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HOW COVID IS AFFECTING RETIREMENT WITH RETIREMENT BENEFITS EXPERT MARY BETH FRANKLIN

September 11, 2020

COVID-19 has affected just about every aspect of our lives:  our jobs, our health, our family and social interactions, children’s education, and leisure time. 

But what has it done to retirement prospects? Not surprisingly, it has hurt them.  Continue Reading »

ALL THE REASONS TO BE BULLISH WITH VETERAN STRATEGIST AND FED WATCHER ED YARDENI

September 4, 2020

Remember the discussions about the shape of the economic recovery? Would it be a “V”, a “W”, or maybe even a hockey stick? 

The jury might still be out about the economy, but as far as the markets are concerned there is no question. V’s abound.
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INTERNET DISINFORMATION

August 15, 2020

Did you know that RT (Russia Today), one of Vladimir Putin’s disinformation websites is one of the top two sources of news on YouTube, right up there with CNN? Or that Warren Buffett’s Geico was a leading advertiser on Sputnik News, another Kremlin propaganda site? Neither did I until my podcast interview with veteran journalists and media entrepreneurs Steven Brill and Gordon Crovitz, co-founders, and co-CEOs of NewsGuard the web rating service.
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GREAT VALUE INVESTOR JOEL GREENBLATT ON SOME REVOLUTIONARY IDEAS FROM HIS NEW BOOK, COMMON SENSE

August 7, 2020

One of the biggest issues to emerge from the pandemic is income inequality. It has become even more pronounced as millions of low-income workers lose their jobs and the much smaller number of high-income workers keep theirs and benefit from a powerful bull market.

This week’s guest is on a crusade to change this dynamic, by giving opportunities to lower-income individuals and their families to achieve economic success.
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CRISIS INVESTING WITH VETERAN PORTFOLIO MANAGER, HERSH COHEN

July 31, 2020

We are in a rolling economic crisis right now, subject to the vagaries of the advance or retreat of the COVID-19 virus.  It is an ever-changing scenario with stark winners and losers.
 
The economy contracted at an annualized rate of 32.9% in the second quarter, the sharpest decline in the 70 plus years of GDP tracking.
 
After several weeks of improvement, jobless claims for first-time unemployment benefits rose for the second week in a row. 17 million Americans are now collecting unemployment benefits.
 
So far, the markets have been betting on COVID’s retreat and global economic recovery with big tech leading the way.
 
How to handle these extremes as investors?
 
As we have so many times in the past, on this week’s WEALTHTRACK we are calling upon a veteran investor to give us perspective and investment advice.
 
We’ll hear from great investor Hersh Cohen, Co-Chief Investment Officer of Clearbridge Investments. With more than 50 years of managing money under his belt, Cohen edged out the S&P 500 with much less risk and volatility than the market.   

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