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. Two veteran global investors, private investor William Wilby, formerly of number one ranked Oppenheimer Global Fund and Fort Washington Investment Advisors’ Chief Economist and Senior Investment Advisor Nicholas Sargen share their perspective and strategies.
This week’s WEALTHTRACK guest has made a name for himself with his annual predictions and with his proven investment skill. Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nuveen Asset Management, has run several large cap stock mutual funds for three decades. We’ll get a personal take on his mid-year predictions for investment opportunities, and traps to avoid.
The Contrarian’s Contrarian
Contrarian money manager Steven Leuthold called it quits from the tightly regulated mutual fund business a couple of years ago. He wanted to escape from the rules, the pressures of managing billions and grueling publishing deadlines. Last year he launched Leuthold Strategies, a small private investment partnership. He’s investing in businesses that many investors consider to be toxic, including uranium mining and Chinese water and pharmaceutical companies. He’ll explain his unusual choices.
Bullish On Treasuries
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.
Higher Hurdles For Women
For the start of our tenth season of WEALTHTRACK we are exploring the unique difficulties women face in achieving long-term financial security. The fact is most women not only outlive their male counterparts, they also save and earn less, a daunting combination when paying for retirement. Two award-winning financial advisors explain what every woman needs to know to build a financial plan to last a lifetime.