The Dow just crashed 3,000 points — here is why it happened

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Description: A press conference with President Trump on Monday afternoon sent an already crashing market right on through a trapdoor. Source: YahooFinance.com – video report Date: Mar 16, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/the-dow-just-crashed-3000-points-here-is-why-it-happened-203917420.html Questions for discussion: What triggered the 3,00 point drop? Why are credit markets so critical to a quicker economic and stock market recovery? What… Read more »

David Rosenberg: Stop looking to 2008, this crisis is more like 9/11

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Description: After that shock it took about 18 months for bond yields and equity markets to bottom Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Mar 18, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/david-rosenberg-stop-looking-to-2008-this-crisis-is-more-like-9-11?video_autoplay=true Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made by David Rosenberg? What do you think about his assessments and projections? What would you advise investors today?

Why Tech Companies Can Regain Consumer Trust as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

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Description: As the government continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 epidemic, US consumers and news organizations have rediscovered one of the things that made social media so valuable: Democratizing information about a fast-moving global story brings to light important narratives that official sources may miss, ignore or suppress. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link:… Read more »

Regeneron Surges After Identifying Coronavirus Antibodies

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Description: Regeneron said it could produce ‘hundreds of thousands’ of does per month by the end of the summer if trials of its cocktail coronavirus treatment prove successful. Source: TheStreet.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/regeneron-surges-after-identifying-coronavirus-antibodies Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the pharmaceutical effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus?… Read more »

El-Erian: Stock market bottom is not in yet, despite the bounce after Monday’s historic decline

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Description: The stock market has not reached its bottom yet, even as Wall Street headed higher Tuesday after historic declines,  economist Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/mohamed-el-erian-market-bottom-not-in-yet-despite-bounce-off-big-drop.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What does El-Elrian suggest is happening in markets today and what advice is he offering? Do you agree… Read more »

Is Boeing Done For? What Charts Say After 64% Fall

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Description: Shares of Boeing (BA) – Get Report have become a disaster. Shares have declined 10% on Thursday and have fallen more than 60% from its highs. Source: TheStreet.com Date: Mar 12, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/trading-boeing-ba-stock-coronavirus Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons for the stock decline and why recent borrowing activity is a prime concern for investors? What would… Read more »

We could see a viscious cycle as recession fears rise..Morgan Stanleys Ruchir Sharma

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Description: We could see a viscious cycle as recession fears rise..Morgan Stanleys Ruchir Sharma Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 9, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/03/09/we-could-see-a-vicious-cycle-as-recession-fears-rise-morgan-stanleys-ruchir-sharma.html Questions for discussion: What does Ruchir Sharma say might happen to financial markets? What do you think the probabilities are for these nightmare scenarios? What should retail investors do today?

3 These are the indicators investors should be watching for signs of a market bottom

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Description: Peter Hodson: Watching these might at least give you something to do if you find yourself quarantined somewhere Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Mar 9, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/these-are-the-indicators-investors-should-be-watching-for-signs-of-a-market-bottom?video_autoplay=true Questions for discussion: What are the indicators and what are they suggesting at the moment? What should investors do, in your opinion?

Two futurists predict a decade of powerful innovations: “Faster and better, and cheaper than anyone can imagine.”

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Description: Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler make their case in a new book “The Future Is Faster Than You Think.” Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Mar 6, 2020 Link: https://fortune.com/videos/watch/964fb3ae-5def-4d56-8e8c-56edbbb4de90?activePlaylistName=On%20Leading Questions for discussion: What are the highlights presented in this video report? What does the message suggest about innovation, business development and investing?

There’s plenty of toilet paper in the US – so why are people hoarding it?

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Description: The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Mar 11, 2020 Link: https://www.yahoo.com/news/theres-plenty-toilet-paper-us-122309255.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about human behavior and consumer products? How should investors deal with this understanding?