Tag: Nancy Lazar

MACRO MATTERS Transcript 9/13/2013 #1012

September 25, 2013

CONSUELO MACK: This week on WealthTrack, the big investment picture top rated international economist Nancy Lazar and number one strategist Francois Trahan on why the U.S. is the place to invest and China is in trouble. A WealthTrack exclusive with both is next on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack.

Hello and welcome to this edition of WealthTrack, I’m Consuelo Mack. If there is one lesson investors have learned from the financial crisis and its aftermath, it is that macro matters. The risk on/risk off market of the financial crisis, where the vast majority of assets moved in lockstep in reaction to a monetary policy move, an economic number or political pronouncement is seared in the collective memory of investors. As you can see from this chart, provided to us by this week’s guests, macro forces have historically had an oversized influence on stock returns. Over the last two decades for instance stock specific influences have accounted for about 28% of stock market returns on average, whereas macro forces have accounted for nearly 70%. Since the financial crisis that influence has risen to nearly 90%.

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DAVID WINTERS: FIRST CLASS MERCHANDISE AT BARGAIN PRICES!

July 19, 2013

Emerging markets have substantially underperformed the U.S. stock market over the last two years. There is one area however where emerging markets, particularly those in Asia, South America and China continue to shine: demand for luxury goods. Bain & Company reports that the so called “HENRYs” (High Earnings, Not Rich Yet) consumers in those markets are becoming a “new baby boom sized generation” for luxury goods. That is the sweet spot for this week’s Great Investor guest, David Winters. Winters is the Portfolio Manager of the value-oriented Wintergreen Fund which he founded in 2005. Since inception this go anywhere, invest in anything fund has outperformed the market and its mutual fund category. Continue Reading »

David Winters Transcript 7/19/2013 #1004

July 19, 2013

CONSUELO MACK: This week on WealthTrack, investing in a global shopping spree. Wintergreen Fund’s Great Investor David Winters looks for bargains among the high end luxury brands favored by the up and coming emerging market consumer. Where is he finding the most valuable jewels? That’s next on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack.

 

Hello and welcome to this edition of WealthTrack, I’m Consuelo Mack. Contrary to popular belief, the grass is not always greener on the other side. As a matter of fact when it comes to the economy and stock markets right now the U.S. is looking relatively rosy.

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