Description: U.S. investor Wilbur Ross discusses what’s behind China’s economic crisis and estimates its growth in the 4-5% range. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: August 26, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2015/08/26/wilbur-ross-china-economy-markets.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What does Wilbur Ross say about why the markets dropped? What are the risks in the current investment environment? What should investors… Read more »
Monthly Archives: August 2015
Description: As the saying goes, when China sneezes, the world catches a cold. But in this case China has flu — and it’s contagious. From nearby neighbors Japan and South Korea, to those in Europe, the U.S. and deepest Africa, everyone is affected by China. Andrew Stevens explains why its slowing economy is having… Read more »
Description: We have written a three-chapter book in the past couple of weeks. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Aug 28, 2015 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/david-rosenberg-why-investors-fears-about-china-are-overblown Questions for Discussions: Summarize the analysis presented in this report by David Rosenberg. Do you agree with his analysis?
Description: When China sneezes, the world just might catch a cold Source: Bloomberg.com Date: August 28, 2015 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-27/will-the-next-recession-be-made-in-china- Questions for Discussions: Summarize the analysis presented in this report. What would you advise governments and regulators to do or not do at this time?
Description: While a lot of investors were hitting the panic button Monday, a Japanese day trader who’d made a big bet against the market timed the bottom almost perfectly and narrated a play-by-play of the trade to his 40,000 Twitter followers. He claims to have walked away with $34 million. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-28/while-many-panicked-japanese-day-trader-made-34-million Questions… Read more »
Description: Bloomberg’s Mike Regan, Lisa Abramowicz, Julie Hyman and Alix Steel discuss today’s selloff in U.S. stocks on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: August 21, 2015 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-08-21/global-rout-wreaks-havoc-on-u-s-stocks Questions for Discussions: What does the report say about why the markets are dropping? How should investors be advised to respond to… Read more »
Description: America’s stock market plunged dramatically Friday, marking its biggest loss of the year. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Aug 21, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2015/08/21/stocks-get-crushed-china-oil-fed.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What were the main reasons for the drop in the markets, according to the report? How should investors respond to the current levels?
Description: There is almost no way that China’s economy is growing as well as the government says it is. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Aug 15, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2015/07/15/china-gdp-economic-growth.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why is there doubt about GDP reporting in China? What are the implications if in fact GDP is substantially lower than what… Read more »
Description: Across the U.K., hedge funds, banks, call centers and consultancies are installing tracking systems to link biosensing wearable devices with analytics tools so bosses can track heart rates. Bloomberg’s Olivia Solon tells Manus Cranny and Francine Lacqua more on “The Pulse.” Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: August 17, 2015 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-08-17/tracking-your-racing-heart-at-work- Questions for… Read more »
Description: The impulse when the stock market falls hard for a few days in a row is to do something. Anything. Our life savings are often on the line, after all. Source: NYTimes.com Date: August 21, 2015 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/your-money/stocks-and-bonds/advice-after-stock-market-drop-take-some-deep-breaths-and-dont-do-a-thing.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions for discussion: What does the article advise investors and the reasons why? Do you agree… Read more »