Mebane Faber, CMT, CAIA

Mebane Faber, CMT, CAIA

Mebane Faber, who holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. At Cambria, he is the manager of Cambria’s Global Tactical ETF (GTAA), as well as private investment funds for accredited investors. Mr. Faber is also the co-founder of AlphaClone, an investing research website, a writer on his personal blog, and the co-author of The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets. 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. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Engineering Science and Biology. He holds the Series 3 and 66 licenses, and holds a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation in addition to his CMT.

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This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the MTA. We tend to ignore anniversary years unless they end in 0 or 5 but each year is important to the organization. Each of the past 42 years has presented the MTA with opportunities for growth along with occasional challenges that have to be met. The fact that we are now nearly 42 years old as an organization is a tribute to the volunteers who have led the MTA. Most of us rarely think about the leadership of the MTA. That fact indicates that they are doing an outstanding job because we tend to worry only about major problems. No major problems means no worries about the MTA. This month, I’d like to join Dave Keller, CMT, and Past President of the MTA in asking you to think about our organization’s leadership. In particular, as Dave notes, it’s time to nominate individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. Individuals in these positions will help set the pace for growth in the next 42 years. If you know of the right person to meet that responsibility, please nominate them. Getting the best people involved in the MTA has allowed most of us to ignore the problems that the Board solves effortlessly while keeping us on the right path. Please submit your recommendations to and help us to continue growing the MTA. Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, February 2015 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-february-2015 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:30:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:30:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 364411 [post_id] => 44447 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_0_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"1093";} ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 48038 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2009-06-15 12:00:01 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-06-15 16:00:01 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

Technicians have long been at the forefront of technology, and the MTA staff is demonstrating that our organization is on the leading edge of adding value to our membership through technology. At the May Symposium Tom Silveri highlighted several initiatives, such as making this newsletter electronic, that have already benefited members. The Educational Web Series has been very successful, arguably the most successful recent initiative. He also unveiled new efforts that are underway. This demonstrates that the MTA is a growing organization. With growth come challenges that the leadership has stepped up and admirably met. And, with growth also comes opportunity. This is our chance to stand up and meet the needs of the organization. All members have an opportunity to volunteer in support of the MTA. Less than forty years ago, the MTA consisted of a few dozen members, all living and working near New York. Now we have members in every state and more than 1,100 members from outside the United States. The electronic delivery of services shows how easy it would be to offer your own time to the MTA, no matter where you are located. Contact a Committee Chair, Board Member, or anyone at the office to learn how you can help the MTA. It might just be a way to further your professional knowledge and enhance your career. As always, please send your thoughts to With an electronic format, we can post all letters to the editor that we receive, edited only for professionalism. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, June 2009 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-june-2009 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-21 13:56:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-21 17:56:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 426253 [post_id] => 48038 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_8_contributor [meta_value] => a:3:{i:0;s:4:"1093";i:1;s:5:"48066";i:2;s:4:"7251";} ) )