Will the bull market make it to 11, or will coronavirus fears end the stock market’s longest run?

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Description: The coronavirus crisis threatens the longest bull market in history, days before it’s set to celebrate its 11th birthday. Source: USAToday.com Date: Mar 4, 2020 Link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/04/coronavirus-fears-could-end-bull-market-stocks-dow-jones/4943697002/ Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons presented for optimism and pessimism for a resurgence of the bull market? What do you think will happen over the next six monthgs?

It’s the Dagger You Don’t See That Kills a Bull Market

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Description: Complacency lulls investors into forgetting that times were not always like this one. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 02, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-02/nobody-anticipated-coronavirus-would-derail-stocks-bull-market Questions for discussion: What is the message presented to investors in this article? Do you agree with this opinion? Do you think investors will ever change their perspective?

The Dow lost 12% in one week. Here’s why and what likely happens next

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Description: The U.S. stock market suffered a historic pullback this week as the coronavirus spread outside of China, spooking investors and traders out of equities. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 29, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/28/the-dow-just-lost-12percent-in-one-week-heres-why-and-what-likely-happens-next.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say happened and the reasons? What might happen next, according to the… Read more »

‘They’ve basically all gone away, haven’t they?’: After Buffett’s LNG exit, industry watchers wonder who’s left to invest in Canada

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Description: Ottawa shouldn’t hide behind excuse of low prices, one portfolio manager says, but own up to regulatory hurdles Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 6, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/theyve-basically-all-gone-away-havent-they-after-buffetts-lng-exit-industry-watchers-wonder-whos-left-to-invest-in-canada Questions for discussion: According to the article, what is the investment climate in Canada today? What are the reasons given for the situation? How can the situation be… Read more »

Amazon sellers scramble to keep products in stock amid coronavirus outbreak

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Description: For Zev Bernard, who sells baseball and softball equipment on Amazon, February tends to be one of the busiest times of the year, with athletes, coaches and fans gearing up for the new season. Opening day for Major League Baseball is in late March. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 29, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/29/amazon-sellers-scramble-to-keep-products-in-stock-amid-coronavirus.html… Read more »

Why companies like Microsoft and Google are betting big on Africa

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Description: As technology companies continue to look for areas of growth, Africa is emerging as an area of opportunity. And Big Tech has taken notice. Companies such as Twitter, Google and Microsoft are all attempting to establish a presence in fast-growing African economies. Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey, who also runs mobile payment company… Read more »

Global Credit Market Seizes Up as Coronavirus Halts Bond Sales

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Description: (Bloomberg) — The global credit machine is grinding to a halt. The $2.6 trillion international bond market, where the world’s biggest companies raise money to fund everything from acquisitions to factory upgrades, has come to a virtual standstill as the coronavirus spreads fear through company boardrooms. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 26, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-26/coronavirus-chaos-brings-corporate-debt-market-to-its-knees… Read more »

Opinion: Buffett is bullish on stocks but says the market can drop 50% — is he wrong?

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Description: Amid a 10-year-plus bull market, many investors can’t come to terms with the idea that there could be a substantial decline in the stock market Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 25, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/buffett-is-bullish-on-stocks-but-says-the-market-can-drop-50-is-he-wrong-2020-02-24?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo Questions for discussion: What are the main points made by Warren Buffett that investors should focus on at this time of… Read more »

Turnaround Tuesday? Stocks tend to bounce back quickly from market drops like this one

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Description: Monday’s trading session was a bloodbath for the market as all major indices slid more than 3%, but if history is any indication, Tuesday might prove to be a different story entirely. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 24, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/24/turnaround-tuesday-stocks-tend-to-bounce-back-quickly-from-market-drops-like-this-one.html Questions for discussion: Historically, what is the typical reaction after a major stock market… Read more »

Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal earnings boosted by market surge

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Description: Improving markets gave Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal a first-quarter profit boost, with the two Canadian financial giants reporting higher earnings in capital markets and wealth management. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Feb 26, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/scotiabank-bank-of-montreal-earnings-boosted-by-market-surge-1.1395386 Questions for discussion: What were the financial results and what do they suggest… Read more »