NEW YORK, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weekly financial television series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack launches its 10th anniversary season nationwide on public television beginning Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. (check local listings). Launched in July 2005, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack remains the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing, and is now seen in 88% of U.S. TV households, including 29 of the top 30 markets.
The new season opens with "Low-Cost Advantage," a special on exchanged traded funds (ETFs). WealthTrack Anchor and Executive Producer Consuelo Mack explores why investors are abandoning traditional, actively managed mutual funds in favor of "passive" index funds, particularly ETFs, with experts Matthew Hougan, CEO of ETF.com, a leading ETF research firm, and Matthew Peron, head of global equity at giant wealth management firm Northern Trust. They explain when it is better to invest in ETFs versus traditional mutual funds and how to tell the difference between good and bad ETFs so viewers can make the best investment decisions.
"The opportunity to put together a portfolio of diversified low-cost ETFs has never been better. But not all ETFs are created equal and active managers can still be a better choice in certain markets and conditions. As we have been doing for the last 10 years on WealthTrack, we want to help our viewers know the difference so they can compound their money over the long-term," said Mack.
WealthTrack's 10th anniversary season will feature new topics such as automatic or robo-investing with legendary "Financial Thought Leader" Burton Malkiel (A Random Walk Down Wall Street), and why less is more when it comes to successful multi-year investment results. The series will continue to provide trustworthy, understandable advice from the best minds in the business world, including rare and exclusive interviews with acknowledged "Great Investors" and "Financial Thought Leaders."
Upcoming guests include award-winning bond manager Ken Leech of Western Asset Management and renowned deep value investor Steven Romick of FPA Crescent Fund.
"Financial security is right up there with physical and emotional health in determining one's overall sense of well-being. Thanks to WLIW21 and public television, WealthTrack has been able to devote 10 years to helping individuals build financial security to last a lifetime," said Mack.
An award-winning, veteran business journalist with an extensive rolodex, Mack handpicks each guest based on their professional credentials, performance and integrity to help viewers tackle economic, market and political changes, while building and protecting their wealth. USA Today observed, "Consuelo Mack's Charlie Rose-esque interview style — quietly intelligent, thoughtful and aimed at a well-informed audience — suits her half-hour show." Money magazine named WealthTrack "The Best Money on TV."
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, Saturdays at 8 a.m. on THIRTEEN and Sundays at 9 a.m. on NJTV. In the Los Angeles area, the series airs Saturdays at 8 a.m. on PBS SoCal WORLD, Sundays at 11:30 p.m. on KLCS, Mondays at 4:30 p.m. on PBS SoCal Plus and Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m. on KVCRDT3 Desert Cities. Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is also seen on the WORLD channel, public television's premier news, science and documentary channel.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack's website (http://wealthtrack.com) features full episode streams, exclusive video interviews, and episode outtakes featuring special topics and analyses of guests' investments. The site also features podcasts with next generation "Financial Thought Leaders" and "Great Investors," special research reports on economics, markets and strategy, Mack's "Action Point," guests' "One Investment" picks, transcripts and more.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is a production of MackTrack Inc. and a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET. WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York's public television stations, and operator of NJTV. The series is distributed nationally by American Public Television. Consuelo Mack is executive producer and managing editor. John Servidio is executive in charge for WLIW21. Diane Masciale is general manager for WLIW21. The series is sponsored by New York Life and MainStay Investments. Additional funding is provided by Loomis Sayles and Thornburg Investment Management.
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