Description: On today’s “Insight & Action,” Adam Johnson looks at the performance of the stock market on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: June 06, 2013 Link: http://bloom.bg/15EKR8J Questions for Discussions: What are the charts suggesting about price movements? Do you agree with this analysis? Are these companies good… Read more »
Monthly Archives: June 2013
Description: After shooting into the stratosphere, Japanese stocks have tumbled back to Earth. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: June 07, 2013 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/06/investing/japan-stocks/index.html?iid=HP_River Questions for Discussions: Describe the investment climate in Japan and why markets soared. Why has the Nikkei dropped so suddenly? Would you be a buyer of Japanese stocks or the Yen?
Description: Shinzo Abe and Haruhiko Kuroda had a good thing going. Shame Ben Bernanke had to go and ruin it. Source: Businessweek.com Date: June 06, 2013 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-06/japans-stocks-tank-threatening-abenomics#r=nav-f-story Questions for Discussions: How have Japanese stocks performed over the past five years? Why have investors done well in just the last year? Where do you see… Read more »
Description: Commentary: The best defense is a good stock-driven offense. Bond yields have been rising as the U.S. economy improves, and so has market volatility. The defensive, income-rich stock and bond strategies that have rewarded investors for years won’t lead the markets when the economy is less distressed. Source: Marketwatch.com Date: June 08, 2013 Link:… Read more »
Description: Corporate audits don’t work, give investors false sense of security Source: Marketwatch.com Date: June 07, 2013 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/crazy-eddie-fraudster-says-sec-cant-keep-up-2013-06-07?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: What does the report say about fraud and the ability of authorities to control it? Are there solutions? How should investors deal with the information in this report?
Description: Prof. Jeremy Siegel of UPenn says the bull market is being driven by low interest rates, while bearish investor Jim Rogers says the rally is being boosted artificially by the Fed. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 28, 2013 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2013/05/28/investing-bulls-bears.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Summarize the arguments presented by both experts. What do… Read more »
Description: Shares of Krispy Kreme surged after the doughnut maker reported stellar earnings. It’s having a great year too. So is rival Dunkin’ Brands. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 31, 2013 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2013/05/31/investing-the-buzz-krispy-kreme.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Explain the spectacular return of the once bankrupt Krispy Kreme and other competitors mentioned in the report?… Read more »
Description: Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) posted its first annual profit in five years late Thursday, as young adults rushed theaters for The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga—Breaking Dawn 2. But there was also a classic helping fuel those blockbuster results: DVD and Blu-ray sales. Source: Businessweek.com Date: May 31, 2013 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-31/twilight-fans-keep-lions-gates-dvd-business-alive#r=hpt-fs Questions for Discussions:… Read more »
Description: Financial stocks were the highest performing sector in the S&P 500 in May, as the month comes to a close. The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund XLF -0.20% , which tracks financial stocks in the S&P 500, was up 7.5% for the month, compared to half that in the broader market in the same… Read more »
Description: AMERICAN investors have taken out more margin loans than ever before. That indicates that speculative investing has grown among retail investors, reaching levels that in the past indicated the market was getting to unsustainable levels and might be in for a fall. Source: NYTimes.com Date: May 31, 2013 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/01/business/economy/shades-of-prerecession-borrowing.html?ref=business Questions for Discussions: What… Read more »