Description: How Brooklinen Went From Kickstarter to $20M in Sales Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: May 23, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-05-23/brooklinen-s-rise-from-kickstarter-to-20m-in-sales-video Questions for discussion: Describe the financing strategies used by management from start-up to the current level of sales. Do you think the company made any errors in judgement or should consider other methods to… Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2017
Pick the supplier, not the seller, in retail: Ivy Managment
Description: Matthew Norris, senior vice president at Ivy Investment Management Company, joins BNN to discuss his value investing strategy, which includes retail and hospital stocks. Source: BNN.ca – video report Date: May 25, 2017 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/video/pick-the-supplier-not-the-seller-in-retail-ivy-managment~1133491 Questions for discussion: What does Matthew Norris say about picking retail stocks and the businesses that supply them? Do… Read more »
Opinion: How to stop being your own worst enemy in the stock market
Description: 6 ways to fight back against emotional impulses that hurt your investments Source: MarketWatch.com Date: May 23, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-stop-being-your-own-worst-enemy-in-the-stock-market-2017-05-23?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: What do you think about the behavioral research presented? Have you ever responded as these models suggest? How should investors use this information?
The Question Isn’t Why Wage Growth Is So Low. It’s Why It’s So High.
Description: One of the economy’s biggest mysteries is this: The labor market is the strongest it has been in a decade, yet wages are rising barely faster than inflation. Source: NYTimes.com Date: May 26, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/upshot/the-question-isnt-why-wage-growth-is-so-low-its-why-its-so-high.html?ref=dealbook&_r=0 Questions for discussion: What does this article say about how and why wages rise? What might the current… Read more »
Kinder Morgan Canada to Price IPO at C$17 in Canadian Debut
Description: Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. is expected to raise C$1.75 billion ($1.3 billion) in its initial public offering after setting the price of its shares at C$17 each, below the previous range, according to terms of the deal. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: May 17, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/kinder-morgan-canada-said-to-price-ipo-at-c-17-in-canadian-debut Questions for discussion: How should investors evaluate this IPO?… Read more »
Tax reform: It’s business vs. the middle class
Description: There are a thousand fights to be had over tax reform. One of the big ones is how much should tax reform directly help businesses vs. the middle class? Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 19, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/19/news/economy/tax-reform-businesses-middle-class/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom Questions for discussion: Why is tax reform so challenging, according to the report? In… Read more »
Too much oil supply in the markets: Part One
Description: BNN commentator Andrew McCreath speaks with Johannes Benigni of JBC Energy, who explains why he thinks there’s still too much oil on the market. Source: BNN.ca – video report Date: May 10, 2017 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/video/too-much-oil-supply-in-the-markets-part-one~1129206 Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights presented in this report. Do you agree with the assessments? What would you… Read more »
This could stop Amazon’s stock rally in its tracks
Description: Amazon needs to enact a large stock split and start paying a dividend to get the Dow keepers’ attention Source: MarketWatch.com Date: May 15, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-could-stop-amazons-stock-rally-in-its-tracks-2017-04-21?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: What is the concern about Amazon’s stock price as described in this article? What do you think about this argument?
The Barbarians Are at Etsy’s Hand-Hewn, Responsibly Sourced Gates
Description: The ur-Brooklyn online craft marketplace is under pressure to start acting more like a conventional, shareholder-focused company. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: May 15, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-05-18/the-barbarians-are-at-etsy-s-hand-hewn-responsibly-sourced-gates Questions for discussion: What does this article say about the company and its management? What do you think of the future financial possibilities are for this company?
From Meg Whitman To Taylor Swift: Meet The 60 Richest, Most Successful Self-Made Women In America
Description: Forbes’ third annual tally of America’s 60 most successful self-made women has a new number one, two new billionaires, a transgender woman who climbed back into the ranks after a one year absence and five newcomers. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs, executives and entertainers who made their fortunes in everything from makeup and… Read more »