Description: When Federal Reserve officials called inflation ‘transitory’ (or temporary) in 2021, Mohamed El-Erian warned investors that the data didn’t back up their claims. Source: YahooFinance.com – video report Date: Sep 20, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mohammed-el-erian-policymakers-avoid-110000027.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented by Mohamed El-Erian, his advice to governments and his predictions. Do you you agree with… Read more »
Monthly Archives: September 2022
Description: To say streaming platform and hardware provider Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) stock is having a bad year down (69%) would be an understatement. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 21, 2022 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/finance/roku-stock-is-down-but-not-out/435715 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the reasons for Roku’s stock valuation and prospects for recovery? Do you agree with this… Read more »
Description: With inflation continuing to hover near 40-year highs, consumers seek out savings wherever they can find them — except for one surprising segment. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 15, 2022 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/377781/cash-strapped-consumers-seek-simple-pleasures.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=readmore&utm_campaign=127642&hashid=sEI_WGOFRPC9S2yOZBKY8g Questions for discussion: How have consumers reacted to inflation, according to the article? How have marketers succeeded in this pricing environment? What else… Read more »
Description: Loonie fell to near 75 cents US on Friday and analyst says it could go as low as 73 cents US soon Source: CBC.ca Date: Sep 16, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-dollar-1.6585291 Questions for discussion: Why is the Canadian dollar declining in terms of the US dollar but rising against other currencies? What should investors do… Read more »
Description: “While there used to be stigmas attached to not drinking, that has really changed dramatically in the last 4 or 5 years.” How did the the non-alcoholic beer market go from flavorless to a market forecast to reach $23+ billion in 2025? Rosalie e’Silva and Kate Krader explain. (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.co – video… Read more »
Description: Turns out it’s something you already do. You just need to turn it up a notch. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 21, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/mark-cuban-says-worst-career-advice-is-follow-your-passion-what-should-you-do-instead.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGG_s0bJ4rgO6-Ha4lfXKGHNmrUVBgsf9USSn96kvl21rxRpUyVC1h5Fm2L9rB4yzkHDbrt0menfW10UTIdXAGI6Xw1jRVgdymDiaKb9w Questions for discussion: What is Mark Cuban’s advice? Do you think it applies well to most people? Do you think most people follow this advice?
Description: New York Life Investments Economist and Portfolio Strategist Lauren Goodwin joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the August CPI report, inflation, the likeliness of a 75-basis-point rate hike, volatility, and the expectations for the Fed’s upcoming FOMC meeting. Source: YahooFinance.com – video report Date: Sep 14, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/inflation-nowhere-near-fed-goal-140441438.html?.tsrc=fin-srch Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »
Description: After that CPI shock earlier in the week, Wall Street is fielding a fresh batch of data on Thursday, with the headline retail sales number coming in stronger than expected. And a disastrous rail strike may be inverted. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 06, 2022 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ray-dalio-says-watch-out-for-rates-hitting-this-level-because-wall-street-stocks-will-take-a-20-hit-11663239288?siteid=yhoof2 Questions for discussion: What is the basis for… Read more »
Description: Adobe is paying 2021 prices. It’s 2022. Wall Street hates it. Silicon Valley is thrilled. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 15, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/15/figma-investors-score-historic-coup-with-adobe-deal-in-down-year-.html Questions for discussion: Why does Wall Street hate this deal? Do you think it was a good one for both company’s shareholders?
Description: As the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up in early 2020, leading to widespread lockdowns and a plunge in economic activity, the Canadian government, like virtually all its peers, flooded households with extra cash to supplement cascading income. As a result, even though employee compensation fell 9.2 per cent, a whopping 30.5 per cent surge in… Read more »