Starting off the week for The Daily Dive this week is David Barse, a returning guest and the founder and CEO of XOUT Capital. We start the interview off by discussing David’s recent Oscar win for the Summer of Soul Movie. The discussion then moves into the markets, addressing whether the Fed has the will to fight inflation, and whether they can avoid disorderly market conditions. Discussion then shifts to his evaluation methods, such as the impact of macro events like lockdowns on his analysis, and how he reads the oil markets in the current geopolitical climate. XOUT Capital is an index firm that focuses on identifying which firms not to own, or “XOUT” in an index. The firms flagship index is based on the top 500 companies in the US, with which the firm uses a proprietary formula to cut-out the bottom 250 names from this list to form an index. The index currently trades as an ETF through GraniteShares, referred to as the XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF under the ticker symbol “XOUT”.