Description: It hit $18 billion in Q4. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan 29, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/1nTT5sB Questions for discussion: What are the concerns over Apple’s latest reports? Do you think Apple or Facebook is the better choice for an investor looking at this category?
Monthly Archives: January 2016
Why GoPro and Periscope’s Partnership Will Flop
Description: Fortune’s Andrew Nusca and Stephen Gandel explain. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan 29, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/23ykK2G Questions for Discussions: Summarize the cases presented. Do you agree with the assessments made by the panel? How should investors respond to these cases?
Kodak’s Old-School Response to Disruption
Description: Amid the giant televisions, Bluetooth-enabled baby socks, and virtual-reality headsets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, Kodak calmly introduced a more low-key device. Its new Super 8 camera, which will go on sale this fall for a base price of four hundred dollars, is a reimagining of the analog… Read more »
Case Sheds Light on Goldman’s Role as Lender in Short Sales
Description: It would be easy to overlook the case against Goldman Sachs filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 14. It involved a complex piece of Wall Street plumbing, led to a minuscule $15 million fine and came on the same day that Goldman agreed to pay up to $5 billion to settle… Read more »
Amazon stock plunging after earnings, but analysts predict 27% gain
Description: Shares of Amazon.com Inc. are spiraling toward their worst single-session percentage drop in 18 months after an earnings miss, but analysts remain adamantly bullish on the company and the returns it will drive for investors, with some brokerages even raising their price targets on the stock Friday. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan 29, 2016 Link:… Read more »
Are stocks a bargain right now?
Description: It’s a global selloff. So does that mean stocks are on sale right now? What does one important metric say? Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Jan 22, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/economy/2016/01/22/romans-numeral-stocks-on-sale.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: What is the technical argument for “bargain stocks”? Do you think that stocks are a bargain?
Fear is driving stock markets
Description: On the spectrum of fear and greed, fear is driving the global selloff. The crash in oil prices, coupled with China’s economic slowdown is leaving investors nervous. Source: CNN.com – video report Date: Jan 21, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/economy/2016/01/21/romans-magic-wall-stocks-and-oil.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: How does the report explain the drop in global stock markets? What are… Read more »
Nouriel Roubini: Global Economy Not Back to 2008
Description: Nouriel Roubini: Global Economy Not Back to 2008 Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Jan 22, 2016 Link: http://bloom.bg/1Pa5Fhi Questions for Discussions: What does Nouriel Roubini have to say about the global economy and comparisons to 2008? What do you think?
This Time, Cheaper Oil Does Little for the U.S. Economy
Description: WASHINGTON — It has been a truism of the American economy for decades: When oil prices rise, the economy suffers; when they fall, growth improves. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 22, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/business/energy-environment/this-time-cheaper-oil-does-little-for-the-us-economy.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments made in this report. Do you agree with the analysis?
Opinion: Russia, China and Saudi Arabia are on the ropes
Description: Three huge, vastly important countries on the world stage are in deep economic and political trouble—far worse than we may realize. I’m talking about Russia, China and Saudi Arabia. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan 22, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/russia-china-and-saudi-arabia-are-on-the-ropes-2016-01-22 Questions for discussion: What does this report say about economic problems that might impact on global markets?… Read more »