Here’s Why Momentum Investors Will Love Apple (AAPL)

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Description: Momentum investing revolves around the idea of following a stock’s recent trend in either direction. In the ‘long’ context, investors will be essentially be “buying high, but hoping to sell even higher.” With this methodology, taking advantage of trends in a stock’s price is key; once a stock establishes a course, it is more… Read more »

Thomas George discusses Nemaska Lithium versus Lithium Americas

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Description: Thomas George, president of Grizzle, discusses Nemaska Lithium versus Lithium Americas. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Jan 09, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/investing/video/thomas-george-discusses-nemaska-lithium-versus-lithium-americas~1339075 Questions for discussion: What does Thomas George say is the reason for poor financial performances in the industry? How should investors deal with this information?

Canada Goose’s challenge this year is to prove all the short sellers wrong

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Description: A growing number of investors are betting the company’s shares are earthbound as inventories pile up and sales growth slows Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Jan 10, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/canada-gooses-new-years-challenge-prove-short-traders-wrong Questions for discussion: What are the main factors supporting the company share price and those against? Why is inventory such a great concern?… Read more »

‘Damning’ Boeing messages reveal efforts to manipulate regulators of 737 Max

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Description: Boeing employees boasted about bullying regulators to approve the now-grounded 737 Max without requiring pilots to undergo simulator training while others raised safety concerns and complained about lax standards, according to a trove of internal documents the company released on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/boeing-releases-communications-on-737-max-simulators-it-calls-completely-unacceptable.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

A revival is under way in the chip business

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Description: The high-tech industry is as cyclical as any commodity Source: Economist.com Date: Jan 11, 2020 Link: https://www.economist.com/business/2020/01/11/a-revival-is-under-way-in-the-chip-business?cid1=cust/ednew/n/bl/n/2020/01/9n/owned/n/n/nwl/n/n/NA/375381/n Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made about the industry in the report. What does the report suggest about the near future for the industry?

Disney accounted for nearly 40% of the 2019 US box office

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Description: 2019 has been Disney’s year at the box office. The company had six movies surpass the $1 billion mark — has a likely seventh on the way — and has grossed more than $10 billion at the global box office. In the U.S., Disney-produced films tallied more than $3.72 billion at the box office, beating the… Read more »

The decade’s top TSX stock returned more than 4,000% — and it wasn’t the only one

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Description: List includes tech companies, an airline giant, dollar stores and a label maker Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Dec 31, 2019 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/the-tsxs-top-10-performing-stocks-of-the-decade-some-boasting-4000-plus-returns Questions for discussion: Explain why these Canadian firms outperformed the index as a whole? What lessons are there for investors?

SPOS #703 – Brett Hurt On Entrepreneurship And Starting Up

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #703 – Host: Mitch Joel. He’s an old friend and someone who has experienced a tremendous amount of success in the technology and startup world. While many know his name… most do not. Let’s change that. Brett Hurt is the CEO and co-founder of data.world (of which I am an advisor),… Read more »

Dick’s Sporting Goods shares skyrocket on earnings beat, raised outlook

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Description: Dick’s Sporting Goods on Tuesday reported its strongest same-store sales gains since 2013, as its e-commerce sales grew 13% during the latest quarter, and it sold more apparel and footwear. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 26, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/26/dicks-sporting-goods-dks-reports-q3-2019-earnings-beat-ups-outlook.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the financial results for the firm. Do you think the company is a… Read more »

Aurora CEO eyes U.S. amid looming ‘carnage’ for Canadian pot industry

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Description: Booth said there could be “carnage” in Canada’s cannabis industry over the next year if some producers remain unable to drop their cost of producing their cannabis amidst what has become an oversupplied market. Source: BNNBloomberg.com Date: Nov 29, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/aurora-ceo-eyes-u-s-amid-looming-carnage-for-canadian-pot-industry-1.1355362 Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights presented in this report and the… Read more »