Lessons from the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Economic Analysis, Financial analysis, Financial Planning, Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Industry Analysis, Management Issues, Market Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: Wharton finance professor Itamar Drechsler discusses what led to the collapse of SVB and the questions it raises for banks, depositors, and regulators going forward. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu – podcast Date: Mar 14, 2023 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/podcast/knowledge-at-wharton-podcast/lessons-from-the-silicon-valley-bank-collapse/?utm_campaign=KatW2023&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=3-15-23&utm_content=Lessons_from_the_Silicon_Valley_Bank_Collapse Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in the podcast by professor Itamar Drechsler. What is your opinion… Read more »

How to Make This the Last Banking Bailout

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Economic Analysis, Financial analysis, Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Industry Analysis, Management Issues, Market Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: Here we go again. The federal government is bailing out the banking industry, and the American people, who have seen this show far too often, have every right to be furious. The proper target for that anger, however, is not the bailout itself, but the need for it. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 14, 2023… Read more »

Jim Cramer says the Fed is on the cusp of a ‘soft, safe landing’ in its inflation fight

Posted by & filed under Economic Analysis, Financial analysis, Financial Planning, Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Management Issues, Market Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: The collapse of multiple banks, the potential folding of start-ups and the general unease in the economy all suggest the Federal Reserve is on the “cusp of a soft, safe landing,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 14, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/14/cramer-fed-on-the-cusp-of-a-soft-safe-landing-in-inflation-fight.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments presented… Read more »

Couche-Tard to Buy TotalEnergies Assets for $3.3 Billion

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Economic Analysis, Financial analysis, Financial Planning, Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Industry Analysis.

Description: (Bloomberg) — Canadian convenience-store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. agreed to buy almost 2,200 gasoline stations in Europe from TotalEnergies SE for €3.1 billion ($3.3 billion). Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Mar 16, 2023 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/couche-tard-buy-totalenergies-retail-080229157.html Questions for discussion: Financially speaking, what does this acquisition mean for Couche-Tard? Is this a good opportunity for growth, in your… Read more »

Should we automate the CEO?

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Economic Analysis, Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation, Management Issues, Personal Finance.

Description: There has been a lot of buzz about how AI might eventually replace lower-rank workers. But why not start with the highest-paid corporate executives? Source: Thehustle.co Date: Mar 11, 2023 Link: https://thehustle.co/should-we-automate-the-ceo/?utm_content=null&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Wednesday%20Email&utm_term=4ABCD Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about AI in the work environment. How have salaries changed over time? What do… Read more »

Netflix: Investors ‘too pessimistic’ about paid account sharing, analyst says

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation, Industry Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer & Co Managing Director – Head of Internet Research, joins Yahoo Finance Live to talk about Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown and the outlook for the company’s stock. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Mar 14, 2023 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/netflix-investors-too-pessimistic-paid-204758846.html?contentType=VIDEO Questions for discussion: Why does Jason Helfstein think Netflix will succeed with its tier… Read more »

WeightWatchers stock surges 70% after company agrees to buy obesity treatment platform

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation, Industry Analysis, Management Issues, Personal Finance.

Description: Shares of WW International, also known as WeightWatchers, skyrocketed Tuesday after the company said it planned to buy Sequence, a telehealth platform that provides treatment for obesity. Source: CNBC.com – video reports Date: Mar 07, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/07/weightwatchers-stock-surges-sequence-deal.html Questions for discussion: Explain why the stock soared? How does this acquisition change the business model at… Read more »

How to Understand the Problems at Silicon Valley Bank

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Economic Analysis, Financial analysis, Financial Planning, Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Industry Analysis, Management Issues, Market Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: If you’re wondering why Silicon Valley Bank, one of the biggest lenders to tech start-ups, had to be taken over Friday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, one good place to look is the Federal Reserve. Source: Nytimes.com Date: Mar 10, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/10/opinion/silicon-valley-bank-federal-reserve.html Questions for discussion: Explain the demise at SVB as described in the… Read more »

How the Wealthiest Got to Where They Are

Posted by & filed under Economic Analysis, Financial analysis, Financial Planning, Growth & Valuation, Management Issues, Market Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: The super-rich have an affinity for private equity investment, an appetite for risk, and copious savings, according to a study of wealth creation in Norway over 22 years. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Mar 7, 2023 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-the-wealthiest-got-to-where-they-are/?utm_campaign=KatW2023&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=3-8-2023&utm_content=How_the_Wealthiest_Got_to_Where_They_Are Questions for discussion: What does the research say is how the wealthiest people became so wealthy? What do… Read more »

William Watson: The global inflation pandemic won’t end until the economy hits a wall

Posted by & filed under Economic Analysis, Financial analysis, Financial Planning, Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Industry Analysis, Market Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: Last two inflation pandemics only ended after real interest rates went big-time positive — almost to double-digits Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 28, 2023 Link: https://financialpost.com/opinion/global-inflation-pandemic-wont-end-economy-hits-wall?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1sws58ASzLstDBcfzlYtDA_ho92uRR3mi4pirYfp06AsF6WYrljrpRSv4#Echobox=1677599780 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about inflation, interest rates, and the strategies used to control both? What do believe will take place over 6the next year?… Read more »