Consuelo Mack Interviews Motley Fool Co-Founders the Gardner Brothers

In July, Consuelo Mack of Wealthtrack interviewed David and Tom Gardner, co-founders of The Motley Fool, to mark their firm’s 25th anniversary. Here are some highlights: The Gardner brothers contend, says Mack, that it’s “relatively easy to beat the market once you get the core principles down.” Tom describes these principles as: Track your returns against the market; Know your time horizon. It’s very tough to beat the market on a short time frame, he… Read More

Consuelo Mack On the Best Advice from Investors like Buffett, Templeton and Bernstein

On the WSJ Watching Your Wealth podcast, Consuelo Mack, anchor and executive producer of WealthTrack, shares some of the best investment advice from her many years of investing and journalism experiences. She stresses that much of the “best” advice is the simple, and not overly complex. Her first point is make Uncle Sam work for you. Investors need to take as much advantage as possible of tax deferred savings through vehicles like IRAs. Her second… Read More

Cohen: Stop Obsessing Over Short-Term Swings

Longtime fund manager Hersh Cohen says investors are far too myopic, and allow short-term market swings to drive decision-making in ways that often lead to underperformance. Cohen also tells WealthTrack’s Consuelo Mack that the rapid trading taking place in today’s market has led to more random market swings. And that’s led him away from chasing strength, because strength “can be random” in the short term. Instead, he says he waits for weakness so that he can… Read More

Doll: We’re Early in the Expansion

Blackrock Chief Equity Strategist Bob Doll says recent weak economic reports indicate the U.S. is in a slowdown, but he thinks it’s temporary, and that things will improve in the second half of the year. Doll tells WealthTrack’s Consuelo Mack that we’re in a cyclical bull market, and the early stages of the economic expansion. It would be very unusual to have already seen the highs in the equity market at this point, he says,… Read More

Herro on Strategy, and Why He Likes Japan

Top fund manager David Herro says discipline and longer-term thinking are keys to successful investing. “You have to be grounded, first of all,” Herro tells WealthTrack’s Consuelo Mack. “You have to have a very sound investment philosophy from which to operate from. And number two, and perhaps most importantly, is you have to apply discipline. All too often people might have a sound philosophy, and then the moment that philosophy hits a little adversity, they… Read More

How Long Will Junk Continue to Lead?

While we’re now more than two years into the bull market, lower-quality stocks are ccontinuing to lead the market’s rise — bucking the usual trend seen in bull markets, MarketWatch’s Mark Hulbert says. In his latest column, Hulbert says that it was to be expected that “junk”-type stocks rose the most in the early stages of the bull run, since they were hit hardest during the preceding bear market. But, Hulbert says, “Had this bull… Read More