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Description: By getting institutes to collaborate

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Apr 28, 2016

Link: http://for.tn/1XX4Ief

Questions for Discussions:

  • How is Sean Parker changing the efficiencies of financial resources in the research field?
  • Do you think this strategy is a disruptor for traditional organizations such as pharmaceutical companies?
  • How should investors in pharmaceuticals weigh this development?

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Description: And made around $2 billion on overall Apple investments

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Apr 28, 2016

Link: http://for.tn/1STw2vP

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think Carl Icahn sold too soon, too late, or should have held on?
  • Why do you think he sold now?
  • How much of his decision do you think was about taking profits, while they were still there to take?

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Description: The minus sign above isn’t a typo.

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: April 28, 2016

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-yahoo/

Questions for Discussions:

  • Summarize Yahoo!’s key financials presented in the report.
  • What do you think the value of the firm is to investors?

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Description: Pay close attention to analysts’ revisions, says Mark Hulbert

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Apr 29, 2016

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-holds-the-key-to-timing-apple-share-purchases-2016-04-29

Questions for Discussions:

  • What is the key to this investment decision, according to the report?
  • Do you agree with this assessment and advice?

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Description: According to January 2016 research, cost is one of the top reasons.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Apr 29, 2016

Link: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Why-Internet-Users-Cutting-Cord/1013893?ecid=NL1003#sthash.8mWOZoJ3.dpuf

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think this research is, or is going to be, a financial problem for the industry?
  • How can the industry mitigate customers’ perceived high costs for the services?

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Description: Cornerstone OnDemand CEO Adam Miller explains the company’s strategies.

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Apr 21, 2016

Link: http://for.tn/1SvOpn6

Questions for Discussions:

  • How did CEO Adam Miller answer the question posed in the title?
  • What other factors do think allowed the firm to grow?

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Description: McDonald’s Corp.’s comeback is gaining steam, fueled by all-day breakfast, value deals and lower commodity prices.

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: April 22, 2016

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-22/mcdonald-s-profit-tops-estimates-on-all-day-breakfast-discounts

Questions for Discussions:

  • Explain McDonald’s financial turnaround.
  • Do you think this is a longer-term trend?

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Description: Much faster sales growth has driven outsized stock performance at Under Armour

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Apr 22, 2016

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-under-armour-is-a-better-investment-than-nike-2016-04-21

Questions for Discussions:

  • What is the basis for suggesting UA is a better investment than Nike?
  • Do you agree with the assessments and recommendation?

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Description: Eight unprecedented hours with “Mr. Everything,” Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Apr 21, 2016

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-04-21/the-2-trillion-project-to-get-saudi-arabia-s-economy-off-oil

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the Saudi economic plan and what does this mean for oil prices?
  • Do you think the Saudi plan will succeed?