Description: What the second wave of coronavirus in Europe means for Americans Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 25, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/09/25/what-the-second-wave-of-coronavirus-in-europe-means-for-americans-covid-19.html Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says. What do you think of these suggestions? What should investors do, in your opinion?
Monthly Archives: September 2020
Opinion: Here’s how stocks typically perform in October and why you may want to buckle up
Description: Combination of October’s volatility and average gain can work to your benefit Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 26, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-how-stocks-typically-perform-in-october-and-why-you-might-want-to-buckle-up-2020-09-25?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What does the report say about October volatility? What is the advice presented to investors? Do you agree?
How to Succeed in Private Banking—or Maybe Get in a Lot of Trouble
Description: A legal fight shows the symbiotic relationship between the superwealthy and their money whisperers. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Sep 27, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-09-27/private-banking-lawsuit-shows-relationship-between-ultrarich-and-money-managers?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about investment banking risk? What do you make of the story? What lessons are there to be learned?
MEC considered an appeal to members for a bailout before it agreed to a private equity deal
Description: VANCOUVER — The leadership of embattled outdoor retailer MEC considered asking the co-operative’s more than 5.7 million members for funding before making an acquisition deal with an American private equity firm, but decided that approach was “impracticable to impossible,” newly released court documents reveal. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 25, 2020 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/mec-considered-an-appeal-to-members-for-a-bailout-before-it-agreed-to-a-private-equity-deal Questions for… Read more »
Ethical business practices shouldn’t be a ‘marketing ploy’: Jessica Alba
Description: Actress Jessica Alba joins ‘Influencers with Andy Serwer’ to discuss the success of The Honest Company. Source: Finance.Yahoo.com Date: Sep 23, 2020 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/ethical-business-practices-shouldn-t-100000669.html Questions for discussion: What is Jessica Alba’s opinion about ethical business practice and profitability? After researching The Honest Company online, describe how the firm is different from any other consumer… Read more »
How Target gets you to spend money
Description: Target has revolutionized the entire shopping experience, from the width of the aisles and the weight of the shopping carts to the smell of Starbucks coffee and placement of dollar bins. The tactics are paying off. Despite the pandemic, profits rose more than 80% year over year. Here’s how Target uses dollar bins and… Read more »
Chime is now worth $14.5 billion, surging past Robinhood as the most valuable U.S. consumer fintech
Description: The fintech world has a new heavyweight. Chime, the start-up that delivers banking services through mobile phones, has closed a fundraising that values the company at $14.5 billion, CNBC has learned exclusively. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 18, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/18/chime-is-now-worth-14point5-billion-surging-past-robinhood-as-the-most-valuable-us-consumer-fintech-.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say to help explain the success of… Read more »
Opinion: Want to retire rich? Start by unlearning some conventional wisdom
Description: To manage our money better, often we don’t need to know more. Instead, we need to unlearn what we think we already know. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 18, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/want-to-retire-rich-start-by-unlearning-some-conventional-wisdom-11600439080?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What does the report say about investor thinking? What are your thoughts on the comments in the article?
Facebook Stock Sits on Key Support – Here’s the Trade
Description: Facebook stock is sitting on a critical level of support. Should it fail, it could usher in lower prices. If it holds, here’s what bulls will need to see next. Source: TheStreet.com – video report Date: Sep 18, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/trading-facebook-fb-stock-pullback Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the technical side of… Read more »
CIBC cuts portfolio managers, analysts, traders in drive for 5% reduction in staff
Description: Many banks restarting job cuts put on hold during early days of pandemic Source: Bloomberg.com/FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Sep 18, 2020 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/fp-street/cibc-cuts-portfolio-managers-traders-in-drive-for-5-reduction/wcm/561ea7e5-db46-49e8-bf6e-c9b4cc365c8e/ Questions for discussion: What does this retrenchment mean for the industry? Why is it happening?