https://www.bullionvault.com/gold-news/money-time-value-tesla-121120201 An interesting article on the fundamentals of assessing time value of money. This article talks about inflationary, and deflationary pressures as investors assess future payments from investments. In this context the author discusses the valuation of Tesla stocks. With the central banks controlling volatility and bankruptcy, companies like Tesla can dream audaciously. Reflection Questions… Read more »
Monthly Archives: September 2021
Description: For those out there still licking their wounds from a selloff that probably even your teenager saw coming (via TikTok), here’s a comforting chart from Goldman Sachs. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/jpmorgan-says-buy-that-s-p-500-dip-but-you-might-want-to-look-at-this-chart-first-11632221985?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis and advice provided in this report. Do you agree with the positions taken?
Description: Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday its Covid-19 booster shot is 94% effective when administered two months after the first dose in the United States. It also said the booster increases antibody levels by four to six times compared with one shot alone. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/jj-covid-vaccine-booster-shot-is-94percent-effective-when-given-at-two-months.html Questions for… Read more »
Description: What I learned reporting my new book, The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/max-chafkin/4-surprising-insights-into-peter-thiel.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the portrait presented of Peter Thiel. Are you surprised by any of the points presented? What do you think students should take away from this report?
Description: The banking industry could be among the clearest losers from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s re-election to a third term. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-21/trudeau-s-rifle-shot-tax-leaves-banks-among-election-s-losers?srnd=premium-canada Questions for discussion: How does the report assess the threat to Canadian banks? Do you agree with this analysis and recommendation to investors?
Description: JPMorgan Chase has acquired college planning platform Frank to deepen relationships with students and their parents, CNBC has learned exclusively. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/jpmorgan-chase-is-buying-college-financial-aid-platform-frank.html Questions for discussion: How does this strategy make sense from a business growth point of view? How should start-ups like Frank, look at this deal?
Description: Ecommerce continues to grow and thrive, but companies must adapt to find real success. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/385602 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the changes and new thinking about adjusting strategies? Do you agree with this line of thinking? Do you think it applies across a… Read more »
Description: 4 things you can do to improve your financial literacy. Source: thebalance.com Date: April 16, 2021 Link: https://www.thebalance.com/improve-financial-literacy-5179386 Questions for discussion: “Knowing how financial concepts work is one thing—confidently interacting with them is quite another”. As you embark on your financial journey, think of at least 3 financial concepts that you struggle with, and would want… Read more »
Description: Amazon’s stock (AMZN) has been stuck in the penalty box for most of 2021 as investors see what new CEO Andy Jassy has up his sleeves and the company’s growth slows after a big 2020 as people shopped more online at the height of the pandemic. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com/Bloomberg.com Date: Sep 15, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/when-will-amazon-stock-skyrocket-again-175145399.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »
Description: Two-thirds of wealthy business-owners accelerated their plans to retire or sell their business during the Covid pandemic, according to a new survey, reflecting the new psychological and financial landscape for business. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 15, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/15/two-thirds-of-wealthy-business-owners-plan-to-sell-or-retire-due-to-pandemic.html Questions for discussion: What does the article suggest might be happening to entrepreneurial thinking and… Read more »