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Ben Inker: The Next Generation of Financial Gurus

April 19, 2013

A rare interview with next generation Financial Thought Leader Ben Inker, co-head of GMO’s asset allocation team. Inker explains why he is increasing GMO’s cash levels and treading very carefully in both the stock and bond markets.

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Ken Heebner: Bullish on Banking

April 12, 2013

On this week’s CONSUELO MACK WEALTHTRACK, legendary portfolio manager Ken Heebner is known for his big bets and rapid trading at the CGM funds . This week he describes his contrarian views on the U.S. economy and stocks, particularly housing and banking, and why he thinks bonds are so dangerous. Continue Reading »

Harold Evensky: Afraid of Outliving Your Retirement Savings?

April 5, 2013

You are not alone! Recently we learned some distressing news about the state of retirement finances from the acknowledged experts in the field, the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

EBRI, as it is called, released its 23rd annual “Retirement Confidence Survey” which gauges the views and attitudes of both working-age and retired Americans. Even with the economy improving, the state of retirement planning and preparedness has not. The percentage of workers confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement is essentially unchanged from the record lows of 2011. One of EBRI’s most shocking findings was the lack of even a short-term financial cushion for many. Only 50% of workers and 52% of retirees say they could definitely come up with $2,000 if an unexpected need arose within the next month. Continue Reading »

Robert Shiller: Expert on Market Bubbles Weighs in on Housing, Stocks and Bonds

March 29, 2013

Why is renowned Yale economist, Robert Shiller, who predicted the bursting of the tech and housing bubbles, now calling the bond market “dangerous”? Financial Thought Leader and visionary Robert Shiller shares his views and advice on the stock, bond and housing markets. Continue Reading »

Mark Headley: Asian Giants at a Turning Point?

March 22, 2013

China, which was struggling to fend off an economic hard landing just last year, has recovered. Japan, which has been stuck in a twenty-plus year trap of deflation and stagnant growth has a new Prime Minister who is determined to stimulate inflation and growth. Both nations have seen their stock markets rally in recent months after an extended period of underperformance for China and several decades of terrible performance for Japan. On WEALTHTRACK Premium this week we are exploring the investment potential in China and Japan with a true Asian market pro. Continue Reading »

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