Description: The founder and CEO explains the future of fintech Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 22, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2cuw6kO Questions for discussion: How has Jon Stein differentiated Betterment from competitors? Do you think the strategy will remain successful in the long run?
Monthly Archives: September 2016
Description: A Wells Fargo investor is pressuring the bank to punish executives who oversaw a massive fake account fraud. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Sep 20, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2016/09/20/wells-fargo-ceo-warren.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Do you think the critical review of Wells Fargo by Elizabeth Warren is fair? Should the CEO be held financially and criminally… Read more »
Description: Their 12-month price targets range from 11% upside potential to 35% Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Sep 24, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-are-the-nine-most-beloved-stocks-on-wall-street-today-2016-09-22 Questions for Discussions: Why are these stocks popular? What do you think of their potential?
Description: Twitter has long positioned itself as a global town square where anyone — celebrities, politicians, athletes, and you and me — can chat in 140-character messages and find out about whatever is happening in the moment. Source: NYTimes.com and CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 24, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/24/business/dealbook/twitter-sale.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FMergers%2C%20Acquisitions%20and%20Divestitures&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=collection Questions for discussion: What does… Read more »
Description: Burton Malkiel has been saying the same thing about investing for more than 40 years. What’s new is that a big chunk of the financial industry now admits he was right all along. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Sep 22, 2016 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-22/the-professor-who-was-right-about-index-funds-all-along Questions for discussion: Summarize what Burton Malkiel has been saying? What do you… Read more »
Description: New CEO Joel Manby has a plan to turn the park around. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 14, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2ctPtem Questions for discussion: Do you think the company and new management offer investors a second look? What are the risks involved for investors?
Description: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has lost a lot of money (on paper) in Wells Fargo since the bank was fined by regulators for creating fake accounts. But Buffett hasn’t said a word. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Sep 14, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/14/investing/warren-buffett-berkshire-hathaway-wells-fargo-fake-account-scandal/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom Questions for Discussions: What does this report say about the culture… Read more »
Description: Apple (AAPL, Tech30) stock surged more than 4% Wednesday afternoon while the broader market was mostly flat. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Sep 14, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/14/investing/apple-stock-iphone-7-samsung/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom Questions for Discussions: Why has Apple stock soared recently, according to the report? Would you be a buyer now?
Description: And called Tesla the “anti-Amazon” Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 14, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2ceClck Questions for discussion: What are the criticisms presented in the report against Tesla and Elon Musk? Do you think they are fair?
Description: Some analysts are estimating a 30%-50% chance that the merger will close. Source: Fortune.com Date: Sep 14, 2016 Link: http://fortune.com/2016/09/14/monsanto-bayer-deal-3/ Questions for discussion: What is the basis for doubting the approval of the merger? Do you think it is a good deal for the industry?