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A RARE IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH GREAT INVESTOR BILL MILLER ON WHAT THE PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED

July 3, 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 response led to the shortest bear market in history and what could turn out to be the briefest recession ever – the jury is still out on this.
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LEADING INVESTMENT STRATEGIST JASON TRENNERT LAYS OUT THE BULLISH VS. BEARISH CASES MID SHUTDOWN

May 1, 2020

This week’s guest was concerned about high market valuations before the global pandemic hit and was recommending clients raise some cash.  It’s a call he and his team have reiterated since. 

He is Jason Trennert, Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Strategist of Strategas Research Partners,

Trennert and his team have been busier than ever assessing the macro effects of the pandemic shutdown including policy, the public, and private sectors of the economy and the markets. In a recent report to clients, Trennert laid out the main arguments in the bull vs. bear debate and where he and his team stand now.  As he put it, “In times of acute stress in the markets, I find myself doing less modeling and more thinking.” We asked him to share his investment thoughts. 

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WILL THE MASSIVE POLICY RESPONSE HALT THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC FREEFALL?

April 24, 2020

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We are witnessing massive policy responses of historic proportions. The fiscal and monetary reaction to the COVID-19 shut down of economies around the world has been unprecedented in its size and speed. How effective will it be and who stands to benefit from the stimulus? Who is at most risk of being left behind?

We have measured answers from a major player in resolving the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago. John Lipsky, who was the First Deputy Managing Director at the IMF from 2006-2011 during the height of the crisis joins us with his in-depth analysis of the policy response then and now and perspective on current risks. He raises serious concerns about the economic health of southern Europe, Italy in particular and emerging market countries as well.  It’s a heads up for the international exposure of our portfolios. 

Listen to the audio only version here:

JOHN LIPSKY


As WEALTHTRACK transitions to remote production we are tapping a rare interview we did recently with third-generation investor Chris Davis whose family’s half a century perspective brings calm in the midst of the current chaos. Watch the episode again.

SURPRISING RETIREMENT PLANNING ESSENTIALS FROM DIET TO ADVISOR CREDENTIALS FROM TWO RETIREMENT PROS

April 10, 2020

Retirees and near-retirees have suffered a punch to the gut and their portfolios with the coronavirus induced shutdown of the economy and the massive and precipitous market decline. After a decade which resulted in longevity records being set by both the economic recovery and bull market this black swan event was a stunner which requires a reassessment and regrouping of life plans, particularly for seniors.
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THIRD GENERATION INVESTOR CHRIS DAVIS SHARE 50+ YEARS OF PERSPECTIVE ON MANAGING THROUGH A CRISIS

March 27, 2020

Life can change in a New York minute, and it has. The world is going through a terrible experience right now.  As President Trump has said we are at war with an invisible enemy. I would add it’s an enemy that can strike anyone, anywhere which makes it so unsettling.

The coronavirus is upending lives and societies.  The steps we are taking to combat it are harsh, isolating, and damaging psychologically, emotionally, and financially. Everyone is affected.  Many Americans are losing their paychecks and jobs for an indeterminate amount of time. Some are in danger of losing their businesses.  

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