Tom Lydon Interviews Cambria Investment Management Meb Faber

U.S. stocks and equity-based exchange traded funds have enjoyed a phenomenal rally. Valuations, though, are beginning to look a little bubbly, and investors may be better off diversifying with international exposure.

ETF Trends’ Tom Lydon sat down with Mebane T. Faber, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Cambria Investment Management, to discuss potential headwinds and opportunities in the equities market.

“One of the biggest challenges for a longer term perspective is U.S. stocks aren’t cheap,” Faber said. “Across almost any valuation metric, they are expensive.”

“One of our favorite 10-year price/earnings is the Shiller CAPE ratio,” Faber added. “Historically, that’s around 17. It’s around 24 right now. If you look at the global landscape, most markets get into bubble territory in the high 20s.”