Description: The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note broke above 3% on Tuesday, amid growing speculation that the Federal Reserve will be more aggressive in raising interest rates in 2018. Here’s what this means for you and your money. Source: MoneyWatch.com – video report Date: Apr 25, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/video/explainomics/10-year-treasury-yield-hits-3-here-what-this-means-for-your-wallet/61F24A8D-6059-4418-8BC3-03FF7D92EF90.html Questions for discussion: Summarize… Read more »
Monthly Archives: April 2018
Description: The annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York is usually a place where Wall Street’s best hedge fund managers and investors present their top stock picks—from Amazon to Valeant Pharmaceuticals. And for the first time in the event’s 23-year history, one of those investors used the Sohn conference stage Monday to recommend a certain digital investment: Bitcoin…. Read more »
Description: The stock market is forward-looking. That’s a problem when there’s not much to look forward to. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 25, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/business/stock-markets-inflation-earnings.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=7&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What are the concerns facing investors, according to the report? Do you think investors are losing confidence in further market appreciation?
Description: The “big bear market” for stocks that market timer Tom McClellan has been expecting appears to have begun, as Tuesday’s broad selloff turned a key technical indicator down from an already negative position to convey a “promise” of lower lows. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Apr 25, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/big-bear-market-for-stocks-lasting-several-months-appears-to-have-begun-2018-04-25 Questions for discussion: What is the… Read more »
Description: The world risks a full-blown oil shock within months as three geostrategic crises come to the boil and Saudi Arabia hints at US$100 crude, setting off a speculative scramble by commodity hedge funds. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Apr 25, 2018 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/oil-shock Questions for discussion: According to the article, why are oil prices likely to… Read more »
Description: The nine-year bull market might be on its last legs. Fifty-eight percent of global money managers surveyed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch think the stock market has already peaked or will later this year. Despite the market mayhem of recent months, the S&P 500 has quadrupled since its financial-crisis lowpoint in early 2009. Source: CNNMoney.com –… Read more »
Description: Wall Street weighed in on Netflix’s blockbuster earnings and subscriber numbers. They were largely bullish, pushing the stock even higher in premarket trading Tuesday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Apr 17, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/17/heres-what-wall-street-analysts-think-of-netflixs-earnings.html Questions for discussion: What do the analysts say about Netflix that should be key to investor decision-making today? Would you be a buyer?
Description: WASHINGTON — Time Warner’s chief executive, Jeffrey Bewkes, vigorously defended his company’s $85.4 billion merger with AT&T on Wednesday, saying the deal was necessary to confront “tectonic changes” in entertainment caused by internet competitors like Netflix and Amazon. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 19, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/18/business/time-warner-att-merger.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What are the arguments in… Read more »
Description: Apple Inc. plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The move is part of a broader push by the iPhone maker to generate more revenue from online content and services. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Apr 17, 2018 Link:… Read more »
Description: In an incident recently reported by Vox, a one-year-old named Margot managed to tie a hair around her toe, causing it to swell and bleed. Her parents Bradley and Becky Sroka became concerned when Band-aids didn’t suffice, so they sought help. Since it was a Saturday, their pediatrician’s office was closed and Bradley’s doctor’s office… Read more »