Ken Heebner on Why He Likes Citi, Airlines And Why Ukraine Matters

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Beginning this Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.(ET) on WLIW21 (New York) and nationwide on public television (check local listings**), “Consuelo Mack WealthTrack” features a new interview with CGM Focus Fund‘s “Great Investor” and legendary stock picker Ken Heebner.

Heebner explains why Ukraine developments matter to investors and the contrarian opportunities in the market. Here’s a preview of his interview with “WealthTrack” Anchor and Executive Producer Consuelo Mack:

Ken Heebner on why the Ukraine matters in the market:

Ken Heebner: “Now, suppose you are an investor that’s 60 percent in technology stocks and 70 times earnings and suddenly you read in the paper that the Cold War is heating up because there’s an invasion of the Ukraine and our government has decided that we’re not going to tolerate this new Russian activity and we’re going to increase defense spending 30 percent? Well, I think you might decide you don’t want to own any technology stocks and you need to own some defense stocks and you’re completely in the wrong place. So I think that it could, if he invades, you could really see a leadership change and leadership changes generally create market corrections.”

Consuelo Mack: “A leadership change?”

Ken Heebner: “From technology to defense.”

Why Heebner owns Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C):

“The fact is eight times earnings for one of the leading companies in global finance and this is a company that’s got an incredibly strong business position around the world. And they’re very capable in all their businesses. There’s no reason why this stock shouldn’t sell 50 percent higher.”

Why Heebner owns airlines stocks:

Ken Heebner: “And I always say that if you want to fly the airlines, you don’t want to own the stocks when you want to fly, and if you hate flying maybe you ought to think about buying the stocks.

Consuelo Mack: Just rewind that for a minute. So if you hate to fly that’s when you should think about buying the stocks?

Ken Heebner: “About buying the stocks, yes.” (Laughter)

Consuelo Mack: “Because they’re making so much money?”

Ken Heebner: “Well, because they’re in the driver’s seat. They know that they can overcharge you and abuse you and you’re going to fly anyway, and that’s when they make all the money.

“The full interview will be available after the broadcast premiere at

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New episodes premiere every week nationwide on public television (check local listings)

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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. The weekly financial series remains the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing. In season 10, WealthTrack continues to give viewers pathways to build their financial security and tackle economic, market and political changes, featuring new interviews with “Great Investors” and “Financial Thought Leaders,” including David Winters, Dan Fuss, Richard Bernstein, and Bill Miller. Anchor, Executive Producer and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack, an award-winning, veteran business journalist with an extensive rolodex, handpicks each guest based on their professional credentials, performance and integrity. Following an in-depth discussion about the most significant current trends affecting investors, guests recommend “One Investment” that every individual should own in a long-term diversified portfolio. Each week’s episode concludes with Consuelo’s “Action Point,” one to-do item to help viewers achieve financial security. The series website – – features new upgrades including a redesign to match the series’ new HD broadcast look for season 10, and exclusive enhanced content. Full episode streams, Consuelo’s “Action Point,” guests’ “One Investment” picks, transcripts, WealthTrack Web Extra featuring exclusive episode outtakes, interview podcasts and more, are also available at

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