Description:Â European Central Bank is considering a dramatic extension of its longest loans to commercial banks, to stave off a potential collapse of the bloc’s banking system, Steven Fidler reports on Markets Hub. Photo: AFP /Getty Images. Source: Marketwatch.com â€“ video report Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in this report. Do you agree… Read more »
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Description:Â CNN’s Nina Dos Santos explores one proposed solution to Europe’s economic crisis, pooling the European Union’s $8.6 trillion in debt. Source: CNNMoney.com â€“ video report Date: 11/23/2011 Link:Â http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2011/11/23/n_euro_bonds_explained.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Explain what has happened to European bond rates? Why would pooling the market make sense? Do you believe this strategy is appropriate… Read more »
Description: How to avoid crowds and carve a niche to create success Source:Â Marketwatch.com Date: 11/25/2011 Link:Â Â http://www.marketwatch.com/story/4-tips-for-trading-stocks-in-a-volatile-market-2011-11-25 Questions for discussion: Summarize the strategies presented in the report. Do you agree with these suggestions? How influential is the â€œfear indexâ€ on investing decisions?
Description:Â Some economists believe that today’s grinding unemployment and slow growth are masking the transition to a vibrant digital economy Source: Businessweek.com Date: 11/25/2011 Link:Â http://www.businessweek.com/finance/can-the-jobsandincome-crisis-end-well-11252011.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments about the current economic malaise. What is your view of the situation and how do you think things will develop over the next… Read more »
Description:Â Our Weekly Read column features Fortune staffers’ and contributors’ takes on recently published books about the business world and beyond. We’ve invited the entire Fortune family — from our writers and editors to our photo editors and designers — to weigh in on books of their choosing based on their individual tastes or curiosities…. Read more »
Description:Â LPL Financial’s chief market strategist, Jeffrey Kleintop gives an outlook and an investing strategy for the end of the year, including whether he expects a Santa Claus rally. Photo: Reuters. Source: Marketwatch.com â€“ video report Date: 11/18/2011 Link:Â http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/will-there-be-a-santa-claus-rally/9119F9FC-8085-499B-9754-DC0AEFD95162 Questions for discussion: Do you think there will be a Santa Claus rally? Summarize the… Read more »
Description:Â Â Â Â Market volatility calls for a disciplined strategy, says Eric Schoenstein, a portfolio manager with the Jensen Quality Growth Fund, who invests in the type of stable, cash-rich companies that Warren Buffett favors. Interview with MarketWatch’s Jonathan Burton. Source: Marketwatch.com â€“ video report Date: 11/18/2011 Link:Â http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/got-volatility-build-a-buffett-style-portfolio/1E7CDC56-9E0A-4107-8297-4A09C7F2F137 Questions for discussion: What does Eric Schoenstein suggest… Read more »
Description: Screening for undervalued stocks the Oracle of Omaha would like Source:Â Marketwatch.com Date: 11/18/2011 Link:Â Â http://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-buffetts-ibm-buy-says-about-his-next-move-2011-11-18 Questions for discussion: How is Warren Buffettsâ€™ investment in IBM being interpreted? How do you think it will influence investorsâ€™ perceptions of IBM?
Description:Â Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the fifth- biggest U.S. bank by assets, named the smallest group of new managing directors since 2008 as the firm cuts jobs and grapples with declining revenue. Source: Businessweek.com Date: 11/19/2011 Link:Â http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-19/goldman-sachs-names-261-managing-directors-fewest-since-2008.html Questions for discussion: What does this report suggest to you about the thinking on managing directors and… Read more »
Description:Â Congress is finally shamed into fixing a long-standing scandal. Source:Â Fortune.com Date: 11/18/2011 Link:Â http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/11/18/insider-trading-congress/?iid=SF_F_River Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in the report. Do you think the laws will be changed?