Hello fellow hive members 🐝, @Nick Correa and I are back at it again, probably with the best edition of "The Breakdown" we've ever done. We explore the treasure trove that is @Jason Buck's interview with Meb Faber of Cambria Investments, and define what "tail risk" is, its uses, and how various assets such as bonds, gold, real estate, and foreign stocks perform during immense drawdowns of the S&P 500. We explore Meb's Tail Risk ETF ($TAIL) and break down how its various holdings help achieve its mandate of negative correlation with the S&P 500 with not too much "bleed" during normal times.

We had fun with this one and hope you do too! (charts below)


Link to the original interview:


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Performance of various assets during 10 worst months for the S&P 500 (source:https://www.cambriainvestments.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/TAIL-Final-10.03.17-B.pdf, page 11):

$TAIL holdings:

$TAIL performance (note how it shoots up during times of stress for the S&P 500, such as March 2020):


A "bonus" chart about how buying at all-time highs is not actually the worst strategy (source: https://mebfaber.com/2019/11/04/is-buying-stocks-at-an-all-time-high-a-good-idea/):