Why Economist Ed Yardeni Is A Mensch; Plus, Good News For Fritz Fans, As Our Intrepid Guru Gets A 4.8 Rating Again From A4A Members

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 15:09
Why Economist Ed Yardeni Is A Mensch; Plus, Good News For Fritz Fans, As Our Intrepid Guru Gets A 4.8 Rating Again From A4A Members

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Good news, Fritz fans. Monthly Fritz Meyer webinars once a quarter will now run 100-minutes in length and be eligible for two professional education credits for CFPs, ChFCs, CLUs, PACE-registered, CPAs (live sessions only), EAs, and state-licensed insurance professionals.

Fritz, who again received a 4.8-star rating out of five, continues to confound skeptics by once again this month receiving superlative ratings and reviews, despite the impossible challenge of speaking before hundreds of independent advisors every month for as much as 100-minutes about investing — the very subject upon which this audience of independent professionals sustains their livelihood.
Fritz began doing webinars on A4A about 45 months ago, and as we approach a four-year anniversary I want to credit economist Ed Yardeni with recommending that Fritz and I get together. Yardeni is a wonderful guy as well as a world-class economic analyst.
I had interviewed Ed often when I was a reporter at The Daily News in the 1980s. Our paths crossed again in recent years a couple of times because we're both on Long Island, and we have come close to working together a couple of times. Yardeni is scary-smart.
But my real point is that Ed Yardeni is a mensch. It's one thing to be smart and another to be a good person. 
Fritz has made presentatyions monthly webinars on A4A over for about four years and his work stands up well to the test of time. His following on A4A is growing. His monthly research has become a regular staple at hundreds of RIAs and it all began with an introduction from Ed Yardeni.
Here are attendee comments after Fritz's live session July 8, 2014:
  • Fritz was again full of facts + charts - to back up his realistic/optimistic long-term outlook for stocks + the US economy. He seems to be almost a lone positive voice in the investment wilderness - where most professional soothsayers have become more + more pessimistic - as the markets continue to climb the proverbial "wall of worry" to more and more market highs.
  • Very helpful segment, but 100 minutes may be too long for the audience to focus.
  • Great

  • Fritz is the best

  • Highlights the same material a little to often in his presentations but in general the information is helpful.

  • Excellent as always!

  • I like these two hour sessions but think they should be quarterly not monthly

  • A little too long

  • Even though Fritz' wife might disagree,

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    he is a national treasure, as Andy said. We appreciate the incisive nature of Fritz' presentations and his willingness to fight the status quo of Wall Street predictions and promises. Thank you. P.S. Comment on the 2-hour sessions. Since this is a major commitment of time, perhaps a "hard close" after 100 minutes would be more palatable to attendees, particularly those of us on the East Coast as it is now 6:14 p.m. as I write this review. Thanks.


  • I had to shut it down one hour and 34 minutes into the presentation.  Glad I am not on the east coast. Participating in the monthly webinar becomes repetitive. As I was listening to Fritz today I was thinking he could present ongoing updates to items Fritz fields are important and separate that from new ideas that would be relevant to advisors. he may have a little more structure in the presentation. If the audience is mainly investment advisors I would recommend more information pertaining to investments

  • Always love Fritz's presentation

  • Time Time Time.

  • Drinking from a firehose

  • Excellent presentation!

  • Great idea to have 2 hour session each quarter.  Fritz wonderful as usual.

  • The last segment on active style advice and performance is old news.  Need to change subject and instead focus on new investment themes or rebalancing adjustments made for the quarter.

  • Good, but started late and went over time.

  • Very helpful to have the longer time period to cover the extra material.

  • In the future, the 2 hours is great.  Maybe 75 minutes of content and 25 minutes for Q&A.  Lots of great material as always.

  • Great!!! 

  • Really like to feel positive again, and Fritz is providing the info for me to change my sentiment.  Thank you Fritz and Andy.

  • Excellent. 

  • I really liked the 2 hour session. 

  • I don't always have 2 hours but I was able to do it and it was great!

  • Another effective presentation with the data points to counter the conventional wisdom or the main media opinions that many clients are influenced by to the point of evaluating the value of the counsel and direction that are provided.

  • Always Good!

  • Great!!!

  • Excellent because he keeps moving and covers a lot of ground rather than pushing one or two thoughts.

  • Super!

  • Too long but great info.  Don't do this on a Fri

  • This was one of his best...he is a real value to A4A!


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