @ZeContrarian7) joins the podcast to discuss his investment philosophy and provide several stock picks for listeners. A few segments of this episode contain adult language. Listener discretion is advised. Content Segments (Spotify users can click on the timestamp to link to the segment directly) * Investment philosophy and view of the markets: it's a brave new world with promoters on social media and elsewhere moving stocks (3:00); * Where are the opportunities right now? Things move quickly, but biotechnology and companies that are part of the "great reopening" are two fertile areas (9:17); * First idea: Odonate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ODT) (15:33); * Second idea: MediWound (NASDAQ: MDWD) (18:41); * Third idea: Farfetch (NYSE: FTCH) (23:33); * Fourth idea: Hostelworld Group (PINK: HSWLF). "There's no better example for a contrarian investment than this stock." (28:17); * Brief discussion of hostels, where the host unwittingly reveals just how much of a boomer he really is (34:56); * Background on the guest (45:26) * The contrarian indicator that allowed him to get out of the market ahead of the COVID meltdown last February (50:55); * How does he find opportunities? It's all about building a network (54:37); * How to produce income? BDCs, or business development companies. Current favorite: Golub Capital (NASDAQ: GBDC) (59:32); * The coming boom in long-term travel and remote work and why it bodes well for the hotel industry (1:05:46); * The potential of Mexico (1:08:19). Additional Material * Hostelworld investment thesis via Twitter; Not intended as investment advice.
1 hr 14 min
Alpha Trader
Alpha Trader
Seeking Alpha
Digital transformation comes to energy, autos, and currency - Jon Markman and Greg King join Alpha Trader (Podcast)
This week’s Alpha Trader podcast features hosts Aaron Task and Stephen Alpher speaking with Jon Markman, president and founder of Markman Capital, and Greg King, CEO and founder of Osprey Funds. Markman (who previously appeared on Alpha Trader in October) continues to believe the Fed ignited what’s going to be a decade-long bull run in stocks with their actions in response to the Covid crisis last year. With the Fed continuing to provide plenty of liquidity to the system, he’s targeting 92K for the Dow (DJI) in the next decade, and 34K on the Nasdaq (COMP). Turning to individual names/sectors, Markman is still spying the opportunity in digital transformation, but this time with a twist - it’s old-school energy and auto companies whose business models are changing from nuts and bolts to 0s and 1s. Shareholders of names like Schlumberger (SLB), Baker Hughes (BKR), General Motors (GM), Ford (F), and Volkswagen ([[VLKAF]], [[VWAGY]]) are set to benefit in a big way. And the massive investment the auto players are making into EVs means a re-rating not just for them, but suppliers like Magna International (MGA), NXP Semiconductor (NXPI), and Analog Devices (ADI). Markman’s got plenty more digital transformation ideas, including a speculative play on cryptocurrencies, and that’s VPC Impact Acquisition (VIH), a SPAC that earlier this year inked a deal to take digital asset marketplace Bakkt Holdings public. Next up is Greg King, whose Osprey Bitcoin Trust (OBTC) recently launched as a lower-cost competitor to the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC). A longtime investor in bitcoin (BTC-USD), King isn’t put off by the wild volatility (including a plunge from $53K to $49K right about the time we were speaking). He notes that whenever bitcoin pierces a previous all-time high (as it did late last year by finally climbing past $20K), the average subsequent return is 900% - this bull move has plenty more to run. “Not your key, not your coins,” is something the hodlers like to say, but King says we all have limitations - not everyone is in a position to start up an account with an online exchange and possibly even custody their own bitcoin. A trust such as Osprey offers a fee of just 0.49%, is something that can be purchased inside an existing brokerage or retirement account, and safety isn’t an issue as all the Trust’s coins are held in custody by Fidelity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
54 min
Stansberry Investor Hour
Stansberry Investor Hour
Stansberry Research
Event-Driven Investing
Well, the market proved Dan right yet again. ARK Investment Management, CEO Cathie Wood, and their ETFs lost three out of their 60 billion last week -- Dan knew from ARK’s ballistics charts that the stock seemed to be topping out. While he applauds Cathie and her company for getting into the disruptive tech game in 2014, he knows that Tesla and Bitcoin (part of ARK’s ETF bundle) remain hot stocks that are way ahead of themselves -- and too easily swayed by an Elon Musk tweet. Everyone wants to be in the market right now, but when stocks top out like this, Dan likens it to people contentedly queuing up for a Broadway show, only to be slaughtered once they get inside. Or, in other terms, be cautious right now, investors. Dan’s guest this week is Yoav Sharon, a portfolio manager for the Driehaus Capital Management, in charge of investment research and securities selection. He boasts 16 years of industry experience and has been a senior member of Driehaus’ investment team for eight years. Event-driven investment strategy is a topic Dan has never covered before on the show, so Yoav breaks it down for us: it’s a niche part of the market that takes advantage of company-specific catalysts. The following events would qualify: mergers and acquisitions, arbitrage, corporate restructuring, and complex business models like healthcare. Yoav’s fund sees and seizes these moments, explaining that event-driven investing only goes to where the opportunity lies. This strategy provides a limited correlation to broader markets, less volatility, better performance, and capital preservation during drawdown periods. Yoav also reveals the critical markers to determine whether market events are worthwhile and shares a bevy of other alternative investing tips. Listen to their conversation and much more on this week’s episode. Your podcast host, Dan Ferris, recently went on-record saying: “If I had to put ALL my money in 1 stock – This Would be It.” Get the Full Story Here: https://orders.stansberryresearch.com/?cid=MKT519574&eid=MKT523099&encryptedSnaid=&snaid=&step=start Also, check out a new episode of Stansberry’s podcast where politics and economics meet, American Consequences with Trish Regan.
1 hr 8 min
Top Traders Unplugged
Top Traders Unplugged
Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
128 Systematic Investor Series ft Jerry Parker – February 22nd, 2021
Jerry Parker returns today to discuss how Trend Following is perfectly suited for both inflationary and deflationary environments, why investors tend to underperform the S&P500 index, how to look at open trade risk & current equity curve, the perils of designing the ‘perfect’ trading system with all the bells & whistles, whether or not it’s a good idea to tighten stop-losses on profitable trades that have risen sharply, why financial media tends to dramatise the impact CTAs have on the markets, and why Trend Following on Bitcoin may be a better option than buy & hold. Check out our interview with Turtle Trading legends Richard Dennis & Jerry Parker here. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE 👀 - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions to info@toptradersunplugged.com Follow Niels & Jerry on Twitter: @TopTradersLive  & @RJParkerJr09 And please share this episode with a like-minded friend and leave an honest rating & review on iTunes so more people can discover the podcast. Top Traders Unplugged wins award for ‘Best Trading Podcast’ and features among the ‘Top 20 Best Investing Podcasts in 2020’ by The Investors Podcast 🏆 Episode Summary 0:00 - Intro 1:28 - Macro recap from Niels 3:30 - Weekly review of returns 30:49 - Questions from Antonio: What was Bill & Richard’s performance like before they started the Turtle Trader program?  What was Chesapeake’s performance like up until Salem Trading was taken under their wing? What has Trend Following performance been like in the 10 years before 2020? Did Richard Dennis want his Turtles to come up with new ideas? Why did famous Trend Followers stop Trend Following in the 1990s? 59:43 - Q1; Mohjeet: Can you ask Jerry what risk-per-trade he recommends? 1:02:36 - Q2; Peter: Has Jerry ever considered running a new ‘Turtle Trading’ experiment? 1:13:25 - Performance recap 1:14:24 - Recommended listening or reading this week: Dr Andrew Huberman on the Lewis Howes Podcast  Subscribe on:
1 hr 18 min
The Acquirers Podcast
The Acquirers Podcast
Tobias Carlisle
Value: After Hours S03 E7 HELA cells, Energy, Inflation and Morality in Investing
Value: After Hours is a podcast about value investing, Fintwit, and all things finance and investment by investors Tobias Carlisle, Bill Brewster and Jake Taylor. See our latest episodes at https://acquirersmultiple.com/  Jake's offer: http://farnam-street.com/vah Donate to the FinTwit Value vs Growth War here (it's for a good cause--The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention): https://www.gofundme.com/f/fintwit-war-value-vs-growth About Jake: Jake is a partner at Farnam Street. Jake's website: http://farnam-street.com/vah Jake's podcast: https://twitter.com/5_GQs Jake's Twitter: https://twitter.com/farnamjake1 Jake's book: The Rebel Allocator https://amzn.to/2sgip3l About Bill: Bill runs Sullimar Capital Group, a family investment firm. Bill's website: https://sullimarcapital.group/ Bill's Twitter: @BillBrewsterSCG ABOUT THE PODCAST Hi, I'm Tobias Carlisle. I launched The Acquirers Podcast to discuss the process of finding undervalued stocks, deep value investing, hedge funds, activism, buyouts, and special situations. We uncover the tactics and strategies for finding good investments, managing risk, dealing with bad luck, and maximizing success. SEE LATEST EPISODES https://acquirersmultiple.com/podcast/ SEE OUR FREE DEEP VALUE STOCK SCREENER https://acquirersmultiple.com/screener/ FOLLOW TOBIAS Website: https://acquirersmultiple.com/ Firm: https://acquirersfunds.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Greenbackd LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tobycarlisle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tobiascarlisle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tobias_carlisle ABOUT TOBIAS CARLISLE Tobias Carlisle is the founder of The Acquirer’s Multiple®, and Acquirers Funds®. He is best known as the author of the #1 new release in Amazon’s Business and Finance The Acquirer’s Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market, the Amazon best-sellers Deep Value: Why Activists Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations (2014) (https://amzn.to/2VwvAGF), Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors (2012) (https://amzn.to/2SDDxrN), and Concentrated Investing: Strategies of the World’s Greatest Concentrated Value Investors (2016) (https://amzn.to/2SEEjVn). He has extensive experience in investment management, business valuation, public company corporate governance, and corporate law. Prior to founding the forerunner to Acquirers Funds in 2010, Tobias was an analyst at an activist hedge fund, general counsel of a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, and a corporate advisory lawyer. As a lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions he has advised on transactions across a variety of industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Singapore, Bermuda, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Guam.
1 hr 3 min
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