Description: Chipotle’s stock had been hotter than a Serrano pepper. But investors aren’t happy about slowing growth. Is Qdoba, the burrito chain owned by Jack in the Box, stealing customers? Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 21, 2014 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2014/10/21/investing-the-buzz-chipotle-qdoba.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why did Chipotle stock drop off? Is this a good time… Read more »
Monthly Archives: October 2014
Description: Wall Street has a message to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Stop spending so much! Big investments have led to red ink. Amazon’s weak holiday quarter sales outlook doesn’t help either. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 24, 2014 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2014/10/24/investing-the-buzz-amazon-jeff-bezos-black-friday.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why did investors sell off Amazon stock? What are they… Read more »
Description: For two decades, globalization has been the world economy’s central story line—or so it was until Russia and China sharply changed the narrative for big companies in the West, the question now is: can there be a happy ending? Source: Fortune.com Date: Oct 08, 2014 Link: http://fortune.com/2014/10/08/the-new-cold-war-on-business/ Questions for Discussions: Summarize and evaluate the… Read more »
Description: With the U.S. on track to become the world’s largest oil producer by next year, it’s become popular in Washington and on Wall Street to call America the new Saudi Arabia. Yet the real Saudi Arabia hasn’t relinquished its role as the producer with the most influence over oil prices. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Oct… Read more »
Description: It’s going to take a little bit more than Ebola, eurozone pessimism and a rising U.S. dollar to turn David Rosenberg into a bear. Source: Marketwatch.com Date: Oct 24, 2014 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-one-economist-says-no-recession-until-at-least-2016-2014-10-24 Questions for Discussions: What are the arguments presented for the prediction? Do you agree? What event might cause this scenario to change?
Description: The recent market plunge has created a great buying opportunity for investors looking for quality stocks. Several auto, energy, tech and retail firms look attractive. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 16, 2014 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2014/10/16/time-to-bargain-shop-for-stocks.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Is it a good time to buy if you are a trader or investor? Why… Read more »
Description: All the money news that matters to you this week: Stocks drop, then recover — why that’s a good thing, plus the cheapest gas in years is coming to your corner and why Facebook and Apple are reportedly paying for employees to freeze their eggs. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: Oct 17, 2014 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2014/10/17/cnnmoney-recap-october-18.cnnmoney/ Questions… Read more »
Description: Morgan Stanley, at the end of a week that was buffeted by market tumult, reported third-quarter results on Friday that glided past Wall Street’s expectations. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 17, 2014 Link: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/morgan-stanleys-profit-surges-in-quarter/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=business&_r=0 Questions for Discussions: What does the report say about Morgan Stanley and how it made its money? What does this suggest… Read more »
Description: The government worries mainly about “horizontal” mergers in which one company buys another that does the same thing. But there’s also risk in vertical combinations. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Oct 13, 2014 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-13/this-nobel-economist-analyzes-competition#r=nav-f-story Questions for Discussions: What does Jean Tirole say about mergers? How should investors use this information to guide their investment thinking?
Description: General Motors Co. (GM) was hit with its biggest lawsuit so far over serial recalls, brought on behalf of drivers of 27 million vehicles seeking more than $10 billion in compensation for fallen car prices. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Oct 15, 2014 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-15/gm-sued-for-10-billion-over-losses-on-27-million-cars.html Questions for Discussions: What are the issues in this report related… Read more »