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BEYOND EVERGRANDE’S FALL. ITS FAR-REACHING IMPACT WITH INFLUENTIAL JOURNALIST & HISTORIAN, JAMES GRANT

October 1, 2021

It can take a long time for a bubble to burst. 

Four years ago, in 2017, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a highly regarded financial newsletter, wrote an article about the now infamous China Evergrande group. Back then, it was anything but a familiar name except in China and among some institutional investors. 

The article was titled “Ever Higher” as Grant published a chart showing the extraordinary rise in China Evergrande’s stock price on the Hong Kong exchange that spring. 

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RICK BOOKSTABER SHARES HIS INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE WITH INDIVIDUALS

September 25, 2021

Part 2 of 2

Financial risk management has long been available only to institutional investors who pay a fortune to acquire it. Rick Bookstaber who has been a chief risk officer at many leading financial institutions is bringing his approach and knowledge to individual investors through his new consulting firm Fabric and is sharing it with WEALTHTRACK viewers. 

Also, Watch Part 1: SUBSTANTIAL NEW RISKS FACING THE MARKETS TODAY
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FINANCIAL RISK EXPERT RICK BOOKSTABER IDENTIFIES THE SUBSTANTIAL NEW RISKS FACING THE MARKETS TODAY

September 17, 2021

Part 1 of 2

In a recent WEALTHTRACK interview investment legend Jeremy Grantham said we are in a “bubble of epic proportions,” more dangerous than 1929. He cited what he calls extreme valuations and speculative behavior in the stock, bond, housing, and some commodity markets. 

If Grantham is right, or even if conditions are not as extreme as he believes they are, there is no question that there have been record-breaking bull runs in all of those markets in the last couple of years. But how risky are they for investors?  

For answers, we are turning to a noted expert on managing financial risk. Our guest this week is Rick Bookstaber, Founder and Chief Risk Officer of Fabric, a platform he created in 2018 to provide institutional-level risk management tools and advice to individuals through financial advisors and asset owners. 

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FINANCIAL THOUGHT LEADER ROB ARNOTT LIKES BUYING CHEAP ASSETS. WHERE HE IS FINDING THEM NOW?

September 10, 2021

Large-cap U.S growth stocks, particularly tech stocks have been the overwhelming winners of the last decade. They now dominate the market. The top ten S&P 500 stocks, including the FAANGs, account for more than 25% of the index’s total market value, a concentration that worries some market watchers because it is reminiscent of other market tops such as the dot-com bubble when internet stocks made up over 30% of the S&P and the credit bubble when banking stocks reached more than 20%.   

With the exception of short-lived spurts value stocks, small-cap stocks and international stocks have badly lagged. 

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EMERGING MARKETS BONDS OFFER IMPROVING CREDITS, HIGHER YIELDS, AND DIVERSE ESG OPPORTUNITIES

September 3, 2021

One of the biggest challenges for investors since the global financial crisis has been finding income.

Despite more than ten years of continuous predictions that yields on U.S. Treasuries and other developed country bonds couldn’t possibly go any lower, they have. 

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