Market bottom or ‘very tough times ahead’? Here’s what one chart watcher is keeping his eye on

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Description: Commodities index ‘will go miles and miles’ toward telling us if we are headed for tough times, says Kimble Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Apr 04, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/market-bottom-or-very-tough-times-ahead-heres-what-one-chart-watcher-is-keeping-his-eye-on-2020-04-03?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What is the indicator and what is the basis of this analysis? Do you agree with the interpretation of this indicator, as suggested in… Read more »

‘Once in a decade’ opportunity: Financial experts’ advice for investing in the market downturn

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Description: The coronavirus pandemic has thrown global markets into turmoil, causing double-digit daily swings and making it difficult to find a safe store for your money. Source: CNBC.com Date: Apr 01, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/01/investing-advice-where-to-find-investment-opportunities-in-a-downturn.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Summarize the key recommendations made in this article. Do you agree with this line of thinking?

COVID-19 Will Turbocharge Legal Industry Transformation

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Description: The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is attacking the health, financial welfare, social order and political stability of nations across the globe. At a time when millions are fighting to survive illness, financial hardship, political upheaval, and other existential threats, it is difficult to look beyond the moment. The scourge of COVID-19 will pass. When, at what… Read more »

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke sees ‘very sharp’ recession, followed by ‘fairly quick’ rebound

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Description: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounded an optimistic tone on the longer-term state of the economy, predicting in a CNBC interview Wednesday that while the U.S. is facing an acute recession, it shouldn’t last. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 25, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/former-fed-chairman-ben-bernanke-sees-very-sharp-recession-followed-by-fairly-quick-rebound.html Questions for discussion: What does Ben Bernanke say is happening… Read more »

As Dow wipes out over 3 years of stock-market gains, here’s a warning about calling the bottom

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Description: How much worse can it get? That’s a question many investors are undoubtedly asking themselves after a week of historic volatility that saw stocks suffer another pummeling and drove the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its lowest close since December 2016 as the global COVID-19 pandemic promises to push the world into recession. Source: MarketWatch.com Date:… Read more »

Is Now the Time to Buy Cheap Stocks?

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Description: Stocks plummeted Monday after being halted from trading soon after markets opened as investors weighed the deepening economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic and the Federal Reserve and other global central banks took emergency measures to prop up capital markets and liquidity. Chris Versace, Real Money contributor, joined TheStreet to weigh in on stocks to eye and his… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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?