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IF YOU’VE WON THE GAME, STOP PLAYING

July 17, 2019
This summer weekend we are revisiting a recent program about the greatest retirement fear – running out of money. Advice from Morningstar’s Christine Benz and Wells Fargo’s Fredrik Axsater on how to avoid it. Watch it again now.

NEW THIS WEEK… Influential investment advisor and author Bill Bernstein shares key insights with Morningstar’s Christine Benz and Jeff Ptak in their new podcast series “The Long View” which they are sharing with us on WEALTHTRACK this week.
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MUNICIPAL BOND MARKETS ARE ATTRACTING RECORD AMOUNTS OF INVESTOR MONEY

July 12, 2019

Seismic shifts in the municipal bond markets and the portfolios of award-winning muni manager Robert DiMella.

The nearly $4 trillion dollar municipal bond market is attracting record amounts of investor money. Year-to-date more than $40 billion has poured into municipal bond funds, one of the highest inflows on record.

One key factor for muni’s attractiveness is the higher taxes being paid by many individual taxpayers following the tax reform bill, which was passed in 2017 but took effect in 2018.

The combination of higher tax rates and a dearth of income globally are adding to the allure of municipal bonds.

On this week’s program, top muni fund manager Robert DiMella says there are other factors at work as well which are causing a seismic shift in the municipal bond market and a significant change in strategy at his firm.
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MARKET BEATING VALUE INVESTORS: THE NEXT GENERATION

July 5, 2019

Consuelo Mack WEALTHTRACK launches a new season with its “Next Generation Investors” series featuring an exclusive interview with legendary value investor Bill Miller, and Samantha McLemore, his Co-Portfolio Manager on the Miller Opportunity Trust fund.
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51% OF PERSONAL WEALTH IN THE U.S. IS CONTROLLED BY WOMEN

June 28, 2019

Better financial advice for women with Yie-Hsin Hung, one of the most powerful women in finance.

The economic might of women is large and growing. According to research put together by New York Life Investment Management, 51% of the personal wealth in the U.S. is controlled by women – an estimated $22 trillion worth.

That number is expected to jump by 30% percent to nearly $29 trillion over the next 40 years as intergenerational wealth is handed over. Women are the key financial decision makers: 96% of women have a primary or shared responsibility for family financial decisions, yet there is a gap in how women view and handle money.
Women score lower than men on financial literacy tests, and women invest less – by one study 40% less.

Yie-Hsin Hung, is determined to change this dynamic and she is in a position to do that.
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FOLLOW BUFFETT’S INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES: GREAT INVESTOR TOM RUSSO CONTINUES TO DO SO

June 21, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway stock has underperformed the S&P 500 for the past decade. By a recent calculation, Berkshire’s stock has risen by nearly 260% versus the market’s more than 300% advance in the decade ended in 2018.

Despite Berkshire’s stunning record since 1965, 21% compounded annualized gains, this is not the first time that the company’s shares have underperformed the market for a decade. It’s happened several times in recent years.

Berkshire has outperformed the market by double digits in every trailing ten year period since 1978. But it hasn’t had a double-digit advantage since 2002, and in recent years it has underperformed the market in three ten year spans.

Are Berkshire Hathaway’s best years behind it? Great investor and long-time holder, Tom Russo responds.
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