Description: Blackberry CEO Chen on Big Tech, Innovation and Jaguar Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-03-22/blackberry-ceo-chen-on-big-tech-innovation-and-jaguar-video Questions for discussion: Why is John Chen confident that Blackberry can reach $30 per share in the short run? Is Blackberry presenting itself as the IT answer to data security? Do you think the… Read more »
Monthly Archives: March 2018
Here’s why the stock market took the China tariffs so hard
Description: The stock market plunged Thursday in a broad selloff that analysts pinned largely on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would impose tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-the-stock-market-took-the-china-tariffs-so-hard-2018-03-22 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points in this article. How do you see markets moving… Read more »
Dropbox prices IPO at $21 per share
Description: Dropbox priced its IPO above expectations at $21 per share on Thursday night, setting the stage for the software company’s stock to hit the public market on Friday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 23, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/22/dropbox-will-price-ipo-at-21-per-share-source-says.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the financial details in this IPO. Do you think it is a good… Read more »
Beg, Borrow or Steal: How Trump Says China Takes Technology
Description: For years, American companies have complained that the Chinese government finds ways to get them to hand over their most valuable trade secrets. Those companies — which usually complain anonymously, fearing Chinese retribution — have found a sympathetic ear in the Trump administration. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/business/china-trump-trade-intellectual-property.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What… Read more »
Mr Roboto? Trump sells China tariffs as fight over robots, other future technologies
Description: President says the days of unfair Chinese trade rules ‘are over’ Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trumps-china-tariffs-a-fight-for-control-over-robots-wireless-other-future-technologies-2018-03-22 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the trade tariff strategy? Do you think it is valid? How do you think this strategy will play out? What should investors do in the meanwhile?
What Larry Kudlow thinks about trade, taxes, stocks and recessions
Description: Trump’s possible new top economic adviser hates tariffs Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Mar 13, 2018 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/13/investing/larry-kudlow-trump-national-economic-council/index.html Questions for discussion: Summarize what does Larry Kudlow says about trade, taxes, stocks and recessions. What do you think will happen to these items in the near future? What should investors do?
Longtime tech investor Paul Meeks warns a correction ‘could happen at any time’
Description: The investor known for running the world’s largest technology fund during the dotcom boom is refreshing his call for investors to keep their portfolios light on the tech sector. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 10, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/10/investor-paul-meeks-warns-a-tech-correction-could-happen-at-any-time.html Questions for discussion: What does Paul Meeks have to say about conditions in tech stocks? Do… Read more »
Even With Takeover Bid Blocked, Qualcomm ‘Is in a Tight Spot’
Description: SAN FRANCISCO — President Trump appeared to bail out Qualcomm on Monday by blocking Broadcom’s hostile takeover attempt of the chip maker, citing national security fears about China. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 13, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/technology/takeover-qualcomm-blocked-troubles.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the situation at Qualcomm? What do you think will happen? What… Read more »
Opinion: These two stock market patterns add up to trouble for investors through Election Day
Description: Election results end uncertainty and could spark a rally Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 13, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-hard-proof-for-why-the-stock-market-could-be-lower-in-november-2018-03-13 Questions for discussion: Explain the arguments presented. Do you agree with this assessment? What do you think will happen?
On 10th anniversary of Bear Stearns’ near collapse, Senate pushes to rewrite financial regulation
Description: Almost 10 years to the day Bear Stearns’ near collapse accelerated the worst financial crisis in generations, Congress is pushing to relax rules that were designed to prevent one from happening again. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 12, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/12/on-10th-anniversary-of-bear-stearns-near-collapse-senate-pushes-to-rewrite-financial-regulation.html Questions for discussion: What is the legislation about? Why do you suppose this legislation… Read more »