Description: The Volcker Rule: a central component of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill and a key part of President Obama’s economic legacy. Here’s what it does to regulate Wall Street. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Aug 22, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/economy/2016/08/22/the-volcker-rule-explained.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What is the Volker Rule? Do you think it does an… Read more »
Monthly Archives: August 2016
Description: Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Aug 16, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2016/08/16/ford-ceo-baidu-velodyne-lidar.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Do you think this investment is a good use of funds? What are some issues facing investors as they consider the impact of this decision?
Description: As sales continue to plummet Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Aug 25, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2bm6web Questions for Discussions: What is the significance of this financial action? What does it say about the company CEO? Do you think Sears can regain adequate sales and profitability levels to sustain the company?
Description: ‘In the global wide search for yield, U.S. stocks are still attractive’ Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Aug 27, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stock-market-has-room-to-test-new-highs-as-rate-hike-jitters-fade-2016-08-27 Questions for Discussions: What are the arguments favoring increases in the stock market? Do you agree with this assessment?
Description: A long bet on tech that could threaten Tesla. Source: Fortune.com Date: Aug 27, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2bpB02i?xid=for_em_sh Questions for discussion: Do you think this investment is a good use of funds? What might be motivating Dyson to take to this field? Do you think this business is open to multiple players or only a… Read more »
Description: Trading opened today for the new exchange. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Aug 19, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2b5sxha Questions for Discussions: How is this exchange different? How well do you think it will do competing against the other established exchanges?
Description: New funds and ETFs are doing the work for you. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Aug 19, 2016 Link: http://fortune.com/2016/08/19/social-impact-investment-funds/?iid=leftrail Questions for discussion: Summarize the qualities considered worthy of recognition? Why are investors being directed to ETFs and other instruments focusing on ethical firms?
Description: Even the mining industry’s super commodity of the future may be unable to avoid the Achilles’ heel of all mineral producers — a recurring habit of busting a boom with too much supply. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Aug 18, 2016 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-18/rally-in-mining-s-super-commodity-strained-by-race-to-fuel-tesla Questions for Discussions: On what are lithium price predictions based? What do you… Read more »
Description: WTI crude is now up about 21% since its Aug. 2 low Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Aug 18, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stock-futures-in-holding-pattern-as-ciscos-drop-weighs-2016-08-18 Questions for Discussions: Why do you think the market has not picked up on the recent bullishness in oil prices? Do you think prices with hold firm? What would you advise investors do with… Read more »
Description: Companies that did not comply with new guidelines are getting letters, updating filings Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Aug 18, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sec-cracks-down-on-made-up-numbers-in-company-earnings-2016-08-18?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: What does this article say about financial reporting by some companies? How should investors deal with this information?