WealthTrack's Podcast (business)
WealthTrack believes that the key to successful long-term investing is diversification and intelligent asset allocation. Our goal is to help viewers build and protect their wealth and all of the investments they care about: financial, real estate, art, and collectibles.

How worried are you about the stock market? Is the near tripling of stock prices since the 2009 market bottom a cause for concern? This week’s guest has some different and positive perspectives on the market. Jason Trennert is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Strategist of Strategas Research Partners, an independent investment strategy and macroeconomic research firm. Trennert is widely followed by institutional investors in the money management and hedge fund world, and is identified as one of “Wall Street’s Best Minds” by Barron’s. One of his most widely quoted themes is known as TINA – “There Is No Alternative” – meaning “there is no alternative to stocks right now”. We’ll ask him to explain.


WEALTHTRACK #1106, August 01, 2014

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How vulnerable are the markets? Despite rising geopolitical conflicts and uncertainty surrounding the Federal Reserve’s exit plan from its unprecedented monetary expansion, U.S. stock and bond markets are trading near record highs. WEALTHTRACK #1105, July 25, 2014

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Contrarian money manager Steven Leuthold called it quits from the tightly regulated mutual fund business. Now he’s investing in businesses that many investors consider to be toxic. He’ll explain his unusual choices.

WEALTHTRACK #1103, Broadcast on July 11, 2014

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For years Great Investor Robert Kessler has correctly predicted that interest rates would decline to record lows and remain subdued because of subpar economic growth. The founder and CEO of Kessler Investment Advisors is sticking to his guns and maintains that U.S. Treasury bonds will continue to be a major beneficiary. He’ll explain why he thinks Treasuries, one of the most vilified investments on Wall Street should be a core holding in everyone’s portfolio.

WEALTHTRACK #1102. Broadcast on July 4, 2014

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Are we really in the midst of an energy revolution? Could the U.S become energy independent? What are the repercussions for the economy, investors and even national security? Financial Thought Leader and energy guru Tom Petrie uses his 40 years of experience as an energy analyst, investment banker and strategist to provide answers in this WEALTHTRACK exclusive.

WEALTHTRACK #1052; Originally Broadcast on June 20, 2014


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Several years ago when other investors were buying U.S. Treasuries for their safety and liquidity, Templeton Global Bond Fund’s award-winning manager, Michael Hasenstab was an early seller, a bearish position he maintains to this day. Famous for looking for bargains where others flee, Hasenstab is looking for opportunities in the Ukraine, Korea, and Malaysia with the thinking, “we have the whole world to choose from.”


WEALTHTRACK #1051 Originally broadcast on June 13, 2014

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Great Investor, Steven Romick, Morningstar’s 2013 Asset Allocation Fund Manager of the Year has built up one of the largest cash hordes of his career in his FPA Crescent Fund. This noted contrarian says even with his broad investment mandate of investing in any asset class, in any market the bargains are few and far between. He discusses the opportunities he is finding in farmland, real estate loans and some selective stocks.

WEALTHTRACK Episode #1048; Originally Broadcast on May 23, 2014

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Great Investor Chuck Akre explains how he finds “compounding machines” – companies that produce high rates of returns for shareholders. Chuck says these companies are few and far between, but once he finds them, he holds on to them. The Akre Focus Fund is rated 5-star by Morningstar and has delivered nearly 19% annualized returns since its inception.


WEALTHTRACK #1047 broadcast on May 15, 2014

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Third generation great investor, Chris Davis, shares the investment lessons passed on from his grandfather and father at The Davis Funds including the key concepts of owning businesses not stocks and focusing on long-term value not short-term expansion.


WEALTHTRACK Episode #1046; Originally Broadcast on May 09, 2014

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Why do investors make stupid mistakes? Why do individuals consistently underperform the very funds they invest in? Are there strategies investors can follow to avoid self-destructive behavior? Those are some of the weighty questions Financial Thought Leader Andrew Lo is trying to answer from two vantage points, one as a professor of Finance at MIT and Director of its Laboratory for Financial Engineering, the other as strategist and fund manager at his firm AlphaSimplex Group. This week’s conversation will start with his most recent research project at MIT, titled "Artificial Stupidity”! 


WEALTHTRACK #1045. Broadcast on May 02, 2014

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