Archive for September, 2013

BOND BETS Transcript 9/20/2013 #1013

September 27, 2013

CONSUELO MACK: This week on WealthTrack- with investors cascading out of bonds, is this the right time to launch a new bond fund?  Top rated manager Kathleen Gaffney guides investors to income sources in her new Eaton Vance Bond Fund. Keeping your bond portfolio afloat is next on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack. Hello and welcome to this edition of WealthTrack, I’m Consuelo Mack. This has not been a fun time to be a bond investor or a fixed income manager. Investors have been freaking out ever since May when Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke suggested the Fed might start reducing, or

PREMIUM: MATT MCLENNAN

September 25, 20130 Comments

The “Mirage” Recovery

Is the financial crisis really over? Are we in danger of another one? In a recent speech, Hank Paulson, the Secretary of the Treasury during the crisis said yes, we are still in danger and that “there are a number of issues that trouble and in some cases flabbergast me.” Our guest this week, Matthew McLennan, is in complete agreement. McLennan, whom we have identified as a Next Generation Great Investor, runs the five-star rated First Eagle Global Fund, which he took over from legendary value investor Jean Marie Eveillard five years ago in the midst of the financial crisis. McLennan calls the widely believed “return to normalcy” that we are experiencing a “Keynesian mirage.”

MACRO MATTERS Transcript 9/13/2013 #1012

September 25, 2013

CONSUELO MACK: This week on WealthTrack, the big investment picture top rated international economist Nancy Lazar and number one strategist Francois Trahan on why the U.S. is the place to invest and China is in trouble. A WealthTrack exclusive with both is next on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack. Hello and welcome to this edition of WealthTrack, I’m Consuelo Mack. If there is one lesson investors have learned from the financial crisis and its aftermath, it is that macro matters. The risk on/risk off market of the financial crisis, where the vast majority of assets moved in lockstep in reaction to a

IN DEFENSE OF BONDS Transcript 9/06/2013 #1011

September 25, 2013

CONSUELO MACK: This week on WealthTrack, Great Investor Robert Kessler explains why he is standing firm while others stampede out of U.S. Treasury bonds. Riding against the bond selling herd is next on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack.   Hello and welcome to this edition of WealthTrack, I’m Consuelo Mack. One of the distinguishing characteristics of our Great Investor and Financial Thought Leader guests is their independence of thought and their contrarian investment views. They don’t intentionally set out to go against the herd, but frequently their analysis leads them there. Continue Reading »

A BIG JOB CHANGE FOR A GREAT INVESTOR

September 20, 2013

WEALTHTRACK has identified Kathleen Gaffney as a next generation Great Investor because of her outstanding track record at the Loomis Sayles Bond Fund, alongside legendary co-manager Dan Fuss. Gaffney recently left her old firm to launch a new bond fund at Eaton Vance. I asked her to explain the biggest difference between running a huge fund and a much smaller new one.

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