Risk factors involving pot stock IPOs

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Description: CNBC’s Leslie Picker discusses some of the morning’s most provocative headlines. Risk factors involving pot stock IPOs from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/21/risk-factors-involving-pot-stock-ipos.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this report. What would you advise investors?

Opinion: The new ‘Tilray’ marijuana stock is here — this is how to set up the trade

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Description:  There are rumors that Coca-Cola may buy Denver’s New Age Beverages Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 21, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-new-tilray-stock-is-here-this-is-how-to-set-up-the-trade-2018-09-21 Questions for discussion: What does this report suggest to investors interested in investing in this sector? How significant would a favorable decision by Coca-Cola  be to the stocks involved?

A Silicon Valley VC Pioneer Ponders a Smaller-Is-Better Future

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Description: Kleiner Perkins is in crisis with star partner Mary Meeker leaving. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Sep 20, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-20/a-silicon-valley-vc-pioneer-ponders-a-smaller-is-better-future?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What did you learn about the synergy between partners in VC firms? How would you describe the investing strategy of Mary Meeker in comparison to the management of the firm she is… Read more »

The Day Lehman Collapsed

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Description: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, 2008, jolting the firm’s 28,000 employees. A decade later, former employees remember the collapse and reflect on what it meant for them. Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Sep 13, 2018 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/the-day-lehman-collapsed/64E50022-BC37-4E27-BAEF-FBBDD7786EBC.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this report. Are you… Read more »

Exclusive: Campbell Soup steps up CEO search, COO a contender – sources

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Description: (Reuters) – Campbell Soup Co’s board is drawing up a list of CEO candidates, with Chief Operating Officer Luca Mignini emerging as the top internal contender, as the company seeks to fend off a proxy challenge from Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund, Third Point LLC, people familiar with the matter said. Source: Yahoo.com – Reuters… Read more »

Opinion: Sell Tesla and buy GM — seriously

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Description: Tesla often fails to deliver on its promises, and there’s no momentum in the stock Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 13, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/sell-tesla-and-buy-gm-seriously-2018-09-12 Questions for discussion: What is the analysis and basis for this recommendation? Do you agree with this assessment?

Elon Musk’s high and Tesla’s low: Stock and bonds tumble on CEO’s latest shenanigans

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Description: Musk caused a stir by appearing to smoke a joint during an interview, while company’s accounting head has quit after a month Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Sep 07, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/elon-musks-high-and-teslas-low-stock-and-bonds-tumble-on-ceos-latest-shenanigans-2018-09-07 Questions for discussion: Do you think Elon Musk is losing managerial control of Tesla? How do you think  stockholders would react… Read more »

Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea

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Description: With a single scholarly article, Lina Khan, 29, has reframed decades of monopoly law. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 07, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/technology/monopoly-antitrust-lina-khan-amazon.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftechnology&action=click&contentCollection=technology&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas presented that concern Amazon and should be of interest to investors. Do you agree with the arguments presented?

After Amazon cracks $2,000 for the first time, trader sees bigger…

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Description: Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis.com, breaks down on a trade on Amazon shares after the stock breaks the $2,000 mark. After Amazon cracks $2,000 for the first time, trader sees bigger breakout ahead from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Aug 29, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/30/after-amazon-cracks-2000-bigger-breakout-ahead.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented… Read more »

You’ll Never Guess Which Company Is ReinventingHealth Benefits

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Description: Frustrated with insurers, some large companies — including a certain cable behemoth — are shedding long-held practices and adopting a do-it-yourself approach. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Aug 31, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/health/comcast-health-insurance-employees.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Do you believe these changes will reduce costs for companies? What is motivating companies to try different insurance models?