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Consuelo Mack has a long and distinguished career in business journalism. In 2005 she struck out on her own to launch her dream program, a weekly half-hour program on public television devoted to helping Americans build and protect their wealth over the long-term. Now in its eighteenth season, CONSUELO MACK WEALTHTRACK has been dubbed the “Cramer Antidote” by the press and Money Magazine named Mack “The Best Money TV Host.” WEALTHTRACK is the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing in all of the investments people care about. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

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Consuelo Mack has a long and distinguished career in business journalism. In 2005 she struck out on her own to launch her dream program, a weekly half-hour program on public television devoted to helping Americans build and protect their wealth over the long-term. Now in its eighteenth season, CONSUELO MACK WEALTHTRACK has been dubbed the “Cramer Antidote” by the press and Money Magazine named Mack “The Best Money TV Host.” WEALTHTRACK is the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing in all of the investments people care about. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

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English

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Episodes

Portfolio Housecleaning

2/10/2024
Part 2 of 2 How to streamline your retirement planning by decluttering and consolidating accounts with Morningstar’s retirement guru, Christine Benz. WEALTHTRACK episode 2033 was originally broadcast on February 09,2024. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:26:02

Tax-Efficient Investing: Optimizing Asset Location with Higher-Yielding Assets

2/3/2024
We speak with Christine Benz, Morningstar's personal finance guru, about the significant impact of higher yields on retirement planning. Benz discusses the potential benefits of adding a basic fixed immediate annuity to retirement plans, the importance of asset location for higher-yielding assets, and the advantages of investing in defined maturity bond funds. She also shares insights on the iShares I bond Term TIPS ETFs and the implications of higher interest rates on portfolio returns. Don't miss this informative discussion on optimizing your retirement strategy. WEALTHTRACK Episode 2023 originally broadcast on Feburary 02, 2024 More Info: https://wealthtrack.com/the-huge-impact-of-higher-yields-on-retirement-planning-with-personal-finance-guru-christine-benz/ Get: Safe Retirement Withdrawal Strategies: https://www.morningstar.com/lp/the-state-of-retirement-income --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:25:48

Investing with Discipline: Seeking Opportunities in Challenging Markets

1/27/2024
We dive into the real risks facing the markets with global value investor Matthew McLennan. As markets climb a wall of worry, McLennan shares his insights on protecting yourself from inevitable declines and sticking to a disciplined investment approach. We explore the key concerns and opportunities in the financial landscape. Stay tuned for valuable insights from McLennan, Co-Head of the global value team at First Eagle Investments, discusses the multiple risks facing “complacent” markets and his strategies to navigate them. WEALTHTRACK Episode 2031 originally broadcast on January 26, 2023 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:25:56

Investment Strategies: Unveiling Major Themes for 2024 with Jason Trennert

1/20/2024
Join renowned financial thought leader and strategist Jason Trennert as he shares his major investment themes for 2024 in this episode of WEALTHTRACK. Gain insights into the current state of the economy and markets, and discover potential risks and opportunities that lie ahead. Trennert discusses the performance of giant tech stocks, the importance of portfolio rebalancing, and investment strategies for areas that have lagged behind. Explore the rise of populism and its impact on global markets. Don't miss this informative conversation! WEALTHTRACK Episode 2030 originally broadcast on January 19, 2024 More info: https://wealthtrack.com/leading-strategist-jason-trennert-identifies-major-investable-themes-for-2024/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:25:50

Asset Allocation Strategies: Building a Strong Investment Portfolio

1/13/2024
We have a fascinating discussion with Sebastien Page, Head of T Rowe Price's global multi-asset division, about the new regime we find ourselves in. But what exactly does this regime change mean? Well, for the first time in 40 years, we have seen a higher high in fed funds, marking the end of the era of near-zero interest rates. This shift has significant implications for portfolio construction and diversification strategies. In this interview, Sebastien Page shares his insights on how this new regime differs from previous periods and how it requires us to rethink traditional approaches to asset allocation. Join us as we explore the strategies and considerations for building and protecting your wealth in this changing financial landscape. WEALTHTRACK episode 2029 originally broadcast on January 12, 2024 More info: https://wealthtrack.com/a-new-market-era-requires-different-strategies-sebastien-page-describes-his-updated-approach/ The View from the Knife's Edge: A New Market Regime: https://www.troweprice.com/corporate/us/en/press/press-release-financial-services-review-the-view-from-the-knifes-edge-a-new-market-regime.html Bookshelf: Beyond Diversification: What Every Investor Needs to Know About Asset Allocation https://amzn.to/3U4a2mB --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:25:59

Investing in China: Financial Developments and Opportunities

12/22/2023
In this episode of WEALTHTRACK, we explore the topic of emerging markets and their current investment potential. Our guest, Andrew Foster, a renowned portfolio manager and founder of Seafarer Capital Partners, shares his insights on why emerging markets are no longer a growth story. Foster emphasizes that the investment case for emerging markets lies in individual companies rather than countries. He highlights the challenges faced by companies in China, such as government interference and encroachment on operations and governance. Foster also discusses his investment approach, focusing on income and value. Despite the changing landscape, he still finds China investable and continues to research and invest in the country. Overall, this episode provides valuable perspectives on the evolving dynamics of emerging markets and the importance of company-specific analysis in investment decisions. WEALTHTRACK Episode 2026 originally broadcast on December 22, 2023 More info: https://wealthtrack.com/andrew-foster-is-finding-undervalued-high-quality-market-leading-companies-in-emerging-markets/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:25:55

Finding Compelling Values: Insights from Star Portfolio Manager David Giroux

12/16/2023
David Giroux discusses the impact of AI on companies' cost structures and margins, highlighting the potential for increased productivity. Companies like Alphabet (Google) and their use of AI to make programmers more productive, leading to margin expansion. Giroux also discusses investment opportunities in sectors like utilities, healthcare, and industrials, emphasizing the importance of a longer time horizon for investment success. WEALTHTRACK # 2025 broadcast on December 15, 2023 More Info: https://wealthtrack.com/5-star-gold-medalist-portfolio-manager-david-giroux-discusses-contrarian-2024-strategies-and-ai/ Bookshelf: Thinking, Fast and Slow https://amzn.to/3NvHRbR --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:25:41

Cash Reserves & Cautious Predictions: Ed Hyman's Approach

12/9/2023
Annually, the anticipation for economist Ed Hyman's insights peaks as he's consistently ranked Wall Street's top economist for 43 years. Last year, he tracked the Federal Reserve's tightening policies, predicting a slowdown in inflation and warning of a potential recession if credit conditions tightened further. WEALTHTRACK episode 2024 broadcast on December 08, 2023 More Info: https://wealthtrack.com/wall-streets-longtime-1-economist-ed-hyman-shares-his-high-conviction-calls-for-2024/ Bookshelf: Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy https://amzn.to/48cxEsZ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:25:53

Recession Risk Analysis: Jeff Schultze's Perspective on the Economy [2023]

12/1/2023
Jeff Schultze, head of economic and market strategy at ClearBridge Investments, discusses the possibility of a recession and the current state of the economy. He shares insights on recession risk indicators, the consumer's financial health, the banking system, and the Federal Reserve's ability to respond. WEALTHTRACK Episode 2023, published on December 1, 2023 More Info: https://wealthtrack.com/strategist-jeff-schulze-explains-why-the-slowing-economy-can-coexist-with-a-rallying-stock-market/ ClearBridge’s Anatomy of a Recession Dashboard: https://www.clearbridgeinvestments.com.au/perspectives/anatomy-of-a-recession/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:15:49

High-Yield Bonds: Exploring Profitable Opportunities in Fixed Income

11/25/2023
Two leading municipal bond managers, Duane McAllister and Lyle Fitterer, who oversee Baird’s award-winning suite of municipal bond funds, including its 5-star, Silver-rated Baird Core Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund, present a compelling case for muni bonds. WEALTHTRACK Episode 2022, published on November 23, 2023 More Info: https://wealthtrack.com/the-highest-yields-in-nearly-20-years-make-a-compelling-case-for-municipal-bonds/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:28:33

Interest Rates and Market Speculation with Financial Historian James Grant

11/18/2023
Part 2 of 2 Financial thought leader and historian James Grant is marking the 40th anniversary of his influential Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a twice-monthly, self-described “independent, value-oriented and contrary-minded journal of the financial markets.” Grant shares his insights on a wide range of financial topics, including booms and busts, corporate finance, inflation, and the evolution of central banking. Grant also discusses his prescient analyses of the 2007-2009 credit crisis and offers warnings about the perils of cryptocurrencies and low-interest rates. He also unveils the one trait shared by successful investors, providing valuable insights for navigating the ever-changing financial landscape. WEALTHTRACK episode 2021 was originally broadcast on November 17, 2023, More Info: https://wealthtrack.com/financial-thought-leader-james-grant-shares-four-decades-of-investment-wisdom-and-insights/ Grant’s Interest Rate Observer: https://www.grantspub.com/ Bookshelf: The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself https://amzn.to/3QTCsh9 Money of the Mind: How the 1980s Got That Way https://amzn.to/47tIeev The Trouble With Prosperity: The Loss of Fear, the Rise of Speculation, and the Risk to American Savings https://amzn.to/3ugSwjR Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian https://amzn.to/47cX49S Inside the Yield Book: The Classic That Created the Science of Bond Analysis https://amzn.to/47lO3KY A History of Interest Rates, Fourth Edition https://amzn.to/3FR38J1 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:25:57

Bond Bear Market on the Horizon

11/17/2023
Part 1 of 2 James Grant, Founder and Editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, joins us to discuss the history of bond market cycles and why the dramatic rise in interest rates that began in March of last year might have ushered in a prolonged bear market in bonds. Grant argues that bond yields have trended in generation-length periods, with each cycle lasting at least 20 years. He believes that the bull market in bonds that began in the early 1980s has now come to an end, and that we are now embarking on a long-term period of rising interest rates. Grant's perspective is important because he has been warning of a bond bear market for many years. He has argued that the central banks' aggressive monetary stimulus policies have created a bubble in the bond market and that this bubble is now bursting. WEALTHTRACK episode 2020 originally broadcast on November 10, 2023 More info:https://wealthtrack.com/financial-thought-leader-james-grant-on-the-investment-ramifications-of-the-new-era-of-higher-interest-rates/ Bookshelf: The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself https://amzn.to/3QTCsh9 Money of the Mind: How the 1980s Got That Way https://amzn.to/47tIeev The Trouble With Prosperity: The Loss of Fear, the Rise of Speculation, and the Risk to American Savings https://amzn.to/3ugSwjR Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian https://amzn.to/47cX49S Inside the Yield Book: The Classic That Created the Science of Bond Analysis https://amzn.to/47lO3KY A History of Interest Rates, Fourth Edition https://amzn.to/3FR38J1 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:26:01

Value Investing: Lessons Learned

11/4/2023
Bruce Berkowitz is the founder and CEO of Fairholme Capital Management and a legendary value investor. In this exclusive interview, he talks about his deep value, contrarian approach, his current strategy, and the lessons he's learned over the years. Berkowitz's Fairholme Fund was once a top performer, returning better than 13% annualized returns in its first decade. But it has since lagged the market and become extremely volatile. Today, 82% of the fund is concentrated in one stock: The St. Joe Company, a Florida real estate developer and manager. Berkowitz reveals the highs and lows of his career and shares his insights on value investing, contrarian thinking, and the future of the markets. WEALTHTRACK #2019 originally broadcast on November 03, 2023 More info: https://wealthtrack.com/fairholme-funds-bruce-berkowitz-deep-value-contrarian-approach-thats-still-beating-the-market/ Bookshelf: Security Analysis: Principles and Techniquehttps://amzn.to/3sax7bH --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:26:03

Bond Market Update: Why Bonds Are Back

10/28/2023
In a world where stocks have been the go-to asset class for income and returns, bonds are making a comeback. That's the view of Mary Ellen Stanek, Co-Chief Investment Officer of Baird Advisors and President of the Baird Funds, who says that the Federal Reserve's aggressive rate hikes have made bonds more attractive to investors. Stanek argues that the rapid rise in interest rates has created opportunities in the fixed-income market, as bond yields have increased to their highest levels in years. This means that investors can now lock in higher yields for their money, which can provide a valuable source of income and diversification in a volatile market. In this interview, Stanek explains why she is convinced that bonds are back and why investors should consider adding them to their portfolios. She also discusses her investment strategy and how she selects bonds for her clients. WEALTHTRACK episode 2018, broadcast on October 27, 2023 Learn More: https://wealthtrack.com/star-bond-fund-manager-mary-ellen-stanek-on-the-compelling-case-for-bonds-even-over-stocks/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:25:51

China's Economic Challenges: Impact on Global Economies and Markets

10/13/2023
The political, demographic, and policy headwinds causing China’s economy to slow and possibly unravel with serious repercussions for the world’s economies and markets. WEALTHTRACK Episode 2016, published on October 12, 2023 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:30:28

Portfolio Lessons: Navigating Market Cycles

9/16/2023
Part 2 of 2 Our rare interview with legendary investor Steven Romick, Co-Portfolio Manager of the FPA Crescent Fund which he founded 30 years ago. Morningstar gives the gold-rated fund high marks for its focus on capital preservation and strong stewardship. Since 1993, Crescent has generated equity-like returns with less risk than the overall market. Its nearly 10% annualized returns match the S&P 500 but with significantly less decline during downturns and faster recovery. Earlier this year, Romick delivered the keynote at Morningstar's investment conference, reflecting on his 30 years of successful investing across multiple cycles. We asked Romick to share insights and lessons learned navigating major crises like the tech bubble, financial crisis, COVID crash, and 2022's meltdown. Interestingly, he believes Crescent has survived by "first considering what can go wrong." Hear Romick's wisdom on defensive investing, managing risk, contrarian thinking, and preparing for an uncertain future. A rare chance to learn from a legendary investor. WEALTHTRACK Episode 2012 broadcast on September 15, 2023 More Info: https://wealthtrack.com/fpa-crescent-funds-steven-romick-shares-30-years-of-investment-lessons/ Bookshelf: Security Analysis, Seventh Edition: Principles and Technique https://amzn.to/3szbiSH --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:26:17

Rising Interest Rates: How to Realign Your Portfolio

9/9/2023
Is the 60/40 Portfolio Is Obsolete? The traditional 60/40 portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds has been a staple of investment advice for decades. But in 2022, it failed to deliver the goods, declining about 16%. Mark Cortazzo says that the rapid rise in interest rates has caused a "massive change" in fixed-income returns. This means that traditional safe assets are back, and it's time to reset portfolios. Cortazzo is a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor with the Wealth Enhancement Group. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry and has been named a Barron's Top Advisor for thirteen years. Cortazzo discusses the massive reset in returns and what it means for investors. He also provides tips on how to realign your portfolio for the new environment. WEALTHTRACK episode 2011 broadcast on September 8, 2023 More Info: https://wealthtrack.com/rising-interest-rates-mean-massive-changes-in-fixed-income-returns-traditional-safe-assets-are-back/ Bookshelf Your Future Self: How to Make Tomorrow Better Today : https://amzn.to/3P2MI4o The Four Pillars of Investing, Second Edition: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio: https://amzn.to/3r2osYf --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:26:05

The Muni Bond Market Today: Expert Insights [2023]

9/2/2023
Discover the state of the municipal bond market post-2022 interest rate surge! Munis had their worst year since 1981, with a -8.5% return. Yields doubled from 1.03% to 2.63%, causing record outflows of $122 billion. Join us with muni bond expert Robert DiMella, Co-Head of MacKay Municipal Managers, as he shares insights on market recovery and tax-free opportunities. What are the opportunities and risks in the tax-free market now? WEALTHTRACK episode 2010 broadcast on September 01, 2023 More Info: https://wealthtrack.com/veteran-municipal-bond-manager-robert-dimella-on-the-opportunities-in-the-muni-market-after-2022s-big-sell-off/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:26:12

Mastering Market Volatility: Lessons from Steven Romick

8/26/2023
Part 1 of 2 Discover insights from renowned investor Steven Romick, Co-Portfolio Manager of the FPA Crescent Fund, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Unlike most funds, FPA Crescent has not only survived but thrived for three decades, delivering almost 10% annualized returns with lower volatility than the S&P 500. Its success lies in maintaining equity-like returns with reduced market risk and avoiding permanent capital losses. Morningstar's Gold analyst rating and the 2013 Allocation Fund Manager of the Year title validate its performance. In a rare interview, FPA Crescent Fund’s founding portfolio manager, Steven Romick puts the fund’s current positioning into perspective WEALTHTRACK 2009 broadcast on August 25, 2023 More info: https://wealthtrack.com/great-value-investor-steven-romick-describes-fpa-crescent-funds-current-positioning/ Bookshelf: Security Analysis, Seventh Edition: Principles and Technique: https://amzn.to/3szbiSH As FPA Crescent Fund celebrates its 30th anniversary, Morningstar asked the fund’s founding portfolio manager, Steven Romick to deliver a keynote speech at its annual conference. His topic: “The Evolution of a Value Investor.” https://wealthtrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/steven-romick-morningstar-keynote-speech-2023-04-final.pdf --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:25:55

An Essential Guide to Mutual Fund Investing: “The Thrilling 33”

8/5/2023
Selecting the best mutual funds to achieve long-term financial goals remains a challenging task for investors. Russel Kinnel, Director of Manager Research for Morningstar, has dedicated nearly three decades to this endeavor. He oversees Morningstar's North American Morningstar analyst ratings committees, responsible for vetting the prestigious Morningstar medalist ratings frequently cited in the financial world. Kinnel's extensive experience analyzing various fund types and prominent fund families has led him to publish two highly impactful articles. One is the annual "The Thrilling" fund list, which carefully selects 25 to 50 funds from a vast universe of 15,000 fund share classes based on strict criteria. Additionally, Kinnel shares his review of the top ten holdings in his personal portfolio, some of which may not be members of this year's "Thrilling 33" fund list. Join us to understand the rigorous selection process for "The Thrilling 33" and gain valuable insights into Kinnel's top personal holdings. WEALTHTRACK episode 2006 broadcast on August 04, 2023 More info: https://wealthtrack.com/best-mutual-fund-choices-from-morningstars-fund-maven-russel-kinnel/ More on “The Thrilling 33”: Reading the complete current report does require a Morningstar subscription, but you can view last year’s report for free Current report (Morningstar subscription required): https://mfi.morningstar.com/LoginDual.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fBlogArticle.aspx%3fpostid%3d4009120&postid=4009120 Last year’s report (free): https://www.morningstar.com/funds/thrilling-31-list-great-funds --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wealthtrack/support

Duration:00:26:03