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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 sixteeth 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://anchor.fm/wealthtrack/support

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 sixteeth 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://anchor.fm/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 sixteeth 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://anchor.fm/wealthtrack/support

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English

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917.740.8737


Episodes

Medicare & Lockdown: Better than Ever? (U.S.)

11/28/2020
According to Medicare benefits expert, Dr. Katy Votava COVID-19 has altered several aspects of Medicare coverage and procedures. She will tell us what’s different and how to take advantage of the changes. She will also help us meet the deadline for Medicare’s annual enrollment period which ends on December 7th and allows medicare beneficiaries to evaluate their Medicare Advantage Plans and part D, prescription drug plans, and shift to different providers if it makes sense. Votava is a...

Duration:00:19:04

Successful Investing: Timeless Advice

11/21/2020
Can investing be simple? Can we stop worrying about what’s happening on Wall Street, in Washington, with Fed policy, inflation, corporate earnings, and numerous other headline-making concerns? Can we just get on with our lives and still invest successfully? According to this week’s guest, the answer is yes, and we shouldn’t even care what the market is doing. What should we care about? How should we invest? That is the focus of this week’s exclusive WEALTHTRACK interview. Our guest is...

Duration:00:26:20

China’s Economic Comeback Offers Specific Investment Opportunities

11/14/2020
It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for investors this week. Our focus is China. China of course is where COVID-19 originated in late 2019. It felt the impact first. It shut down vast swathes of its economy in response and it is now coming out of it, first. All indications are that the world’s second-largest economy, by some measures occasionally the largest, is making a comeback. It looks like an impressive one. The International Monetary Fund is predicting China’s economy will expand...

Duration:00:26:13

Massive Stimulus, Big Government, Low-interest Rates: 3 Megatrends Moving Markets

11/7/2020
What a week! The widely predicted blue wave of Democrats sweeping into the White House, taking over the Senate majority, and increasing their dominance in Congress has failed to materialize. As far as the stock market is concerned, a divided government is a plus because not a lot will change in the way of tax policy and regulations. Investor optimism is not shared by Federal Reserve officials who expressed ongoing concern about the economy and the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in today’s...

Duration:00:23:55

Election Portfolio Changes From Leading Strategist Jason Trennert

10/31/2020
One of the most striking financial characteristics of the pandemic experience has been the seeming disconnect between the economy and the stock market. The economy was severely damaged by the lockdown of business and sheltering in place policies put in effect earlier this year, but until this week the market has been rising with more stocks The unemployment rate which had fallen to 3.5% last year, the lowest level since 1969, skyrocketed with the lockdowns, reaching 14.7% in April, a level...

Duration:00:29:41

“Black Swan” Advice

10/24/2020
COVID-19 reminded us that life-changing “Black Swan” events don’t just happen once in a century. They are an ongoing reality. In the last twenty years, we have lived through 9/11, the global financial crisis, and now a global pandemic with the unintended consequence of rolling economic lockdowns. On an investment level, all of these events have delivered a sharp hit to financial markets from which they have recovered. Such is the resilience and strength of the U.S. capital markets...

Duration:00:25:43

Deep Value Opportunities

10/17/2020
One extraordinary characteristic of this pandemic period has been stock market performance. A recent Wall Street Journal headline captures it perfectly: “Turbocharged stocks blast off.” In its third-quarter market’s review, the Journal points out that “more stocks skyrocketed at least 400% in the first three quarters of the year than in any comparable period since 2000.” This is not a tide that is lifting all boats, anything but. The overwhelming majority of the winners are tech or...

Duration:00:26:28

4 Forces Driving The Economy: Powerful And Sustainable

10/10/2020
How surprised have you been by the market’s supercharged recovery from the March lows and the economy’s rebound from the COVID trough? By any measure, the snapback has been extraordinary. The shortest bear market in U.S. history, a mere 33 weeks from late February to late March, and a much faster recovery than expected. As this week’s guest, Nancy Lazar told clients recently: “In the last expansion it took almost 9 years (until 2018) for unemployment to fall to 4.0%. Today the Fed expects...

Duration:00:25:56

The Feds Importance in Predicting the Markets

10/3/2020
“Don’t fight the Fed” has become an accepted Wall Street adage. It’s a phrase coined by Martin Zweig, a legendary technical analyst, and investor who predicted the 1987 market crash to the day and was the author of the 1970 investment classic Winning On Wall Street. Zweig wrote that “The monetary climate - primarily the trend in interest rates and Federal Reserve policy - is the dominant factor in determining the stock market’s major direction.” Fast forward 50 years and “Don’t fight the...

Duration:00:26:05

Shaking Up A Legendary Fund

9/26/2020
How do you successfully take over and run a legendary fund with a 60-year track record of excellence? We are about to find out this week in a rare interview with a fund manager who is doing just that. The fund is the T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund. The small-cap growth fund has 34 billion dollars in assets and carries a Five-Star, Silver Analyst rating from Morningstar. Prior to taking over the fund, Spencer established his own record of excellence with the T. Rowe Price Global...

Duration:00:26:18

Social Security Benefits: More Valuable Than Ever [2020]

9/19/2020
COVID-19 has thrown a monkey wrench into many retirement plans as millions of Americans were thrown out of work and many were forced to tap into retirement accounts to pay the bills. The experience has made Social Security benefits even more valuable to potential and current retirees. According to Social Security expert Mary Beth Franklin, they account for half or more of total income for 50% of married couples and 70% of unmarried individuals. They are the only source of guaranteed income...

Duration:00:26:09

Retirement Benefits: Stress & Hurt

9/12/2020
COVID-19 has affected just about every aspect of our lives: our jobs, our health, our family and social interactions, children’s education, and leisure time. But what has it done to retirement prospects? Not surprisingly, it has hurt them. According to a survey of American workers with qualified retirement savings accounts, “...almost half (49%) had experienced a reduction in work income through job loss, or decrease in hours and/or a pay cut”. Also, “...workers who lost their jobs or...

Duration:00:26:20

Rising Markets: All The Reasons To Be Bullish

9/10/2020
All The Reasons To Be Bullish - This Week on WEALTHTRACKRemember the discussions about the shape of the economic recovery? Would it be a “V”, a “W”, or maybe even a hockey stick? The jury might still be out about the economy, but as far as the markets are concerned there is no question. V’s abound. The top five S&P 500 companies by market capitalization - Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google’s parent Alphabet, and Facebook - all but the last topping a trillion in market value, are sharply...

Duration:00:26:15

Economic Opportunity = Common Sense - Some Revolutionary Ideas

8/8/2020
One of the biggest issues to emerge from the pandemic is income inequality. It has become even more pronounced as millions of low-income workers lose their jobs and the much smaller number of high-income workers keep theirs and benefit from a powerful bull market. This week’s guest is on a crusade to change this dynamic, by giving opportunities to lower-income individuals and their families to achieve economic success. He is Great Value Investor and Financial Thought Leader Joel...

Duration:00:26:34

Crisis Investing: How To Handle The Extremes

8/1/2020
We are in a rolling economic crisis right now, subject to the vagaries of the advance or retreat of the COVID-19 virus. It is an ever-changing scenario with stark winners and losers. The economy contracted at an annualized rate of 32.9% in the second quarter, the sharpest decline in the 70 plus years of GDP tracking. After several weeks of improvement, jobless claims for first-time unemployment benefits rose for the second week in a row. 17 million Americans are now collecting...

Duration:00:26:48

Safe Haven Investing in the Bond Market

7/25/2020
Safe haven investments are hard to find these days, which is why we need them more than ever. We are faced with risks we haven’t experienced in living memory. A truly global and spreading pandemic, rolling government lockdowns, unprecedented involvement in securities markets by the Federal Reserve and other central banks, and massive stimulus from governments with payments to individuals and businesses. Normally when corporate and government debt soars to record levels bond markets get...

Duration:00:26:14

Gold as a Long Term Substitute for Cash: Pandemic Uncertainty Risks

7/18/2020
There are a few moments in one’s lifetime when the geopolitical and economic backdrop truly changes. COVID-19 and its aftermath are one of those moments. I call it “The Pandemic Pivot”. The combined shocks of a highly contagious and in some cases deadly virus, global economic shutdown, rising populism, and global unrest are upending the old world order and introducing new disruptive dynamics yet to be fully realized. In the meantime each of us has to live our lives, do our work and plan...

Duration:00:26:14

Great Investor Bill Miller’s Bullish Case

7/11/2020
Part Two: We are living in extraordinary times. We are calling it the Pandemic Pivot: the changes that have occurred or accelerated because of COVID-19 and the dramatic response to it, from economic shutdown to massive life support. The stock market performance has been largely driven by a small group of well-known mega-cap tech stocks which explains the NASDAQ and S&P 500’s stellar performance and the lagging broader markets. Apple, Microsoft, Google’s parent Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook...

Duration:00:26:05

What The Pandemic Has & Has Not Changed

7/4/2020
We are marking the start of this season with the introduction of a new series. What we are calling the “Pandemic Pivot” - the rapid economic, market, and geopolitical shifts we are experiencing during the global health crisis. Through lockdowns and re-openings, the changes have been dramatic and swift. The huge, largely government-induced shutdown of global commerce ended the record-breaking economic recovery and the bull market in the U.S. The massive monetary and fiscal stimulus in...

Duration:00:29:10

This is a Bear-Market Rally, Life Has Changed & “Homebody” Investments Will Flourish

6/20/2020
One of the striking financial characteristics of this pandemic stricken world has been the extreme divergence between the sickening economic reality on the ground and the out of this world exuberance in the stock market, which started long before now when businesses are slowly and sporadically being allowed to reopen. This week’s guest’s interpretation of the data is the polar opposite. He has widely followed economist, David Rosenberg, President, Chief Economist and Strategist at Rosenberg...

Duration:00:26:24