Today, Tomorrow and the Time Value of Tesla

Posted by & filed under Personal Finance. 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 »

Chapter 1 Financial Planning Process

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Description: 4 things you can do to improve your financial literacy.  Source: Date: April 16, 2021 Link:  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 »

Costs of the minimum wage hike

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The new minimum wage may mean higher prices for consumers as companies pay for higher payroll costs. Source: CNNMoney – video report Date: 7/24/2009 Keys: Budgeting, cash flow, expenses, working capital Link: Questions for discussion: How might management of the food store respond to the rise in the minimum wage? Rank your choices starting… Read more »

Get ready for banking’s next headache

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A weak economy and frozen financing markets could spell trouble for regional banks with big commercial loan portfolios. Source: Date: 7/27/2009 Keys: Finance, economy, investing Link: Questions for discussion: Banks reflect the economic conditions that exist through the state of their loans to businesses and consumers.  Summarize the reasons given for concern over… Read more »

Schumer Presses SEC for Ban on ‘Unfair’ High-Frequency Trades

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Charles Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to ban so-called flash orders for stocks, saying they give high-speed traders an unfair advantage. Source: Date: 7/25/2009 Keys: Stock market, valuation, trading, environment Link: Questions for discussion: Do you think these new technologies should be regulated by… Read more »

Ericsson to Acquire Nortel Unit for $1.13 Billion

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Ericsson AB, the world’s largest maker of wireless phone networks, will buy the wireless equipment unit of insolvent Nortel Networks Corp. for $1.13 billion after beating bids from Nokia Siemens Networks and MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC. Source: Bloomberg. com Date: 7/25/2009 Keys: Asset acquisition, bankruptcy, valuation, planning Link: Questions for discussion: Why would Ericsson… Read more »