Guests

EXTRAORDINARY COMPOUNDING COMPANIES

November 8, 2019

We are always on the lookout for the exceptional on WEALTHTRACK. It’s not easy to find among actively managed mutual fund managers. Only 23% of actively managed funds in all major categories, including stocks, bonds, and real estate outperformed their passive index fund rivals over the last ten years. And only about 8% of U.S. large-cap funds outperformed passive, the smallest margin among all active fund categories winners. No wonder that active U.S. stock funds are experiencing substantial outflows and passive stock funds are gaining assets. In a historic shift, passive assets in U.S. equity funds recently surpassed those in actively managed ones for the first time ever.

This week’s guests are bucking all of those trends. They are active managers in primarily large-cap U.S. stocks. They have been beating the market and peers by substantial margins over the last decade and they are attracting more assets.
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POLITICAL & ECONOMIC PRESSURES ON OIL & GAS STOCKS. INDUSTRY VETERAN TOM PETRIE’S REALITY CHECK

October 25, 2019

If you were to follow legendary investor Sir John Templeton’s advice to buy where there is maximum pessimism it might lead you to energy stocks. The energy sector has lagged the S&P 500 since 2016 and has been one of the worst if not the worst-performing industry sectors over the last year.
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PREMIUM: PETRIE

October 23, 2019

FOSSIL FUEL PRESSURE

Political & economic pressures on oil & gas stocks. Industry veteran Tom Petrie’s reality100 check

IS CHINA WORTH THE INVESTMENT RISK? PROS & CONS WITH A SOVEREIGN RISK EXPERT AND CHINA FUND MANAGER

October 18, 2019

China’s middle class is growing and thriving with an estimated 400 million millennials alone, shopping and traveling. The Communist Party remains in control of the government and the legal system. The widespread western belief that democracy would develop as China’s economy and citizens flourished has not panned out.

Is China an unstoppable economic juggernaut with tremendous investment potential or a developing and thus risky economy?

With us this week to discuss the risks and opportunities are Idanna Appio, Senior Sovereign Analyst on the Global Value Team of First Eagle Investment Management.
Tiffany Hsiao is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia, one of the first fund families to specialize in the region.
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GROWTH STOCKS WITH DOWNSIDE PROTECTION

October 11, 2019

The economy and markets are facing multiple headwinds. But the cumulative real growth of the economy, that’s excluding inflation, is far below other post World War II recoveries.

That growth is now being challenged on several fronts – enough to derail the U.S. economy and the record-breaking bull market in large-cap stocks?
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