New Episodes Fridays at 7:30 pm (check local listings)
“Best Money TV Host” Consuelo Mack launches new season of WealthTrack Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. nationwide on public television (check local listings)
Season eight features “Great Investors” Steven Romick and Robert Kessler, “Financial Thought Leaders” Niall Ferguson and John Brynjolfsson, and other investment luminaries
Weekly financial series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack launches its eighth season on public television beginning Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. (check local listings) with “Great Investor” Steven Romick, finalist for Morningstar’s Domestic Fund Manager of the Decade award. Since launching the five-star FPA Crescent Fund in 1993 with his contrarian value style, Romick has placed in the top one percent of money managers. Anchor and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack asks Romick why, despite his serious concerns about the U.S. economy, he believes U.S. large cap stocks are one of the most undervalued investments in the world today.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack remains the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing, covering all of the investments people care about: stocks, bonds, real estate, “green investing,” insurance, art, and collectibles. In season eight, WealthTrack focuses on helping viewers weather the economic, political and market storms buffeting investors, while giving them strategies to build the financial security necessary to see them into and through their retirement years.
Each episode offers an in-depth interview with the country’s greatest investors and financial thought leaders. Mack, an award-winning business journalist with an extensive rolodex, handpicks each guest based on their professional credentials, performance and integrity. USA Today praised, “Consuelo Mack’s Charlie Rose-esque interview style — quietly intelligent, thoughtful and aimed at a well-informed audience — suits her half-hour show.” Following an in-depth discussion about the most significant current trends affecting investors and how they are handling them, Consuelo asks her guests for their “one investment” pick that every individual should own in a long-term diversified portfolio.
“The greatest damage that investors can suffer is the permanent loss of wealth through market declines, bad timing and investment mistakes,” says Mack. “Our job on WealthTrack is to talk to the most knowledgeable, dedicated and successful professionals in personal finance to help our viewers avoid those mistakes and make the right decisions for long-term security.”
Season eight continues Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. (check local listings) with “Financial Thought Leader” John Brynjolfsson, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Armored Wolf, a hedge fund focused on overcoming inflation’s wealth destruction. He will be joined by “Great Investor” Robert Kessler of Kessler Investment Advisors who manages portfolios of U.S. Treasury securities and other government bonds. They will talk about the end of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus program, its market impact, and the direction of the economy and interest rates.
On Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. (check local listings), top global strategists Nick Sargen, CIO of Fort Washington Investment Advisors, and John Kim, CIO of New York Life, discuss why global markets are at a crossroads, which direction investors should take, and how they are changing the way they prepare for investment risk. “Great Investor” Dennis Stattman, founder and lead portfolio manager of the $50 billion-plus BlackRock Global Allocation Fund, joins Consuelo for a rare television interview on Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. (check local listings).
A new interview with historian, bestselling author and “Financial Thought Leader” Niall Ferguson (The Ascent of Money) premieres Friday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. (check local listings). Ferguson who has written extensively about the new world order of rising emerging market powers – what he calls “the rise of the rest” – is deeply troubled about the indebtedness of the U.S. government. He tells Consuelo not only what damage it has done and still can do, but also has some novel solutions to fix it.
Since July 2005, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack has provided trustworthy, understandable advice about building and protecting wealth over the long-term from the best minds in the business world. Last year, Fortune characterized the series as “about as far away in tone as you can get from Jim Cramer’s Mad Money,” and in 2008, Money magazine named Consuelo Mack “The Best Money TV Host” in its annual “100 Best” issue, saying, “Cramer may entertain, but when it is your future at stake, you’re far better off tuning in to Mack and her thoughtful guests.” Among those guests have been a number of WealthTrack exclusives, including Yale University’s renowned Chief Investment Officer David Swensen, Wall Street’s number one ranked economist Ed Hyman; prescient fund manager Jeremy Grantham, who predicted both the tech and credit market bubbles; as well as “Great Investors” Mark Headley, Matthews Asia Funds’ pioneer and portfolio manager, and small cap stock legend Chuck Royce.
New episodes of Consuelo Mack WealthTrack air every week nationwide on public television (check local listings), including the New York metro area on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21 and Saturdays at 8 a.m. on THIRTEEN. Full episode streams, guests’ investment picks, transcripts, and more are available at wealthtrack.com. The new WealthTrack App allows viewers to access the latest episodes, WealthTrack newsletters, Consuelo’s Twitter stream, and more on mobile devices or tablets.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET New York Public Media. WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York’s public television stations. For nearly 50 years, WNET has been producing and broadcasting national and local documentary and other programs to the New York community. The series is distributed nationally by American Public Television and sponsored in part by New York Life and Mainstay Investments, Wintergreen Advisers, Loomis Sayles, and Research Affiliates.