David Einhorn on GM Value, Tesla Profit, Apple

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Description: David Einhorn, president at Greenlight Capital, explains what he aims to accomplish in his proxy battle with General Motors Co. and discusses Tesla Inc.’s inability to produce a profit and a big similarity he sees between GM and Apple Inc. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com… Read more »

Opinion Journal: The Paris Climate Con

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Description: Business World Columnist Holman Jenkins Jr. on why the pact is mainly about subsidies, not environmental progress. Photo credit: Getty Images. Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: June 01, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/opinion-journal-the-paris-climate-con/AF124BBD-86EB-40A7-A6D5-185AB8F6CC03.html Questions for discussion: What does Holman Jenkins Jr. say about the agreement? Do you think the decision to withdraw reduces the influence or… Read more »

Andrew Left Says BlackBerry Stock Could Double in 2 Years

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Description: Andrew Left, Citron Research founder, explains why he thinks BlackBerry Ltd. shares could double in the next two years. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Vonnie Quinn on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: June 01, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-06-01/why-andrew-left-says-blackberry-shares-could-double-video Questions for discussion: Why does Andrew Left believe BlackBerry is worth more and… Read more »

How a short-seller may have caused an accidental sell-off for two Canadian companies

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Description: Shares of two Canadian companies were taken on a dramatic ride Wednesday in what appears to have been a mistaken reaction to a social media posting from a U.S. short-seller. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: May 31, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/element-fleet-says-unaware-of-reason-as-stock-plunges-38 Questions for discussion: Explain what happened to the stock value? Is there any way to mitigate… Read more »

How Brooklinen Went From Kickstarter to $20M in Sales

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Description: How Brooklinen Went From Kickstarter to $20M in Sales Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: May 23, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-05-23/brooklinen-s-rise-from-kickstarter-to-20m-in-sales-video Questions for discussion: Describe the financing strategies used by management from start-up to the current level of sales. Do you think the company made any errors in judgement or should consider other methods to… Read more »

Pick the supplier, not the seller, in retail: Ivy Managment

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Description: Matthew Norris, senior vice president at Ivy Investment Management Company, joins BNN to discuss his value investing strategy, which includes retail and hospital stocks. Source: BNN.ca – video report Date: May 25, 2017 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/video/pick-the-supplier-not-the-seller-in-retail-ivy-managment~1133491 Questions for discussion: What does Matthew Norris say about picking retail stocks and the businesses that supply them? Do… Read more »

Opinion: How to stop being your own worst enemy in the stock market

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Description: 6 ways to fight back against emotional impulses that hurt your investments Source: MarketWatch.com Date: May 23, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-stop-being-your-own-worst-enemy-in-the-stock-market-2017-05-23?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: What do you think about the behavioral research presented? Have you ever responded as these models suggest? How should investors use this information?

The Question Isn’t Why Wage Growth Is So Low. It’s Why It’s So High.

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Description: One of the economy’s biggest mysteries is this: The labor market is the strongest it has been in a decade, yet wages are rising barely faster than inflation. Source: NYTimes.com Date: May 26, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/upshot/the-question-isnt-why-wage-growth-is-so-low-its-why-its-so-high.html?ref=dealbook&_r=0 Questions for discussion: What does this article say about how and why wages rise? What might the current… Read more »

Kinder Morgan Canada to Price IPO at C$17 in Canadian Debut

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Description: Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. is expected to raise C$1.75 billion ($1.3 billion) in its initial public offering after setting the price of its shares at C$17 each, below the previous range, according to terms of the deal. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: May 17, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/kinder-morgan-canada-said-to-price-ipo-at-c-17-in-canadian-debut Questions for discussion: How should investors evaluate this IPO?… Read more »